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Dr. Date

Dr. Date

Dr. Date is the premier (mostly satirical) love doctor at the University of Minnesota, with a residency at the Minnesota Daily. Are you romantically bewildered? Are you sexually consternated, and is your relationship status a little too complicated? Want advice from the Daily’s in-house love doctor? Email Dr. Date at [email protected].

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Dr. Date: I don’t want to hear about another mediocre man ever again 

Dr. Date: I don’t want to hear about another mediocre man ever again 

Published April 20, 2021
How do I make space for myself while also supporting my friend through her breakup? 
Dr. Date: Is my partner going to leave me once they get the vaccine?

Dr. Date: Is my partner going to leave me once they get the vaccine?

Published April 11, 2021
Will my partner leave me once the pandemic ends, when staying inside and safe is no longer necessary?
Dr. Date: Carlson BF, Liberal Arts GF 

Dr. Date: Carlson BF, Liberal Arts GF 

Published March 22, 2021
The revolution will not wait for your boyfriend’s hedge fund to become woke.
Dr. Date: My boyfriend doesn’t make time for me 

Dr. Date: My boyfriend doesn’t make time for me 

Published March 18, 2021
It’s not your responsibility to teach someone else how to value you. 
I’m pretty sure my boyfriend is a Reddit troll

I’m pretty sure my boyfriend is a Reddit troll

Published March 14, 2021
I don’t think I’m utilizing girl power by being with a man who criticizes women who like Taylor Swift and “The Bachelor.”
Dr. Date: I’m in love with a film bro

Dr. Date: I’m in love with a film bro

Published March 11, 2021
I’m looking at him while he’s looking at Uma Thurman’s feet.
Dr. Date: How do I tell my partner I’m experimenting with gender identity?

Dr. Date: How do I tell my partner I’m experimenting with gender identity?

Published March 10, 2021
I think my gender is my school presentation and I left the flash drive at home — how do I explain that to my partner of two years?
Dr. Date: What do I do about my boyfriend’s horny Twitter personality? 

Dr. Date: What do I do about my boyfriend’s horny Twitter personality? 

Published March 9, 2021
What can you do when your man keeps tweeting memes after sex? 
Dr. Date: How do I deal with my mental health in a new relationship?

Dr. Date: How do I deal with my mental health in a new relationship?

Published March 4, 2021
Explaining yourself and your own personal intricacies is difficult, and vulnerability is a virtue that comes with time and comfort.
Dr. Date: My girlfriend is wayyy too into astrology 

Dr. Date: My girlfriend is wayyy too into astrology 

Published March 1, 2021
It’s the age-old tale of the astrological gf and the nonbeliever bf.
Dr. Date: She’s just not that into you

Dr. Date: She’s just not that into you

Published February 23, 2021
Revenge is sweet, but staying in your lane is sweeter.
Dr. Date: My girlfriend’s earring collection is ruining our relationship

Dr. Date: My girlfriend’s earring collection is ruining our relationship

Published February 21, 2021
I think the spice rack is a space for spices; she thinks it’s a place for her ramen packet earrings.
Dr. Date: I can’t stop matching with moderates on Tinder

Dr. Date: I can’t stop matching with moderates on Tinder

Published February 19, 2021
One girl I matched with had #GirlBoss in her Twitter bio. And not ironically.
Dr. Date: My ex is TikTok famous

Dr. Date: My ex is TikTok famous

Published February 17, 2021
Now he’s talking about starting a Hype House with other Como creators — yes, I too am vomiting from the sound of this sentence.
Dr. Date: My girlfriends into furries. It makes me insecure when sports mascots are on screen.

Dr. Date: My girlfriend’s into furries. It makes me insecure when sports mascots are on screen.

Published February 13, 2021
Never in my life did I think I was going to feel inferior (or should we say infurior) when I saw a person-sized gopher … but here we are.
Dr. Date: I was dumped right before Valentines Day

Dr. Date: I was dumped right before Valentine’s Day

Published February 11, 2021
Now, I’m alone and will have to undergo the most lovey-dovey time of the year without a love.
Dr. Date: How can/should I navigate a socially-distanced orgy?

Dr. Date: How can/should I navigate a socially-distanced orgy?

