Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Make Her See I’m Not Leaving?

Hey Doc, Long time lurker, first time writer here. I’m a college boy dating a fellow student that we’ll call Jackie. I’ve dated only a few times in the past, mostly out of shyness, but never consistently until I met her. We’ve been going out for a bit more than a year now, and I’ve […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Fix My Sexist Boyfriend?

Hello, Doc, I’m an asexual woman in her early twenties. As much as I sometimes detest it, I really feel no sexual attraction at all, and I don’t think I ever will. Before I became familiar with the idea of asexuality, I assumed I was heterosexual with a low sex drive… but even back then […]

Your Guide to Giving The Perfect Gift

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for the traditional “oh Christ, what the hell am I supposed to get my girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse this year” anxiety. Fortunately, I am here to help you out. One of the under-appreciated skills that comes with relationship maintenance is knowing how to give the perfect gift. Whether it’s for […]

Your Guide To New Relationship Gift Giving

(Doctor’s Note: It’s Black Friday and I’m on vacation. In the spirit of the season – and the shopping tradition – I’m re-running this article from 2013….) I’m going to be honest with you: I’m not a huge Christmas guy. Halloween’s more my holiday these days. It’s not a Grinch thing; I don’t have anything […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: A Bird in the Hand

Hello Doc, I’ve always found myself terrible when it comes to dating, I went through school without ever being in a serious relationship and watching all my friends sort of meet their partners along the way. At age 20 I went to university and started to get a little worried about not meeting anyone who […]