Dating for Men Tag

As I was out a restaurant for dinner the other night, a couple sat down to a table directly to the right of where we were sitting. From the moment they sat down, the guy was on his phone and literally didn’t proceed to look at his date once.  When I looked at the girl that he was with, I noticed that she had seemed to be sad and had a defeated look about her. Being an outsider to their relationship, I had found myself feeling quite bad for her.Read More

Posted On May 25, 2014By Patrick SmithIn Dating For Men, Manzone

How I Fell in Love With My iPhone

a.k.a. “iPhone: A Love Story” Author’s Note: This is not a promotional story about an iPhone.  This is the story about how my phone helped me fall in love.    To start this story off, I feel the need to clarify that we did not meet on Tinder.   I recently reconnected with an old friend of mine.   Okay, I say friend, but what I really meant was someone that used to come into my work and I would relentlessly flirt with because she was a 10 and IRead More
Chances are, if you’re reading this website, you’re somewhere in the same broad demographic that I am: 18 – 35. I read a lot of similar sites and try to consume content written by people who are in similar places in their lives. It helps me, in some ways, to know that people go through the same struggles as other people. To that end, many of the columns here and other places regarding relationships and relationship advice focus on people in their early to mid 20s; jumping from relationship toRead More
From personal experience and from seeing my friends relationships crash and burn, I know the single life can sometimes suck. Being single has the benefits of talking to whoever you want whenever you want, flirting constantly, and being able to do you to the fullest. But, what being single leaves out is the semi-permanent (maybe permanent) person whom you can count on, cuddle with, and have a sexual relationship with- with strings attached. When you have a significant other, they remind you of how awesome you are even if youRead More
I firmly believe that when it comes to dating, texting is the actual devil. It is the demise of dozens of relationships and one text can be a game changer for countless others. One text can keep someone up all night in a ball of anxiety, and one vibration of a phone can send someone into a nervous tizzy. If it were up to me, texting would be strictly for use between friends. And not the, “Oh my god, I’m so not into him at all,” friends, I mean actualRead More
If the rise of superhero movies has taught us anything lately, it’s that audiences still crave stories about lone heroes taking on a world of injustice (seriously, to the tune of $95 million for the second weekend of Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Spider Man, Batman, The Man of Steel, heck, even movies like Divergent, 300, and The Hunger Games all prove it; people are obsessed with stories about someone with powerful, unique inner potential. Has anyone ever watched Bond, James Bond, kicking ass and taking names while looking slickRead More

Posted On March 28, 2014By Jason William SpencerIn Dating For Men, Dating For Women, Manzone

“The One”

You’ll know when you’ve met “The One.” That’s what they tell you. Who really knows if that myth exists? You hear it as a child and it’s ingrained into you. Society seems to revolve around this idea of perfect monogamous bliss. It’s the cog in the wheel that keeps civilization going. That ever-elusive enigma they call love. Everyone around you starts to pair up. You see the excitement and love in their eyes and think to yourself, “My time must be coming.” Years pass. Even girlfriends, crushes, and flings pass.Read More
Monogamous relationships can be hard sometimes, but if both parties are willing to work at it, there are a lot of things you can do to keep the love lasting for a long, long time; if that”s what you desire. You might not want to make things work and if that”s the case… there are some awesome ways to break up with someone, without really breaking up with them. Here are some things I believe will make the long haul easier in any relationship.   1. Love Yourself Those thatRead More
Whoever said that breaking up with someone is hard to do was probably doing it the right way.  And when you’re involved in a serious relationship, the break-up can be as colossal and gruesome as the casualties of the Civil War.  However, a break-up after dating for only a few weeks, or even a few months, only has to be as mildly uncomfortable as a secret wedgie.  You haven’t been dating quite long enough to warrant a face-to-face break-up, or even a voicemail, but it needs to end.  We’re aboveRead More

Posted On March 5, 2014By Kelsey DarlingIn Dating For Men, Dating For Women, Manzone

First Date Mistakes

Consider this an incomplete list of things you should never do on a first date.   1. Oversharing Once I had a first date tell me about his fantasy role-playing shower games, where he would embark on a quest and do battle with the enemy. Oddly, we ended up dating (and I’m sure that says more about me than him), but you can see how that could be an issue, right?  If you can’t, you’re probably an oversharer.     2. Agreeing with everything your date says One of theRead More

Posted On February 26, 2014By Allyson DarlingIn Dating For Men, Manzone

How To Lose A Girl in Ten Tinders

Tinder can be a simple way to get attention, a date, or a hook-up in minutes.  There is something satisfying in being provided with a stack of people in your preferred mile and age radius while your besties are brunching with their beaus.  Yes, they may have shared bacon and mimosa-breath sex, but you have Tinder!  One can determine their attraction to another person with subtleties that can only be seen in photographs.   After a week plus some extra hours of Tindering, I have realized that there are some trendsRead More

Posted On February 24, 2014By Kelsey DarlingIn Dating For Men, Manzone

6 Characteristics Girls Look For in a Tinder Match

New to Tinder or struggling to find fulfilling relationships through the app? Here are some tips to win over the ladies. 1. Creative Conversation Starters “Hey,” and “What’s up?” are easily ignorable and peg you as boring faster than your argyle sweater and nondescript haircut.  Ask your match something fun and interesting like “Does this mean we’re boyfriend and girlfriend?” or “Would your rather go hungry for a week or cut off your nipple shaving?”  Genuine compliments are also a welcome initiator.   2. Adventurousness Make sure to include aRead More

Posted On February 18, 2014By Brian WrayIn Dating For Men, Manzone

Valentine’s Day Review: How I Did It Right

It’s not a holiday! Stupid Hallmark! It’s made up, damn it! ….Says every one of my single friends. But for those of us with a female at our side, we know that Valentine’s Day is VERY REAL, and it can quite literally make or break a young relationship. Studies show that majority of breakups occur in mid-February. Coincidence? Umm, sure. I’ll keep telling my single friends that to make them feel better. So, how did I “do it right?” It started earlier in the week, with… a stomach flu. Unfortunate,Read More
The big day is here, guys. Valentine’s Day. Or, as I like to call it, “Girls are Feeling Romantic and Horny,  Therefore You Better Get Laid” Day. Yes, no matter your relationship status today – whether you’re single and free, tied down, or out in the wild in-between – as a man, you should be doing everything possible to make this evening a memorable one. While your girlfriend, date, or girl you pick up at the bar will appreciate the flowers, dinner, or, for the last option, the shot of Burnett’s,Read More

Posted On February 1, 2014By Shannon FolsomIn Dating For Men, Manzone

How to Find the Good Girls

Dear Men, The good ones are out there. They’re just tired. Too many of you have concluded that women are a mystery; that it’s impossible to deduce what we want. The good ones seem to be taken, and the alluring ones won’t go for you. It’s frustrating. I understand that. But I’d like to stand up for a population of incredible women and tell you that the right one is out there, she’s just been beaten down by the 20-something dating scene, and she’s searching for something different.    Read More