Mating & Dating

Ultimate Spring Cleaning, Day 23: Auto-tune

April 13, 2010 Grooming

Ultimate Spring Cleaning is a 30-day project to clean and declutter not only your house, but your life. Each day you’ll get a housecleaning assignment, an assignment that involves the world around you, and a project to clear your mind. You can start anytime at the Ultimate Spring Cleaning main page. Our last day in […]

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Ultimate Spring Cleaning, Day 13: Goodbye White Walls

April 3, 2010 House & Home

Ultimate Spring Cleaning is a project to clean and declutter not only your house, but your life. Each day you’ll get a housecleaning assignment, an assignment that involves the world around you, and a project to clear your mind. You can start anytime at the Ultimate Spring Cleaning main page. This weekend will be light […]

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Be a Man About It: Date With Confidence

March 11, 2010 Mating & Dating

Some people seem to be confused about exactly how to handle dating in the Twenty-Tens. There’s no doubt that our thinking has changed, aided and abetted as usual by the ubiquitous media, but is that for the good? Are there really new rules? Well, considering in the 1800s dates were almost unheard of—after getting permission, […]

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Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

March 2, 2010 Mating & Dating

“Nice guys finish last.” They say Leo Durocher coined the phrase in reference to a baseball team, but we’ve adopted it as a description of how supposedly respectful, deferential men are pushed aside by women for the “jerks.” And while it’s true that there is a segment of women who live to “fix” damaged guys, […]

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A Brief History of the Pickup Artist

February 12, 2010 Mating & Dating

The current issue of the Weekly Standard attempts a very all-encompassing piece on…well, I’m not really sure. It seems to imply that we’re going back to caveman mating rituals, but spends most of its time covering the recent history of pickup artists, from Ross Jeffries claiming copyright on every catchphrase to Mystery launching an army […]

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Advantage: You

February 6, 2010 Mating & Dating

Some light weekend reading: in case you’ve been away from newspapers, radio and TV this week, the big self-help book being promoted to women is Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough by Lori Gottlieb. The good news for men who want a relationship: institutionally, women are being told to “settle.” The […]

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The Secret to Getting the Date (Not Just the Number)

February 3, 2010 Mating & Dating

If you’ve ever had a girlfriend with Netflix, you probably had to watch the seminal ’90s slacker dating movie Singles. One of the minor characters was David, best friend of the main character Steve. David was all about meeting as many ladies as possible: David: Man, check it out. My new Gor-Tech watch. I can […]

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The 3 Things You Must Be to Attract Women

January 21, 2010 Mating & Dating

Last week we began the series on what you need to meet the woman of your dreams with the three things a woman must feel before you can magically transport her from coffee shop to bedroom. Later we’ll discuss the methods you can use to unlock those feelings, but first let’s talk about you. To […]

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