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Wednesday, June 18,2014

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Carbon Dating And Hooked On A Felon

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, June 18 — Q: I am a single 58-year-old woman with a one-year subscription to eHarmony. In the six months I've been on, only two men have contacted me. Of the dozen men I've reached out to, only one responded, and nothing came of it. I’m stumped as to why I’m getting such a sparse response.
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

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Bridle Party And June Wetting

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, June 11 — Q: I’m going to a friend's bachelor party in Vegas, which includes a strip club visit. My girlfriend said I have to sit that out. She believes going could lead me to cheat on her. I assured her that I have no intention of cheating — ever — and strippers have no interest in me anyway. Well, she’s adamant. I caved, agreeing to skip the strip club, but my friends’ teasing will be merciless. What if I just go and fib to my girlfriend to keep everyone happy?
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Wednesday, June 4,2014

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All Is Not Flossed And Out Of Leftover Field

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, June 4 — Q: I've gone out several times with a girl I really like, but her breath bothers me enough that I don't want to kiss her until it improves. (It smells like pepper and socks.) She doesn't smoke, eat stinky foods, or have an odd diet (beyond not eating red meat), so I’m not sure where this is coming from. I think her feelings might be hurt if I were to say something. What’s the best approach?
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Wednesday, May 28,2014

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Are We Having Fund Yet? And Jerk Stoppage

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, May 28 — Q: I’m a single mother with a 12-year-old son. Four years ago, when my boyfriend fell in love with me, he would buy me clothes and jewelry. He also promised to build a house for my son and me to live in. (We can’t live with him, because he repairs motorcycles from home and it’s loud day and night.)
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Wednesday, May 21,2014

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Que Syrah Syrah And Junior High And Mighty

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, May 14 — Q: I've been dating a fun, very attractive woman for about a month, and things have been going great. However, on our last date, we were out at dinner, and the female server accidentally spilled an entire glass of red wine on her dress. Though the server seemed mo...
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

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The Scorn Identity And May I Have This Glance?

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, May 14 — Q: There’s this girl in my social circle I’d wanted to ask out for a while. Two months ago, I finally got up the nerve, but she politely declined, saying she wasn't “ready to date yet” after her last relationship. Since then, she’s started dating some other guy, and their pictures are all over Facebook. I unfollowed her from my News Feed, but I still see her with this guy in friends’ photos. Would it be completely petty to unfriend her? I feel like that would make me look even more jilted and bitter. And I still have to see her at parties and stuff.
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

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Bad Harem Day

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, May 7 — Q: I’m 30, and I’ve been married to my sweet, beautiful wife for three years. I am a bartender at a club and have numerous opportunities to cheat dangled in front of me. After coming close on several occasions, I finally told my wife I wasn’t happy, and we separated three months ago as a prelude to divorcing. I moved in with a friend and started taking advantage of my new single life. However, it’s already getting old. I miss my wife and her intelligence and our connection. How do I start the conversation with her about getting back together?
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Wednesday, April 30,2014

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Sneer Pressure And Along Came Polygraph

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Apr. 30 — Q: My boyfriend of eight years and I love each other to death and are very happy. Still, I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t bother me that some people think we aren’t in a “real” relationship because we aren’t married and live separately. Is there a way to get them to respect the validity of our relationship without walking down the aisle?
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

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All Doc And No Action And Apartment 2B Or Not 2B

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Apr. 23 — Q: I’ve been going to the same primary care doctor for a few years. I’m very attracted to him, and I believe he’s attracted to me, too. There’s always been a dynamic between us. I thought it was his “bedside manner,” but when I asked others, they didn’t have the same experience with him. I know he isn’t married. Also, I am very healthy and only see him annually for “well checks.” Do you have any advice on whether I should do anything?
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Wednesday, April 16,2014

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Gone With The Windex And Plenty Of Fishy

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Apr.16 — Q: I’m a woman sharing a house with several roommates. We’re all in our mid-20s. This one male roommate and I sometimes cook meals together, and we share a bathroom (since we’re both cleaner than the other roommates) and deep-clean the kitchen to...
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