Tinder: Prep & Concepts

This is a totally new game and it’s time to learn how to play it efficiently.

Two months after writing Tinder: First Impressions, I’ve finally had the time and impetus to fill out my Tinder profile.

I live in Manhattan, so according to /www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/nyc-population/current-future-populations.page, as of July 2014, approximately 1,636,268 people live on this island, which means approximately 818,119 women within our 13 miles:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan – Although New York County is the United States’ second-smallest county by land area (behind only Kalawao County, Hawaii), it is also the country’s most densely populated county.[16] It is also one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a census-estimated 2014 population of 1,636,268[1] living in a land area of 22.83 square miles (59.13 km2),[17] or 71,672 residents per square mile (27,673/km2). On business days, the influx of commuters increases that number to over 3.9 million,[18] or more than 170,000 people per square mile (65,600/km2). Continue reading “Tinder: Prep & Concepts”

Tinder: First Impressions

Pretending that people aren’t addicted to this hot-or-not turned dating app situation isn’t efficient anymore.

The best part of the Tinder dating app is when they stamp “Nope” on the chick before whisking her off your screen! 😀 hahaha I think I laugh at that or at least smile every time! 😀 hahaha oh man

Knowledge Changes

Tinder: First Impressions
For those’a youse that have been reading along over the years, you’re aware that I’m anti- dating apps.

For someone that is actually used to getting girls, scrolling through pictures on a phone doesn’t make any sense and it isn’t fun and it isn’t interesting. *YAWN*

However, having spoken to a few people and read a few articles about the situation, I realize that dating app presence may be the most efficient style at this point, simply due to the population’s dependence on it.

It’s like how people drink so much coffee but don’t want to admit that they’re addicts just like any other drug addict.

I don’t touch coffee, except an infrequent espresso, because I hate the taste. I’ve also never smoked a cigarette in my life. I drink a lot of beer.

So pretending like people aren’t addicted to coffee wouldn’t be the most efficient way for me to interact with them.

Similarly.. Pretending that people aren’t addicted to this hot-or-not turned dating app situation isn’t efficient anymore. Continue reading “Tinder: First Impressions”

Rethinking Dating Apps

Dating Apps might be the car that a lot of people are driving now instead of the horse & buggy of actually hitting the streets and taking your chances meeting new people IRL.

I read a “disturbing” article the other day. 😀 haha I should have bookmarked it, but at the time, I didn’t think I was going to write about dating apps so I didn’t and now I can’t find it so I’m going to have to freestyle this without that reference.

Basically, what the article was saying was that people were using dating apps like Tinder *WHILE* they were already out for the evening at a bar.

I hadn’t considered this before.

What made sense to me is that people would have used Tinder ahead of time to decide which person they were going to spend time with WHEN they went out and then meet that person and see what happens.

I didn’t imagine that chicks might be sitting AT THE BAR on their phones swiping through potential dates for the evening even though there were guys right there, IRL (in real life) that they could have met, talked to, and/or hooked up with at the bar. Continue reading “Rethinking Dating Apps”

Conflation and False Societies

There’s no such thing as “The Female Society”. There is no annual meeting where all women sit down and decide what all women are going to do as a collective.

Therefore, the concept of all women stopping giving it up at the same time doesn’t make any sense, though it makes for good theater. 😀

Conflation occurs when the identities of two or more individuals, concepts, or places, sharing some characteristics of one another, seem to be a single identity — the differences appear to become lost.

In other words, when you look at two people and assume they’re part of the same society but they actually aren’t, you make mistakes in dealing with those people.

Lysistrata

Spike Lee just did a movie based on the play Lysistrata, which is, literally and without exaggeration… THOUSANDS. OF. YEARS. OLD.

If you think it didn’t represent the modern day horror story that is the slums of Chicago, Illinois, USA, you’re absolutely right.

Here’s what the play was about:

Lysistrata (/laɪˈsɪstrətə/ or /ˌlɪsəˈstrɑːtə/; Attic Greek: Λυσιστράτη, “Army Disbander”) is a comedy by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace—a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes. The play is notable for being an early exposé of sexual relations in a male-dominated society.