Published February 6, 2021
An orgy is risky during a normal year, let alone during a pandemic, let alone in the presence of your closest friends.
Dr. Date: Im having Anthony Fauci role play problems.

Dr. Date: I’m having Anthony Fauci role play problems.

Published February 2, 2021
Managing a partner’s “public health risk” kink during a global pandemic.
Dr. Date: What PPE should I use during sex?

Dr. Date: What PPE should I use during sex?

Published September 20, 2020
Have lube and hand sanitizer on hand, but for the love of god don’t mix the two up.
Dr. Date: I hooked up with one of my girlfriend’s roommates. Should I join quarantine with them?

Dr. Date: I hooked up with one of my girlfriend’s roommates. Should I join quarantine with them?

Published July 9, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, My girlfriend and I have been dating since we started college as freshmen two years ago. My girlfriend has kept me going through quarantine. We’ve been apart this whole time but meeting...

Dr. Date: My boyfriend wants to move home because of COVID-19, but I dont want him to

Dr. Date: My boyfriend wants to move home because of COVID-19, but I don’t want him to

Published March 22, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, The moment my boyfriend and I sat next to each other in the dining hall during Welcome Week, I knew he was the one. Within a few days, we were spending the nights in each other’s singles...

Dr. Date: My boyfriend is panic-buying, and its pissing me off

Dr. Date: My boyfriend is panic-buying, and it’s pissing me off

Published March 18, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, You know those assholes who are taking absolutely everything off the shelves of grocery stores to keep for themselves and/or sell for much higher prices online? Well, that’s my boyfriend.  I...

Dr. Date: My boyfriend HATES my makeup

Dr. Date: My boyfriend HATES my makeup

Published March 16, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, Ever since I got my first job at 16, I’ve been spending my paycheck on makeup. Rouge level of rewards at Sephora, Diamond Member at Ulta, a vanity and storage space worthy of any beauty...

Dr. Date: I cant tell if my classmate is flirting with me or hates me

Dr. Date: I can’t tell if my classmate is flirting with me or hates me

Published March 16, 2020

Dear Dr. Date,  I’m the first to admit that I have the awareness of a 6-year-old. Every relationship I’ve ever had was initiated by the guy seemingly out of the blue, even though they’ve later...

Dr. Date: A student walked in on my girlfriend and I

Dr. Date: A student walked in on my girlfriend and I

Published March 5, 2020

Hi Dr. Date– I usually pick up my girlfriend when she gets off work. Since she’s an overworked graduate student, sometimes things run a bit late, and I end up sitting outside her office, waiting for...

Dr. Date: My girlfriend is mad about my vote

Dr. Date: My girlfriend is mad about my vote

Published March 5, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, As I’m sure everyone knows, the primary election was yesterday. I’m very active in politics and have been canvassing for my candidate all week, along with asking everyone I know if they...

Dr. Date: My date keeps ignoring me to short the market

Dr. Date: My date keeps ignoring me to “short the market”

Published March 2, 2020

Hey Dr. Date! I’ve been seeing an amazing guy – hot, smart, funny, good job prospects… Definitely a good catch. He’s in Carlson, and seems pretty smart with finance and all that – another good...

I think my girlfriend is a vampire (in bed)

I think my girlfriend is a vampire (in bed)

Published March 1, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, My girlfriend and I just became official, and I’ve never been happier in my whole life. She’s absolutely perfect and I adore her. Except for this one thing — I think she might be a...

Dr. Date: My dream girl is too crustpunk

Dr. Date: My dream girl is too “crustpunk”

Published February 27, 2020

Hey Doc, I’ve been seeing this one girl lately. It’s kinda new for me — kinda the first time I’ve caught feelings for someone in years. I really can’t get enough of her — we connect so well,...

My walls are covered in photos of other women

My walls are covered in photos of other women

Published February 24, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, I’m in college for chemical engineering, but my true passion is photography. I’ve probably spent thousands over the past five years on equipment. I try and shoot at least once a week....

Dr. Date: School is ruining my relationship

Dr. Date: School is ruining my relationship

Published February 24, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, Ever since winter break I’ve been crazy busy. With three jobs and 17 credits, my life is a mess of Google calendars and automated reminders to eat and sleep. I occasionally have a day...

