Stop Being Socially Awkward – Pt. 2

"Hi, it's nice to meet you, I think I'm about to die..."

Being socially awkward can make every day life feel like a constant trial. Basic socialization starts to feel like a video game of neverending quicktime events where you have microseconds to figure out the appropriate response and you have absolutely no idea what to do. But you can learn to overcome social awkwardness. Last time, we talked about […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Help, I Can’t Sleep With My Fiancé

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Doc, I need your help: My fiancé and I have been together (quite happily) for almost 6 years and we are more in love with one another now than we were in the beginning. However, we have not been able to have sex for the last 2 years. I have a condition called vulvodynia which […]

Wednesday Open Thread: Share The Love Edition

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for the NerdLove interns and residents to take over the comments section once again. This week’s suggested topic: There is a veritable deluge of content online, which means that sometimes awesome things get overlooked. So today we’re gonna fix that. Today’s the day to share the love, whether it’s […]

Stop Being Socially Awkward Pt. 1

"So I'm just going to crawl into a hole and die now..."

How often does the idea of talking to somebody – especially someone you like – send you into a total panic? If you do manage to open your mouth, do you obsess about every single thing you say? Do you end up in a spiral of being unable to stop talking once you realize you’ve made a mistake? […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Do I Have To Choose?

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Dear Your Doctorship, I was hoping you might help me out from the lady side of the spectrum with a few tips for approaching nerd-inclined men. I have a great boyfriend. He’s a smart, nice person who listens to me, is generally up for my crazy schemes, and can put on a fantastic “that’s so… […]