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Guy Talk: A Man’s Female Friendships Are Nothing To Worry About

I have a fair number of female friends, and sometimes dating is hard as a result. I’m not Casanova — I write on the internet for a living, for Christ’s…

Phil Dotree | October 18, 2010 - 3:00 pm

5 Tips For Making Weddings Fun For Men

There are a number of things that guys hate about weddings, but for the most part, we’ll be quiet about them. We realize that the modern wedding isn’t really designed…

Phil Dotree | July 31, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Guy Talk: How To Hang Out With Your Ex Without Upsetting Your New Guy

I used to think that when a relationship ends, there’s no reason to see the other person again, other than in casual public settings. After all, it’s called “ending a…

Phil Dotree | July 22, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Guy Talk: How To Propose Like A Champ

Men fear commitment the way that dogs fear vacuum cleaners. And actually, men kind of fear vacuum cleaners, too. But marriage is a scary prospect for any person, and guys…

Phil Dotree | June 25, 2010 - 1:00 pm

The Worst Mother’s Day Gifts Of All Time

It’s not terribly difficult to buy a decent gift for Mother’s Day. Generally, you want to get something that’s a bit meaningful, as moms tend to see right through thoughtless…

Phil Dotree | May 7, 2010 - 3:30 pm

The 4 Evil TV Characters All Men Want To Be

Heroes are boring. Who wants to be Clark Kent when you could be Lex Luthor? Ever since there have been complete a-holes around to spoil the good guys’ fun on…

Phil Dotree | April 24, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Take It From Him: “Bromance” Must Die

Lately, the word “bromance” has been getting some tremendous mileage. You see it on movie posters, on TV, and in passing conversation. In general, the word refers to two heterosexual…

Phil Dotree | March 23, 2010 - 12:00 pm

What Men Think When Shopping For Clothes

Men and women behave differently when shopping for clothes. Women tend to take longer than men when picking out their wardrobes. I know, you’ve never heard this before. However, nobody…

Phil Dotree | March 17, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Why Men Enjoy Professional Wrestling — DRAFT

One of the most popular sports in the world is professional wrestling — if you count it as a sport, of course. The overwhelmingly male audience absolutely loves watching dudes…

Phil Dotree | March 15, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Does Every Guy Want To Date A Model?

Every year, countless articles decry men for our unwavering desire to date supermodels. Real women don’t look like that, we’re told, and there’s nothing wrong with a few extra pounds.

Phil Dotree | February 25, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Every Guy’s Ideal Valentine’s Day Date Itinerary

Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is treated as a woman’s holiday. This sexist interpretation is due to the whole love-is-for-the-ladies thing that has been a part of American culture for the last…

Phil Dotree | February 11, 2010 - 2:00 pm

What Guys Do When They’re Alone On Valentine’s Day

When Feb. 14 looms over us like the grim specter of Death itself, men react in a rational way: We do everything that we possibly can to find someone to…

Phil Dotree | February 9, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Handling Valentine’s Day With A Not-So-Serious Boyfriend

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love (or crass commercialism, depending on whom you talk to). However, things can get a little bit awkward when Feb. 14 rolls around and…

Phil Dotree | February 8, 2010 - 2:00 pm

What Men Think During (And After) One-Night Stands

The one-night stand is a great American tradition in which two people have awkward sex that both will regret immediately. Most people have had one or two one-night stands, and…

Phil Dotree | January 26, 2010 - 2:00 pm

What Men Think About During Sex

Men do a lot of thinking before sex. Mainly, they think about how to get sex, what to eat in order to have the proper energy for sex, and how…

Phil Dotree | January 19, 2010 - 4:00 pm

The 4 Things Men Hate About Sex

Guys love sex. It’s hardwired into our brains. I’m not saying that women don’t love sex, by the way–everybody loves sex. It’s sex. It’s awesome. It seems like a biological…

Phil Dotree | January 12, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Take It From Him: Relationship Anniversaries Are A Stupid Idea

Guys often forget relationship anniversaries, according to every bad comedian’s jokes since about 1965, and various magazines and TV shows since then. It can seem inconsiderate on the surface, and…

Phil Dotree | January 7, 2010 - 5:00 pm

4 Thoughtless Gifts Men Buy (And Why They Bought Them)

Men don’t tend to be great at buying nice, thoughtful gifts. You really can’t blame us — we don’t expect anything more than nostril-hair trimmers for our birthdays and a…

Phil Dotree | December 24, 2009 - 3:00 pm