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Bark Ranger

I’m a divorced guy in my 40s using dating apps. I’m keenly aware of what I do and don’t want in a woman and make it clear in my profile.

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Leaping Sickness and Junk Male

Leaping Sickness I thought I was happily married. Recently, I found a cherry Chapstick in my husband’s coat pocket — a kind he’d never buy. He claimed he randomly grabbed

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Fossil Fool?

My husband died of a heart attack at age 75. On his phone, I saw several unsettling texts from younger women, alluding to improper liaisons and asking for money. We

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Con Juan and Uneven Steven

Con Juan Lately, women’s magazines keep mentioning “sociopaths.” What is a sociopath? From what I’ve read, it seems like both my exes were sociopaths. How do I avoid attracting others?

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On Crowd Nine

I’m a 43-year-old woman in my second marriage with a man who’s also on his second marriage. We are both determined to make this marriage our last! We have a

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Bare Tracks and Mute Point

Bare Tracks My boyfriend asked me for nude photos of myself. I reluctantly sent him one. I feel very uncomfortable about sending it, and I don’t want to send more

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Venus Envy

I got a boob job two years ago. My best friend, seeing the results, wanted one, too. When she realized she couldn’t afford it, she started making snide comments about

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Foresee Sick and Bed Over Backward

Foresee Sick I’m good friends with an ex. She’s a great person, but we just don’t work romantically. For two years, I’ve been seeing a woman I love and want

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Sorry, Wrong Num-Num

I love my boyfriend. We’ve been together two years. Recently, however, we’ve been experiencing conflict over the issue of children. He wants kids; I don’t. I’ve always felt strongly about

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Bedder Later and Ghosting Story

I’m a woman in my 20s seeking a boyfriend. On the first date, I like to have a few drinks and, if the guy and I hit it off, have