I ghosted my boyfriend on Valentines Day

I ghosted my boyfriend on Valentine’s Day

Published February 20, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, My boyfriend and I were going to spend our very first Valentine’s Day together last week. He had planned a whole surprise day for me that I was really excited about. But right before we...

My boyfriend auditioned for Love Island — and might get it

My boyfriend auditioned for Love Island — and might get it

Published February 20, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, I am desperately in love with my boyfriend. Like, really, I feel like a second grade girl planning her whole wedding with Barbies. He’s so handsome and kind and wonderful and funny and...

My boyfriend wants me to be more adventurous in bed

My boyfriend wants me to be more “adventurous” in bed

Published February 16, 2020

 Dear Dr. Date, I’ve never been shy about my sex life, so when my friends and I decided to take the Rice Purity test (a quiz that gives you a score based on how much you’ve done in the bedroom),...

Dr. Date: My date thinks I have coronavirus because I’m from UW-Madison

Published February 16, 2020

 Dear Dr. Date, Alright, I’ll be upfront — I’m from University of Wisconsin - Madison. I promise I’m working to change my implicit biases against Goldy Gopher, but until then, I need some...

Dr. Date: I think Im in love with a guy I just met

Dr. Date: I think I’m in love with a guy I just met

Published February 13, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, You know what they say: love blossoms during Blarney’s Karaoke Night. When the guy at the bar bought me a Long Island Iced Tea and asked me to sing Mamma Mia with him, I knew that we would...

Dr. Date: My boyfriend is attending a bachelor party - with strippers?!

Dr. Date: My boyfriend is attending a bachelor party – with strippers?!

Published February 13, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, My boyfriend’s best friend is getting married and chose my boyfriend as his best man. He couldn’t be happier, considering they’ve been friends since the third grade and see each other...

Can I ask out my self-defense partner without her worrying Ill beat her up?

Can I ask out my self-defense partner without her worrying I’ll beat her up?

Published February 10, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, Crime around campus has me scared AF. Stabbing with a screwdriver? Gunshots in Dinky? Uh, nope. I don’t think pepper spray can save me from everything, so I figured I’d enroll in a self-defense...

My girlfriend is going to a nude hotel

My girlfriend is going to a nude hotel

Published February 10, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, Spring break is fast approaching and I’m pumped. A week off from school, no snow on the ground (knock on wood) and happy hour specials every day at campus bars? It’s the best time of...

I dont like dating apps — can I ever find love?

I don’t like dating apps — can I ever find love?

Published February 6, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, If love is a game, then I’m in search of a tutorial. I’ve been single since the end of my last relationship (go figure) before my freshman year, and since then, I’ve had some personal...

I got asked out three times for Valentines Day

I got asked out three times for Valentine’s Day

Published February 6, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, Valentine’s Day is coming up, and yet again, I’m not in a committed relationship. But fear not, I’m talking to at least four guys on Tinder, which is the same thing. Each guy seems...

My boyfriend said he loves me over Snapchat

Published February 3, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for a couple months now, and things are going great. We always have fun when we’re together — I think this could be the real deal.  But…...

My girlfriend and I use the same porn account — and it’s getting weird

Published February 2, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, Love is sharing a premium Pornhub account. Look, you and your partner can pretend that the other is your only source of sexual satisfaction, but let’s be real — sometimes people need...

My boyfriend just graduated college without telling me?!

My boyfriend just graduated college without telling me?!

Published February 2, 2020

Dear Dr. Date,  My boyfriend and I met in a senior-level class as sophomores last fall and bonded over feeling out of place — while everyone was looking for jobs after graduation, we were nervous...

My boyfriend makes creepy comments to girls on Instagram

My boyfriend makes creepy comments to girls on Instagram

Published January 30, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, We’ve all seen him: the guy who is oblivious as to how uncomfortable he makes girls when commenting how hot they are on their Instagram pics. Whether it be the casual “sexy” or the...

My girlfriend is way too competitive 100 percent of the time

My girlfriend is way too competitive 100 percent of the time

Published January 30, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, I met this girl through our intramural sports team last semester. She was a friend of a friend who filled the last space on our soccer team, and after one look, I knew I was in love. After...

