For almost a year now, I've been writing advice for Complex, tackling the issues that plague most men. My ideas have came from my own dating experiences, where I've seen men stumble, and sometimes, spectacularly fall. To better help the guys of the world, I've started taking questions from Complex readers. Welcome to the first round.

This week, we tackle dealing with your girlfriend's colorful past; texting to inspire interest; cuffing season woes; and snooping through her phone.

Modern life is complicated. You already have 99 problems, but issues with women? That shouldn't be one.

Send your dating debacles to or get at me on Twitter (@ShanteCosme)