#1063: Is this all-in-good-fun old-timey-cosplay flirting or weird boundary-pushing flirting?

Dear Captain Awkward, Four years ago, the first fling I had after I left my ex was with a guy at a large multi-day costume event in a far-off state. He came on really strong (in character) and as we have friends in common, I knew he was engaged and asked him about this. He … Continue reading #1063: Is this all-in-good-fun old-timey-cosplay flirting or weird boundary-pushing flirting?

It Came From The Search Terms: September Gurls

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

It Came From The Search Terms: Summer Pledge Drive Edition

I had a bunch of travel in July and never got that month's version up. So, here's another round of that thing where we answer people's search engine queries like blog questions. 1 "Awkward coworkers who wont get hint

." Hints don't work. They just create a sea of plausible deniability for clueless people to splash … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Summer Pledge Drive Edition

#1005: Mom: “You *must* give me grandbabies!” You: “You must STFU.”

Hello Captain & Community! The short version of my problem is: I am never going to have children. My mother refuses to accept this. The long version is as such: Since the age of eleven, I’ve had a mystery medical condition. My mother has never accepted its existence. While I’ve never been explicitly told “You … Continue reading #1005: Mom: “You *must* give me grandbabies!” You: “You must STFU.”

#990: Living in a tourist city, feeling like a hotel.

Dear Captain Awkward, I recently moved with my partner to a very popular area for tourists. We've encountered an issue with friends and acquaintances who visit to view the area, not necessarily visit us. We end up financially supporting their visit... including parking costs, gas money, wear and tear on the car, and groceries. They … Continue reading #990: Living in a tourist city, feeling like a hotel.