Adam Shadows

Confessions Of A F*ckboy: An Open Letter To My Ex Who Tried To Come Back Into My Life

ByAdam Shadows
Damn you for bringing up "the brown." You know I have a thing for Newcastle Brown Ale, the way it reminds me of home and sitting on the porch and deliciousness and despair. We used to drink it on the little spit of dirt we called a lawn until 6 am…

Why Girls Really Need To Stop Calling Guys 'Creepy,' As Told By A Guy

ByAdam Shadows
Creeeeeepy!!!!! Call me an asshole. Call me a scumbag. Call me a dickhead. But don't call me creepy. Please. I don't ask much. All I ask is for you to disparage me accurately, and — I think I speak for many men here when I say — while I've…

Confessions Of A F*ckboy: I Donated To A Sperm Bank And It Was Such A Trip

ByAdam Shadows
Walking out of your apartment with the intent to masturbate is an uneasy feeling. It's uneasier knowing you'll be doing so legally, safe from the handcuffs and stigma that follow the perverts whacking off in the subway. I really had to giggle at the…

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Reveal What To Do When Friends With Benefits Gets Messy

ByAdam Shadows
Hi Nice Guy and Fuckboy, I started a friendship with someone (let's call him Paul*) almost a year ago, after we both recently exited unsatisfying relationships. We would confide in each other about everything. Our text message conversations lasted…

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Reveal How To Go From Being His Option To His Top Choice

ByAdam Shadows
Dear Nice Guy and Fuckboy, My name is Chelsea, and I am 22 years old from Los Angeles. I'm currently having relationship drama with a guy I've never officially been with. We've been on and off for the past three years. He's never been "sure" of our…

Confessions Of A F*ckboy: Everything I Want To Say To My Worst One-Night Stands

ByAdam Shadows
I think I speak for everyone when I say it's time to bring a little levity back to this space, for the sake of springtime and all things scared. I know I've been a bit of a drag lately, wailing on about the women who've hurt me and turned me into…

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Reveal How Technology Can Help And Ruin A Relationship

ByAdam Shadows
Hey y'all, My name is Raquel (pseudonym), and I am 24 years young from the great state of Texas! I have been talking to a guy named Nick (pseudonym) for almost six months now, and things seem to be flowing nicely between us, I think. We met on a…

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Reveal Signs He's Leading You On Because He Wants To Commit

ByAdam Shadows
Dear Nice Guy and Fuckboy, My name is Nicole,* and I'm 26 from Houston. I'm having relationship drama with this guy who I really connect with, but he's unsure whether or not he's ready to commit. I've been seeing this guy J* on and off for a little…

Confessions Of A F*ckboy: What Guys Really Think When You Say You're 'Busy'

ByAdam Shadows
I know this girl named Isabella. She studies fashion and ignores her father's phone calls and talks faster than a flight to Philly from NYC. She doesn't like me. Sure, she liked me enough the night we met, when she needed someone's ear to chew over…

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Discuss Why Missing Someone From Your Past Is Risky

ByAdam Shadows
Hello, So I have a problem that has left me feeling stuck in a rut. I dated this guy for almost five years. He was my first serious relationship and the person I lost my virginity to. I was completely in love with him, and even when we fought, it…

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Reveal How To Tell If Your Guy Is Actually Committed To You

ByAdam Shadows
Dear Nice Guy and Fuck Boy, My name's Laney. I'm 22, I'm a single mom and I've been seeing this guy, Jared, 28, for about four months. When we first started talking, we met online and talked a lot. He initiated a lot of the conversations and stayed…

Confessions Of A F*ckboy: Everything I Want To Say To The Girl Who Tried To 'Fix' Me

ByAdam Shadows
We awoke wrapped around each other at the start of a frigid February morning, your cat treating the top of my head like some half-exposed stone sitting just off a river bank, tapping my skull – which I began to realize felt like the size of Slovenia…

What To Ask Yourself If You Want Your Ex Back, According To A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy

ByAdam Shadows
So my ex and I broke up almost two years ago after dating for about two years. When we first broke up, we were awful to each other. He would tell his friends I was a "crazy bitch." Then, I'd find out and have sex with one of his friends to get back…

Confessions Of A F*ckboy: Why You're Ruining Your Own Dating Life Without Knowing It

ByAdam Shadows
Brianna peered around discouragingly as we waited shoulder to shoulder on the beer pong line. She sighed. “Fuckboys everywhere," she said. "Like in 'The Lion King.' Everywhere the light touches." “What percentage of the general population do you…

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Reveal How Exactly To Become Girlfriend Material

ByAdam Shadows
Hey guys, My name is Anya. I'm 24 years old and just can't seem to get away from being viewed as "just a body." I've been single for nearly three years now and tried nearly every dating platform under the sun, but I either meet people I have zero…

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Reveal Why Guys Lie About Not Knowing What They Want

ByAdam Shadows
Dear Nice Guy and Fuckboy, I met this guy at a local bar. I am 23, and he is 25. When we initially met we were both really drunk. We chatted, exchanged numbers, and later in the night, I realized he was only trying to take me home, so I wrote him…

Confessions Of A F*ckboy: 8 Texts Guys Send You After A First Date And What They Mean

ByAdam Shadows
There's this feeling that washes over you when a date is going well. It's this sudden rush of invincibility, and for a minute, it tricks you into thinking you're in control of your own destiny. Which is why it makes so little sense how, typically…

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Reveal What Happens After You Snoop Through Your Guy's Phone

ByAdam Shadows
Hi guys, So I need your help. I was talking to this guy, who was a complete fuckboy, but like every other girl, I thought I could change him. For two months straight, we hung out practically every day, went on dates and spent many nights at his…

Confessions Of A F*ckboy: Everything I Want To Say To The Girl Whose Text I'm Ignoring

ByAdam Shadows
I did it on purpose. In a dating world where men have so much less power than you believe we do, we have to hold onto whatever we have. We can't be too eager because, as much as you say you want a guy who's approachable, understanding, responsible…

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Reveal Why Girls Who Try Too Hard To Date Are Still Single

ByAdam Shadows
Hey guys, I thought I'd hit you up about an issue that has been on my mind the last month or so. I am a fan of both your work and your perspective on things. Dare I say, you've both opened up my perspective on guys and the whole dating world and…