Ask Dr. NerdLove: Should I Break Up With My Friend?

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Hi Doc, I am a woman and my male friend and I have been friends for 8 years. For a few years we had fallen into a pattern of cuddling on my or his bed, something that made me uncomfortable, because I don’t really like cuddling, and I had told him that, but he didn’t […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Why Does Dating In High-School Suck?

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Dr. NerdLove, Que me, a fifteen year old, 5′ 11″, ~150 pound teenager. I guess you could say I am an introvert who can be extraverted when necessary. I’m not afraid to walk up and talk to someone new. I do have an unusual set of hobbies, though. Bike Riding, Computer Science (Linux, specifically) and […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Did I Break Bro Code?

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Dear Doc, I have a question about “cock blocking” and the sketchy at best concept of the “bro code”. Okay. So I’m on my way to chill at my friend’s house, and he tells me he has a girl over so I ask him if he wants alone time or whatever. He tells me it’s […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Get Better At Meeting Men?

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Doctor’s Note: Occasionally I’ll get a question that I don’t feel qualified to answer. For example, a reader wrote in looking for some some advice about picking up men – not my area of expertise unless you want tips on how to pick me up specifically. So instead, I’ve reached out to my friend and fellow dating […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Talk About My Past With My Boyfriend?

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Hello Doc, I have a question regarding the appropriate time of disclosure pf past sexual trauma in a new relationship. I was molested as a very young girl: the appropriate timing of sharing my story with new friends and more-than-casual acquaintances is apparent to me in the moment, but I have struggled over when to […]