Backtalk http://www.mndaily.com/rss/backtalk en Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/27/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">I&rsquo;ve been hanging out with this guy for a few weeks now, and it&rsquo;s been really good. We have a good connection (we&rsquo;re both really easy going and down-to-earth), and it&rsquo;s progressed to the point where we&rsquo;re ready to deem the relationship &ldquo;official.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">But I&rsquo;m having second thoughts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/27/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:48:30 +0000 kmoon@mndaily.com 89443 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/26/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">Hey, I have a crush on my roommate, and I don&rsquo;t know how to handle the situation. I knew I liked him before I signed our lease, and I thought that our time together would bring him around to the same feelings.</p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">But he hasn&rsquo;t shown any interest at all. In fact, since we moved in, we hang/talk less because we&rsquo;re on completely different schedules. We were never really close friends before, but it seems like we&rsquo;re strictly roommates now.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/26/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:17:21 +0000 adohnalek@mndaily.com 89425 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/25/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">This isn&rsquo;t a sappy, blah-blah-blah emotional question; it&rsquo;s simple. Long story short, my ex-girlfriend and I got a cat together and now we&rsquo;re broken up. The cat sucks. What the [expletive] do I do with this [expletive] cat?</p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>&mdash;Pussy Problems</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>You Cat to be Kitten Me,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">Man, get rid of it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/25/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:49:33 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 89367 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/21/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">I want to start a relationship, but, honestly, I don&rsquo;t have the slightest clue how. My flirting skills are nonexistent, and I don&rsquo;t know how to show someone I&rsquo;m interested. My biggest fear is rejection, and I don&rsquo;t have any confidence in my attractiveness. I&rsquo;m very average looking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/21/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:56:09 +0000 kmoon@mndaily.com 89299 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/20/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">It hurt when my girlfriend told me, &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t have feelings for you like I used to,&rdquo; but I learned to appreciate her honesty. It&rsquo;s been three months since our breakup, and she&rsquo;s currently dating a new guy who seems to be making her extremely happy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/20/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Wed, 21 Jan 2015 03:21:41 +0000 cnelson1@mndaily.com 89277 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/18/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">I moved in with my best friend last fall, and it&rsquo;s been great. We share a nice place, and because we have similar interests and priorities, there haven&rsquo;t been any roommate problems. We get along well and our quality of life is through the roof.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2015/01/18/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:16:27 +0000 adohnalek@mndaily.com 89241 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/12/09/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">I&rsquo;ve recently started hanging out with this guy, and I&rsquo;d consider us an official &ldquo;thing,&rdquo; if you know what I mean. We have great conversations, and he seems like one of the most caring people I&rsquo;ve ever met. We spend almost every night together. But there&rsquo;s one thing I&rsquo;ve kept from him: I&rsquo;m a virgin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/12/09/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:53:43 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88785 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/12/08/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">I recently tried lesbian sex for the first time, and I enjoyed it. But I&rsquo;ve always considered myself straight. I feel like I&rsquo;m having an identity crisis. What do I do now?</p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>&mdash;Men, Women or Both?</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Broadening the Spectrum,</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/12/08/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:15:51 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88761 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/12/07/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">I&rsquo;m trying to lose weight, and my boyfriend is making the situation tough. We&rsquo;re constantly getting into fights because he&rsquo;ll say things like &ldquo;Are you really going to eat that?&rdquo; or &ldquo;Hey, how about you head to the gym for 30 minutes instead of watching this Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode?&rdquo; I&rsquo;d like to think his comments come from a good place and he&rsquo;s trying to help me, but they don&rsquo;t seem constructive. They seem mean.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/12/07/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Sun, 07 Dec 2014 22:32:27 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88729 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/12/03/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">I went home with my girlfriend over the holiday weekend, and it was one of the worst experiences of my life.</p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/12/03/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Thu, 04 Dec 2014 04:59:32 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88463 at http://www.mndaily.com