Posts tagged "guy talk"

Guy Talk: How To Spot An Asshole Pretending To Be A Nice Guy

For the past few years now, I’ve had a sporadic conversation with a close friend (I’ll call her “Jenna”) about her admitted weakness for a certain type of guy. The problem, in her own words, is that she falls for Prince Charmings who end up transforming into toads. Recently, we turned to the topic of…

By: Dennis Hong / August 4, 2014

Guy Talk: I Was The Angry Boyfriend

My girlfriend and I moved in together six months ago, and as to be expected, it’s taken some time to get used to each other’s idiosyncrasies – doing the laundry, putting away dishes, and so on. For instance, Melissa sorts our clean towels according to size. I, on the other hand, prefer to separate by…

By: Dennis Hong / March 18, 2014

Guy Talk: Sex Isn’t A Commodity That Women Exchange

"How do women decide to begin a sexual relationship? Pricing!" The above video showed up in my Facebook feed the other night. It’s from a purported think tank, the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture, which is actually a Christian think tank/advocacy group. The video claims to be a scientific look at…

By: Kale Bogdanovs / February 28, 2014

Guy Talk: A Brief Explanation Of Why Men In Relationships Still Like To Flirt

"I don’t think you’d make a very good 'Bachelor,'" Jessie says to me, halfway through the second episode of the current season. ("The Bachelor" is appointment snuggle viewing in our marriage.) For some reason, it really bristles me. "What, you don’t think I could show a couple dozen ladies a good time?" I remember asking.

By: Kale Bogdanovs / February 18, 2014

Guy Talk: 7 Songs I Refuse To Listen To During Sex

I remember the first time I went back to Jessie’s apartment after a pretty awesome date. Like most first times, I felt excited and more than a little nervous. I already knew I liked her more than anyone I’d met in a long time, so the stakes were high. Also, we’d both eaten more cheese…

By: Kale Bogdanovs / January 28, 2014

Guy Talk: On Having A Type

To explain to an audience who knows nothing about me: I have dated horrible people. Horrible, just awful. I’ve been cheated on more times than I can count, gotten yelled at once for being sick, and have thrown away more money than I wish to admit trying to repair each and every one of these…

By: Charlie Adams / July 29, 2013

Guy Talk: Enough With The Unprotected Sex Already!

I'm about one more "and then he came inside me" away from blowing my brains out. I'm a sex enthusiast, perhaps even a connoisseur on the matter. I peruse publications about sex, participate in deep conversations on the act, and occasionally even engage in the monstrous business. But for fuck's sake, if I have to…

By: Jeremy Glass / June 24, 2013

Guy Talk: A Fair And Honest Assessment Of My Attractiveness

With all this fine literature along the lines of I’m Beautiful and I Hate It! circling the Internet, I’ve felt it’s my time to chime in with my point-of-view on the subject. But how does one comment on their level of attractiveness without putting out the vibe that they’re a self-obsessed jughead dingbat or, worse,…

By: Jeremy Glass / June 20, 2013

Guy Talk: On Being A Dude In A Sexist Society

Late last month, in the midst of several recent and prominent examples in the steady stream of stories about the challenges that women in the tech industry face, Complex.com published its list of "The 40 Hottest Women In Tech." Tone deaf move, fellas! People were understandably upset. Maybe if it had been published a month…

By: Dan Solomon / April 4, 2013

Guy Talk: Consent Isn’t As Simple As “No Means No”

Back in my 20s, I used to party quite a bit, sometimes to ridiculous excess. Drunkenness was rampant, and so were the accompanying shenanigans. Once, a large group of us took a limo bus downtown for a coworker’s birthday. On the bus was a girl I recognized from work, but had never met. We ended…

By: Dennis Hong / February 27, 2013

Guy Talk: Lena Dunham Is Sexy And That’s The Final Word On That

The best way to define what is “sexy” is to first define what is not sexy. Duck face? Not sexy. Fake tans? Not sexy. Internet think pieces about how some young woman making millions in the public aquarium isn’t sexy? Not sexy AND IRONIC. Lena Dunham’s character Hannah in “Girls” is sexy. Apparently this i…

By: John DeVore / February 12, 2013

Guy Talk: How Do You Handle Your Relationship Issues?

Let’s say you and your significant other are having an issue—one that isn’t a relationship killer, but is serious enough that it can’t be ignored. How do you deal with it? Here’s what I do: I go into a mental huddle. I sit down, by myself, and I replay the situation in my head. I…

By: Dennis Hong / January 9, 2013

Guy Talk: What Dudes Need To Know About The “Friendzone”

Let’s talk for a minute about the “friendzone.” Don’t worry, fellas, this isn’t a lecture. It’s an advice column, because there is something you deserve to know: There is a very simple, nigh-foolproof way to avoid ending up in the situation that that exceptionally loaded word describes. And I will tell you what it is.

By: Dan Solomon / January 3, 2013

Guy Talk: Our First Date Was Nothing Spectacular

Today, December 7th, marks the one-year anniversary of my first date with Melissa. I wish I could say that I knew from our very first date that this was going to be something special. That the moment I saw her, I was smitten. That our first date was the most amazing date I’d ever bee…

By: Dennis Hong / December 7, 2012

Guy Talk: I Don’t Regret Cheating

Do you know how, on job applications, they always ask if you’ve ever been arrested? And then they invariably follow it up with, “If yes, please explain?” Do you ever get the feeling that if you write “yes” on the first blank, there is absolutely nothing you can write on the second that will save…

By: Dennis Hong / November 13, 2012

Guy Talk: No Man Is Worth Waiting Around For

At some point, you’ve probably fallen for a guy who just isn’t in the “right place” when you meet him. Maybe it’s obvious from his inability to communicate his feelings. Or, maybe he just flat-out tells you that he’s not ready to be in a relationship. Do you wait for him? Do you tell yourself…

By: Dennis Hong / October 5, 2012

Guy Talk: I Date Outside My Race Because My Race Doesn’t Want To Date Me

In case my last name doesn’t make it obvious enough, I’m Asian. At the same time, as some of my friends have noticed, my last few girlfriends have all been decidedly not Asian. To their mock-raised eyebrows, my response is, “I’m sorry. It's not my fault.” Okay, okay, I know what they’re thinking: As a…

By: Dennis Hong / September 19, 2012

Guy Talk: The Real Reason Women Shouldn’t Make The First Move

Maybe you catch him standing at the other end of the bar, slyly checking you out. Maybe you met him before and flirted with him, but he never asked for your phone number. Or, maybe you’ve already hung out with him a few times, but a casual arm flung over your shoulders is about the…

By: Dennis Hong / September 5, 2012

Guy Talk: 5 Ways That Men Are Also Hopeless Romantics

Here’s a poorly kept secret: Men are also from Venus. That’s what I’ve learned after six years of writing for The New York Times wedding section—also known as the Ladies’ Sports Pages. Sure, a few thousand years’ history of raping and pillaging suggests otherwise, but beneath the stubble and the Sportscenter addiction, most men are as confused,…

By: Devan Sipher / August 27, 2012

Guy Talk: Why I’ll Act Like A Jerk If I Break Up With You

In the 2007 remake of "3:10 to Yuma," Christian Bale’s character loses his leg while fighting in the Civil War. As compensation, the government gives him a sum of money, which he uses to attempt to forge a new life. After he fails miserably, he realizes that the government never actually cared about helping him.

By: Dennis Hong / August 7, 2012
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