commented on Awesome Welcome Home Hate Mail
I'm sorry you have to put up with crap like this in your in-box, Dan. Just know that for every ridiculous hater out there, there are a dozen people who are grateful for your existence and for the work you do.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Help!
This letter is three years old now. Dan, did this girl ever write back to you? I hope she's found some clarity on the subject and is feeling happier and more hopeful now.
commented on And Now I Have to Say Something About Kim Davis
There's a science fiction novel by James P. Hogan in which a group of very advanced aliens have a contest to see which planet can build a worthwhile civilization first -- Earth or another planet. The leaders of that other planet send undercover agents to Earth to start religions on purpose, TO HOLD US BACK from developing that worthwhile civilization, so they can win the contest.
This is actually the most convincing explanation I've ever heard for the tenacity of something that's clearly an illogical pack of lies.
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Why Couldn't He Follow the Rule?
It's also the case that in heterosexual relationships, many people expect that it is the female partner who will set the limits for how far the couple goes. Since the LW is the female, she knows ahead of time how far things will go. But her partner is male, and the expectations are different for him when he interacts with another woman. Sure, he COULD set limits, but that will feel different to his other partner than it will to the LW's other partner when SHE sets limits.