Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

The previous post was from a woman trying to figure out the friend/date distinction, and now we have a similar question from a guy. If nothing else, hopefully it's helpful to know that this isn't a one-sided dilemma!

Dear Miriam,

For some reason, I've always been the kind of guy with more female friends than male friends. In my quest to find the perfect mate, I've put some thought into asking out some of those female friends only to find that I am already too deep into the "friend zone." I am wondering a) if it is possible to breach this zone (as exemplified in movies...

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Not surprisingly, last week's dating advice has sparked a series of dating-related questions. Keep them coming!

Dear Miriam,

I'm a single female in my mid 20s. I'd consider myself pretty empowered and definitely have feminist tendencies. I'm embarking on dating again after a series of relationships, and I find myself wondering how to proceed. When is it appropriate for a female to follow up after a first date? More specifically, in a situation where it's ambiguous whether it was a date or just "hanging out," is there any weight to be given to lying low and being...

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While the following question wasn't exactly submitted to Miriam's Advice Well, it was submitted to Miriam at least three times just last week. It is the ultimate question, the raison d'etre for many of the Jewish events happening around the city and the motivation behind GradMatch and many other sites just like it. It is the grandmother calling her granddaughter and saying, "Give me great-...

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