Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dating advice from a dude

Editor's Note: Dude dating advice is always the best.  Here's a kind of rebuttal to our LDR post from last week.  Thanks to our loyal reader for sending this our way.  It's nice to know that men think about these things too!  And I think a lot of this advice could be applied to dating in general and not just being in a long distance.

I've been in two long distance relationships, both of which lasted several years, one failed and one was successful. It's given me a good perspective on things; and mind you this goes for both men and women, almost all of this will and should apply to both sexes:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bachelor in Paradise: episode 3

This week's episode picks up right after the rose ceremony and sadly we are not treated to any reenactments or dramatizations.  Although there is another dramatic leg injury.  As Michelle and Marquel walk away from the ceremony hand in hand, Michelle says that she sees a future with Marquel, that they have a connection blah blah blah and then five seconds later, Danielle (from Juan Pablo's season) shows up with a date card, asks Marquel out, and he say YES!

Monday, August 18, 2014

#mancrushmonday: Chris Pratt

Welcome to our newest column: man crush Monday.  There are so many reasons that Chris Pratt has earned the right to be our very first inductee.  And since he's on his way to be being a behemoth movie star, I'd like to acknowledge him before all the fame and money and Oscars (yes, I think he'll win an Oscar someday) go straight to his head. Though I'm willing to bet that he might just be that rare kind of celebrity who never loses sight of what really matters in the world.

Friday, August 15, 2014

BLOW OFF song of the day: Your Love by The Outfield

Josie's on a vacation far away
Come around and talk it over
So many things that I want to say
You know I like my girls a little bit older
I just wanna use your love tonight
I don't wanna lose your love tonight

I ain't got many friends left to talk to
No one's around when I'm in trouble
You know I'd do anything for you
Stay the night but keep it undercover
I just wanna use your love tonight, whoa
I don't wanna lose your love tonight
-The Outfield, 1986

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dear Dudes: You can't have your cake and eat it too.

You guys may just think that Bachelor in Paradise is a cheap thrills reality TV show, but I'm here to tell you it's actually an educational program about dating dynamics. You need click here to read Sammi's recap, but the most fascinating storyline in episode two was the short-lived love affair between Elise and Dylan.  Let's pretend for one minute that they are not total weirdos and find the universal truths in their forty-eight hour romance.

These two meet and instantly couple up.  Elise says that if it didn't seem crazy and if a mere twenty-four hours hadn't gone by, she'd be ready to tell Dylan "I love you" (side note: she's cray cray).  These two seem cute and devoted to each other, except for one minor detail:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

the worst relationship mistake you'll ever make

There's a rare breed of female that scares men shitless.  A kind that gives the rest of us a bad name.  A kind that's probably directly to blame for those dudes who prematurely blurt to other women "I don't want a relationship" before we've even dropped the R bomb.  A kind who doesn't flinch when using words like "fairytale" or soul mate" or "connection." 

Some like to call her a stage five clinger, but I prefer the term smother-fucker.  A smother-fucker is the type of lady who decides within twenty-four hours of meeting a guy that they're destined to be together, get married, and have three babies.  All a man has to do is buy her a drink or pay her a compliment and she's already browsing wedding venues on the internet. And when she confides details of the first date to her girlfriends, she might shed a few tears over how much you already care about each other.