Published On: January 26th, 2011 by Single City Guy | 3 Comments
Imagine, as a first date, you’ve always wanted to take a bike-ride throughout Central Park. Traditionally, this would require placing your interests of “bike riding” and “Central Park” into your dating profile, followed with the statement of “I would love to go bike-riding thru Central Park as a date” You may, or may not get responses based on that request and your dream date may never be realized. For most dating websites, the focus is your dating profile and how well you match based on a series of psychological tests or questions. HowAboutWe isn’t your traditional dating website. Instead of focusing on the profile, HowAboutWe focuses on the date, matching individuals by the types of dates they would like to go on.
Of the many dating sites that exist, the concept of HowAboutWe intrigues me, and their execution of this idea is well done. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
Published On: January 23rd, 2011 by Single City Guy | 1 Comment
Dating can be grand, but think about all of the times you’ve gone on a date with someone and have gotten nothing from it. There’s a lot that is expected from men as it pertains to dating. In the past, I’ve joked that man should have the option of writing off bad first-dates. There tends to be many of them. There’s been many times where I’ve been on a date and felt it was a waste of time. While lessons were learned, and experimentation could occur, I often wondered if this particular date was taking my focus away from more important matters. For a period of time, I was so focused on dating, I lost the real scope of what dating, relationships, and the process is about. Meeting someone. In the process I also lost focus in some other key areas of my life.
Published On: January 22nd, 2011 by Single City Guy | 1 Comment
Tomorrow’s football games determine the participants of Super Bowl XLV. The New York Jets are in the AFC Championship game, for the second straight year, and like last year, there’s a buzz throughout the city. There’s also plenty of bars and places to watch the game with Jets fans. I enjoy watching football at a Sports Bar, and throughout the season have visited several places with a great NFL atmosphere. Here’s my list of my favorite places in Brooklyn and Manhattan to watch this seasons NFL Conference Championship games. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
Published On: January 21st, 2011 by Single City Guy | 2 Comments
Living in New York City, it seems it’s mandatory to have a gym membership, but not everyone goes to the gym. There’s many of us paying for a gym membership, but are too tired to take the trip, and don’t want to deal with a commute for a workout. If you live in an apartment complex with a workout room, then all’s well. However, there’s many who either “can’t be bothered with going to the gym”, have their own insecurities, or can’t afford a membership. That doesn’t mean you have an excuse to be out of shape; if you’re single being fit helps your chances, and there are simple, easy (and free), workout plans that build and maintain your physique. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
Published On: January 19th, 2011 by Single City Guy | 4 Comments
The NFL Playoffs are in full swing, and this weekend represents the last major weekend before the Super Bowl! Over the last week, my Twitter feed has been cropping up with plenty of female football fans. We all know there’s plenty of women sports fans, and for many of us it’s an attractive quality; but I wonder how many women love football? So women, tell us, do you love the pigskin, or not?
Published On: January 18th, 2011 by Single City Guy | 2 Comments
In business, there’s a need to asses risk, thru cataloging, measuring and quantifying many different factors and variables. This is used to determine the value of making one business transaction compared to another; hiring an employee with a criminal record; or merging with another company. Risk management is needed, if not appropriate in these scenarios, there are jobs on the line, markets that could fall if a major industry powerhouse topples (think “To Big To Fail”), and products that could cease to exist.
When applies to dating, it seems the important risk factors (i.e. “Do you have a condom?”), are well overlooked for non-essential or petty items (i.e. “should I send her a message?”) Far too often are we mitigating risks on items that don’t matter. We are more scared of rejected via text message, over potential infection. The risks we evaluate aren’t real risks, they are fears, and we should never base our actions on fear! [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
Published On: January 17th, 2011 by Single City Guy | No Comments
I’m a trash talker, and revel in some great trash talking. If your sports team is playing mine, nothing makes me happier than engaging in heating sports banter. There are limits, and then to follow the , “if I can’t handle it, don’t mention it” rule. I respect someone who’s able to take the same bluster they deliver. This means, to my Boston and Patriots fans who’ve trashed talked about the Jets all season long; if you’re able to banter with me today, the up-most respect to you.
I believe this rule applies to more than just sports. I like to apply it to all my facets in life. I wouldn’t do or say anything that I couldn’t handle myself. This is particularly important within relationships. There’s a lot of bluster that happens within a relationship, a lot of criticizing and comparisons that are made, and plenty of back and forth. There’s nothing wrong with critiques and comparisons, but no one is perfect. If you’re quick to dish out critiques, you should be quick to listen to your own. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
Published On: January 17th, 2011 by Single City Guy | 4 Comments
I’ve been struggling with writing content over the last few weeks. In actuality, over the last few months, I’ve been considering “what’s next” with the Single City Guy blog and brand. Talking about my dating adventures, thoughts and perceptions has seemed to help some people, but I’m not sure I’m always helpful. One major problem is, there’s more to life than just dating. Being a single guy in the city isn’t just about my adventures going on dates, trying to meet women, and the lessons I’ve learned. There’s an entire lifestyle, things to enjoy, even stories that aren’t dating related that is a significant part of the single city life. However, for the last year and a half, most of the content has been my dating attempts.
The major problem is, this may be a blog, it’s not meant to be a journal. I’m sure many of the things I’ve written about has been helpful, but it’s also limited in scope. My life, as a single city guy, doesn’t focus around dating and women. There’s a lot more to life than going to a bar and trying to get lucky (sorry women, every guy you know has tried this.) I feel, if I’m going to be a male voice in this crowd two things need to occur: less focus on just me and my dating attempts, and less tunnel vision on only dating.
Published On: January 1st, 2011 by Single City Guy | 1 Comment
Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a wonderful, delightful, and interesting New Years Eve, and I’m wishing everyone a great New Years Day!
New Years is a great time to refresh your personal prospective, rethink your strategies, and restart your focus on the things that you want. Last year, I learned an important lesson about being single, dating, and relationships; I looked at being single as being alone and that was a bad thing. I was wrong. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]