Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Recover From A Break-Up?

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Hey Doc: So I’ve recently gotten out of a relationship at the beginning of February. And it’s been a disappointment, but I’ve been doing my best to move on. This includes trying to get out and meet people, and going on dates, and activities up to- and including sex. But aside from making me feel [...]

Getting Space In A Relationship

"Sweetie, you don't need independency any more, you've got me!"

  There are certain phrases that chill the marrow when you hear them in the context of a relationship. “We need to talk,” of course, is the great grand-daddy of them all, along with “where do you see this going?”. But few phrases ring in our ears like a banshee’s wail foretelling the death of [...]

Ace The “Defining The Relationship” Talk

Ace the "Defining The Relationship" Talk

Straight talk: there are two phrases that a woman can say that will instill ball-shrinking terror in the heart of every man. The first is “We need to talk.” The second is “Where do you think this relationship is going?” It’s the dreaded “Defining The Relationship” talk… and nobody ever looks forward to it. The [...]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Relationships, Grad-School Style

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Hey Dr NerdLove, this seems like the right place to ask for advice… I’m a graduate student, so dating isn’t something that I get a lot of time to do. And ignoring the fact that dating within your own department can be treading on thin ice, there are only 3 other dudes in my department [...]

How To Have An Amazing Relationship

The Key to An Amazing Relationship

One of the hardest things to keep in mind when it comes to dating is that the work doesn’t end just because you’re in a relationship. It’s easy to get tunnel vision, especially when you’ve been working so hard at the early stages – developing your approach, learning how to generate attraction, etc. – that [...]