In the face of any strong emotion – good or bad – my reflex has always been to instantly drain myself of my words and thoughts. It’s my therapy, or at least the earliest attempt at it. And that’s why I’m writing tonight. I’ve lived a life mostly free of loss; the closest I’d come is the pain of a break-up. Until tonight. My best friend’s father, a figure instrumental in the foundational faith and second […]

Death’s Sting

1. Go on a date with someone and put your phone away the entire time. 2. When you get someone’s number, call them. 3. When you make plans with someone, follow through. 4. Don’t Facebook/Instagram/Google stalk the person you just met – until after your first date. 5. Don’t be too proud to tell someone exactly how you feel – good or bad. 6. When you are on the phone, don’t text, type or watch […]

10 Resolutions for Modern Daters

The New York Times posted a semi-provocative article today titled ‘The End of Courtship?’ by Alex Williams. Here’s an excerpt: Raised in the age of so-called “hookup culture,” millennials — who are reaching an age where they are starting to think about settling down — are subverting the rules of courtship. Instead of dinner-and-a-movie, which seems as obsolete as a rotary phone, they rendezvous over phone texts, Facebook posts, instant messages and other “non-dates” that are leaving […]

What Does ‘Courtship’ Mean to Gen Y?

I’ll describe Dayana and Ricardo in a bit more detail in just a minute, but let me first say this – when this bi-racial couple procreates, the respective fruit of their loins is going to be a head-turner. And possibly an NBA player. They’re an exotic duo, to be sure. Living in the Rush and Division section of Chicago, Dayana and Ricardo hail from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Mendoza, Argentina, respectively. Dayana’s roots were firmly entrenched […]

’10 Phases of Dating’ – Dayana, Ricardo & Drama

The least I can do is plug him shamelessly for his work. I’ve known Kyle O’Hara since he was in diapers and now, no longer in diapers, he’s producing amazing work like this. Happy to ‘officially’ unveil my new logo! If you’re looking for a brilliant designer, it’s him. Check out his website by clicking here.

My New Logo!

Kevin Greene and I are back at it with Podcast #2 as we discuss things that piss us off. Agree with any of these? Want us to answer a question on the next one? Leave a comment on the blog. THE ’10 PHASES OF DATING’ PODCAST! __________________________

Podcast 1, Episode 2!

Exciting times at! I’ve partnered up with my good friend, Kevin Greene, to create a podcast as we prepare for the launch of the ‘10 Phases of Dating.’ (We’re working on the audio quality for episode 2) It’s the first of many to come! Want us to answer a question on the next one? Leave a comment on the blog. THE ’10 PHASES OF DATING’ PODCAST! __________________________ David Berry is a Miami-based copywriter who […]

Podcast 1, Episode 1!

The bread and butter of, once upon a time, was the verbal diarrhea that came from my numerous rants. I like to think that I’ve matured beyond most of the nonsense of those days, but the truth is I’ve just learned to filter more of it. That’s not mature of me; it’s dishonest. So today, I’m telling the truth. In no particular order…

Unchained Rant

As a man with some semblance of an ego, it pains me to say this, but the male subject of this chapter, Michael, is what men and women would call “a stud.” Case in point? A female dating blogger fell victim to his slick words and dashing looks and called him Hemingway with a “mix of Mitchum and Mastroianni.” He walks in the room dressed impeccably. His hair is perfectly coiffed with not a strand […]

10 Phases of Dating – Michael’s Game

When I first wrote a blog about ‘sex,’ I expected a lot of the usual feedback – “Yeah, great point, David!” or “I totally agree! Want a hug?” Stuff like that. But that’s not the feedback I got; none of the fluffy, sentimental stuff I was expecting. Instead, most of my respondents were women who believed that the more sex you had – and the more people you had it with – the better. Huh.

Let’s Talk About Sex – Part 2