I'm sure you get this a lot, but I have woman problems. I started seeing this girl and I like her, but I feel she's moving the relationship to higher levels of commitment way too fast. How do I fend her off without losing my nookie ticket?
A. Dear Nick,
Affairs of the heart are beset with landmines that can be easily triggered. You wish to walk a fine line between "commitment" and "noncommitment." Either way, the word "commitment" is involved, albeit one is in a "non" form.
I am sure your lady-friend has heard the expression "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?" At first, this seems like an odd expression, but if you replace some of the words in it, it can take on a whole new meaning! For example, replace the word "buy" with "commit to a loving relationship with" and exchange "milk" with "sex." See, things begin to take shape now. To finish the expression-conversion, go ahead and replace "the cow" with "a girl."
Let's look at our new expression, now: "Why commit to a loving relationship with a girl when you can get the sex for free?" Now, let's replace "free" with "50 bucks." Fifty dollars doesn't seem like too large of a commitment, does it?