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Friday, January 25, 2013

Las Vegas Alone

So I have decided it is time for a much needed vacation, but one issue remains – where does a single guy go for vacation alone? Well after much thought and contemplation I have decided that Las Vegas is my solo destination of choice! I have been to Vegas numerous times in my life (never alone before) and always have an amazing time. Looking back at those trips, I realized that when you are in Vegas you are never truly alone! Everyone that goes there is typically in a good mood and excited to share the adventure. On the plane ride itself you can feel the energy and excitement of everyone around you onboard and might even make a few new friends before you even land. I am also a big craps player, and anyone that has played craps quickly realizes that you become instant friends with the others playing at your table (especially if it is a hot table!). In addition to that, in Las Vegas there is always something to do! It is not a place where you have to do the same thing every day. It is literally a place where you can basically do anything and everything day or night, so getting bored or lonely is not really an option! My trip is still a month and a half away, but I am already planning everything. Hotel is booked (staying at Excalibur which has excellent craps) and my plane ticket is all paid for! I will have to write a post/review once my solo trip is over, but in the meantime look for additional post leading up to the event (and maybe even a few post while in Vegas as well!). Until then, stay single my friends! - The Single Guy

Thursday, June 30, 2011

First Date Ideas

Ok, so you have met someone, there could be a connection, but what do you do next? That’s simple, it’s first date time! Before you panic, here is a brief list of first date ideas that should keep the date moving and interesting, even if you find that your date is not!

Go Bowling – Or do any other activity such as playing pool for that matter. Centering the date around something like a game will naturally keep things moving. So grab your bowling shoes, a pitcher of beer, and go knockdown some pins! You never know where the date will lead from there!

Take a Hike – If you are both the outdoors type and happen to live near some great scenic areas, then by all means take a hike! Between the fresh air and the beautiful scenery, you are both bound to have a great time!

Hit some balls at the Driving Range – That is if you both like golf! There is nothing better for stress relief than the driving range. It is also a place where you can both be a little silly, and if you are lucky you might just get ask to help her with her swing!

See Live Music/Band – There is nothing like good music to really set a mood. Add a few drinks, and you never know where the night might lead. Play your cards right and it might lead from the dance floor to the bedroom!

Try a New Cuisine/Restaurant – Who doesn’t like good food? Add the excitement of trying a new place along with a bottle (or two) of wine and before you know it the two of you will be chatting up a storm. If the rest of the date goes well you might even get invited in for a nightcap!

This list is by no means complete or perfect. It is simply to provide some jumping off points and ideas to keep you motivated and moving. A good I idea might be to even combine two or three events/ideas into a single date! Whatever you do, just remember to be yourself and have fun!

Good Luck!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Signs Your Relationship Might Soon Be Over

As relationships begin to fail there are always signs to be on the lookout for. If you notice or experience any of the following, there is a good chance that your relationship might soon be over!

All work and no play – While work schedules can get crazy at times for everyone, if you notice your partner frequently working late and/or over the weekends for what appears to be no real reason they may just be trying to avoid you.

Avoiding time alone – In addition to immersing themselves into their work, you may find that it is impossible to even share a simple meal together. On the rare chance that you do manage to make plans, you can bet that your partner will most likely insist that several friends come along as well. Constantly inviting friends to come along is another tactic to avoid alone time with you!

No talk of future plans – Whether it is plans for the weekend or just plans for dinner, don’t be surprised if the term “we” is no longer used. Dropping the “we” talk for the singular “I” is a big sign that your partner is trying to distance themselves from you and the relationship.

The closeness is gone – If you start to feel that your partner is more like a roommate, that’s because they are. At this point in the relationship your partner has most likely done some serious work to distance themselves from the relationship as much as possible without actually ending it and/or moving out.

No more sex – it is not completely unusual for couples to continue to have sex even as the relationship is falling apart. If you find yourself trying to remember the last time the two of you were intimate, you can bet things are pretty much over. Once things cease in the bedroom, you can bet the end of the relationship will soon follow.

As always, this is by no means a complete list. It is just intended to give you some signs to be on the lookout for if you feel your relationship might be headed for the rocks. It is also important to note that a single sign alone does not always indicate problems in the relationship. It is when several signs are present that you can bet rough waters might be soon ahead!

Are You Dating a Gold Digger?

