By Honey on May 17, 2009 in Field Report, Life | comments(9)
Seriously, people, I struggled with what to name this post, because I have never seen anything quite like what I saw last night. As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, when I moved to Phoenix I joined my sorority alum club because I figured it would be good networking for both of us, plus a way to meet some women friends.
Well, the outgoing president was having a party at her newly renovated house and since this was the first event that they’d had that I could bring the BF along to, I asked him to join me on my networking adventure. He was understandably skeptical, but I assured him that we could leave at any time if it turned out to be lame.
By Lance on Feb 13, 2009 in Dating, Field Report | comments(8)
Here’s part 5 of the Thought Leader Interview Series, this one featuring dating coach Evan Marc Katz. Evan is based in Los Angeles and has been a successful dating coach and online dating expert for years. We’ve had some stellar interviews from the past thought leaders but I thought this was the real deal rockstar interview. You won’t find better insight anywhere on the ‘net. Read every word and share this post.
Evan recently launched a re-designed website, check out evanmarckatz.com and his blog at adviceforasingledatingexpert.com.
By Lance on Jan 31, 2009 in Field Report | comments(0)
I met this totally rad chick on Saturday night. Her name is Lisa, she’s from a small town in the panhandle of Florida and attended the University of West Florida (I rated her an 8). She was partying in Orlando with two girlfriends. Here’s why I thought she was remarkable. Lisa joined the Navy and is heading to bootcamp on Monday. I asked her why she joined the Navy and she said because she wanted to see the world and get out of her small town. Most of her friends were married or engaged and some even had kids. In fact, Lisa has a twin sister who is already divorced AND has a kid. Lisa is 22. None of her friends were rich or on the path to wealth. She knew that if she maintained the status quo her life could be the same.
(Yeah, that’s right, I threw up a pic of Brit hott Catherine Bell, aka Lt Colonel Sarah Mackenzie from JAG. She’s not even Navy, she’s Marine Corp, so sue me. )
I thought this was an incredible piece of self-realization for someone her age and in
her environment. I’ve met plenty of girls out on the scene where this was their reality: Small town, get married, have kids, settle down, age 22. Lisa figured out that she wanted more.
Lisa is gorgeous, so I imagine she must have had plenty of guys from that town trying to lock her down in relationships and get her knocked up. She identified a goal, made a plan, and took action. I found this very attractive, and it makes me rethink my earlier stance on ambition for women not being a significant attractor. Lisa is the coolest girl I’ve met in 2008 by a wide margin, and most of it was due to her intangibles, her self-realization and her ambitions.
I must admit, I wanted to give her a good patriotic bonking before she shipped out. It would be un-American not to feel this way.
Navy Gal, I wish you the best of luck and a safe journey. Don’t get knocked up before you see the world!
By Lance on Dec 29, 2008 in Dating, Featured, Field Report, The Weekly | comments(12)
Peeps, I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend. I sure did. It’s a new week, so that means the Thought Leader Interview Series continues. Today we’re featuring one of the smartest guys in pickup, The Asian Rake, who bequeathed us one of the most thoughtful and provocative interviews to date. Be sure to check out his excellent blog, Dr. Asian Rake, and also his website, The Power of Being Asian. Holy cow, this stuff is awesome. Feel free to debate his points in the comments.
“As women continue to gain ground in the professional workforce, especially in socially conservative countries, the male provider mindset will drop away, not entirely, but considerably. In some countries, this might take 40 or 50 years instead of 10 or 20. But it’s bound to happen. When it does, society will have to come to grips with the fact that women want sexual satisfaction as much as men do and that many formal courtship patterns are unnecessary and even irrational.”
By Lance on Sep 19, 2008 in Field Report | comments(13)
I thoroughly enjoyed Roosh’s post about him getting brutally rejected on the subway, and it inspired me to write my own rejection story. I LOVE getting rejected, I think it’s a hoot, and at the end I’ll tell you why…
I love strippers
By Honey on Sep 10, 2008 in Field Report | comments(5)
So I was put in the somewhat strange position of acting as a wingwoman for a friend while out on a date with the BF. As I think I mentioned, I won $440 at the casino and had decided to use some of the money on a Roku (which works exactly as advertised and we absolutely love it), some on my hair (which looks fabulous–the cut was just a trim but the color is probably the best I’ve ever had it done), and some to take the BF out to dinner at Stingray Sushi in Scottsdale. This was since he a) loves sushi, b) just spoiled me for my own birthday not long ago, and c) he bought a new Blackberry for work and it’s left him a little strapped.
Dinner at Stingray is excellent, and then on the way back to the car we’re debating the various merits of staying out for a few drinks since we’re in a nicer area of town and we don’t go out nearly as often as we used to (not because of lame-couple-itis, but because of having-a-job-and-getting-old-itis).
(Photo Credit dosgringosaz.com)
We end up at Dos Gringos, partly because it is a fun bar but largely because our car is parked right in front of it, and decide to text some friends and see if they want to come out. We employ the last-minute text quite a bit because a) you look like you have an awesome social life and those at home feel lame, b) hardly anyone ever comes because they are all getting old and have jobs too, so you don’t have to be as “on” as you think you will, and c) you get friendship bonus points for thinking of them. Continued