I got my boyfriend fired ... because we had sex in the back room

I got my boyfriend fired … because we had sex in the back room

Published January 27, 2020

Dear Dr. Date,  Not to brag, but my sex life is pretty great. My boyfriend and I follow one simple rule: when the mood strikes, let’s do it, location be damned. We’re not exhibitionists, but we’ve...

My girlfriend wont let me post our relationship

My girlfriend won’t let me post our relationship

Published January 27, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, I’ve been dating my girlfriend for six months now and it’s been going great. One problem — she pretends we’re not together online. The day she asked me to be her girlfriend, she...

My partner changed majors — and wants to take every single class with me

My partner changed majors — and wants to take every single class with me

Published January 23, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, My partner and I have been together for three years, but I’ve seen them switch majors/careers around six times. We’ve only been in college together for a year, but they’ve bounced...

My boyfriend can get me a great job — but I was going to dump him

My boyfriend can get me a great job — but I was going to dump him

Published January 23, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, Hi, I’m in Carlson School of Management (add me on LinkedIn) and I have quite the career dilemma ahead of me. In October I started dating an average guy with above average connections....

My date bragged about how the free condoms are too small in front of my friends

My date bragged about how the free condoms are “too small” in front of my friends

Published January 20, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, New year, new hookup! This Tinder guy and I have had a lot of fun during winter break, but now that school’s about to start, I’m ready to get a little more serious. My friends are back...

My military boyfriend might be proposing — after three weeks of dating

My military boyfriend might be proposing — after three weeks of dating

Published January 20, 2020

Dear Dr. Date, Ah, military men — is there anything sexier than a guy working out in camouflage pants to serve his country? Maybe it’s just a me thing, but I love men in green, and my friends know...

Dr. Date: My girlfriend has only dated Instagram models - until me

Dr. Date: My girlfriend has only dated Instagram models – until me

Published December 12, 2019

Dear Dr. Date,  I’ve always been confident with my looks — sure, I might not have the "ideal" Victoria’s Secret model body, but I’m happy with who I am. I’ve been dating my girlfriend for...

Dr. Date: I go on dates for the free food — how do I say no to splitting the bill?

Dr. Date: I go on dates for the free food — how do I say no to splitting the bill?

Published December 12, 2019

Dear Dr. Date,  Look, a girl’s gotta eat. So when I'm feeling up to it, I do what any single girl does — swipe right on every guy on Tinder in hopes of a dinner date. So far, this method has been...

Dr. Date: I love Christmas, but my girlfriend doesnt get it

Dr. Date: I love Christmas, but my girlfriend doesn’t get it

Published December 9, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, The holiday season is fast approaching, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m the kind of person who goes all out for every holiday, but all holidays pale in comparison to the event of...

Dr. Date: Im dreading leaving my girlfriend during winter break

Dr. Date: I’m dreading leaving my girlfriend during winter break

Published December 9, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, My girlfriend and I have been dating since the beginning of fall semester and are pretty much obsessed with each other. We live on the same floor of our dorm, so we sleep in each other’s...

Dr. Date: Uhh, why is my date asking my shoe size?

Dr. Date: Uhh, why is my date asking my shoe size?

Published December 5, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I went on a date with this guy that WAS going well — until he asked me my shoe size. At first, I was taken aback, but then I got uncomfortable. He brought it up so casually and then pretended...

Dr Date: My girlfriend writes erotica, but she wont recreate it with me

Dr Date: My girlfriend writes erotica, but she won’t recreate it with me

Published December 5, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, When my new girlfriend confessed her side job was freelancing for people who had a sexy taste in books, I was thrilled. What’s better than having a super hot girlfriend? A super hot girlfriend...

Dr. Date: I fought with my girlfriends dad during Thanksgiving — over cranberry sauce

Dr. Date: I fought with my girlfriend’s dad during Thanksgiving — over cranberry sauce

Published December 2, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I’m in kind of an awkward situation. See, my girlfriend and I have been dating for a few years now, and I know her family pretty well. I normally go home for holidays (my parents are weird...

Dr. Date: My boyfriend trampled a kid on Black Friday

Dr. Date: My boyfriend trampled a kid on Black Friday

Published December 2, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I’ve never been a big Black Friday person — my idea of the day after Thanksgiving includes a long nap and lots of leftovers. But my boyfriend’s family is big into getting deals, so...

