Writer's Block: Money to burn
If you were given two weeks off with an unlimited supply of money that was only good for those two weeks (anything you purchased, invested, or saved would disappear when the two weeks were up), what would you do?

I would buy http://www.datecover.com and market the living daylights out of it so all the other scammy websites out there would freak out and go bankrupt.  Online dating world is so shady.  Need more companies like DateCover out there.

Look your #1 Fear in the Eye and Kick it's BUTT!

They say the #1 fear in the real world is public speaking.  People feel inadequate, judged, exposed and naked, which is understandable.  What about the number one fear in the virtual reality world?

When it comes to virtual reality, I’m talking about the Internet and I venture to say that online dating takes the cheese.  In my opinion, creating an online dating profile is the #1 fear because your exposed to the same emotions you get from public speaking.  How will you be judged?  What should you say? How should you say it?  What will people think?

The fear of creating a dating profile online is normal.  Who wants to put themselves in a position to feel inadequate, judged exposed or naked?  Nobody.  This fear has translated in to some ghastly real life profiles that should have never seen the light of day.  The good news is that you bad profile criminals are not alone and with a little help and direction, your golden profile is just around the corner.  Creating a dating profile shouldn’t be scary.  After all, you’re writing about yourself and who knows the snazzy cool things about you, better than you?  Writing a profile should be enjoyable and entertaining.  It‘s fun to talk about yourself on your own personal page!

There are varying styles for writing a good online dating profile, and I will touch upon four.  Choose which ones work for you when you write yours, just remember, the objective for your profile is to give a well rounded view of who you are to any potential reader.  Your online profile is your personality resume.

1) The analytical approach:
These people are factual, to the point, and often give a well rounded view of their personality through objective facts.  These people say things like, “Instead of telling you about myself, I’m going to tell you about the things I like so you can get an idea about who I am.”  These people then proceed to talk about their favorite movies, their favorite books, favorite colors, quotes, hobbies etc.  I like to call this the “Facebook approach” as opposed to the analytical approach because if you click on the info tab on someone’s social face book profile, you get a well rounded factual view of their personality.

2) The driver approach:
These people are the best at bragging.  You know how you highlight the best attributes from your professional life in a resume?  In your resume, you are professionally bragging.  Creating a dating profile using the driver approach is just like a professional resume, except for your personality.  Talk about the things that drive you.  Talk about your passions, your life accomplishments and things that you’re proud of.  If you still don’t know what to say, think about your parents bragging about you to other parents.  What do they say?  Were you always a straight A student?  Are you the best sports player on your team?  Lament how your parents bragged about you, then highlight the things you’re personally proud of, and pretty soon, you’ll have a driver type profile.

3) The expressive approach:
Think relationship.  In the expressive approach, talk about your outward personality and your relationship style.  Not your “loving” relationship style, but your “friend” relationship style.  Are you always fun and outgoing looking for the next fun thing to do with your friends?  Or are you laid back, relaxed and casual?  In the expressive approach you talk about your emotions, habits and situational personality.  A fun way to answer in this approach is to ask then answer your own hypothetical questions.  For example:  If someone at a bar spilled a drink on me I would: XYZ.  Another example is: If I found out my best friend cheated on her boyfriend with my brother I would: ABC.  You’ll be surprised how these answers will vary from person to person.  Be honest, and have fun. Ask yourself tough and fun questions.

4) The Amiable approach:
If you take the amiable approach, you talk about the “love” aspect of relationships and how you are in those relationships.  Are you an agreeable person? Supportive? High maintenance?  Do you like long walks on the beach?  I venture to say this approach is the most common online daters use.  People think online dating is all about finding love, so they focus on the “love” and relationship aspect of finding a partner instead of profiling their overall personality.  This is not a bad thing if you have a match that is amiable with you too, so go ahead and use this approach if you wish.  To help you, think about past relationships you’ve been in and what you liked or didn’t like about them?  What do you think makes you a good girlfriend or boyfriend?  If you get stumped, the best question you can ask yourself to help you create an amicable profile is, “what does my Ex miss about me?”

