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So I’m in a little bit of a bind right now. To preface the situation, my cousin, who is also my best friend, is dating my best guy friend. They’ve been dating for a little over a year and honestly seem to both be in it for the long haul.
However, last week I was swiping on tinder and came across his profile. At first, I just shrugged it off because I had seen him on tinder before they started dating and I figured he just deleted the app and not his profile, which I think is a common thing? (Or am I completely naive to believe that?) Anyways, after looking a little closer, I noticed some things in his profile that made it obvious that he had updated it within the past month or so. So this begs the question…what do I do?
If it was any other guy I would tell my cousin no questions asked, but they are both my best friends. I really don’t think he would ever actually cheat or anything, if anything I’ve always thought he was more invested in the relationship than she is, but why the hell was he on tinder? Is the move to give him a chance to explain himself first and then go to my cousin if I feel like I need to? Or do I just stay out of it and not say anything to either of them? I don’t want to take a side or get involved, but if this was my boyfriend on tinder I would want to know. I also don’t want to jump to conclusions and cause a problem. Help a girl out.
I don’t get this move, yet I hear about it pretty often.
Guys or girls who are in committed relationships are openly on Bumble/Tinder, where everyone can see them. Why? What’s the play here? Do you just want to know if you still got it, or are you actually following through on your matches? You are going to get caught, obviously because your profile is set to public. Dude is updating his profile, meaning he is actively using it. That’s not, uh, good.
Your move is to go to him with this knowledge. Tell him you know he’s on Tinder and give him a chance to explain why. Then you tell him that he now has to let his girlfriend know he’s on Tinder so you don’t have to do it for him. He put you in a shit position, so now he has to fix it.
Throw all this out the window if they’re collectively looking for a third in a ménage situation.
Short time reader, big fan. Really hoping this is a slow week for questions so there’s a chance my question gets answered. Ok, so right now I am not a post grad, I am actually a freshman in college. Last weekend the cops showed up at a party I was at and, being the dumbass I am, I jumped out of a third story window hoping to get away (yes please make fun of me for this, I 100% deserve it). Still got caught, got a drinking ticket, but that is in the process of being expunged. For my actual question, though, I received an alcohol misuse violation from the school which sadly will not be expunged and will stay on my student conduct record for the rest of my life. Is it appropriate for me to be freaking out right now? Am I overreacting? Do jobs even ask for your student conduct record? I attend a top 30 school right now and am excelling. I really hope a dumbass mistake from the third month of my college career wont screw up the rest of my life. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Third story window?! Are you okay? Did you snap both femurs? Will you ever walk again? Holy shit that’s a long fall.
You are 100% okay here. No employer will give a shit about a minor alcohol violation you got in college, the environment in which 99% of underage people actively drink, and they definitely won’t ask you about it. Also, here’s another little secret: They don’t care about your GPA, either (in most fields).
The caveat here (I think) is a career in law or law enforcement. It could be a hurdle in these professions but I’m sure it’s nothing you can’t overcome.
I have a little situation that I could use an opinion from a third party.
I used to bartend at a local bar. I ended up getting fired for a dumb reason (we did a speed test and I took too long. I was fired on the spot, in front of other people.) and I swore I would never go back and give them my money after being humiliated like that. I’m out of town this week and my boyfriend went to said bar. Don’t you think that’s sort of fucked up?
Thanks, happy thanksgiving
Hmmm. Was this a third strike situation? I tend to want to believe you weren’t exactly a model employee leading up to this point, because that is a BRUTAL way to be fired. I don’t know how this affects my answer but it does come to mind.
Deserved or not, I’m going to say that, yeah, it was sort of fucked up for your boyfriend to go to the bar that threw you out like yesterday’s newspaper in front of your team. That whole “your enemies are my enemies” stance of solidarity should apply here. I’d like to know if he warned you he was going beforehand because “all the guys want to go,” if he told you after he went, or if you found out from someone else/on social media that he was there. From the former to the latter, this ranges from not so bad to sort of bad.
Let’s not get carried away here, though. This isn’t that big of a deal. Maybe just hit him with a “You know, that was sort of fucked up” approach and hear the guy out before you fly off the handle. At the end of the day, he just went to a bar.
With the holidays fast approaching, I’m mostly excited, but also dreading them a bit. The reason? I’m still single. I have an awesome, big family and a good group of cousins and their significant others who are some of my best friends, so the holidays are a lot of fun, but it’s still lonely and bums me out watching all of these couples enjoy the holidays together while I’m the single girl yet again.
So my question is, do you have any advice on getting through the holidays when you’re seemingly the only single person out there?
This is one of those questions I’m including so our awesome readers will chime in to give you tips. I’ve been “single” for exactly one holiday season in the past 10 years and even that was a weird one for me.
BUT, your group sounds like it’s as good as it gets for having a good time, so good for you. You’re a lucky one. Embrace being single, be proud of your current situation and who you are, and drink all the alcohol.
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