Online Romance

I have been thinking about doing online dating. But, I saw this story and now I am scared to. One woman got conned into giving her online boyfriend $100,000. Does this happen a lot, so I need to stay far away? Or should I make this work for me? Give me your thoughts. I really appreciate it.

Should I wait?

I'm picky with the men I like. My personality and my strong sense of knowing whether someone is right from me keeps me from just dating around. I have a guy friend who I deem as absolutely perfect for me, but right now he's very career oriented and focused on himself. This isn't a friendzone situation either. I'm not in a rush, and he's not thinking about a relationship at all. Here's my dilemma. I'm ok with being single, but I wouldn't mind being in a relationship with the right person and so far he's the only person I've met in a very long time that has the qualities and traits that I want. Since we've been friends, I haven't even tried to meet other guys because I've been completely satisfied with how things are between us. My question isn't really should I wait, but should I try to meet other guys even though I don't think they will match up to him?

Would you allow your man to cut your hair?

YouTuber Carli Bybel shared a video, during her 5th season, of her boyfriend cutting her hair. He did pretty well, but Carli still had some work to do at the end. Would you ever allow this to happen?

How to find someone offline?

I am done with internet dating. Don't even get me started on the reasons, but they are endless. The problem is, there is nobody at my work I like, nobody along my daily routine, and I don't drink or go to bars. I tried joining a few groups around and went to the gym, but it was mostly men, and the few women there where married or not interesting. When I talk to my friends about it, their answer is always something along the lines of, 'there is an app for that'. How do you guys meet interesting people these days when everybody just seems to be on their phones?

Is It Appropriate?

While this situation has nothing really to do with me, it's something that seems odd at the very least if not downright wrong, and I'm wondering how others view the situation? Back when I was a junior in high school, a 19 or 20-year old transferred into my grade, he'd been held back a couple years at other schools, that's why he was so much older. While he was in school I always got the sense that he was hitting on one of our younger teachers, but I'm pretty sure nothing ever developed while we were still students. Fast forward a few years to now, I just found out that that guy is now dating the teacher he was hitting on while a student, I know this for sure. Is it weird or wrong for a teacher to date a former student, or is it just me?

Old feelings for an ex

I've recently started talking to my ex again after barely speaking for over 2 years. I barely thought about him these past 2 years, and have dated other people in the mean time. To be fair, I was out of the country for the 2 years, so having recently returned home, we started talking again. It's nice being with him, but I feel like these feelings I'm developing for him are only coming back because I am now home. I'm also leaving the country (again) soon for an unknown amount of time. Should I keep seeing him and see what happens, or should I cut it off before it gets serious?

First time on Tinder

I've just signed up for Tinder for the first time ever. While I'm not necessarily looking to date anyone (I'm not staying at home for much longer), it has been fun chatting to people. I'm still unsure about the idea of meeting up with someone I've never actually met before, but there are a couple guys that have sparked my interest. Should I just go ahead and meet up with them for coffee for the heck of it?

Is there a difference: loving vs being in love?

Is there really a difference between the two? Can you describe in words? I have been in a relationship for 20 years and I am wondering where did the passion go? I always wonder how people maintain that freshness to their relationships.

Birthday Gift for the Girlfriend...

I've been dating my girlfriend now for over two years, this is by far the longest relationship I have ever been in and I'm struggling to decide on seemingly the most simple thing, what do I get her for her birthday? I am having a hard time of thinking of what she would want and so I thinking of turning to either her family for advice or just giving up on keeping the gift a secret and asking her what she wants. As you'll see in my options below, I already bought something for her, but it was not supposed to be a birthday gift, just something that I wanted and she agreed was cool and so I decided to buy one for her as well.

Do you think I should just count that as the gift, even though it was quite cheap, I've bought her something similar before, and when I told her I would buy it for her I did not intend for it to be a birthday gift?

Should I ask her family what they think she'd want? She is quite close with her mother and I think if I asked her she'd be able to suggest something good that maybe my girlfriend even might not suggest.

Should I ask her? Even though I really like keeping gifts secret from her because it drives her crazy which is pretty fun.

Or should I just try my best to think of something on my own? Given that I've been dating her for two years you'd think I'd be able to come up with something.

He Left Her

Well. My sister decided not to move out of her place that she shared with her boyfriend. She insisted on staying by his side and “helping him” in his recovery from his motorcycle accident. Even though he asked for some space to deal with the news that he will never be able to have children as a result of his injuries.

And so HE left. He told her that she deserves better than him, because he’s broken, quite literally. Sigh.

My sister is inconsolable right now. She believes he will come back. She believes they are soul mates. She now regrets not having listened to him and given him the space he asked for. I don’t think he will ever come back to her. He probably needs therapy of his own to work out his issues. Do I tell her this?! I feel so bad for her!