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On Fictional Businesses We'd Like to Open One Day, Part Deux

End the Fedora: Libertarian hat store

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 10:50 am 2

On Fictional Businesses We'd Like to Open One Day, Part Deux

Walken Closet: Secondhand Hollywood costume store

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 10:48 am 2

On Depression, Mothers-in-Law, Friendzones

@honey cowl Seriously, this advice is completely spot-on for every question.

Posted on March 23, 2013 at 9:48 pm 0

On Interview With a Virgin: Ben

@wee_ramekin I'm not in his target gender demographic here, but just linking to this interview might be perfect. I don't know, maybe some people would shrink from that. But I think that it's a compelling read, a wonderful story, highlighting how he can be superficially weird and awkward and yet simultaneously remarkably perceptive, deep, authentic, and caring.

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm 1

On A Lazy Man's Guide to Seducing Women

@gormless I'm totally in favor of being asked out by ladies. If I'm interested, then obviously I'm glad to be asked. If I'm not, it's vastly less awkward to turn down someone you're not interested in if they actually ask you instead of sending vague, coy signals of interest for prolonged periods of time.

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm 0

On A Lazy Man's Guide to Seducing Women

@paddlepickle Truth

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm 0

On Photo Etiquette and the Modern Family

@When robot unicorns attack My ex came to my brother's wedding, we took some pictures with and without her, and I haven't scrubbed the "with" pictures from my apartment. They're nice pictures, she's still a nice person and a good friend, and my new ladyfriend doesn't care at all.

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm 2

On Drunk Pics, Hot Sisters, and Long-Distance Dumping

@chalkjock Awesome! That was my hunch from reading the letter. I'm glad things are working out for you!

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 11:32 am 0

On Crushes on Professors and "How Can I Tell If I'm Boring?"

@Amphora Oh my God, completely true.

Posted on November 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm 0

On Can We Still Be Friends?

I was curious, so I looked up the actual study. Subjects evaluated their attraction on a 9-point scale. The mean of self-reported attraction to friend was 4.94 for males (SD of 2.49) and 3.97 (SD of 2.14) for females. Self-reported desire to date friend was 4.55 (2.41) for males and 3.90 (2.54) for females.

I think this is about what I would have expected. There's a difference, but it's really not all that big. And it definitely does not suggest that it's impossible for men and women to be friends.

Ok, sorry for being the Wet Blanket of Science, you can go back to jokes now.

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm 16