Monthly Archives: October 2012


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Once upon a time, I had a close friend give me some advice that, at the time, resonated loud and clear with me. It’s also stuck with me since then. The message was this – if you believe in fate and ‘finding the one,’ then you need to go into every relationship scenario with expecations that match your ideals. That means that if you date 100 people, you should expect that 99 of them will fail. Pessimistic? That […]

Giving and Taking Rejection


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A BUFFET OF SEXUAL STATISTICS: At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women will have the HPV infection at some point in their life. Between adults aged 20 to 59, women have had an average of 4 sex partners; men an average of 7. The average erect penis is 5 to 7 inches long; 4 to 6 inches in circumference. 66 percent of folks have had a ‘friend with benefits.’ 29 percent of […]

Sex – Part 1 of ?


Text messaging did an interesting thing to relationships in the early 2000s. It took a lot of the guess work – and terror – out of pre-dating conversation and strapped it with training wheels. But before that? In the good ole’ days – the ’90s – people actually had to dial the phone and – gasp – carry on a conversation in the midst of their dating journey. Sound awful? It was worse in the ’80s. Back […]

A Dummy’s Guide to Modern Dating & Texting Etiquette



In March 2012, a friend of mine suggested that I write about the confusion that many of us in the ‘modern’ world (whatever that means) will invariably face when it comes to dating. So at her request, I decided to create this post, called the ’10 Phases of Dating.’ Since then, I’ve been intrigued by the response I’ve gotten. It’s been overwhelming. Everyone, it seems – single or taken – loves to talk about dating. […]

10 Phases of Dating


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In March 2012, a friend of mine suggested that I write about the confusion that many of us in the ‘modern’ world (whatever that means) will invariably face when it comes to dating. So at her request, I decided to create this post, called the ’10 Phases of Dating.’ Since then, I’ve been intrigued by the response I’ve gotten. It’s been overwhelming. Everyone, it seems – single or taken – loves to talk about dating. They love to analyze it, […]

10 Phases of Dating


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I‘m 28 years old. And as an older, wiser version of David Berry, I get a kick out of reading the things that 22 year old David Berry used to write. He was convinced that he knew it all; that he was some kind of renaissance man with insights into life and love that were far beyond his years and inaccessible to anyone else. In reality, he was just more naive. Who knows – maybe […]

10 Things I Think I Know About Life



The Toyota Camry is America’s best-selling automobile and it’s available in six trim levels. The L, the LE, the XLE, the SE, the Hybrid LE, and the Hybrid XLE. I’ll also have you know that when it comes to America’s sandwiches, there’s the Whopper, which has five different variations. The classic Whopper Sandwich, the Double Whopper Sandwich, the Triple Whopper Sandwich, the Whopper Jr. Sandwich, or the all-new Carolina BBQ Whopper Sandwich. And it’s not enough. You mean […]

An Average Dave’s View of American Politics


In every age group, men and women have disparate dating issues. In their early to mid 20s, girls are as ready as ever for a serious relationship. They’re fresh out of college and off of daddy’s credit cards, as optimistic about love as they are with life. Men in their early to mid 20s? Well, they’re more aptly labled as ‘ineligible’ bachelors. They have newly minted jobs and a closet filled with fitted Express 1MX button down shirts. And they […]

The Late 20s Dating Disaster