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The Feud Pyramid

Two weeks ago, I finally dumped my totally abusive jerk of a boyfriend. I do miss him, but I know I made the right decision. I came to see that he was cruel, manipulative, sociopathic, and toxic. However, I stupidly went on Facebook and saw that he already has a new girlfriend! I'm so pissed that I was replaced so quickly. I do not want him ...Read more

Lewd Awakening

A guy I don't know well sent me a creepy Facebook message with pervy language. Next, he messaged me a bunch of tantra memes -- sex as a celebration, blah, blah, blah. It grossed me out. Why would a guy think he can be so blatantly sexual out of nowhere? What should you say to a guy who does this? -- Yuck

When a guy messaging you starts...Read more

Bilk and Honey

I'm a 27-year-old guy. I'm short, and honestly, I'm not that physically attractive. I am nice, funny, and on the fast track in my career. My friends say bluntly that the more money I make the more women will be interested in me. I'm sure that's true, but I'm interested in falling in love, not just finding a gold digger. Advice? -- Ambitious ...Read more

Meme Girls

I keep reading about how detrimental social media usage is, with people avoiding face-to-face interaction and feeling inferior when they see everyone else looking gorgeous and having fabulous lives. Would you recommend taking regular breaks from social media? -- Instagrammer Girl

Put on 10 pounds recently? No problem! There's surely an...Read more

The Filet of the Land

I'm a 36-year-old single man. I see buying a woman dinner as a nice part of courting. Lately, however, women keep pretending to be interested in me only to vanish after I've taken them out for an expensive dinner. How can I avoid women who just want to use me as a meal ticket? -- Duped

A first date should be an opportunity to get ...Read more

The Incredible Sulk

I'm a married lesbian working on having another baby with my fab wife. My new best friend is an attractive straight girl who lives in another state. We talk and text every day. It isn't sexual or romantic at all, but my friend gets me in a way that, I'm sorry to say, my wife does not. My wife seems jealous. I've noticed her moping around ...Read more

Baptism By Liar

I was talking with this guy whom I've known for over six years who lives a plane ride away. It was late at night on a weekend, and he was saying all this mushy sexy stuff and how he wanted to fly me out to his city, blah, blah, blah. Afterward, he never called or texted again. It's been weeks now. He's done this before -- come on really hot ...Read more

The Heart Is a Clonely Hunter

I've heard that we're romantically attracted to people who look like us. Is that true? I don't think any of my boyfriends have looked anything like me, but I have seen couples who look so similar they could be related. -- Wondering

You can kinda see the merits of dating your doppelganger: "I'm looking for myself, but as someone else so...Read more

Sotally Tober

I spent years on and off drugs and alcohol, but I've been sober for six years. I'm just not the same self-centered immature brat I was. Last week, I reached out to my best friend's brother to apologize for things I did about seven years ago. He still hasn't responded to my text (requesting time to talk to make amends). He told my friend he ...Read more

Sister Knives

My sister dates super hot guys, but she's always telling me that looks aren't what matter and I should go for a man who's stable and reliable. Is she looking out for me? How come she doesn't follow her own advice? It seems weirdly hypocritical. -- Puzzled

Charmingly, the men your sister picks for herself look like they could work in ...Read more

Having It Tall

I'm a 6'2" woman. What's the ideal way for me to respond when people (almost always men and total strangers) ask, out of the blue, "How does a woman your height find boyfriends?" -- Annoyed

I'd opt for the macabre approach, delivered totally deadpan: "Actually, I stretch short men on a rack in my basement. You can sometimes hear the ...Read more

Tales From The Lopside

My boyfriend and I are in a long-distance relationship (for almost four years) that works very well, talking daily and seeing each other every two months. The problem is that it feels like he has much more love for me than I have for him. (He's totally head over heels and expresses this constantly.) I absolutely do love him, and I tell him ...Read more

 

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