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I’ve been absent from my blog for 16 days because, in my professional life, I have been spending loads of time explaining the ‘value’ of social media to my agency clients in terms of dollars and cents. In ‘big advertising,’ $1 in means you have to get at least $1 out in terms of sales. If not, it failed.

Social Media ROI & Dating the Hot Chick

On my drive home from the grocery store, I had a moment when the 16 year old version of me appeared out of nowhere, made a brief cameo and seemed, well, kind of impressed by the newly-minted 29-year-old version of me. I had just purchased groceries for myself with my own money, leaving the store at 9:30 p.m. without having to explain to my parents where I’d been. Then, I put the bags in my […]

A 16 Year Old Turns 29

“Start saying ‘no.'” It was an easy but necessary response from my friend, Fischer. I’d just made a statement about feeling overwhelmed by my inability to lighten up my social calendar. Of course, there’s little sympathy to go around for someone who thinks he has too many friends and too many positive things taking place in his life. With that said, when it comes at the expense of your own temporary sense of sanity, who […]

Rise Up

I’ve been on this ‘dating blog’ kick for so long now that, as a reader, you might have forgotten that I once used this website as a vehicle to vent my frustrations in vicious fashion. In my heyday, I took aim at everyone from Miami ‘bros’ (for their faux hawks, fake accents and pointy black shoes) to soccer moms (for allowing our world to have minivans and for purchasing Woman’s Day magazine). I did it […]

Return of the Rant

*Dedicated to someone who may or may not be starting a clothing line.* PROOF THAT GOD HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR: 365 days in your own city. Number of people you meet who you’re really interested in? Zero. 3 days in another city? You’re freaking in love with that one guy you met. For starters, consider the irony that you’re interacting with single men and women on a daily basis and you’d rather go to CrossFit […]

Long Distance Love

*For the second time in four months, I will watch one of my ‘baby’ cousins get married. This is what I’ll be sharing at her wedding tonight.* I haven’t decided yet if you and your sister getting married so close together is genuinely for true love, or just a cruel ploy to humiliate me in front of family members who know I’m older than both of you and still single. “David, when are you going […]

Speech! My Wedding Day Message to Kayla & Jason

Last week, I took part in a panel discussion that was unlikely for two reasons. 1. It was for the Brown University Alumni Association, and my educational pedigree is far from Ivy League. And 2. The panel was to discuss bi-racial dating issues and, well, I’m white. You see, when the topic of race ever comes into discussion, the thing that we all know but don’t often say is that “the opinion of white people […]

The Bi-Racial Dating Conundrum

I’ve gone on a few dates with a girl in the past couple of weeks. And no, the fact that I’ve made it past two dates with one girl isn’t the story here, although we can, in the near future, discuss how this is the first time in two years that I’ve made it past two dates. But I digress. You know how this dating thing goes. Around date three or four, or maybe sooner, sex somehow enters the conversation […]

What’s Your ‘Number’?

Don’t date a girl who cheated on a guy to be with you. If he doesn’t hold the door for you, give him the boot. Don’t date a guy who has a history of sleeping around. If he doesn’t honor the ‘two day rule,’ he’s too eager. Don’t hangout two days in a row within the first few weeks of dating and don’t do it at his apartment and don’t have sex and… Hold up. […]

The Rules are Broken