Sometimes, Mama Knows Best

Dear Short Answers: My mother is determined to find a “suitable” wife for me.  She sets me up on dates with daughters of her friends, girls from church (which I don’t attend), and (I think) random people she meets on the street.  My mother has surprisingly good taste and must be pretty persuasive because same [...]

Raw or Done?

Dear Short Answers: I want my ex back after a very ugly breakup but he’s been ignoring every attempt at contact for the past 4 days (since we broke up). Is the relationship really not salvageable or are his emotions still raw? Change of Heart Dear Change: The words “very ugly” and “4 days” have [...]

Narcissus Did Not Fare Well

Dear Short Answers: My girl friend has become obsessed about the way she looks and I think it might be the end of our relationship. Every day she asks me questions about her hair and her dress and her make-up and honestly, I don’t know and I don’t care. I think my girl friend is [...]

Time will Tell

Dear Short Answers: How do I know when a relationship is really over?  I keep hoping that my boyfriend will realize what he lost and come back to me.  I’m just not sure how long I should keep the door open before I hook up with somebody else. Still Love Him Dear Still: Well, we [...]

Welcome Back!

Dear Short Answers: I am recently back in the dating world after a long and rocky marriage finally ended. What is the rule these days about who pays for dinner? Is it always the man? Is it always split? Or does the person who did the asking and picked the restaurant pick up the tab? [...]

In the eye of the beholder

Dear Short Answers: Is it true that a couple will be much happier in life if both of them are equally attractive (or equally unattractive)? I’m concerned that my new boy friend is much too cute for me although it doesn’t seem to bother him at all. I worry about our long-term prospects. Not So [...]

Less Said

Dear Short Answers: If you think your son is gay (he’s only 12 but I can tell), what’s the best course of action? Do I wait until he says something to me? Or do I encourage him to confront this issue? Mom Dear Mom: Relax. If your home is open and accepting he will “confront” [...]

Where Angels Fear to Tread

Dear Short Answers: How do you tell someone that they are dating the wrong person? A Friend Dear Friend: Very, Very cautiously. 1 person likes this post. Unlike

Don’t Assume

Dear Short Answers: My boyfriend has started to dress really, really gay (I don’t know any other way to say it). He spends more money on clothes than I do. He has his eyebrows plucked and his toenails done. He shaves his chest and wears skin tight clothes. It’s okay with me if he’s gay [...]

You Had Me at “Hello”

Dear Short Answers: If you’re at a party and you see a girl you want to ask out on a date, what’s the best way to start a conversation? Shy Dear Shy: Tell her she ” is looking lovely tonight.”  Always a good beginning. Like Unlike

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