The monthly(ish) roundup of the questions people type into search engines to find this blog. 1. "My partner thinks I have genital warts but I have herpes what do I do?" Both of you should get a full STI screen, if you haven't already, and talk about whatever you find there. ('Cause maybe it's both). … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: SMARCH
Dear Captain Awkward,I'm a white ciswoman in my late twenties living in the Midwestern US. I've had a free online dating account for a while, having marginal success with short term dating but nothing that's really led anywhere. My only *serious* relationship ended five years ago, after less than two years. I’ve come to terms … Continue reading #551: What does it mean when a dating partner is “worried that they might be using me?”
Hi Captain, I'm hoping you can help me with this because you and your army of Awkwardeers are - like my crush - awkward. He is a gorgeous gorgeous man that I work with. I've only been there a few months but I noticed him instantly. I did my usual thing of kind of showing … Continue reading #521: Awkward vs. Not Really Into You – how to tell?
Dear Captain and co. This is a not-quite problem that’s separated into two parts. I’m not interested in sex or dating/relationships. I’m not comfortable at the moment categorising myself as asexual/aromantic, although maybe at some point in the future if I find it’s convenient. Essentially I’m happy with the ‘’it happens if it happens’’ mentality, … Continue reading #492: I am so not into the whole dating thing. How do I talk about that with people who are?
Dear Captain Awkward: So I went on a second date with a guy and am unsure of next steps. Context: both dates were Sunday walks where we were bundled up like marshmallows. End of first date - he's very specific with his plans for following up. End of second date - a hug and 'we … Continue reading #420: Did that date go well? I can’t tell.
Happy 2013, everybody! Dear Captain Awkward: Here's the deal. About 4 months ago I moved with Boyfriend about a thousand miles away from my family and friends for a job offer he received. The city we moved to is big and we figured that it would be easy for me to find a job there. … Continue reading #417: How do I let mutual friends know about my imminent breakup and move?
Hey Captain! My question is on the 'he's not that into you' theme, and in particular about how to respond appropriately. I recently decided to try to reconnect with an old friend. We used to be flirty and have some pants and head feelings for each other, but I wasn't ready for a relationship so … Continue reading #412: One “Slow Fade” Textbook Example coming right up!
Hello Captain and Co.! Here's my super sad background: I am a fat (stats redacted), black, straight, able-bodied, 33 year-old woman. I haven't had sex in 13 years. I've come to realize that my one sex partner kinda raped away my virginity. I basically kept dating and sleeping with my abusive date rapist. Yes, I'm … Continue reading #403: Fat sexual assault survivor seeks the super handsome guy at work.
Dear Team Awwkard, Ok so here it is: I’m back at university after having to take time out due to depression and a very bad reaction to meds last year. I have a feeling that the depression was in a large part due to the relationship I was in at the time where my partner … Continue reading #383 & #384: Ladyboners
Dear Captain Awkward, I feel this is essentially a non-question, and you will just tell me to "use my words". But I think I need to hear it, so bear with me please. I am 19 years old, and attending university. All my life I have been a nerd of the science/tech variety, but I … Continue reading #377: Ask her out, already. You can do it.