Dear Captain, (Resend with better subject heading) I haven’t seen anyone write in with a similar story, so sorry if this is a repeat. Summary: I'm having problems with a female friend that I previously had romantic feelings for. I told Friend about said feelings in late December of last year, and spent up to … Continue reading #1105: “Why can’t my friend just say no?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mic9CSv91b4 Video description: The Bangles cover Big Star's September Gurls in Pittsburgh in 1986. It's time for the monthly thing where we answer the things people typed into search engines as if they are actual questions. This feature is generously funded by Patreon supporters. 1 "How to stop a neighbour and hubby putting me down … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: September Gurls
Sometimes letters just stack up together in a sequence sort of perfectly. Thank you, Letter Writers! Ahoy, Cap'n! I am a frequent lurker, sometimes commenter, and I have a question that probably has a pretty easy answer, but as I am super awkward myself sometimes, especially in dating, I am struggling to figure it out … Continue reading #1016: How do I nicely tell potential dates “I hate talking on the phone and I don’t want to do it with you”?
Putting this one behind a cut for some sexual coercion. Hi Captain, Long time reader, first time question. I met this girl who seems really great, and I like her a lot-she’s attractive, smart and romantic. But we keep arguing about sex. We were having sex last night and I wanted to stop. Nothing was … Continue reading #959: “How much fighting in a new relationship is too much?” Spoiler: THIS IS WAY TOO MUCH/OH GOD BREAK UP NOW
Behind a cut for some questionable practices around consent. Dear Captain, I have a situation I hope you can help with. For the last few years, I had a client that I've had a major crush on. We had a great rapport, shared political views, easy conversation, he'd bring thoughtful gifts as a tip, I … Continue reading #877: “Stop texting me about your questionable exploits, bro.”
Dear Captain Awkward, Met this girl through her uncle, have known her for Over 20 months, we've met a couple of times, nothing much happened, but used to keep ourselves updated over texts, she asked me out for dinner or lunch a couple of times, I had important things to address at that point of … Continue reading #874: The #1 Requirement For Someone Being “The One” For You
Behind a cut for sexual coercion and general ickiness. Ahoy there Cap'n, I require some assistance please. I have a male friend who I've known for about three years, after we met on a mutual friend's birthday trip. We kept in contact after the holiday and in the last year since he moved back to … Continue reading #823: Another Day, Another Creepy Dude Who Doesn’t Deserve Friends
Dear Captain Awkward, I’m newly single, and getting back into dating. I went on a date last night with a guy I met on OKC. We met up at a bar, and he seemed cute and smart, and as we talked it seemed like we had lots in common! But about twenty minutes in, it … Continue reading #689: Did I overreact when my date told me a story about rape and then wanted to get me alone?
Once a month I try to answer the things that people typed into search engines to find my blog as if they are questions. It's an exercise in mixed results. 1. if he doesnt want the title does that mean he doesnt want u If you were a Princess and he said "I love you … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: February (just under the wire!)
Thank you all so much for a very constructive discussion. At nearly 600 comments, the thread has grown beyond where I can reasonably keep up. So as of 5/14/2014 10:17 pm Chicago time, comments are closed. In this piece at Medium on "Cut-Off Culture," "Emma" broke up with the author after four months of dating, … Continue reading Entitlement much?