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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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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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Hump-day Links XX

November 4, 2009 Grooming

I hope you had a great Halloween. I’ve said before that it’s my favorite holiday, and this one didn’t disappoint. Good friends (in good costumes), good booze and good music conspired for an awesome night. Next up, holiday-wise: a Thanksgiving ski trip. In baseball news, the Yomiuri Giants just beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 7-4 […]

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Hump-day Links XIX

October 21, 2009 Dressing

The week before Halloween, and it’s kind of quiet. I’ve got my costume, have been growing out my beard especially for it (No, I’m going neither as ZZ Top nor Band of Horses) and I’ve got my connection for easy party access. If you don’t have your costume, I just wrote something that might help. […]

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Hump-day Links XII

September 2, 2009 Dressing

With the Dog Days finally over, the Internet have returned to their keyboards to give you the information and entertainment you so richly deserve. As always, I strive to maintain a one-stop shop of the most vital tidbits: Slap Fight! Slap Fight!: How to Lead an Empty Romantic Existence is a continuation of Conor Friedersdorf’s […]

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How to Tell When a Woman is Interested

September 2, 2009 Mating & Dating

Demonstrating interest: women do it all the time, but few guys know when it happens, and when it doesn’t. It’s understandable sometimes, because women can be subtle. They don’t want to look like they’re throwing themselves at a guy. But other times it can be so blatant that I wonder how he can be missing […]

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Hump-Day Links X

August 19, 2009 Dressing

Happy Wednesday! I was going to include more on fashion, but the press has all decided to take a break in order to laugh at that Harvard stuff. Not that there isn’t a boatload of fun and education available out there: From the “Duh” Desk: Do Single Women Seek Attached Men? is about a study […]

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10 Steps to Working a Room

August 13, 2009 Living

One of the greatest indications of a high status (or “alpha”) male is his ability to work a room: somehow meeting everyone at a party or function and drawing them into interesting conversation. When you can walk into a room full of strangers and engage them in discussion, you’ll be perceived as a leader by […]

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