Love Cafe

When you want to work out but need #squad support

June 2, 2017
"Summer's coming and I want to get outdoors and to the gym more. I hate going alone though! What are some tips on roping my friends into coming with?"

Need a roommate, like now.

April 28, 2017
"Help! My first year is about to end and I need to find a place to stay asap. What are some strategies that people use to find roommates or look for places to stay? I need to maximize my reach at this point!"

Study Partner has BO. Help!

April 14, 2017
"First day of classes I formed a study group with 2 other people. It feels like a good fit bc we get a lot done and I trust their work habits. The problem is that one has a slight BO {sic: body odor} and it makes me not want to be around them at times. I'm not sure what to do. We aren't really friends so I don't want to offend and possibly lose out on a good study partner."

I asked this guy I like on a date for coffee, but I'm not sure if registered it's a date

April 7, 2017
There's this guy I really like, so I asked him to go to a concert with me. He said he would really like to, but was unable to go. He said though that we could "meet up" another time if I wanted, and asked me to grab coffee and chat with him next week. I just am not sure if he knows that when I asked him to the concert, I was asking him on a date. I only ask because I feel like "grabbing coffee" could be just hanging out as friends, or possibly more. Am I overthinking it?

I have a smelly roommate

July 21, 2014
My roommate goes out partying/drinking and comes back late and just goes to bed without showering or changing and she stinks up the whole room because of it (she goes partying days at a time then wakes up early to go to class so she goes days without showering). Is there a nicer way to say “you stink, please shower at least once a day?”

My boyfriend and I fight often and I'm emotionally hurt

April 16, 2016
I am really happy with my boyfriend whenever we are not fighting. We make each other laugh and smile. However whenever we fight, it is just the worst. I know that every couple fights, but sometimes I feel like we fight too much. Moreover, I get hurt during our fights - not physically but more on an emotional level. He would say “what is your problem”, “that was a stupid reason”, “you are selfish”, or “you are cheap”. I want to feel respected during the happy times and the fighting times.

I think the guy I'm dating only likes me for the sex..

April 16, 2016
I’ve been dating a guy who is nice to me but I think he just wants sex. It’s confusing because I’ve dated other guys who only want physical and will make that clear, but this guy is still nice to me. How can I determine if he’s only in it for the physical?

Every time we get into a fight, my boyfriend threatens to break up with me

February 10, 2017
Every time we get into a fight, my boyfriend threatens to break up with me. Is he doing this so I say sorry and he wins the fight, or does he really not want to be in a relationship with me anymore because of our fights?

What exactly is a casual relationship?

February 17, 2017
So, in my opinion, the term “casual” is supposed to be open to interpretation, much like a casual relationship is. It can mean a plethora of things, but generally the term casual is used to refer to something that’s low-commitment and freer of expectations than a monogamous relationship. I think when defining a “casual” relationship with a partner, it is important to clarify expectations in order to avoid misunderstandings that can breed resentment.