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, […]

How To Survive Valentine’s Day (When You’re Single)

Valentine’s Day is one of the most despised holidays you can imagine… particularly when you’re single. It’s already a fake holiday – the “Saint Valentine was martyred in Rome for secretly marrying slaves and Christians” story is as fake as Kanye West’s insistence that he’s not into butt stuff. Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday that was […]