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? […]

Five Reasons Why Your Life Isn’t Going To Get Better

"Can't sleep, must... seduce... Qunari... leader..."

Normally, when I write my articles, I try to be at least a little encouraging. But unfortunately, there’s really no way to soft-sell today’s topic. So today I’m going to piss you off instead. I want to get this out of the way up front because, frankly, we’re going to be talking about some cold, […]

Yes, It’s Still A Creeper Move if Brad Pitt Does It

Most of the time, anyway...

One of the oft-recurring topics here at Paging Dr. NerdLove is the subject of creepers and creepy behavior.  It’s a seemingly evergreen topic because, frankly, there’s always an example of problematic behavior to point to and say “stop doing that”. Of course, as soon as anyone brings up the topic of creepy behavior, there’s the inevitable […]

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 […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Am I Too Fat To Date?

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Dear Doctor,  I’m not really sure how this works, but a girl in my econometrics class referred me to you. You’re also the only dating coach not on a hate group watch list.  I guess I’ll start with some background and follow with my problem. I’m am 23 and in my last semester of college. I […]