Dr. Date, I’ve recently started hanging out with this guy, and I’d consider us an official “thing,” if you know what I mean. We have great conversations, and he seems like one of the most caring people I’ve ever met. We spend almost every night together. But there’s one thing I’ve kept from him: I’m a virgin.
Dr. Date, I recently tried lesbian sex for the first time, and I enjoyed it. But I’ve always considered myself straight. I feel like I’m having an identity crisis. What do I do now? —Men, Women or Both?
Dr. Date, I’m trying to lose weight, and my boyfriend is making the situation tough. We’re constantly getting into fights because he’ll say things like “Are you really going to eat that?” or “Hey, how about you head to the gym for 30 minutes instead of watching this Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode?” I’d like to think his comments come from a good place and he’s trying to help me, but they don’t seem constructive. They seem mean.
Dr. Date, I went home with my girlfriend over the holiday weekend, and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. Her family is extremely conservative, and I felt so out of place. They dragged me to multiple church services, made unsettling remarks about my political views and constantly monitored my physical interactions with my girlfriend. No way did we sleep in the same bed.
Dr. Date, Hey Doc, how much time has to pass before it’s known that you should exchange holiday gifts with your significant other? Also, what are some good gift ideas for people who just started dating? I started seeing this guy about two weeks ago, and I don’t want to freak him out with something too expensive, thoughtful or extravagant, but I also don’t want to give him something stupidly cheap. Help! —Santa Stuff
Dr. Date, OK, after a few too many drinks last weekend, I hooked up with this guy whom I had met a few times before. It was fun and, admittedly, pretty stupid, but I don’t regret it. But the thing is, I think I like this guy now. I’ve been thinking about him constantly since we had our one-night stand, even though I’m trying so hard to unattach myself emotionally.
Dr. Date, My girlfriend insists that we open up our relationship and date other people, as well as each other, but I’m not sure about the idea. Sure, I’ve heard it can be really great for some couples, but it’s just something that’s really hard for me to wrap my brain around.