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On The Couch With Daddy Manny

Dr Daddy: On The Couch With Daddy Manny

On Hooking Up, Embracing Single Life and Creating Creepy Pinterest Boards

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Art by Coco

Dear Dr DADDY,

My friends have staged an intervention because they think that my obsession with online dating has gone too far. They complain that I’ve become inattentive and anti-social as I’m always on my phone, arranging hookups. I live a very busy life and sometimes a Deliveroo meal and casual sex is all I can handle after a long day in the office. When I engage in IRL conversations I often end up missing out on opportunities to get laid. I really don’t think I should be shamed for streamlining my life.

Rodrigo (31)

Dear Rodrigo,

Nobody should have to go to bed hungry or thirsty. While there’s nothing wrong with getting home deliveries, an intervention shouldn’t be ignored either. Real life conversations can be tedious and even if they aren’t, there’s no guarantee that you’ll end up having sex — but every once in a while it’s good to go offline and remind yourself that there’s more to life than pizza and casual sex.


Dear Dr DADDY,

I’ve been in a very harmonious, boring relationship for over 10 years and decided it was time to break up after both of us repeatedly started falling asleep while having sex. Now that it’s over, I feel like I’ve lost control of my life. I drink way too much, also during daytime, my body is covered in bruises because I have sex pretty much everywhere but in bed and my phone is full of mystery dick pics I can’t remember having received. What’s happening to me?

Alex (39)

Dear Alex,

Sounds like you’re finally having fun again. 


Dear Dr DADDY,

I’m sick and tired of going to weddings and baby showers and feeling pressured to spend money on gifts I can’t afford. Of course I’m happy for my friends, but what about me? I don’t intend to get married or have babies anytime soon, and nobody showers me with presents for my lifestyle choice.

Rovina (36)

Dear Rovina,

If you don’t enjoy attending these events then why don’t you skip a few? Weddings can be fun, but if attending means that you’re surrounded by couples and interrogated about your relationship status then screw that. As for baby showers, everyone knows that they’re anything but fun, so next time just do what celebrities do when they can’t be bothered to pick up their Academy Awards and send well-wishes via a video message (and a gift if the friend used to be close pre-pregnancy) — or just start to pretend that you never received the invites.


Dear Dr DADDY,

My last BF accidentally discovered my Pinterest board with an extensive collection of chocolate brown mixed-race babies. It wasn’t a great day… Anyway, he freaked out and left me because he thinks that I’ve got a worrying fetish. His friends have distanced themselves from me as well. I just want to improve my children’s gene pool. Am I a creep?

Laura (27)

Dear Laura,

You do sound incredibly creepy. Imagine the disappointment if your baby didn’t turn out to be mixed race, which could easily be the case. Maybe you should start with loving yourself before planning your future children’s skin tone… on a Pinterest board??


Looking for #shade-free answers to real life issues? Email Dr Manny — because life sucks without love, sex and attention: 


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