Dr. Date: My date wants to Netflix and chill, but I just want the movie

Dr. Date: My date wants to Netflix and chill, but I just want the movie

Published November 27, 2019

 Dear Dr. Date, I recently started dating a guy I met on Tinder. In his Tinder profile, he said “let’s go to the movies and chill,” so I thought he might actually want to go see a movie instead...

Dr. Date: Someone sent my boyfriend a nude, but he says it was an accident

Dr. Date: Someone sent my boyfriend a nude, but he says it was an “accident”

Published November 27, 2019

 Dear Dr. Date, My boyfriend and I have been having some relationship problems, including him flirting with other girls in front of me. I know it wasn’t the best idea, but I decided to go through...

Dr. Date: I think my date might be stalking me

Dr. Date: I think my date might be stalking me

Published November 25, 2019

Dear Dr. Date,  A friend of mine set me up with a guy a week or so ago who she swore I would like. She told me he’s totally my type and super romantic. I told her to give him my number, and we’ve...

Dr. Date: I have a crush on my professor — and I think he likes me back?

Dr. Date: I have a crush on my professor — and I think he likes me back?

Published November 25, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, Maybe I’m reading into things, but I’m getting serious vibes from my professor. All CLA students are required to take a foreign language, so I figured I would just be a face in the crowd....

Dr. Date: Can I get over my boyfriends hatred of Thanksgiving?

Dr. Date: Can I get over my boyfriend’s hatred of Thanksgiving?

Published November 21, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, My boyfriend and I are pretty similar, but we have a major difference when it comes to holidays. If this were an episode of Friends, I’m Monica, the one who makes a ton of food and loves...

Dr. Date: Size matters?

Dr. Date: Size matters?

Published November 21, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, When I made my Tinder profile, I put the typical things in my bio: major, music tastes, height, etc. Well, I kind of put ... another measurement in there. I purposefully exaggerated, so...

Dr. Date: I got my fake taken away, and Im humiliated

Dr. Date: I got my fake taken away, and I’m humiliated

Published November 17, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I went out with this girl last week who seemed like the perfect match. We had good chemistry, but most important, within the first thirty minutes, she insinuated we would end up at my place...

Dr. Date: Training myself to fall in love

Dr. Date: Training myself to fall in love

Published November 17, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, Every day I take the same train to downtown St. Paul for work, and every day I see the exact same guy. He’s always on the other side of the platform at the Prospect Park station, waiting...

Dr. Date: My Mean Girls-esque crush

Dr. Date: My “Mean Girls”-esque crush

Published November 14, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, Alas, my college career is coming to an end. After five long years of struggle, I’m graduating this semester and despite my fear of the real world, I’m pretty excited to leave classes...

Dr. Date: Rip my heart out

Dr. Date: Rip my heart out

Published November 14, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, Ever meet someone and know you connect? You laugh at each other’s jokes, have deep conversations about life and want to go back to their apartment to talk for hours? You know you’re...

Dr. Date: We went 9-0, and I ended up puking on my girlfriend’s mom’s shoes…

Dr. Date: We went 9-0, and I ended up puking on my girlfriend’s mom’s shoes…

Published November 11, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, My girlfriend and I have been dating for over a year. We go to the same school, but she’s from California, so I haven’t visited her house or met her parents. This semester, her mom wanted...

Dr. Date: How do I stop being a flirty drunk?

Dr. Date: How do I stop being a flirty drunk?

Published November 11, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, How do you handle being a flirty drunk? I don’t go to parties often, but every time I do, I end up flirting with someone way too much. It’s not a looking-for-a-hookup thing, it’s a...

Dr. Date: I really dont get voting, but my boyfriend does

Dr. Date: I really don’t get voting, but my boyfriend does

Published November 7, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, Look, I’ll be real with you — I don’t really vote. I voted for the first time in the 2016 presidential race and have ignored every campaign sign since. It’s not that I don’t care,...

Dr. Date: Is a winter trip to Yellowstone worth it to mend an ailing relationship?

Dr. Date: Is a winter trip to Yellowstone worth it to mend an ailing relationship?

