May 22 2012

Part 1: “Safe” guys vs. “Unsafe” guys

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(OkCupid original post date: 4/12/12)

For reference – the safe/unsafe chart, which originated in Part 7:

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Please, if you’re the type of guy who’s like, “All girls just want to date assholes. Nice guys always finish last. Girls are bitches,” then don’t read this. It’s not going to help. It might be helpful if you’re actually a nice guy and don’t just think you are one. Because actual nice guys don’t think like that.

“Be confident. Women are attracted to guys who have confidence.”

What does that actually mean? I keep hearing this and it’s not very specific or informative. Confidence. There are so many ways this can be interpreted. You could be an amazing guitar player, excellent at killing zombies online, have a PhD and numerous publications, or be the best damn cook you know. In these cases, you’re probably very confident at what you do. But these skills do not necessarily equate to being able to attract girls. Confidence in dating is something different, and there are certain traits that convey this confidence. I’ll try to explain… Continue reading


May 22 2012

Part 2: What you shouldn’t do if she breaks up with you

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(OkCupid original post date: 4/13/12)

Quick vocab lesson if you didn’t read the first post about nice guys:

“Safe” – Predictable, caring, very nice guys who you know will drop everything to be with you, eager to please, very sweet. The type of guy you’d want to have a family with – good father, dependable, doesn’t cheat, etc. The type of guy who often ends up in the friend zone.

“Unsafe” – It’s about being your own person. Not being needy, being independent, being self-assured, making your own decisions, and not caring so much about what other people think about you. Someone who doesn’t need a lot of validation from others and has an “I don’t give a fuck” attitude.

Also, for reference: The safe/unsafe chart.

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I’ve been thinking about what I wrote yesterday about nice guys and dating, and one thing I’d really like to emphasize is that learning how to be “unsafe” is not only beneficial for you to get girls, but also for your own sake. It’s very healthy to be your own person and not let someone have too much power over you. It will help you in the long run too, if a relationship doesn’t work out.

An example: I have this friend on Facebook, who’s more like a friend of a friend, and I’ve only ever chatted with him once. Let’s call him Ty. At the time of our conversation, Ty had never been in a relationship before. He was the embodiment of a “safe” guy. Fast forward 6 months or so, and he’s met a girl. She’s substantially more attractive than he is, and isn’t shy about posting photos of herself posing in midriff tops and bikinis. Every other day or so, Ty would update his status saying how much he loves this girl, how this is the happiest he’s ever been, and how waking up to her beautiful face was the best part of his day. I’m thinking, “Shit, this is not going to end well if they break up.”

The relationship lasts for about a year. She breaks up with him. How do I know? Continue reading


May 22 2012

Part 3: How to figure out if the friend you like actually likes you back

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(OkCupid original post date: 4/30/12)

You know that girl you like? The one you see at work/have the same class with but you’re just friends? You want it to be more, but you’re unsure about how she feels about you, and you don’t want to wreck a good friendship if it turns out she’s not into you. Here’s a tip for finding out without making things weird between you two. Continue reading


May 22 2012

Part 4: Go in expecting nothing, and you might come out with something

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(OkCupid original post date: 5/2/12)

Quick vocab lesson if you didn’t read the first post about nice guys:

“Safe” – Predictable, caring, very nice guys who you know will drop everything to be with you, eager to please, very sweet. The type of guy you’d want to have a family with – good father, dependable, doesn’t cheat, etc. The type of guy who often ends up in the friend zone.

“Unsafe” – It’s about being your own person. Not being needy, being independent, being self-assured, making your own decisions, and not caring so much about what other people think about you. Someone who doesn’t need a lot of validation from others and has an “I don’t give a fuck” attitude.

Also, for reference: The safe/unsafe chart.

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Today’s thoughts are about shifting your expectations and how this can result in attracting women. It involves the concept of people wanting things that are rare. The goal is for you to be rare, which is the opposite of being common, or easily available. Continue reading


May 22 2012

Part 5: How is what you’re writing any different from every other technique out there?

