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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 sake — but my girlfriends often get jealous of my girl-gendered friends. They think that if I’m hanging out with a female friend, I’m probably having sex with them. If I were having sex on the side, this article would be titled something like “How To Tell If Your Ugly Boyfriend Has Somehow Figured Out How To Sleep With More Than One Person.” Unfortunately, my motives are as pure as they come. I’m trying to get my girlfriend to stop bothering me. Keep reading »

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 with guys in mind. If you really want a dude to be a legitimately happy wedding guest, it doesn’t take a whole lot. Just give us a few toys and we’ll sit in the corner and not bother anybody. After the jump, some tips for making weddings fun for men. Keep reading »

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 relationship” for a reason. All of that changed when I dated one of my long-time friends. She’s excellent. When things didn’t work out romantically, we sort of effortlessly switched back to making fart jokes with each other, almost as though we’d never seen each other naked. Come to think of it, I’m not sure that we ever did. I need to buy a camera phone. Anyways, I now realize that there are some great benefits to being friendly with an ex, as long as there aren’t any more sexy moisture-time feelings between the two parties. However, there’s an added hitch: the jealousy of your new partner. Keep reading »

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 tend to ridicule friends who take the plunge and decide to propose. Yeah, it’s completely juvenile and undeniably silly. Guys try not to show their emotions, and since marriage is associated with one of the strongest emotions around, some guys associate all aspects of marriage — particularly proposals — with a sort of loss of dignity. It’s even worse if a guy proposes and his girlfriend says no. That’s a lot of egg to wipe off of your face. After the jump are a few ways that guys can propose and come off like a hero … no matter what his girl says. Keep reading »

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 gifts and then proceed to nag you about them for years to come.

Unfortunately, sometimes children tend to over-think things. This can be catastrophic, and you can easily end up with the kind of Mother’s Day gift that would only make sense if your mother regularly left you in a locked car in the middle of the summer. Here’s a look at a few of the worst Mother’s Day gift ideas out there. Keep reading »

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 TV, guys have wanted to be them. Here’s a look at four TV villains all guys wish they could be. Keep reading »

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 guys who have enough social interaction that they’re basically dating, only without the sex. Get it? BRO-mance instead of romance! Yeah, we know. It’s an annoying word. Unfortunately, it’s probably not going anywhere soon. Keep reading »

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 really addresses the male thought process when shopping. It’s different from the way women think, sometimes bizarrely so. Here’s a look at what guys think during their clothes shopping excursions. Keep reading »

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 in leotards beat each other up in matches with pre-determined outcomes.

I’ve been a fan of professional wrestling since I was a young kid. At the time, professional wrestling was a pretty pure, fun sport with a mainly juvenile audience. Over time, it’s switched to become more adult-oriented, then back again, and it has picked up a lot of viewers in the 20 to 30 age group. However, as wrestling fans know, people look down on you when you enjoy a good WWE show or two-a-week, and many women in particular seem to malign wrestling as a form of entertainment.

It’s hard for many women to understand this, but professional wrestling is popular with men because it’s awesome fun. Yes, it’s fake. Yes, it looks incredibly homosexual. It’s still awesome.

In order to adequately explain why men love professional wrestling, here’s a look at the main criticisms of the sport.
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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.

The thing is, most men agree with that statement. If we didn’t, the human race might be in a bit of trouble. Still, magazines, TV shows, and movies show women with perfect (as in emaciated) figures, big (as in back-breaking) breasts, and ideal (surgery-enhanced) faces, and real-looking women ask: Do guys really want to date models? Keep reading »

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