Published November 7, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, My girlfriend and I have been having a rough time lately, mostly because I got very drunk and kissed another girl at a party a few weeks ago. Totally my fault and I’m not excusing it,...

Dr. Date: Should I marry my boyfriend so he can get in-state tuition?

Dr. Date: Should I marry my boyfriend so he can get in-state tuition?

Published November 4, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I met my boyfriend online when we were both in high school, and we've been dating ever since. He went to  college in his home state, and, after begging him to transfer for two years,...

Dr. Date: Tired of waiting for love

Dr. Date: Tired of waiting for love

Published November 4, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, My boyfriend and I had a total meet-cute: he was the server at my favorite restaurant, I was the regular customer, I finally left my number after a few weeks, and the rest is history. We’ve...

Dr. Date: My boyfriend pays for everything in our relationship ... including his sugar babies

Dr. Date: My boyfriend pays for everything in our relationship … including his sugar babies

Published October 31, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, My boyfriend and I have always had that “rich older man dating the hot young college student” relationship, except my boyfriend is like 25 while I’m 19. One of the best things about...

Dr. Date: I stole my ex’s moped keys. Do I have to give them back?

Dr. Date: I stole my ex’s moped keys. Do I have to give them back?

Published October 31, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, Look, when your ex breaks up with you because “other girls are pretty hot too,” you start looking for revenge. We were together for six months and he had just met my family before deciding...

Dr. Date: Couples taking fall photos need to stop

Dr. Date: Couples taking fall photos need to stop

Published October 28, 2019

Dear Dr. Date,  God, if I see one more f*cking couple at a pumpkin patch, corn maze or haunted house, I am going to scream. I swear, everyone I know is out on cute fall dates with perfect Instagram...

Dr. Date: My playboy bunny nightmare

Dr. Date: My playboy bunny nightmare

Published October 27, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, My boyfriend is a huge Halloween fan and loves to create an elaborate costume every year. Now that we’re dating, he wanted to make a couples costume for the two of us. After running through...

Dr. Date: Unsexy characters made sexy?

Dr. Date: Unsexy characters made sexy?

Published October 24, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, For me, Halloween is about two things: getting blackout drunk and looking hot while doing it. Sexy costumes have been my thing for years, and for my senior year of college, I wanted to go...

Dr. Date: Age doesnt matter?

Dr. Date: Age doesn’t matter?

Published October 24, 2019

Dear Doctor Date, I finally met the woman of my dreams: she’s brilliant, funny, beautiful and a host of other overused adjectives. Who would have thought waiting at the same bus stop with someone would...

Dr. Date: My girlfriend keeps playing weird music during sex

Dr. Date: My girlfriend keeps playing weird music during sex

Published October 20, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, Look, I can appreciate the majority of music. Electronic is fun at parties, jazz is the perfect mood music at restaurants, and country is fun to drunkenly sing along to. Even if I don’t...

Dr. Date: My new boyfriend has become an exit sign smasher

Dr. Date: My new boyfriend has become an exit sign smasher

Published October 20, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I know dorm romances can generally be a bad idea, but I really think that my new boyfriend and I are the exception. We met when he knocked on my door asking me to turn down my music, I told...

Dr. Date: Should I use Reddit to find love?

Dr. Date: Should I use Reddit to find love?

Published October 17, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, Last week, I discovered the greatest subreddit known to man — r/goph4goph, a forum devoted to asking for hookups. Just like personal ads in the paper (aka what existed before Tinder),...

Dr. Date: My family cant forget about my ex-boyfriend

Dr. Date: My family can’t forget about my ex-boyfriend

Published October 13, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, “Happy birthday sweetheart! I hope you have a great day! (P.S. try not to spend it all in one place!!!)” Cute card, right? My grandma wrote it. The problem? She wrote it to my ex-boyfriend! After...

Dr. Date: I tried to ask my crush out and she told me to check her Google Calendar …

Dr. Date: I tried to ask my crush out and she told me to check her Google Calendar …

Published October 10, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I’ve been into this girl I know for a few months, but I’ve been too scared to truly ask her out. She’s said we should “chill” a few times and I’ll say yes, but then she’ll...

