Archive for the ‘Tips & Advice’ Category

Wooing Women With Baby Powder? Ugh.

November 10, 2009

I waited at Ruby’s for three hours tonight for Staff to arrive. Okay, well, I worked on some writing for two hours and then waited for Staff for the last. Still, three hours sounds so much better. He wanted Pinkberry and I find it unreasonable to say no to such things. We got our amazing-life-changing-yogurt-goodness and went on our outdoor mall walk. I like walking with Staff. He tells me everything I have to say is full of crap. I pretend not to listen to him. It’s a great friendship. (more…)


Online Dating Tips for Women from Stacey Moroney.

October 28, 2009

I noticed that I had a new follower on the @theurbandater account from Stacey Moroney @the1thatuwant.  I took a look to read the content on her blog and found some great nuggets of information for online dating for the guys and gals.  I figured I’d take the liberty of listing some her content here, since I liked it so much.

Without further ado, here are just a couple of Stacey Moroney’s online dating tips.
(To see the rest of her tips please go to the original article)

TheOneThatYouWant Top 10 Tips for Online Dating:

To help you find Mr or Mrs Right in the world of Online Dating we have broken down the Top 10 Online Dating Advice tips to help increase your success in the world of Online Dating so you can date smarter and safer and meet TheOneThatYouWant!

1. Take time to write a careful winning online profile. Be open and honest about yourself, what’s the point in lying the truth will come out eventually. You wouldn’t want other people to mislead you online so don’t do it to other.

2 Describe the person that you would like to meet in detail. If you want to date someone who has never been married with no children, say so.

What Women (really) Want.

October 26, 2009

I recently read a book about unveiling the mystery of a woman’s soul and I gleaned some good dating tips in the process. Basically the book states that there are 3 things every woman’s soul longs for: to be pursued, to feel beautiful and be part of an adventure. I happen to identify with these desires and I figured I would elaborate a bit on the topic to help the men out a bit. (more…)

5 Important Traits of a Good Girlfriend.

October 22, 2009

I have asked some of my guy friends about what they think makes for a good girlfriend/partner in a relationship. Most of the time my friends said sex. That was it. Just sex. Well, I did get a few other nuggets out of them when I pressed for deeper and more meaningful answers.

What's the Worst Dating Advice You've Received?

October 21, 2009

Advice.  It’s defined as “a proposal for an appropriate course of action”. I’ve given a lot of advice to people, some I know and some I don’t know.  Some of this advice is pretty good, while other advice I’ve doled out has been pretty damn awful.  Like that time I told Jason Rybka in high school that the sore on Jenny Gardner’s lip was nothing to worry about…  Sorry dude.  Anyway, good advice is sage; something that can surely help you avert disaster.  However, poor advice… Poor advice gets people punched in the baby-maker.  True story.  I’ve seen that TV show, ‘Cheaters,’ and I know what’s up!  By the way, brilliant freaking show.  Right up there with ‘Celebrity Boxing,’ but I digress.  So I was thinking about bad dating advice that I’ve been given over the years.  Man… I either need to stop taking advice from my friends or stop being so naive!!! (more…)

5 Topics to Avoid on a Date.

October 16, 2009

Typically, if I’m talking to someone about conversation on a date I’m suggesting topics of conversation. Things that will perk and pique a person’s interest. However, what’s just a critical, if not more so, is the topics that shouldn’t be discussed. They have the potential to mess up your date worse than one Evander Holyfield’s ear after Mike Tyson ate it for a sensible dinner. (more…)

Online Dating: What to Say in a First Message.

October 12, 2009

Online dating is cool.  I like it because it’s very convenient.  You can check out profiles at any time you like and pick and choose what you’re looking for.  It’s kind of like Eugenics… But, um, not really… Well, it kinda sorta IS to a degree.  Let’s not belabor the point any further. Okay?  Good.  Even though online dating is convenient it, too, poses many challenges.  The first being: Getting past the first message.  How does one hope to elicit a response from the object of their desire?  I’ve got a few tips gathered from a few different sources on this topic.  You’ll be surprised what you find out… (more…)

Breaking Down the Breakup.

August 5, 2009

Breakups are the worst. No, they are the worst of the worse. It doesn’t matter if you dated for a decade or for a few months, they are awkward uncomfortable, heartbreaking, emotional and on the rare occasion violent events. In my experience there is no escaping the heartbreak of a break up despite what end of the bad news you are on, but there are ways to make dealing with it easier. (more…)

15 Things NOT to Say on a Date (Famous Last Words).

July 25, 2009

So this is a brief, but fun entry that I think is aptly titled “Famous Last Words.”  It’s no secret that over the years I’ve probably said a great many things to not get myself laid.  It’s second nature to me, really.  So I’m providing a small collection of things that, if said, will probably not get you laid regardless of your sexual inclinations.

A couple of these (no not all of them!) I’ve said to horrific effect.  I could let you guess what things I did say… But I’m not gonna.  I’m sure the general opinion of my dating prowess is already pretty low on the suck-scale-of-doom.  So I’ll tell you that I did attempt my Yoda/Chewbacca beat box performance on one date… There wasn’t a second one, needless to say… (more…)

How to be Friends With an Ex: The First Hang Out.

July 15, 2009

When a couple breaks up on amicable terms the most common phrase uttered at the end of the awkward break up conversation is “I hope we can still be friends.” Excuse me while I choke on irony. Really friends? Friends don’t say things that break my heart, cause me to cry uncontrollably and make me want to punch them in the throat, but I digress. In my experience friendship with an ex is only possible if A) there are absolutely NO residual feelings for one another other than platonic feelings. B) enough time has passed that the hurt caused by the break up has become a distant memory. C) both parties are mature, actually want a platonic friendship with one another and have no plans to rekindle the flame. Once both exes have reached this point they can begin to start a friendship. And D) how could I forget, the most important part, there is no more sexual tension. This is by far the most difficult part to accomplish. It’s hard to go from seeing this person naked to asking how things are going with their new significant other. As long as you have A, B and C you can succeed at meeting up with your ex with minimal tension. If D is not possible avoid alcohol. (more…)