Sound familiar? 😀 Continue reading “Conflation and False Societies”

Don Lemon Gets Jerked For Telling The Truth

My first response was “JEEZ LOUISE!!! :O ISN’T KATHY GRIFFIN LIKE 65 YEARS OLD?!?! :O” and then I figured out that I thought they were saying he said that to Kathie Lee Gifford. (the Regis chick)

I’m not a Don Lemon fan. I don’t know the guy at all. Never met him IRL. He just always seemed to me to be the cardboard dude that said whatever they told him in his earpiece. Two-dimensional. Not real at all.

So today in my Facebook sidebar, they won’t stop telling me that Don Lemon told Kathy Griffin she had a nice rack like it’s some amazing news of the world.

My first response was “JEEZ LOUISE!!! :O ISN’T KATHY GRIFFIN LIKE 65 YEARS OLD?!?! :O” and then I figured out that I thought they were saying he said that to Kathie Lee Gifford. (the Regis chick) Continue reading “Don Lemon Gets Jerked For Telling The Truth”

Just Say What It Is

Everyone isn’t supposed to spend time with each other. Everyone isn’t supposed to be friends with everyone. Everyone isn’t supposed to be a winner. Maximize your chances at successfully relating to people by telling the the truth.

A funny thing happened to me the other day. 😀

In the recent past, I’ve had several conversations with a homegirl of mine that I kick The Game around with where the bottom line from her side was that if the dude would have just said XYZ to her, things would have gone better than what happened when he did what he did, which was think that he knew what to say to her because he was used to interacting with typical chicks.

This is a major issue for atypical people that have to interact with primitive people that follow a script instead of going with the flow of what’s really happening here.

Since these people’s brains can’t process anything outside their own understanding of life, they end up restricting your ability to relate to them because they refuse to tell you the truth. Continue reading “Just Say What It Is”

Illusion of Equality

In our current “race to the bottom”-oriented society, people strive to protect other people’s feelings and boost their self-esteem by telling them they’re not losers even when they lose, and attempting to convince them that everyone’s equal.

In fact, we are *not* equals, and attempting to convince people that we are is hindering them more than it’s helping them. Continue reading “Illusion of Equality”

How Long Should You Date Someone You Can’t Stand?

The question for today is how long you think you should continue to date someone you don’t like as a person.

I’ve had this interaction many times in conversations with dudes:

Dude: “My girl gets on my last nerve.”

Me: “Dump her.”

Dude: “…………………………….. Nah.”

I’ve had *THIS* interaction many times in conversations with chicks:

Chick: “I broke up with my boyfriend because I didn’t like XYZ that he said/did.”

Me: “……….. Oh.”

So the question for today is how long you think you should continue to date someone you can’t stand. Continue reading “How Long Should You Date Someone You Can’t Stand?”

Girls & Gimmicks

In a perfect world, women would feel like hooking up with you without your having to trick them into it.

Perfection

In a perfect world, women would feel like hooking up with you without your having to trick them into it.

If you don’t live in that world, gimmicks come in handy.

The trick is to not overdo it, and knowing when to STOP using gimmicks and start being yourself. Continue reading “Girls & Gimmicks”

Difficulty Levels

Before you accept dating advice from some dude, make sure you’re aware of what level of women he has experience with and is referring to.

Every time I see a picture of this gal I know, she’s someplace new.

Not just new, as in “I haven’t seen a picture of her in that place before”, but new as in “I’VE NEVER HEARD OF THAT CITY OR COUNTRY EVER BEFORE IN MY LIFE!” new.

It’s pretty annoying. 🙂 [yet, simultaneously fun and interesting]

I mean, I’ll click on her picture and it’ll say the location is West Mxyzptlkstan or some nonsense, and I’m like “not again! :/”

I was thinking about her the other day and started considering the difference in difficulty levels in kickin’ it to women.. or perhaps, not kickin’ it, because anybody can just start running their mouths and hope something good happens, but rather difficulty levels in IMPRESSING women, or at least remaining in the pocket and not getting blitzed out of the game. Continue reading “Difficulty Levels”