Okay. This is a damn good Ask Polly. It is advice that is applicable far beyond wanting your partner’s friends to like you. Read it.
No, seriously. Read it and believe it.
Do you like closure? Of course you like closure. The updates open thread on Captain Awkward is peak closure, and it feels good.
No, bro, I do not lift.*
But I love reading about women who do lift, and the Ask a Swole Woman series on The Hairpin never fails to entertain and enlighten. I expect that this most recent instalment will go down as a classic of the genre. There is a whole lot of truth in those first two paragraphs of the first answer–and not just about lifting.
*Instead I enjoy the nerdiest fucking form of exercise imaginable: a Nordictrack cross-country ski trainer. I regret nothing.
While Kelly’s general “don’t talk to women” advice is fantastic, I would be delighted if a man told me (in a non-work-related environment) that my hair looked like “night time ocean.” I sincerely hope that Kelly consents to answer more questions from Jesse. (I have been reading his work, and I am charmed, I tell you. Charmed.)