Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Can I Grow A Spine?

Hello Doc! I had a question I was hoping an expert could help me answer. I started dating a girl at the beginning of this year. Things were going great, we were highly compatible, she was an interesting conversationalist, and we were both physically and emotionally compatible. Great times were had by all… for about […]

How To Handle Dealbreakers

Every relationship is a matter of compromise. Nobody gets 100% of what they want in a partner; you get anywhere from 60% – 90% and round up because they’re just that worth it. But while some things on our dating wish-list are “It would be nice if,” others are “must haves” and still more are […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Should I Do A Dating Trial Period?

Hey, Doc. I have a… situation, which I would appreciate your advice on. A little more than a month ago, I went on a trip with a good friend (Let’s call her Alice) who I had an interest in romantically. Asked her out on the trip, she said no, we moved on gracefully. So far, […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: My Friend’s Giving Me The Cold Shoulder

Doc, Last fall I moved across country for school. I met a girl in my class and we were getting along fairly well. We would often talk during class and occasionally text outside of class. Christmas break came and we both went off to be with our families. During my travels home I saw something […]

Fix Your Dating Failures

I’m sure I’m not shocking anyone when I say that dating can be frustrating. One of the hardest parts of dating is that, more often than not, you’re doing it in a vacuum. It’s not exactly as though you can hand out comment cards to your dates and ex-girlfriends and get some constructive criticism. First, […]