Our man about town, Jason Godfrey, answers all your relationship questions.
Why is it so hard to meet a nice guy? I date a lot, but I never seem to meet a guy who wants to commit. How do I break the cycle?
You could start dating guys who are less fun. Yours is the age-old question of how to lock a guy down, and the answer is that there’s no hard and fast rule. One day you’ll meet someone you click with and the cycle will break, but in the meantime, you’re just as free as they are to play mind games. With the next one you meet, just have fun and then never call him again. When he reaches out, say “Hey, I was just having fun”, and watch him become obsessed with locking you down. Cycle broken.
I’ve put on some weight, and my selfcondence has taken a hit. I don’t want my husband to see me naked, so I think he has picked up on the problem. How do I x this?
A little bit of weight gain isn’t a big deal, but if it’s affecting your selfcondence, you could try losing the weight. Besides, you’ll feel generally better if you work out and eat right, and your condence can’t help but go up once you start seeing yourself looking all jacked.
I’ve just started dating this guy, and we’re getting to know each other’s social circles. What’s your foolproof advice on how to make his friends like me?
I was going for platitudes, but since you asked for something foolproof, I’ll just tell it like it is. Smile and ask lots of questions, then listen like they’re super interesting (they’re probably not, but just go with it). Remember, everybody likes talking about themselves, not listening to other people go on about themselves.