Updates

A Few Site Updates

Since January, there’s been many unnoticed website changes, all leading to some major changes to Single City Guy. None of them required any updates until now. Here’s a few of the changes that are going on, and will be happening in the near future:

  1. The commenting system has changed. Many readers leave great comments, but the regular commenting system leaves much room for improvement. Due to this, the commenting system has been replaced by Disqus, with will allow more social commenting throughout the website.
  2. Subscribe to blog posts through e-mail. Previously, there was an option to subscribe to the blog via e-mail, through FeedBurner. While it has been a great service, it has been replaced with another e-mail subscription service.
  3. New design incoming. Single City Guy has undergone 3 re-designs, and it’s time for a new one. The new design will be happening “soon”, and will feature better legibility, speed, and the ability to interact with other social media platforms (such as Pinterest).
  4. Guest Authors/Contributors. In the past I’ve always welcomed guest authors and contributors, and now I’ll be asking for more! There’s  several major changes to the content that appears on Single City Guy, which will need other voices to appear on the website. There will be a call for guest authors, and regular contributors to Single City Guy in the near future, who are willing to talk honestly about the many aspects of the male lifestyle.

There’s been a lot of progress to the evolution of Single City Guy, stay-tuned, as many of these changes will happen shortly!


Dating

Should You Rely On A Holiday Party Hookups, For A Date? [Poll]

The holidays seem like a great chance for people to hook up. The image of a couple huddled in an office closet, being interrupted by their boss, is a yearly occurrence. During the holiday season, finding a date seems to be the hardest thing to do in the world (well that and what the hell should I buy for Sarah in this years Secret Santa. Why do I get her every damn year, and she hates all of my gifts, I think. She never wears them. Maybe they are trying to set me up with her. Do you think Sarah likes me? She keeps giving you the eye and runs the Secret Santa committee… erm… moving on here).

There’s plenty of Holiday Party hookup stories, but is it good form to rely on them to find your next date, during the holiday season? Check the poll below, and leave some comments to share your thoughts!

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Events

The Art of the Date: A Gallery Walk On the LES – Nov 16th, 2011

An interesting dating even for those in New York City, “The Art of the Date: A Gallery Walk on the LES” is a night of great art, singles, and free drinks. With art from four LES galleries: Lesley Heller WorkspaceLost Weekend NYCDino Eli Gallery, and Stephan Stoyanov, the evening will combine art with flirting. The event is free, and only has single male tickets, but a waiting list for women.

The Art of the Date, happens on November 16th, 2011 from 6pm – 9pm  at the Lower East Side Visitors Center 54 Orchard Street (btw Grand & Hester). For registration, visit the Eventbrite registration page.

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Lifestyle

Let’s Talk Birth Control

These ads from the Ad Council, and their new Bedsider campaign makes a very clear point, “You didn’t give up on sex, so don’t give up on birth control.” While the topic, is very much a hot button issue, the campaign makes a very valid point. Too often are we eager to talk about sex, but not eager to talk about ways to  prevent unwanted pregnancies. The conversation isn’t a female only topic, we men also hold a responsibility in the matter as well!

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Dating

Is It Okay To Try And Date The Friends Of Someone You Dated? [Poll]

You’ve gone on a date with someone, and it didn’t work out. The two of you have almost communication, and randomly end up in the same place with friends. In meeting her friends, you’re more into them, than you are her, and you rather go out with them, than her, are you crossing the line?

That’s the question of this weeks poll. Is it okay to ever hit, flirt, or try to date the friends of someone you’ve dated? Or are you crossing the line? Answer the poll, and share your thoughts below!

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Dating

Pick-Up Artists, You’ve Only Made Things Harder

Since introduced to The Game, I’ve followed the world of the pick-up artist (PUA), even hanging out with them for a short time. As I’ve expressed many times in the past, I have a frustration with the entire PUA world and culture, mainly because it places an emphasis in the wrong places. Not to my surprise, members of the pick-up artist community don’t like me or my style (more on that in a future post). Pick-up artists have some value in the dating scene, not everything they discuss or do is pure garbage; some of what they teach, and do makes a lot of sense and is effective. I believe their current value to dating, and the dating world has passed. Pick-up artists have replaced jocks, muscle heads, and the overconfident womanizer, as the bottom rung of male. Unlike these other guys, Pick-Up Artists have only make dating harder, even for themselves.

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Updates

Sorry Ladies and Gents, I’m Not Paul Carrick Brunson

Photo of Paul Brunson, One Degree From Me, Modern Day MatchmakerI love receiving e-mails from readers, people asking for advice, those who want to have a conversation, but today, there’s a mistaken identity. Today I’ve received an impressive amount of e-mails searching for my friend, date coach, and all around great guy Paul Carrick Brunson. This deluge of messages was due to him being on Dr. Drew today (congrats man!) All the e-mails I’ve received for him, I’ve forwarded to him, but I don’t want people to feel mislead, or as if he’s not responding to their e-mails, because of this mistake. I would hate for people to be upset with him, because e-mails were sent to the wrong person. Let me be clear Single City Guy and Paul Carrick Brunson aren’t the same person!

Paul is a great guy, a wonderful coach, and you should be able to reach him personally, without a middle man. To contact Paul Carrick Brunson, use the following methods:

Via e-mail thru amber@onedegreefrom.me
Via Twitter: @PaulCBrunson

 

- Single City Guy (not Paul Carrick Brunson)

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Dating

Finding a Good Wingman Is About Finding Who Matches Your Style

I’ve had my share of experiences with wingmen, either in the form of friends, or professionals. My experiences have led me to understanding the importance of having the right wingman by your side. The best guy in the world, could be the worse wingman for you. Finding the right guy often includes style, someone who pays attention to detail, and able to remove distractions from the equation. A good wingman is able to find which girl you’re interested in, and offer the right opportunity for you to close the deal, and get her number. You and your wingman should be playing more like a team, instead of people in a star-studded lineup.

While there’s many videos, and articles that describe what a good wingman is, this Dormtainment video is a great (and comedic) example of what a wingman should be able to do for you.

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Dating

Is Cock Blocking Poor Taste or a Result of City Life? [Poll]

I believe cock blocking is inevitable, however, there are certain rules and situations that clearly define when cock blocking is well out-of-bounds. If you’re trying to block your friend, or family member, more than likely you’re being a complete tool. You should be helping them, not trying prevent them from success!  What if you block a complete stranger? Someone at the bar? What is the rule then? Are you still within a no fly zone, or is this merely the result of living in a city?

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Dating

What Are Your Preferred Sexual Kinks? [Poll]

One of the reasons we’re enamored with sex, is because there’s a major kinky side that we all enjoy. Some of it is pretty normal (such as biting, and hair pulling) others are a bit more primal and mischievous (like leather). The topic of kinks came up lat week on Twitter, and it caused me to wonder, what are everyone’s preferred kinks? What do people truly like?

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