When Masculinity Fails Men

Bow down before your God, manly men...

It’s been an interesting week for talking about masculinity. To start with, ABC’s 20/20 aired a story about the Manosphere and the Men’s Rights Movement (which, ironically enough seems to have touched off a weird Jay-Z/Nas-esque feud between two leading voices of the MRM). The Daily Beast provided a thoughtful, if somewhat flawed, report on the […]

Dating Tips For Fat Guys

"Hold on. Getting ready to try to find some fucks to give."

Every once in a while, I like to poll my readers on the NerdLove Facebook Page and on Twitter to find out what issues they feel are holding them back when it comes to dating. And the most common answer is: “I worry that I’m too fat to date.” I’ll be honest: I’m not surprised. America’s a big […]

Understanding Men

Manly tears at the end of The Iron Giant are a recent addition to the list.

There are few cliches that I hate more than the “Men are From Mars/Women Are From Venus” line. It’s an insult to both genders, turning 50% of the human race into an exotic “other”, telling everybody that one side is so disparate and estranged from their counterpart that we may as well be entirely different species altogether. […]

Learn From This: Love Actually

"Hope it was worth it son. Because you're about to go to jail for a long, LONG time..."

Hey guys. It’s the day before Christmas and my schedule’s about to get crazy. Today we’re on the road with limited to no Internet access, which means that updates are going to be spotty. Rather than leave you hanging, I’m republishing an article about one of my favorite Christmas movies. Hope you enjoy and have […]

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The Appeal of “Bad Boys”

Narcissistic. Drug abuser. Unable to keep it in his pants. Perpetually running out of money. All he needed was to be in a band to get  "bad boyfriend" yahtzee.

If there is one thing that men, especially nerdy, geekier men – men more prone to be Nice Guys and White Knights – will complain about when it comes to their dating problems, it’s that women don’t like “nice” men. No, frustrating the millions of men who heard “I wish I could meet a nice guy like […]