Anonymous asked: Well since you're open for dating questions...how do you and your girlfriend maintain a long distance relationship? That seems impossible and I am very impressed.
I wouldn’t call what Jackson and I have “long distance,” though it certainly feels that way when I’m at work. I also wouldn’t call him my “girlfriend,” but that’s because we don’t like using labels and because he’s a boy dog.
But to answer your question, honesty, communication, laughter, surprises and treats.
Anonymous asked: How important do you think it is that a couple share common interests - for example, being able to geek out over tv shows/books/movies/pop culture? I went a few dates with a guy and he was good looking and nice enough but he could not care less about that sort of stuff. I think you can probably understand caring about that stuff maybe even too much - so it just felt like we had nothing in common. Ugh. Dating is hard.
You were wise to come to me for dating advice. The most important thing in a relationship is communication (I’ve expanded on this point in chapters six and seven in my new book How to Fight Presidents, available everywhere books are sold). The SECOND most important thing in a relationship is making sure your genitals fit in a way that is pleasing to you (both). Also your dog needs to like this person, that’s important, and if you don’t have a dog break up with whomever you’re dating and adopt a dog and then realize you don’t need anyone because your dog was the soulmate you were looking for this whole time.