In keeping with this week’s “signs” theme, here are a few signs that you might be dating a Gold Digger:

• She is out of your league – If the usual women you attract/date are 5’s and 6’s and all of the sudden you find yourself dating a 10, it is very possible she is look at your wallet and not you. While this is not true in all cases, it is a good general indicator to watch for especially if additional signs follow.

• She never offers to pay – While paying for most things is the gentlemanly thing to do, if you find she never offers to pay (not ever for herself) there is a good chance she is looking for a Sugar Daddy to spoil her rotten.

• She is overly interested on how much you make – if your career and finances seem to be the focus of your conversations, especially when you first meet, there is a good chance she is try to size you up. Depending on your responses, if she is a Gold Digger, she will either be instantly in love with you or you will be quickly dismissed. Women looking for money typically don’t waste too much time chatting with guys that clearly don’t have it.

• She asks for gifts or money early in the relationship – From small tokens of affection to expensive jewelry, don’t be surprised if she is trying to spend your money as fast as she can get it. After all, you “love her” right? So why wouldn’t you want her to have “nice things”? – Note the sarcasm!

• She uses sex for gifts – you will quickly realize that if you hold on to the wallet too tight, you will be going to bed alone. You can bet the less you spend on her, the less willing she will be to have sex. Remember, it is your wallet that she really wants to spend time with, not you.

Remember, while it might be nice to have a piece of arm candy, unless you are willing to play Sugar Daddy she won’t be sticking around long. Just watch for the early signs and indicators and you will be alright. Ignore them and you might find yourself broke and lonely once all you money is gone!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

5 Signs She’s Into You

Yesterday I posted “5 Signs She’s Not Into You”, so today I figured I would follow that up with 5 signs that she is into you!

She asks question about your personal life – From how many siblings, to where you grew up, don’t be surprised if her questioning starts to sound a little like a background check. If she is interested, there is very little that she won’t want to know about you.

She talks about doing future activities together – During a conversation if you hear phrases like “I have always wanted to try that” or “we should do that together”, you can bet that she is looking to spend more time with you. Just don’t be too surprised if she is interested in doing even the most boring activities with you too.

She plays with her hair – We have all seen this one portrayed in the movies time and time again. Call it a nervous tic, or a form of subconscious flirting, but when a woman is interested in you she will most like play and twirl her hair while listening or talking with you.

She laughs at even your bad jokes – As much as we want to believe that we are world-class standup comedians, let’s face it some of our jokes are bombs. Regardless of how bad the jokes you tell are, if she is interested, you will most like still receive a small courtesy laugh even if she didn’t think it was that funny.

She finds excuses to touch you – whether it’s a smug on your cheek, a misplaced hair, or a folded/wrinkled cuff on your shirt, she will be the first one to notice and fix it. This allows her to make physical contact with you without being too overly obvious.

So there you have it, 5 signs she’s into you. Like the list before, this is by no means complete. It is simply a good starting point of signs to look for to help you determine if she is indeed interested.

Do you have any others you would like to add to the list? If so, let me hear them in the comments below!

Monday, May 9, 2011

5 Signs She’s Not Into You

Ok, so you have met a girl, but something just doesn’t seem right. She is friendly with you, but that’s about it. Here are 5 signs that she just isn’t into you:

She doesn’t call you back – Odds are you have had longer conversations with her voicemail than actually speaking to her. When you finally do get a response it is usually hours or days later. And to add insult to injury there is a good chance her response to your voicemail will be with a text message instead of actually returning your call.

She frequently cancels or avoids making plan with you – On the rare occasion that you actually do get a hold of her and try to plan something she is vague at best. And what few plans you manage to make with her are often met with a cancelation hours before due to some untimely excuse.

All of your jokes bomb – If she had even the slightest bit of interest in you she would at least give you a few laughs regardless on the quality of your jokes, but around her you hear nothing but crickets.

She tries to set you up with other girls – It doesn’t get much more obvious than this. If she constantly talks about a friend of hers that you should meet, you have no chance with this girl. No woman would ever try to set you up with one of her friends if she was even remotely interested in you.

Her “perfect guy” sounds nothing like you – This one is also pretty obvious. If she makes it a point to list the qualities she is looking for in her “perfect guy”, and they sound nothing like you, she is trying to tell you something. Take the hint and move on.

There are a lot of other sign to look for too, but these are some of the most common ones used more often than not. Do yourself a favor and pay attention to these signs. Doing so may just save you a lot of time and frustration!