Life

How to Stop being “Too Nice” and Start Getting the Girl

Everyone knows nice guys finish last, but how can you start winning the girl without have to become something you’re not?

One of the biggest struggles I had when I was younger, and a common issue other men approach me with, is losing your bid to win the girl for being “too nice”. Instead of throwing your hands in the air and complaining how girls only like assholes, it’s time to start solving the problem, and giving the girls a reason to choose you instead.

The solution isn’t becoming something you’re not, being a nice guy is a great thing to be. The truth is that being nice was never your problem. Continue reading “How to Stop being “Too Nice” and Start Getting the Girl” »

Life

Should You Circumcise your Kid?

Just about everyone on the planet has an opinion about circumcision, but very few of them are approaching the topic objectively. I believe I am the correct man to do just that.

I, Sean Lind, spent the first 30 years of my life uncircumcised. Due to a medical condition known as Phimosis, I underwent adult circumcision earlier this year. As a result I’m in a position to evaluate the topic objectively, from both sides of the fence.

One of the biggest threats to objectivity is the strong desire to be on the winning side. No matter what the topic, iOS VS. Android, Playstation VS. Xbox, or cut VS. uncut, the vast majority of people are inclined to side with the product they own.

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How To

For the Hopeless: How to Start Having Success with Women

There is a lot of advice out there for men, but for one group of men who have never really had any success with women, none of that advice seems to be of much use.

So it’s for you, men, I dedicate this to the zeros.

Going from zero to hero has been everyone’s favorite story since the start of stories, and they all start out the same way. Our hero is a man who feels utterly defeated. Whatever hope he may still have for himself left walled off, knowing thinking like that only leads to misery. He can tell you every reason why he can’t, or won’t, and in a state like this it’s no wonder advice like “just be confident” or “just be yourself” doesn’t really do a damn bit of good.

Continue reading “For the Hopeless: How to Start Having Success with Women” »

Relationships

Can an Open Relationship Actually Work?

Just about everyone has known of someone who has tried an open relationship, and chances are it didn’t work out so well for them. The question is, do they ever work?

Open relationships are a form of a polyamorous relationship, where either partner is free to have relationships, emotional; physical; or both, with other people outside of the relationship with their current partner. In simple terms: you can be in a relationship and still see other people. Continue reading “Can an Open Relationship Actually Work?” »

Life

Men: It’s Time for us to Talk

A man needs to have the courage to do what is hard, even talking about your pain. For decades we have been faced with the image of a man being the ‘strong silent type’, but what truly makes a man is his courage to do what needs to be done, and to speak up when he needs to be heard.

Last week a friend of mine committed suicide. He was a late-twenties, middle-class, man with a large network of friends and family, all of whom would have dropped whatever they had going on to lend him a hand. He was loved, respected, and is sorely missed. Continue reading “Men: It’s Time for us to Talk” »

Whiskey

Everything You Need to Know about Moonshine

What is moonshine? I get asked this at just about every party I go to these days, because it’s what I have been putting in my flask.

So the good news is, if you don’t really know what moonshine is all about, you’re not alone, and for a good reason. Real moonshine ranges from the tolerable, to the terrible. When I say real moonshine, it’s because not all moonshine you will see for sale these days, would I consider worthy of being called ‘shine. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know about Moonshine” »

Life

Fifty Shades of Grey: What it means for Dominant Men

Fifty Shades of Grey is out there in movie form, it’s about to be absorbed by millions, and absorbed once again by many millions more. But what does this mean to you?

There are countless articles around about 50 Shades, which is why I have refrained from writing about it. But this evening I was thinking about what the story means to us Dom men of the world, and that is something worth writing about.

Before I get into this, let’s go over everything you need to know about the book. Continue reading “Fifty Shades of Grey: What it means for Dominant Men” »

Reviews

WhistlePig’s Boss Hog: The Greatest Rye Ever Made

I was recently lucky enough to have been sent a bottle of Boss Hog from WhistlePig, and could not have better things to say about this Rye.

As I have written before, WhistlePig is a newer distillery based out of Vermont. Their current products include the WhistlePig 100/100 Rye (100% rye, 100 proof), and the Boss Hog. The Boss Hog is available in limited batches, is hand numbered with cask number and ABV. Continue reading “WhistlePig’s Boss Hog: The Greatest Rye Ever Made” »

Reviews

The Deanston Virgin Oak Scotch Whisky

This is one of the most interesting bottles of whiskey I have reviewed, for a number of reasons.

As an owner of a whisky blog, I sometimes get sent bottles from the marketing legs of a distillery. I was sent this bottle along with a beautiful hand-written card, and as a result I was inspired to try it immediately (twist my arm!) and write up my review. Only it didn’t exactly work out that way. I had my first dram, but after I had no idea what I wanted to say about it. I decided to give it a couple of days, and a couple more glasses to decide how I really felt about it, but then the holidays happened. Continue reading “The Deanston Virgin Oak Scotch Whisky” »

Life

A Simple Guide to Giving the Perfect Speech

Despite being one of the most common fears in the world, writing and presenting a perfect speech is far easier than you may believe.

I take every opportunity I have to give a speech. After giving the best speech of the night, you get to feel like a super-star. Everyone in the room makes a point to come up to you and tell you how much they enjoyed your words, it’s one of the greatest ego boosts you can ever get. Not only that, it’s an opportunity to set the tone, and make the night memorable. Nothing will make your best friend’s fiance love you more than by gracing her wedding with a perfect speech.

The best part: it’s not nearly as difficult to do as people may think. Continue reading “A Simple Guide to Giving the Perfect Speech” »

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