meeting women

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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How to Tell When a Woman Isn’t Interested

December 10, 2009 Mating & Dating

Back in September I went over how to tell if a woman likes you. Just the other day I showed you five ways to fail to pick up women. The next stop on this road is obviously how to tell when your awful “game” is working its magic (i.e., making her want to take her […]

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5 Ways to Not Pick Up Women

December 7, 2009 Mating & Dating

Among my RSS feeds are a few online pickup forums. I don’t subscribe to them because I think I’ll learn anything — I subscribe because I’m curious about how guys are using the knowledge available to them. And most guys are using that knowledge wrong. Some examples (paraphrased to protect the guilty): “We made out […]

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iPhone Pickup App: Good or Bad for Pepsi (or You)?

October 14, 2009 Mating & Dating

If you’re ‘Net connected at all, by now you’ve heard about the “Amp Up Before You Score” iPhone app, which offers opening lines (and much, much more) for picking up theoretically gullible women. You’ve heard the outrage, seen the #pepsifail hashtag on Twitter, and maybe even read the apology. Well, if you haven’t, first see […]

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Meet Women, Feel Better

October 8, 2009 Health & Fitness

Researchers sometimes discover the most awesome things. This time it’s the health benefits of meeting women — it turns out that by just talking to an attractive girl you raise your testosterone and reduce stress. Researchers from the University of California arranged to have 100 male college students talk for five minutes to a young […]

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Texting for Dates: Yes or No?

September 20, 2009 Mating & Dating

So you’ve met a woman, and got her digits. Two or three days later (depending on who you believe in Swingers) you pick up the phone, look for the number in your contacts, and then… …you get that certain twinge of fear. We’ve all had it. “What will I say? What if she doesn’t remember […]

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Online Dating: Words Matter

September 15, 2009 Mating & Dating

Update: The Tao of Bachelorhood Guide to Online Dating, based on this series but revised for the Kindle, is available on Other versions to come. For a limited time it’s only $1.99! I’m a big fan of meeting women out in the real world, but I’d be lying if I said I never tested the […]

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