War. Class. Honor. Respect. [Re: The 2016 Al Smith Dinner]

Whenever you hear of Barbarians, they aren’t inside the castle…. They’re at the gates.

I just watched Trump bomb at The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.

By “bomb”, I mean Trump got booed for quite a while, several times during his speech.

Because of his performance tonight, I’m now positive that Trump will *never* be the President of the United States of America.

Time will tell whether I’m correct or not. I think he’s going to get completely wiped out by Hillary in an embarrassing fashion on November 8th.

Here’s why my belief increased from being 80% sure to being 99% sure: Continue reading “War. Class. Honor. Respect. [Re: The 2016 Al Smith Dinner]”

The Rules To Being In An Open Relationship [Free Agents]

People talk about being in open relationships like it’s the cool thing to do these days…

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Lindsey: People talk about being in open relationships like it’s the cool thing to do these days. I don’t know, maybe it is. It’s never worked for me no matter how many times I’ve tried it.

Maybe non-relationship relationships are the new black. I just know that when you commit to an open relationship (that sounds like such an oxymoron), you walk a fine gray line.

Unless, of course, you follow these wise wise rules. Continue reading “The Rules To Being In An Open Relationship [Free Agents]”

Relationship Blackmail

I was having this conversation the other day and I happened to mention that I usually invite several females to the same party. The guy I was telling this to reacted in a shocked fashion, as if I had said something amazing, incredible, or what seemed to him to be a really bad idea.

In fact, it’s perfectly efficient to invite multiple women because some of them are going to decline the invitation. Some of them are going to flake out and not show up. Some are going to show up early and leave. Some are going to show up later. The only ‘trick’ to the technique is that you have to be sure that all of your invitees will get along, just in case they actually all DO show up (which never happens). Continue reading “Relationship Blackmail”

Analyzing “The Rules” [Part 03]

Continued from Analyzing “The Rules” [Part 01] & Analyzing “The Rules” [Part 02]

Reader Steve asked for a tactics post in the DatingGenius Suggestion Box, so I thought I’d critique the Top 10 Rules.

7) If he does not call, he is not that interested. Period.

This is a high-percentage possibility. There are also a few low-percentage possibilities:

1) He was drunk when he met you so when he looked at your number he couldn’t remember what you looked like or what you talked about that evening.
2) He’s trying to look “in demand” just like YOU ARE by following “rules”, so he’s avoiding calling you so quickly that he looks like he’s riding your bra strap.
3) He met six other chicks that night and hasn’t gotten around to you yet, in decreasing order of physical attractiveness.
4) You wrote your number on his hand, and his drunk ass washed his hands before he sobered up.
5) You wrote your number on a napkin and he blew his nose with it and threw it away by accident.
6) His girlfriend found your number in his phone and erased it.
7) His pre-paid cellphone ran out of minutes, and he has to wait until payday to get another phone.
8) He saw your Facebook pictures and changed his mind. Continue reading “Analyzing “The Rules” [Part 03]”

Analyzing “The Rules” [Part 02]

Continued from Analyzing “The Rules” [Part 01]

Reader Steve asked for a tactics post in the DatingGenius Suggestion Box, so I thought I’d critique the Top 10 Rules.

4) In an office romance, do not email him back every time he emails you unless it is business related

On all non-business e-mails, responding once for every four of his e-mails is a good rule of thumb. Remember, you never know who has access to your e-mail, so keep all romance off the screen and save it for Saturday nights.

This is good advice if you’re using a company account. Other than that, this makes no sense AT. ALL. 😀

I realize that “The Rules” was printed in 1995, so it makes sense for The Flintstones & Andy Griffith to have taken this advice, but in 2009, we not only have FREE personal email accounts, but we have hand-held computers to which we can route all of our correspondence. Assuming you don’t leave your g1, iPhone or Blackberry in the lunchroom, you’re golden.

As far as the actual “respond once to every four of his emails”, that’s easily countered by Continue reading “Analyzing “The Rules” [Part 02]”