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  • Ask Joan: How do I Approach a Woman?

    February 25, 2015

    @JoanActually, Lots of single ladies here. How do I start the convo? –#ShyGuy Figuring out how to talk to a woman you don’t know–especially a woman that you’re attracted to–will trigger lots of uncomfortable feelings if you let yourself overthink it. Instead of anticipating all the ways she could respond, remember that all you’re trying to do …Read More

  • Ask Joan: How do I tell him that I’m a single mom?

    February 17, 2015

    Hey Joan, I’m single and getting back into the dating scene, but dating as a single mom with a daughter at home is really hard. I feel like guys hear that and they’re not interested anymore, but if they just got to know me first they would understand. How do I tell someone that I have a …Read More

  • Ask Joan: We just started dating. What do I get her for Valentine’s Day?

    February 13, 2015

    Hey Joan Actually, I just started dating this person—it’s still very fresh—and I know with Valentine’s Day coming up, some women have really high expectations. What do I do? I don’t want to come off too strong and I don’t want her to lose interest. –Milwaukee, WI When the relationship is new, Valentine’s Day can force some awkwardness, …Read More

  • Ask Joan: What’s the #1 Dating Tip for Men?

    January 28, 2015

    Dear Joan Actually, I know you write that dating column, but I don’t feel like reading all of them. So, can you just tell me the most important thing I should know? –Honolulu, HI Firstly, it’s in your best interest to read the columns. How else are you going to know what to do when …Read More

  • Ask Joan: How Do I Write An Online Dating Message?

    January 14, 2015

    Dear Joan Actually, I’ve been online dating for a few weeks, and I’ve sent out tons of messages to girls I’m interested in, but I haven’t been getting any responses back. I don’t know if it’s me or just the way online dating works. Is this normal? What do I say? –Fresno, CA When it comes …Read More

  • Ask Joan: Should I Break Up With My Girlfriend?

    January 7, 2015

    Dear Joan Actually, I’ve been with this girl for over a year. She’s fun and I like her, but I don’t know if I want to get serious with her. We get along really well. We have fun together and I find her attractive, but sometimes I wonder about other options. The grass is always greener, right? But we …Read More

  • Ask Joan: I Need Some Cheap Date Ideas

    December 31, 2014

    Dear Joan Actually, I’ve been meeting a lot of people and going on dates, but these tabs are adding up. I just dropped $100 on a date when I knew in the first ten minutes that it wasn’t going anywhere. I’d be willing to pony up the cash if I knew I wanted to see the …Read More

  • Ask Joan: How Do I Get Him To Approach Me?

    December 24, 2014

    Dear Joan Actually, I’m constantly putting myself out there, but no one ever approaches me. I’m trying all sorts of new venues and parties, but it seems like all my friends get approached over me. I have no idea what’s wrong with me, because I would consider myself relatively attractive. Striking up a conversation with a …Read More

  • Ask Joan: How Do I Say ‘I Need Space?’

    October 16, 2014

    Dear Joan Actually, So, I’ve been dating this girl for a few months, and we’ve been getting along great but she doesn’t understand what ‘me time’ is. I feel like it’s hard to ask for space without her thinking that I’m trying to push her away. I want her to know that she isn’t a problem …Read More

  • Ask Joan: Dating with Kids. When’s the Right Time to Make Introductions?

    September 16, 2014

    Dear Joan Actually, I’ve been separated from my husband for over a year now and even though I’ve put dating on the back burner for a while now, I think I’m ready. The only thing is, I’m not sure if my kids are. I’ve got two living with me at home, and I don’t want them …Read More

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