I Am Me And I Am Me Only

I Am Me And I Am Me Only

She had (I suspect) used "TinEye" on the photo. Immediately that search led her here to my site and she quickly figured out that dude was not who he was saying he was.

Forgotten: How To Be A Gentleman?

Forgotten: How To Be A Gentleman?

What I see out there of this is so many apparently smug men actually with nothing about which to be smug, and I cringe in embarrassment as a man reading the garbage such men post...

The Dinner Date: Does The Man Still Pay?

The Dinner Date: Does The Man Still Pay?

I cannot get over how evidently "challenged" by her opinions numbers of the male commenters are. Is what she is saying ACTUALLY that much of a SHOCKER?

Back To Bach

Back To Bach

Another weekend is upon us. The wider world out there is, as always, full of happenings none of us probably can have the slightest impact upon. However, here is information you may perhaps truly find personally useful, from Pacific Standard Magazine: ...newly published research ... finds women perceive men as more attractive and desirable when [...]

Today’s Advice Column

Today’s Advice Column

As you probably know, I write fiction set in the late 20th century and - soon to come, hopefully - the late 18th century. I think I can do so in part because I feel I've gleaned a few basic insights over the years about people and relationships. We all do learn more as we [...]

Chasing “Love”: From England To Odessa To Moscow

Chasing “Love”: From England To Odessa To Moscow

You may remember "Melvin." He is the ex-husband of a friend of ours. Back in August, he moved to Bulgaria. For some years before, he had been involved with a woman from Odessa, Ukraine whom he'd, well....met on the internet. We don't know really what went on there, but he'd been to visit her numerous [...]

Wanted: Their “Effortless Sophistication”

Wanted: Their “Effortless Sophistication”

Last night, as we sat about three feet apart, my wife forwarded me this Telegraph article, messaging: "Amuse" me? Actually, I took cover. It's about a matchmaking company for the "well-to-do." No, she was not hinting about what she had in mind for herself. (I hope.) Rather, it was because of a major assertion made [...]

Men Who Make Other Men Go “Ugh”

Men Who Make Other Men Go “Ugh”

There she is. You see her. You're smitten. It's an issue as old as time. As a man, how do you act when you encounter a woman you'd like to get to know romantically? Possibly, first you briefly forget your own name. After, when you've recovered your balance enough perhaps to be able to form [...]

The World’s Sexiest Nationality?

The World’s Sexiest Nationality?

Previously, this blog has dutifully shared what we are informed are "the most attractive accents" in the world. Now this, as reported by a well-respected Irish media outlet. Understand, it is offered here purely for any "research and reference" purposes you may have: That Irish Times piece goes on to tell us a "travel dating" [...]

Admitted Adulterers Around The World

February is ending. Spring approaches (in our northern hemisphere). And a bit of interesting "research" has come to light in recent days: Thailand by a mile? And the following nine are all European countries? Topped off by Denmark? As a rather "international" site, I'm merely passing that "information" along. What you do with it in [...]

The Most Attractive Accent In The World?

The Most Attractive Accent In The World?

The U.K.'s Independent newspaper reports a poll of "11,000 people" surveyed in "24 cities around the world" found that "a British accent is the most attractive accent in the world": More than a quarter of respondents preferred a UK accent with people in Paris, New York and Sydney the most keen, The Time Out Global [...]