Dr. Date: My girlfriend is moving in with a super hot guy - and its not me

Dr. Date: My girlfriend is moving in with a super hot guy – and it’s not me

Published October 6, 2019

Dear Dr. Date,  My girlfriend and I started dating last fall and have become pretty serious this year. We discussed potentially moving in together, but after seeing many of our friends break up while...

Dr. Date: I hooked up with my friend’s mom at homecoming

Dr. Date: I hooked up with my friend’s mom at homecoming

Published October 6, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I only become a Greek Life person once a year — homecoming. So yeah, Saturday I spend fifteen straight hours bouncing between houses, what about it? I was with some friends the whole time...

My boyfriend and I have been dating for two months — and we haven’t kissed

My boyfriend and I have been dating for two months — and we haven’t kissed

Published October 3, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I met this guy in my class a few weeks ago and we instantly hit it off. We were finishing each other’s sentences, had the same taste in music and visited all the same vegan juice shops....

Everyone on Tinder thinks I have a dog...

Everyone on Tinder thinks I have a dog…

Published October 3, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I haven’t been having much luck with Tinder lately. I’m newly single and am dipping my toes into the dating pool, but I’m really inexperienced. So last week, I asked a friend of mine...

Dr. Date: my girlfriends D&D role-play is making me uncomfortable

Dr. Date: my girlfriend’s D&D role-play is making me uncomfortable

Published September 29, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I play Dungeons and Dragons — and yes, I have sex. Contrary to popular belief, nerds can have girlfriends, and my girlfriend is just as excited about our campaign as I am. I’m the Dungeon...

Dr. Date: My boyfriend wont figure out his future, and its stressing me out

Dr. Date: My boyfriend won’t figure out his future, and it’s stressing me out

Published September 29, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, Education is really, really important to me — I’m about to enter a super competitive grad school program and want my partner to at least have some college under their belt. I genuinely...

Dr. Date: I drunkenly signed a lease with someone I just met

Dr. Date: I drunkenly signed a lease with someone I just met

Published September 26, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, Like many college students, I have a mild drinking problem. Last weekend I was at a party with some friends, and when we showed up, I saw this guy I was into was also there. Rather than...

Dr. Date: I kind of like this guy, but hes also kind of an asshole

Dr. Date: I kind of like this guy, but he’s also kind of an asshole

Published September 26, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I met this guy through mutual friends a few weeks ago. He’s obviously super into me, and I’m pretty into him, enough to let him ask me on a few dates. Problem? He’s kind of an asshole....

Dr. Date: My boyfriend gave me a weed-themed gift in front of my parents

Dr. Date: My boyfriend gave me a weed-themed gift in front of my parents

Published September 22, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I’ll just say it — I’m a stoner (this column is anonymous, right?). I met most of my friends at smoke spots, my boyfriend and I bonded over a joint at a party, my dealer and I are...

Dr. Date: I just found out my new boyfriend is my exs dad

Dr. Date: I just found out my new boyfriend is my ex’s dad

Published September 22, 2019

Dear Dr. Date, I dated this guy a couple years ago who was great during the relationship, but we didn’t have much in common. We went out for around six months before he cheated on me while drunk at a...

Dr. Date: My boyfriend keeps buying some...interestingly shaped vegetables

Dr. Date: My boyfriend keeps buying some…interestingly shaped vegetables

Published September 19, 2019

Dear Dr. Date. I have an interesting predicament. My boyfriend just keeps coming home with phallic-shaped foods! First, it was a bunch of cucumbers, then carrots, zucchini, squash — if it is even slightly...

Dr. Date: My ex-girlfriend just asked me to bail her and her new boyfriend out of jail

Dr. Date: My ex-girlfriend just asked me to bail her and her new boyfriend out of jail

Published September 19, 2019

Dear Dr. Date,  My ex-girlfriend and I were together for two years in high school — a lifetime in teenage relationships. We broke up a few months ago (after trying the long distance thing at different...

Dr. Date: I just found out my girlfriend is in a sorority — and I hate Greek life

Dr. Date: I just found out my girlfriend is in a sorority — and I hate Greek life

Published September 15, 2019

Dear Dr. Date,  I met my now-girlfriend on Tinder a few months ago after swiping while bored this summer. I was intending for it to be a hookup, but we actually ended up clicking in more ways than...