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(OkCupid original post date: 5/3/12)

Regarding comparisons to all the other dating techniques out there (from a comment in another post): Yes, I agree. Many of the ideas are the same, especially about ‘playing it cool’ and stuff. I haven’t read The Game, but have heard enough about it that I get the gist. I saw one episode of Mystery’s VH1 TV show many years ago, and I also accidentally listened to a CD called “The Art of Seduction” which was in a used car an ex-boyfriend bought.

I feel like the biggest difference between what I’m writing and the others is that 1) I think it’s fucked up to get women by making them feel bad about themselves, and 2) I am trying to emphasize that you should be genuine in your actions. Continue reading


May 22 2012

Part 6: 2 types of “safe” guys, and why logic doesn’t work to attract women

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(OkCupid original post date: 5/5/12)

Quick vocab lesson if you didn’t read the first post about nice guys:

“Safe” – Predictable, caring, very nice guys who you know will drop everything to be with you, eager to please, very sweet. The type of guy you’d want to have a family with – good father, dependable, doesn’t cheat, etc. The type of guy who often ends up in the friend zone.

“Unsafe” – It’s about being your own person. Not being needy, being independent, being self-assured, making your own decisions, and not caring so much about what other people think about you. Someone who doesn’t need a lot of validation from others and has an “I don’t give a fuck” attitude.

Also, for reference: The safe/unsafe chart.

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I want to clarify that there are two types of safe guys. I think I’ve been focusing mostly on the more extreme types of safe guys in my examples, not just normal, well-adjusted guys who do not necessarily need to be in relationships to feel good about themselves, but who also don’t have a high success rate of attracting women. Continue reading


May 22 2012

Part 7: Being “unsafe” without even knowing it, plus a safe/unsafe chart

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(OkCupid original post date: 5/13/12)

Quick vocab lesson if you didn’t read the first post about nice guys:

“Safe” – Predictable, caring, very nice guys who you know will drop everything to be with you, eager to please, very sweet. The type of guy you’d want to have a family with – good father, dependable, doesn’t cheat, etc. The type of guy who often ends up in the friend zone.

“Unsafe” – It’s about being your own person. Not being needy, being independent, being self-assured, making your own decisions, and not caring so much about what other people think about you. Someone who doesn’t need a lot of validation from others and has an “I don’t give a fuck” attitude.

Also, for reference: The safe/unsafe chart, which originated in this post.

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Lately I’ve been thinking about all the guys I’ve ever been attracted to. Not your average random guy walking down the street who looks nice physically, but guys who I have spent a considerable amount of time thinking about. They range from innocent crushes where nothing happened, to full-blown relationships and everything in between. So then I started thinking about all the characteristics of these different guys, and where they sit on the safe/unsafe spectrum. Continue reading


May 19 2012

Classrooms and Mayonnaise

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I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything of substance. I have about 5 posts that I’m currently working on which are all between 20%-80% done, but then I get distracted before finishing them and start writing a new one. I read books the same way; there are probably about 6 books that I’ve started and haven’t finished, including Harry Potter 5 which I’ve been reading on and off for over 2 years now (not because it’s not good, it is. I just get.. distracted.) I’m hoping to finish a bunch of posts by this week and not leave them hanging and half-finished for as long as 2 years. In the meantime, here’s another random post from OkCupid.

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(OkCupid original post date: 6/12/12)

Some people like to go to libraries to do work. Some people like coffee shops. I like empty classrooms. You can turn up your music, stay as long as you want, and bring your own food/drinks. The only problem with classrooms is *because* you have all these freedoms, distractions can happen, especially if there’s chalk around. Yesterday was one of those days.

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Also, when I was in SC, I ordered a BLT sandwich and they gave me ketchup and mayonnaise in these cute little bottles. Wasteful, but cute nevertheless.

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I tried the fries in mayo thing. It’s a European thing, right? I couldn’t get with it. Way too rich tasting.

 


May 16 2012

Find the Odd One Out

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Hint: It’s highlighted.

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How people found the old blog through a search engine.


May 15 2012

Candy. A Shitload of Candy.

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(OkCupid original post date: 6/11/12)

I am both impressed by the organization of this aisle and also nauseated by how much candy there is.

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Also, this:

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