How To Make Small Talk (For People Who Hate Small Talk)

Small talk. Just the words fill people with existential dread. It conjures up images of being stuck at a party or networking event and getting caught in the awkward conversation loop where nobody can think of anything to say. It’s the worst part of any first date. It is 100% pure undiluted cringe in social […]

What I Wish I Knew Before My First Relationship

A large number of the emails I get for Ask Dr. NerdLove, both here and at Kotaku start off the same way: “I’ve never had a girlfriend”. Many my readers have a lot of anxiety over finding their first relationship. In fact, many feel that they’re essentially doomed because they’ve never seriously1 dated anyone before. They see the large […]

Make The Right First Impression

Making a first impression is incredibly important. It’s one of the most important parts of acing a job interview. It’s vital for networking and learning how to maximize the utility of your social circle.  In fact, it’s not exaggerating to say that making the right first impression with someone will make or break your relationship with […]

5 Times When You Shouldn’t Approach Women

Anyone who reads my site for long enough knows I’m a big proponent of the cold approach. Learning how to approach women, strike up a conversation and charming them into being interested in going on a date with you is a difficult – but important – skill to master. But just as important as it […]

5 Simple Ways To Jumpstart Your Life

One of the hardest things  about self-improvement, especially when you’re trying to fix your dating life, is feeling like you’re getting nowhere. Now to be fair, change takes time and more often than not, you’re trying to overcome the habits of a lifetime… but that’s cold comfort when you can see that new life waiting […]