Mating & Dating

How to Be an Empty Shell

January 20, 2010 Mating & Dating

Do you want to be more attractive to women? From our friends at Howcast (motto: “we pay by the video, so keep ’em crankin’”), here’s, er, someone’s take on how to do it: My apologies for taking two minutes from you that you’ll never get back. (Did you spot the complete non sequitur “fact” at […]

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Would You Date a Smarter, Richer Woman?

January 20, 2010 Mating & Dating

The New York Times this week raises an interesting point: as women earn more than they used to, own their own businesses and seek ongoing education, they’re increasingly “marrying down.” And having a hard time finding the men to do so, apparently. (Well, when Gawker is calling you a “leech with a penis” it kind […]

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The 3 Stages of Seduction

January 11, 2010 Mating & Dating

After spending the past few weeks working on a workout for you, I think it’s time to refocus on the fruits of your body-sculpting labors: finding a nice (or naughty) girl. Seriously, you can be a Greek god, but if you can’t approach a woman and read her signals you’ll still be going home empty-handed. […]

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12 Best Posts of 2009

December 31, 2009 Grooming

Well, the Tao hasn’t been around for quite a full year yet, but I’ve put a lot of content into the ol’ place, and it’s a great time to reflect on the stuff I think you can most learn from, or be entertained by. Also, I’m putting my time into finishing off the Starter Workout […]

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Happy Festivus

December 24, 2009 Health & Fitness

I’m so glad Seinfeld came along and created a way to avoid being smarmy at Christmastime. The holiday is upon us (today in Australia/Asia, tomorrow in the West) so I thought I’d write a few words to let you know that you’ve already given me the best gift of all this year, just by reading […]

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Men

December 18, 2009 Dressing

With one week until Christmas, you may be sweating the eventual trip to the jam-packed mall to do battle with the masses over the ugly sweaters and iPod knockoffs that remain. I have done this, and found myself waiting in enormous lines to buy pitiful crap that the recipient must then pretend he likes. Don’t […]

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How to Get Girls, the Howcast Way

December 11, 2009 Mating & Dating

If you haven’t heard of Howcast, you’re missing out. From how to escape from kidnappers to how to play rock-paper-scissors, it’s a treasure trove of video advice. Often dodgy advice, sometimes advice you really didn’t need in the first place, but advice nonetheless. They try hard. How to be Better at Small Talk For your […]

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Chivalry is Not Dead, You Just Don’t Know What It Is

December 10, 2009 Mating & Dating

The argument about whether chivalry is or isn’t “dead” has been raging for, well, about as long as there’s been a definition for the word “chivalry.” Unfortunately, the biggest problem I see is that no one’s really sure what it is. Today Steve Santigati (the guy who supposedly inspired The Ugly Truth, to which I […]

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