Backtalk http://www.mndaily.com/rss/backtalk en Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/22/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">I&rsquo;ve been with my partner for approximately three years. We live together and (finally!) got married. However, there is one looming topic that has always proved troublesome in our relationship: He&rsquo;s a staunch Republican, and I am most definitely not. I love him dearly, but occasionally &mdash; OK, frequently &mdash; his union-busting, fiscal conservatism takes me aback.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/22/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:24:11 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 86504 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/21/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/21/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:12:50 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 86478 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/20/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/20/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:35:50 +0000 lschmidt1@mndaily.com 86447 at http://www.mndaily.com Overheards http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/overheard/2014/04/16/overheards <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Professor: &ldquo;Sixty-five degrees and you guys act like oversexed teenagers!&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>&mdash;STSS</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Officer: &ldquo;We&rsquo;re gonna need more cars.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>&mdash;Dinkytown</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Drunk guy being chased by riot police: &ldquo;DUDE, I SAID NO TAGBACKS!&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>&mdash;Unknown</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;If we win, we riot. If we lose, we riot. If the U cancels Spring Jam over this, we riot.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>&mdash;Coffman Union</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/overheard/2014/04/16/overheards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Overheard Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:47:12 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 86383 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/16/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">My boyfriend has a really stressful job/class schedule this year, and he gained about 40 pounds. I feel bad for saying this, but it&rsquo;s really, really bothering me. I don&rsquo;t find it attractive, and honestly, I think his stress is just an excuse. I exercise every day and eat healthy, and I don&rsquo;t think it would be that hard for him to do the same.</p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">How can I motivate him to lose some weight and get back to being the guy I started dating?</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/16/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:44:38 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 86382 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/15/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">There&rsquo;s this girl I&rsquo;ve known since freshman year (we&rsquo;re seniors now). There&rsquo;s always been some chemistry between us, but nothing ever happened because we both always had a significant other. I have a girlfriend now, but she is single.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/15/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:01:03 +0000 drider@mndaily.com 86352 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/14/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">My boyfriend writes about music for a fairly well-known website. I&rsquo;m also a writer and really like music, although I write about different things.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/14/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:08:13 +0000 lschmidt1@mndaily.com 86314 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/13/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">I&rsquo;m in love. This girl is perfect &mdash; beautiful, smart, funny, sweet. The problem is, she only speaks Spanish and I only speak English. I&rsquo;m not imagining this connection (we&rsquo;ve already slept together), but I&rsquo;m a little worried about the language barrier. Is it something we can overcome? Love conquers all, right?</p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>&mdash;Lost In Translation</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/13/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:55:26 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 86280 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/10/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">There&rsquo;s this guy I met during Welcome Week three years ago. We immediately hit it off &mdash; hanging out every day; eating breakfast, lunch and dinner together; watching movies at night and sometimes falling asleep together. He was my best friend and, as I&rsquo;m sure you guessed, someone I quickly fell in love with.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/dr-date/2014/04/10/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr Date Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:21:23 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 86225 at http://www.mndaily.com Overheard around campus http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/overheard/2014/04/10/overheard-around-campus <p>Person 1: &ldquo;My son is taking medicine to increase his appetite since he&rsquo;s such a picky eater.&rdquo;</p> <p>Person 2: &ldquo;Oh, really? What is it, medical marijuana?&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>&mdash;Walter Library</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>TA: &ldquo;I was supposed to be studying, but instead, I just spent 10 minutes looking at cowboy boots on Etsy!&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>&mdash;Unknown</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Guest speaker: &ldquo;A lot of what I&rsquo;m saying here may or may not be true.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&mdash;Ecology class</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/overheard/2014/04/10/overheard-around-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Overheard Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:20:48 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 86223 at http://www.mndaily.com