Dr. Date: BadgersBlow; Saucy Susan; Needs Help; In a Dilemma

>Dr. Date,

Is it an unwritten rule that guys have to ask the girls out on the date? If so, this is bad news for me because I’m a shy guy.

It’s frustrating because I know several chicks who would be willing to go out on a date with me, but I feel as though they’re waiting on me to make the move.

Of course, I won’t because I’m a coward. On top of this “obligation” for males, I feel like it’s the guy’s duty to insinuate conversations as well – this just isn’t me. I suck at life. Why can’t chicas be more aggressive?

Why do I have to make all the moves? So frustrating….


Dear BadgersBlow,

Girls love guys who suck at life. Maybe you just need to suck harder.

Not. Here’s your answer: Hike up that skirt of yours and get the job done. If there’s a girl you like, go knock on her door or call her up.

“Let’s hang out sometime.”

Sounds pretty tough, does it not?

If you don’t, you’re no better than those lousy ground-mongers across the river who need to drown in beer to meet the opposite sex. Note last weekend’s events on State Street.

Get it done, soldier. That is, unless you want to continue sucking at life, among other things.

Dr. Date

Dear Dr. Date,

I have a dilemma. I’m kind of seeing this guy who really likes me. He is the nicest guy, very cute, and fun to be with. We haven’t been seeing each other for very long but I really enjoy spending time with him.

There are only two problems. Although he’s fun to make-out with, I feel weird about it. I don’t know if I’m being shy, or if it’s his style, or if he’s maybe just more of a friend.

The other problem is I’m extremely sexually attracted to this boy that he knows. I feel just fine making out with him and would actually love to do it again. I have no idea how he feels and at this point I don’t even know if it matters since they are in the same social group.

Should I choose bone-able or phone-able?

Saucy Susan

Dear Saucy Susan,

If he sucks, he sucks, especially when it comes to kissing. If the heat of the moment isn’t going to get started with a little lip service, what’s the point of going further?

Getting connected on an emotional, intellectual and physical level is a key part of any lasting relationship. Unless you think there’s a chance he’ll come around in his bad kissing ways, it might be time to move on.

As for his friend, well there’s another can of pocket Gophers left to be decided by you.

If you make a move for him, boy number one will likely have to choose between being friends with you or sticking with his drinking pal.

In either case, you’re probably going to end up with neither of these guys. But, if you really want to hop on boy two, I would encourage you to let things die down and out with your current relationship.

The longer you can hold out for him, the better chance you’ll have creating a hot and heavy relationship with little drama.

Best option: Move to Canada.

Just kidding, of course, Territorial Hall is the place to be.

Dr. Date

Dear Dr. Date,

I have always had a thing for one my good friends from high school. We have been friends for a long time. It seems like I just cannot get this girl out of my head, and I sure have tried.

I don’t see her often, but when I do I always get a little shell shocked. I have never gotten the impression from her that she would want anything more, and she has always had other relationships up to this point.

Have we been in the “friend zone” for too long now to ever have anything happen? What I really don’t want is to jeopardize the friendship we have, and making a move might do that. What do I do? It’s been eating at me for a while now.

Needs Help

Dear Needs Help,

I was in this situation once, and boy did it get ugly in the end. Our long relationship heated up after being close for several years. Blame it on pharmacology class; you can’t believe what kind of stuff can’t get you delusional.

Then I saw my mate’s grandma naked, but that’s another story.

If this is something you want to consider, I suggest you start stretching your friendship. Arrange times to get together more. Call her late at night.

The more times she sees you, the thought will probably cross her mind about what you might be thinking of her.

Spending more time with her will also help you determine whether it’s worth chasing after her. Take it slow. If it doesn’t work out, it’s going to be very tough to hop backwards in the time machine.

Dr. Date

Dear Dr. Date,

So, I’m in an interesting situation. There’s this guy, let’s call him Phil, who I’ve been friends with for a few months now.

When I say that we’re friends, I actually mean that we hang out occasionally on the weekends when we’ve both been drinking.

Anyway, we have recently begun ending these nights that we hang out together by having sex.

I have no idea what his thoughts are about this situation that we’re in, but I think I’ve started to have feelings for him.

So Dr. Date, I need your advice, should I tell Phil how I “might” feel and possibly lose my weekend ass getting, or just keep on having sex with him and see if anything more happens?

Keep in mind that the sex is great, and I’m not sure if I really do want a relationship with Phil.


In a Dilemma

Dear In a Dilemma,

Sounds like you’ve got a case of the ass munchies.

Phil is clearly using you. If you’re fine with this, lay it all on the table with boy wonder. Well, figuratively, I mean.

Medical School was a tough time, and I didn’t have time to do the whole relationship thing. Late night rendezvous kept me going, and going, and going.

But in the end, this is a slippery slope.

Plenty of folk do the nasty without the hugs, the kisses, the phone calls and flowers. Few last more than a couple months.

Toss in the factor of alcohol, and you’re really taking a risk. If you’re both drinking there’s probably an increased chance something could go wrong in your playtime. No means no, after all. Sometimes that doesn’t sound the same when you’re drinking and your feelings might be altered.

Take care of yourself, and if you’re going to continue this relationship, make sure to get some ground rules set. Otherwise, it’s inevitable that one of you will be crying in the end.

Dr. Date