Hola Alice! It was this guy that I’m pretty sure had undiagnosed Asperger’s. He could not pick up on social cues. Didn’t know that if a person turns away, the conversation is over. Didn’t know how to pick up on conversational triggers. Couldn’t see or understand body language. I could HELP him, but in order … Continue reading Can you describe the most difficult person you’ve coached? – Frabjous_Alice
Well, chance and chemistry and timing. And you’re right, there isn’t an “out of your league” thing. There might be RIGHTATTHISMOMENT, but then that’s just incentive to better yourself to become someone they would find interesting. I mean, if a high school drop-out wanted to talk to Natalie Portman, she might not think he was … Continue reading I personally think that dating is just a game of chance and that there aren’t really guys ‘out of my league’, just guys I haven’t connected with. What do you think of the ‘out of my league’ thing when it comes to dating? – Philofelinist
It’s a natural inclination to gravitate towards what is familiar, I’ll give you that. However, most of the time it is only because what we don’t understand can sometimes seem like an unbridgeable gap. So when you talk to people, they might have questions that they are thinking that they don’t know how to ask … Continue reading Ok, I have a question for you- I am a girl (24) and I moved to the states last year. I don’t know why but I feel American men do not like to date foreigners (I am an Indian). What can you say based on your experience- do Americans find Indian girls unattractive? Just curious. – noradavid
They are a crutch. Sure I’ve used them, and sometime’s they’ve worked. I don’t discount them for the precise reason you say you use them, to get a laugh. However, it’s low hanging fruit. It says to them, “I have nothing else better to offer so I give you this.” I know it’s not true, … Continue reading Hey, thanks for doing an AMA. I’ve got a couple of questions 1) As a guy I’m a big fan of crappy pickup lines, simply for their comedic value so when I’m at parties I like to open up with the line “If I told you a really crappy pickup line would you laugh or walk away?” based off your experience would you say this is a good idea or a bad idea? 2) Having grown up in a small town where exclusive relationships where the norm I’ve never been in a non-exclusive relationship before going into university at the beginning of this year and am kinda lost as to what the etiquette is for them. What are some general do’s and don’ts of such relationships? – trevorswim
No problem! I really enjoy helping people out with this. It’s a lot like pool/billiards. You just start playing and try and figure out the rules and strategies along the way with no real guidance. Umm, for books, to start with, try the original Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus. It can be … Continue reading Which books would you recommend for a guy in his 20’s to develop better communication with the opposite sex? in terms of dating, meeting for the first time,etc. Thanks for doing this AMA! – vibhuu
So tough, I know. A lot of guys, before they have a lot of self knowledge are exploring what’s out there. And yes, sometimes, when they hear “exclusive” it CAN sound like a death sentence to them. This is only because they don’t realize that they don’t lose themselves when they get into a relationship. … Continue reading Hi! What would be your best advice to women on taking a relationship from “casual dating” to “exclusive” without coming across like you’re looking for a freakin’ engagement ring. It happened to……..a friend of mine o.0 – Aleera
Okay, I’ll have to back it up a bit. What makes us anxious? Being in situations that we don’t feel we have control over. The biggest uncontrollable thing there is! And that’s not going to change. My point is, when you are doing something outside your comfort zone, aka growing, it’s going to feel awkward … Continue reading How do I get rid of approach anxiety? What’s an easy way to keep conversation flowing when you first meet a girl? 22 yr old here – GeneralTry
Originally published on Dating Advice I love flirting. It’s so much fun! It’s playful and provocative and makes you feel good. But sometimes, as a woman, it can be confusing. You’re getting conflicted reports of “Make Him Come to You” and “It’s the New Millennium. Go Get Him!” If you don’t go flirt with him, … Continue reading How Men Want You to Flirt!
Originally published on Lavalife Gary from Hamilton asks… “I got divorced last year and am ready to get back out there and try again. I feel a little old for the club scene and don’t know where to start to meet a girl looking for a guy my age. Help?” Hey there Gary! My condolences … Continue reading I’m Divorced But Ready to Get Back Into The Game. Help?
Originally published on Cupid’s Pulse Single in Stilettos Show: Signs You’re Dating a Player In this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Hunt Ethridge, who reveals his advice for how to tell if you’re dating a player. In this video interview, he shares the three biggest signs that you’re … Continue reading Signs You’re Dating a Player