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The Rid Carpet and Same Mold, Same Mold

The Rid Carpet I’m a 30-something gay guy. When I moved to a new city five years ago, I knew nobody except two female co-workers, who became my first friends.

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Captain Hookup and Mail Bondin

Captain Hookup I’m a single man in my 30s, and I don’t want a relationship right now. I keep meeting women online who say they only want something casual. Then,

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The Dumpster Fire Within

The Dumpster Fire Within About six weeks ago, I started dating the nicest guy. I have some intimacy issues (basically, fear of abandonment), and having somebody be nice to me

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Murk In Progress and Everything Old Is Nude Again

Murk In Progress I’m in a weird place in my life: My work situation’s up in the air, and there’s a lot of uncertainty in my romantic life and my

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Friend Over Backward and No Way To Retreat A Lady

Friend Over Backward A friend agreed to dogsit while I flew up to visit my ailing dad. She bailed at 7 p.m. the night before I flew out, saying she

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Are You Clonesome Tonight?

My friend thinks I’d do better in dating if I went on those sites that match people according to “similarities.” Most of the couples I know aren’t that similar. Could

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I Second That Emoticon and Pretender Mercies

I Second That Emoticon I know some men refuse to use emojis because they think they’re silly or cheesy. But I have to say, when men use emojis, they make

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Nurse Case Scenario

Nurse Case Scenario I have to go visit my mom, who’s in the hospital in another state. She’s really ill. Her boyfriend told me she’s lost a lot of weight

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Charlie Brawn and Not A Good Lurk

Charlie Brawn If a guy is trying to amp up his attractiveness by working out, what areas of the body should he focus on? What do women notice and want?

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Indifferent Strokes and Rehash Marks

Indifferent Strokes My father just got diagnosed with cancer. Most people have been extremely supportive, but two girlfriends I texted about this haven’t responded at all. Is it really that