Do you want friends, as in autonomous human beings, or do you want an app that provides daily affirmations and asks no questions?
#1392: Doom or Consequences? The Case of The Transmisogynist Missing Stair…Who Bites
"They bite, and are a total asshole with no home training, but I love them anyway" is for adorable cats you adopt out of the trash, not for friends. And when friends come over, those cats go in a nice room with water and a litter box and a door that closes.
#1388: “A woman wants to bond with me over our shared history of an abusive man – and I’m struggling to be polite while also maintaining boundaries.”
Sometimes the enemy of your enemy is not your friend, and that's okay. Content note for mention (but not details) of past abusive relationships.
It Came From The Search Terms: 33rd of August
It's that time! Sex, breakups, saying no to stuff you don't wanna do, red flags, Darcying
#1383 “Is it okay for my female friends to exclude my male friend’s awful fiancée, even if that means she’s the only woman left out?”
The Geek Social Fallacies are powerful, but they are not invincible.
#1379: Friend is going back on an informal housing agreement.
The problem with informal agreements.
It Came From The Search Terms: It’s Gonna Be May
Search strings, snap judgments. Comments are on, for a change!
#1376 Guest Post: “How do I find queer and trans friends and dates my own age?”
A guest post from S. Bear Bergman of Asking Bear about how to make new friends and find date partners. Bear will be answering questions live with the Captain on Sunday May 15, tix at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asking-bear-with-special-guest-captain-awkward-tickets-326018549257
#1371: “I’m a cuckoo morning lark in a parliament of night owls.”
It is okay to enjoy slightly different vacationing rules than other people.
#1370: “I feel suffocated and want to move away from my stingy roommate.”
Nobody loves separating the books and dishtowels, but when it's time, it's time.