How To Improve Your Willpower

Yes I was going to go there, come on...

Every year we go through a familiar ritual that culminates with a failure of willpower. Everyone makes promises about how they’re going to do something better in the new year and then promptly forgets all about it before the month is even over. In fact, right now, I’m watching the usual influx of New Years […]

Nerds and Male Privilege – Nerds Behaving Badly

We’re two weeks into the new year and it seems to me like the perfect time to talk about an old topic: nerds and male privilege. Last week I talked about MIT Professor Scott Aaronson’s emotionally vulnerable comment about being terrified of women growing up. While this was an excellent example of the problematic Nice Guy attitude, there […]

What’s Really Wrong With Nice Guys – Entitlement, Nerds and Neanderthals

One thing you learn quickly in the dating advice business: some topics are more or less evergreen. And with the recent explosion on social media, it’s a good time to talk about one of my favorite topics: Nice Guys. After all, what better way could we ring in a new year than by looking at […]

Stop Being Socially Awkward – Pt. 2

How To Stop Being Socially Awkward

Being socially awkward can make every day life feel like a constant trial. Basic socialization starts to feel like a video game of neverending quicktime events where you have microseconds to figure out the appropriate response and you have absolutely no idea what to do. But you can learn to overcome social awkwardness. Last time, we talked about […]

Stop Being Socially Awkward Pt. 1

"So I'm just going to crawl into a hole and die now..."

How often does the idea of talking to somebody – especially someone you like – send you into a total panic? If you do manage to open your mouth, do you obsess about every single thing you say? Do you end up in a spiral of being unable to stop talking once you realize you’ve made a mistake? […]