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After each new year, February 14 is the first holiday to be celebrated by the masses. And screw Inauguration Day, because let’s face it – no one is buying up flowers and chocolates in Barack Obama’s honor. It’s not a real holiday in America unless we’re lighting up credit card scanners in the packed lines of our favorite retail chains. And what a great day it is; a monument of rose petals and empty calories […]

3 Ways for Singles to Celebrate Valentine’s Day


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Hey guys – if you’re intrigued by the idea of a smart, sexy girl who has a better sense of sarcasm than you do and has her act together, I’ve got something for you. And girls – if you’re intrigued by a woman with a quiver full of truth arrows and the accuracy of a trained assassin, I’ve got something for you, too. For the first time in a long time, this illustrious – err, […]

Why Men Should Stop Overthinking Their Opening Line


That girl you’re really attracted to, the one whom you readily made yourself available to just for some access, whom you now have feelings for? Yeah, she put you in the friend zone. And that guy you never looked at ‘like that’ but are now seeing in a different light once he stopped paying attention to you? Yeah, he put you in the friend zone, too.   Happens all the time. But guess what? It’s not […]

Moving Out of the Friend Zone




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“He asked for my number and he’s cute, but I don’t know! I had that ex a year ago and what if this guy is totally into himself like the last one?” – HER “It’s tough, man. I mean, I’d like to get with a good girl. And she’s a good girl and all, but what if there’s something better? And besides, I’m having a lot of fun just doing my own thing right now.” […]

Dating Is Not Complicated


The other day I was asked, “David, have you ever written about how guys handle break-ups?” My answer of course, was ‘no.’ Truth be told, I’ve never written about how anyone deals with a break-up, at least not as a specific topic. But why not? I’ve had my share of dating/relationship experiences, and while there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach, this is my unofficial list of my methods for ‘getting over it.’

How Guys Handle Break-Ups



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I’m flattered. No really, I am. Ever since I started writing more frequently about dating and lending my advice/insight through this blog, I’ve had numerous people – men and women – come to me with their stories. Some looking for advice; some looking for someone to listen to them. For that, I’m grateful. But somewhere along the line, I think I may have misled some of you. I, my friends, am not an expert. I […]

My Confession


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


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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?