Dr. Date, I recently invited this boy I’ve been dating to my piano recital, which I thought would be a nice opportunity for him to meet some of my friends and family. Unfortunately, he showed up in torn jeans and a faded T-shirt and was clearly hungover. It was so embarrassing.
Dr. Date, I’m dating three guys right now. One is really funny, one is really hot and one is really sweet. The trouble is, I can’t decide which one I like most. What should I do? I don’t think it’s sustainable to keep dating three guys at once. —Juggling
Dr. Date, I am realizing that I have a major problem here. Every single one of my guy friends cannot be “just my friend.” If I become good friends with a male, then I always end up making out with them. Then I have to put them in the friend zone, and our friendship is gone. They always make the first move, too.
Dr. Date, I just found out my ex-boyfriend is dating someone new. I want to be happy for him, but for some reason, it’s really bothering me. I’ve also dated other people since we broke up, but none for very long. I’m focusing on spending time with friends and taking care of myself right now, but I still get lonely.
Dr. Date, I want to ask my boyfriend to marry me. We’ve been together for three years, we live together, and it’s something we’ve talked about. We’re both ready. Is it weird for the woman to ask the man, though? I know I shouldn’t give credence to gender binaries, blah blah blah, but I don’t want to step on his toes. As far as I know, he doesn’t have a proposal planned, and I really want to just go ahead and ask him. Should I?
Dr. Date, I’m pretty sure I’m in love with this girl I know. She’s beautiful, smart, funny and makes my knees go weak. There’s just one problem: We work together. It’s not a job either of us will likely stay in for very long (we’re both baristas), but right now, it’s how we support ourselves.
Dr. Date, My boyfriend has this really annoying habit of interrupting people (including me). He’ll just start talking a little louder than the person who’s talking until they finally back down. It’s embarrassing for me when he does it to other people, and when he does it to me, I feel like he just doesn’t care what I’m saying. How do I get him to shut the [expletive] up? —Wait Your Turn
Guy 1: “Yeah, so I was going down this hill, and my bike tires were super flat. Then, I fell on my face in front of, like, 20 people. And I was in my Pooh Bear costume. It was so embarrassing.” Guy 2: “Oh, I love Halloween. Were you drunk?” Guy 1: “No, hammered!” —Coffman Union
Genetics Professor: “I don’t know why pollen is not called ‘plant sperm’ ... probably because it sounds better to be allergic to pollen rather than plant sperm.”