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Is Your Cake Half Eaten Or Half Full?

At times life moves so quickly that we don’t take the time to slow down and truly appreciate those things and people we can be thankful for during this time of year. My wife, who very early on told me that the key to my being a good partner was “paying attention”, upped her game once again by sliding that cake pictured above under my nose at the conclusion of our family Thanksgiving meal. At first I … read more

Is There Truth In Advertising?

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I’m an ad guy as well as a guy’s guy and a novelist. My nine to five for the past twenty-something years has centered on a business that is fun, fast, and many times misunderstood.  In the ad game (and it can be a game) we don’t make things up. We deal with the truth, and we find the right bits of truth that tell the story that you want to hear. At … read more

Is He A Guy’s Guy?

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With all the momentum around the ascent of women, it is easy to overlook men in general. They have enjoyed a 40,000-year day in the sun and contrary to popular culture myths, like alligators traversing the sewers of New York City, they are not going away anytime soon. But there is a new guy in town, and he’s someone you should meet. He’s a guy’s guy and in my opinion, he is destined … read more

4 Must-Dos Before Embarking On Online Dating

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Online dating is a big topic and worthy of a book.  As far as getting started is concerned, there are a few overarching rules that apply to anyone who is dating online. You might have a system that works for you, but for most people, they are looking for ways to have more fun and less anxiety when making a splash in the online dating pool.

1. Determine Your ObjectiveThis is marketing and you are … read more

How to Score Dates While Sitting at Home in Your Tightie Whities

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Hey guys, I’d like to share a few tips on how to meet cool, smart women online. You know, the kind of lady that you probably have admired from across the bar or from the squat rack at the gym, but were not quite sure how to approach. The beauty of online dating for men is that you can relax and plan your introduction without pressure. If you don’t feel like corresponding with her … read more

Are Women The New Men?

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If you haven’t seen it coming, you haven’t been paying attention. More and more, women are increasingly rising in power and being represented in archetypes such as super heroes, CEOs, cultural and artistic leaders, and world-renowned athletes. Why? Because women are making it happen and you cannot find fault in self-advancement. Is this a good thing? You bet, and it is about time that women have ascended. Even in this fast-paced age of … read more

5 Surefire Ways To Have A Successful First “Meeting” With An Online Connection

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After you’ve shared a phone call that elevated your new connection to the oral word, it’s time to meet her. This can be the start of something big, or not. You’ll probably know fairly quickly and the odds of it working out are well below fifty percent.  That’s not to say that there’s something wrong with either of you. It’s just that if life were that simple, the online ladies in waiting would all … read more

Do You Still Want to Live in NYC?

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Back in 1978, Mick Jagger sang about “rats on the West Side, bed bugs uptown” in the Rolling Stones’ eponymous New York song, “Shattered”.  Hey, those guys really did know a thing or two.  And now it’s over thirty years later and people from all over the world still look to our fair city as the modern-day Rome. It’s still the perceptual global center of culture─for better or worse, finance, media, food, arts and attitude. And despite the news reminding … read more

Can You Change Your Outlook on Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness in Ninety Seconds?

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I’m glad I caught your attention, and yes, it’s true. Ninety seconds is all it’s gonna take if you stay with this blog on a regular basis. You’re probably thinking¾do I really need to read another blog? I guess that’s like asking─do you need a vodka that tastes like whipped cream or another recipe using bacon or a way to make your pores look smaller. Maybe you don’t.  But, hopefully you’ll choose to read … read more

Who Should Pay For A Date?

Photo courtesy of Tim Boyd

Things have changed. No doubt. And that’s for just about everything that takes place between the sexes or within the same sex. Every other movie or TV show that stars a woman these days seems to feature a buff chick toting a shotgun, dressed in a wife beater, about to take revenge out on the bad dudes who harmed her family. Up until a few years ago, this was a genre reserved for … read more