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Ask a Straight Guy: Dealing With the Pressure to Be Physical With Someone Before You’re Ready

“How do I overcome an overwhelming fear and stress before a first date? I’m usually a very sociable person, but when it comes to the opposite sex I panic and feel totally lost. It always takes time for me to feel comfortable around new people, and guys often tend to rush things physically before I have a chance to get to know them properly. That freaks me out…” read more >

How to Maintain a Long-Distance Friendship

Like most people who grew up in the ’90s and ’00s I was obsessed with Friends. But now that I’m approximately the same age as New York’s most famous squad, I realise the sitcom has actually done me a great disservice. And before you leap to Joey and Chandler’s defence let me first explain… read more >

Ask a Straight Guy: How Can You Tell If Someone Is Looking for a Serious Relationship?

“I’m 29-years-old and have been single for the past four years. Most of my friends are in long-term relationships, engaged, married or just starting to think about having children. These are all milestones I would like to reach too, but lately I’ve been stuck in a dating-rut…” read more >

What to Do When You Experience Dating Fatigue

Last month I published a post about dealing with dating disappointments, and I was overwhelmed by the response it received. So many of you reached out via Twitter or email to share your experiences. And one thing became startlingly clear: everyone is struggling with a case of dating fatigue. Especially when it comes to swipe Apps (which, let’s face it, pretty much dominate the dating arena)… read more >