Wednesday Open Thread: The Forums Return!

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for the weekly open thread. And this week, we’ve got a surprise. I know a lot of you miss the NerdLove forums. And while I’m not in a position to re-open them myself, many of my readers have – with my blessing – reformed the community themselves. So I’m [...]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Why Do I Want Other People?

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Hey Dr., First, I’d like to say thanks. My boyfriend and I used your sex advice to save our relationship. We were long distance, and both inexperienced, and when we found your site, it made all the difference. So, thank you. Unfortunately, this sexual awakening has bred some new problems. I’d like to underscore the [...]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Was I Too Toxic?

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Dear Doc This is unusual, because after reading all your blog posts about toxic relationships and such I’d like your insight on my previous toxic relationship. The twist : I think I was the toxic one. I was in a relationship with a girl for 3 years. She was madly in love with me in [...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Tell Me Something Good

It’s Wednesday, which means that the NerdLove readers get control of the conversation for today. Today’s suggested topic: what’s out there that’s good that more people need to know about? Tell us about TV shows, movies, books, comics, web comics and music that you love that more people should know about. Just do us all a [...]

What’s Wrong With “Taking The Red Pill”

"Take the red pill and spend a LOT of time yelling on the Internet."

You may have noticed over the years that I cover a lot of topics that don’t seem to fit squarely in this blog’s mission statement of helping nerds date better. One of the reasons why I write about feminist issues or bad behavior within the geek community is because, frankly, getting better at dating is a holistic system. As I’m fond [...]