How To Read Body Language

Being able to read body language is a powerful tool to have in your social toolbox. After all, meeting people can be pants-shittingly intimidating at times. You want them to like you. Sometimes you want them to like you like you. You don’t want to end up annoying them, creeping them out or otherwise fucking up […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Change My Feelings?

Hey Dr. NerdLove, I’m writing to you anyways because I really need your help. I’m actually pretty ashamed of my problems too. I despise the way I think and feel, yet no matter how hard I try to repress them, they just keep resurfacing. I feel like I have to repress them because if I […]

Wednesday Open Thread: Summer Memories EditionT

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for the Doc to wax his board and head out to catch some waves. Meanwhile, the NerdLove interns and residents take over the comments section for their own nefarious purposes! This week’s suggested topic: Summer changes as you get older. What starts off as a magical time full of […]

Eliminating Neediness

Neediness and clinginess are among the most unattractive traits a person can have. We have an almost instinctive repulsion to needy behavior. Consider the “ha-ha-but-no-seriously” humor of the “overly attached girlfriend” meme. For all the unpleasant wink-wink-nudge-nudge “women are so crazy” implications of the meme, the fear of getting caught up with a needy partner […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Keep My Cool?

Hi Doc! First of all, thank you for all your work, it’s really interesting and I’ve been kind of addicted to reading your articles since I found out about them! I’m a 21 year old Computer Science student from Portugal and I don’t really have a specific question, but my romantic and sex life is […]