Another year is ending, and with it another year of our Ask Dr. NerdLove advice column.


The Doc—real name Harris O’Malley—kept his usual office hours this year, turning up a couple times per month to answer reader questions and, hopefully, help a few people on the way to a happier, healthier love life.

Here are all of his columns from 2015.

It’s been a pleasure editing Harris for the past couple of years, and very cool to see so many readers writing in and sharing their problems and questions. I hope that some of his advice has been helpful for you, even if you haven’t written in—I know I’ve learned a thing or two. Or twenty.


Ask Dr. NerdLove will resume in 2016 as usual; if you want to write in with a question for the column, send an email to and put “Kotaku” in the subject line. If you want even more Doc, you can find a ton of articles and advice at his website Paging Dr. Nerdlove.

If your 2015 was filled with love and happiness, here’s hoping you keep that going. And if your 2015 was wretched and lonely, here’s hoping things get better in 2016.