How to Survive a Dating Emergency

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About Harris O'Malley

Harris O'Malley provides geek dating advice at his blog Paging Dr. NerdLove, as well as writing the occasional guest review for and appearing on the podcast The League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen. He can be found dispensing snark and advice on Facebook and Twitter (@DrNerdLove.)

Dr. NerdLove is not really a doctor.


  1. Nah
    I don’t dread dates.
    I just stopped.
    Opted out of the game.

  2. This was (almost) a breath of fresh air for a woman to read. (Some of us worry ourselves silly before dates, and yes, we try to summon our own Catwoman or other Superpowered Emergency Kits & Tricks.)

    Tracking a coke dealer all over Austin???

    @FlyingKal, I hope it wasn’t a permanent Opt-Out. Some of us (myself included) pulled a Drop-Out, for a year at a time. And then we take a deep breath and plunge in again…

    • Seemingly being (for reasons unknown) an inherently unattractive, unsexy guy, I just couldn’t take the attitudes of rejections and ridicule anymore.
      So for the sake of my own peace of mind, I decided to just stop trying. And as far as I know right now, that decision is permanent.

      And, not being snarky, only interested. Why do you care, D.A. Wolf?

  3. John Bartelloni says:

    “That bitch who broke your heart and stomped on your is sitting across from you with her new beau . .

    Not sure the term “bitch” fits in what this column attempts to promote.

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