How To Get Out Of The Friend Zone (Without Losing Your Friend)

Normally, on Fridays I like to answer readers’ dating questions. However, occasionally I’ll receive a question that merits a full article, something that has wider interest than the specific circumstances of the question. This week, we have just such a question. And it involves The Friend Zone1 We’ve talked about avoiding the Friend Zone in […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: What’s the Difference Between Flirting and Just Being Friendly?

Hi Dr. NerdLove, I recently discovered your site and first of all want to say – where have you been my entire (romantic) life?? Reading through your archive has already given me insights into the mechanics of flirting and bonding rituals that have mystified me for years – and I was pleased to see that […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Am I Being A Nice Guy(TM)?

Doc I’m worried I may have overstepped, I’m not the most socially skilled guy in the world and while I keep in decent shape I’m not going to be on the cover of GQ any time soon. The few relationships I’ve had were the result of the woman metaphorically clubbing me over the head and […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: I Have A Crush on My Best Friend. Now What?

Hey there, Doc Recently I turned fifteen, and met this girl four months ago through mutual friends. As I talked to her I realized we shared the same taste in music, films and sense of humor. She was really nice to me and we have talked very often ever since. About two months ago I developed a pretty big crush on her. […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: The Proper Etiquette of Facebook Stalking

Hey Doc, I have a dilemma. I’ve been lacking courage with women in my life, and been taking steps recently to have more courage and take action to go talk to women I’m interested in. Yesterday, I took one of these steps. I went to talk to a performer of the improv show I went […]