Mating & Dating

Update 2/1/12: You can now pick up the Tao of Bachelorhood Guide to Online Dating at Amazon.com formatted for the Kindle. Right now it’s only $1.99—mere pocket change!.)

One of the three bonuses you get when you subscribe to the Tao of Bachelorhood is the Guide to Online Dating, a 30-page book that leads you through the online dating process:

  • Find the best site for you
  • Set up the perfect profile
  • Write your bio for maximum attraction
  • Put your best photo forward
  • Find the women most likely to have “live” profiles
  • Send a message that practically forces her to respond
  • Get to the real date quickly

But I’m not here to hype the book—I’m here to let you know it won’t be free much longer. Well, that’s not exactly true: you can always come here and read the original series it’s based on.

The ebook version, however, will be moving to Amazon.com, where you’ll be able to buy an updated Kindle version for a really nominal price (that means cheap). I’ll be looking at an Apple iBooks version as well.

For the next few days, though, you can still grab the Tao of Bachelorhood Guide to Online Dating, as well as the Simple Starter Workout and Single Man’s Shopping List, for zero dollars when you subscribe. Either use the form over there at the right, or if you need more hype, here’s more reasons to sign up.

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Up the rebels.

By any official or unofficial method of measurement, summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere. And to salute the return of hot (or hotter—hi Phoenix) weather, here are some articles to help you dress, eat, and date better this year.

Dress Up (or Down) for the Weather

There’s nothing like grabbing that old favorite t-shirt (just a few little holes), the calf-length jean shorts and a pair of flip-flops and hitting the bars with the guys, right? Funny how the women you meet all seem to have a phone number of 555-1212, huh?

Grillin’ and Chillin’

Is that lighter fluid I smell? If so, why? Get yourself a damn charcoal chimney already, and then make sure you’re using the grill right, and complementing your meat with a tasty, healthy, cool salad.

Summer Survival

It’s not all fun and games when the weather gets hot. Keep yourself safe and healthy, and live to skinny-dip another day.

  • How to Hydrate is the complete why and how of keeping your body moist on the inside, because by the time you get thirsty you’re already late on the hydration train.
  • How to Perform 14 Basic Skills, Part 2 includes “Learn the Breaststroke,” and advice to help you learn how to swim. This is a basic survival skill everyone should know.

Look Great

You want that beach body? Well, time’s a-wastin’. If you haven’t already subscribed to receive your free Starter Workout, you can find some basic help here:

  • A Simple Starter Workout is the original workout plan I happen to be using again right now to get into fighting trim. You can too.
  • No-Weights Workout offers some easy moves you can do outside. Just don’t hog the kids’ jungle gym for too long, okay?

Get a Date

Yes, the ladies seem to look even prettier in their summer clothes. No, it’s no more difficult to talk to them than it was when they looked like Eskimos. If you’re not using my online dating book (available free), at least forearm yourself with a few tips.

  • What Do You Say to a Girl? You’re walking on the beach with a buddy, and the girl of your dreams is coming right toward you. Do you start with a firm, “Hi,” and then confidently move on to an intriguing question for her, or devolve into a puddle of jelly? I can help you there.

The National Pastime

If you’re absolutely stuck for something to do, and living in America, there’s probably a ballpark five minutes away. And whether you want to go nuts for your favorite player or kick back in the sun with a brew and some conversation (not too loud), the ballyard is an excellent place to do it.

  • Take Yourself Out to the Ballgame will help you if you decide only the big-leagues will do (try Triple-A instead, trust me) you can navigate the minefield of consumerism that is a major league ballpark with your credit rating intact.

Whatever you do this summer, be safe, calm and confident. Have fun out there.

 

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