As of August 28, comments are closed. Letter Writer: Go read some books by women, try out some new social activities, GO TO A REAL THERAPIST, and be well.Dear Captain Awkward,So I’m a guy, 20 years old and totally devoid of any form of romantic relationship. Ever. I’ve never so much as held hands with … Continue reading #617: All The Dating Advice, Again
It Came From The Search Terms: May Flowers
Thanks (?) to the nice Twitter friends who clued me into this horrible WikiHow on How To Stop A Wedding, or, as @KristinMuH put it, "a manual to help stalkers ruin their target's special occasions." While I once joked that I would like to see this happen someday, it was, in fact, a joke. And … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: May Flowers
It Came From The Search Terms: SMARCH
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
#551: What does it mean when a dating partner is “worried that they might be using me?”
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?”
#521: Awkward vs. Not Really Into You – how to tell?
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?
#492: I am so not into the whole dating thing. How do I talk about that with people who are?
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?
#420: Did that date go well? I can’t tell.
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.
#417: How do I let mutual friends know about my imminent breakup and move?
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?
#412: One “Slow Fade” Textbook Example coming right up!
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!
#403: Fat sexual assault survivor seeks the super handsome guy at work.
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.