When writing your profile, choose what works for you and write it well.  Just choose something and write at least a paragraph and be honest.  If you do not write at least write a paragraph you deserved to be placed in a box and locked in a dark room away from the dating public… forever.

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Online Dating - Hazardous to your Health?!?

Online dating has become the #1 industry on the internet, and it is growing increasingly popular and accepted more by society every day. There are serial daters, tepid daters, repeat daters, and short term daters. Whichever category you fall into, I have to warn you to be careful. There are a couple of very important things you must know bout the online dating universe and the effects it can have on your life. Online dating can be hazardous to your health.

Online dating can lead to bankruptcy. Plain and simple, dating is really expensive. Sushi restaurants, flowers, Godiva chocolates, fancy clothes, all of these things are expensive. A decent first date at minimum costs at least $30. I know some guys who receive 20 emails a day from interested and attractive women. Some women I know receive close to 200 a day! Lets say my guy friend who gets 20 emails a day decided to go on a date with these 20 interested people. He is a gentleman, so he always pays. At $30 a night done 20 times, his out of pocket cost is $600. What if he went out with all the women who were interested over the course of just one week? He’d be spending $4,200 a week!! That’s $16,800 a month, or $201,600 a year! Yuck! Be careful. Even though he met all these women on a free online dating website, dating is expensive and at $201,600 a year, he’ll file for bankruptcy in no time.

Online dating ruins your personal life. Have you noticed the finer things in life are usually shared with family or close friends? If you online date, you’ll have less time for these same family and friends, which is unhealthy. These joys, the finer things, are what make us happy. As there are only so many hours in a day to see family and friends and experience these healthy joys, the time online dating will consume can be damaging. Okay, you want to try online dating, but at what personal cost? Online dating is addictive and easy. Once you start, you’re not going to stop until you find your “perfect match.” Pretty soon you’ll spend so much time dating that you’ll never see your family or friends. If this happens you’ll lack “happy connectivity” in your life, which can lead to many health concerns such as depression.

Internet dating can get your butt kicked. As we date online, we always meet new people and we cannot help but to compare the new date to the last. Each time we date, we judge. We decide what we like or don’t like about them move on. In short, we upgrade. Because it is easy to meet so many quality people through online dating, upgrading is done quickly and efficiently. Eventually, after we’ve run through the gambit of the online dating world. We will decide to settle with someone we believed to be the best.

Congratulations! The problem is, because you have the best, and because all people are on the same mission for you as the best, you’ve set yourself up for disaster. Every person on the planet is going to be interested in your chosen mate. So be prepared for bar fights, arguments and cussing matches. The male tendency to dominate and compete will ultimately ruin your relationship. But along the way you’ll have to do a lot of ass kicking and accept a couple of beatings. This is natural law and order, and it cannot be avoided. Only online date if you’re prepared to get your ass kicked.

In conclusion, online dating can be a dangerous game. If you want to live a simple, ignorant and petty life with few friends and no adventure, DO NOT online date!   Dating websites will ruin all these hopes and dreams of your simple life.   Online dating is ONLY for the adventurous, inspired and modern individual looking to enrich their life with moments and memories you cannot write about. Enjoy!

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Monogamy is for Morons

There are two sides to every coin. With a head and a tail, or a tail and a head one is always chasing the other. The combination of opinions that we adopt and conclude by the proverbial coin in our heads are what makes each of us unique,. Having an opinion is a beautiful thing, but they are just opinions. There is one thing that always beats an opinion in an argument, and that is a statement of fact.

Your Eric Draven fun fact of the day is that monogamy is for morons! I can say that with conviction because the fact is humans are animals. I believe monogamy is a bizarre concept that is unnatural, forced and just plain weird.

DEFINITION: Animal – any living organism characterized by voluntary movement, the possession of cells with no cellulose cell walls and specialized sense organs enabling rapid response to stimuli, and the ingestion of complex organic substances. Sound familiar? We have flesh, we have appetites and a body. You are an animal. I am an animal. Anybody who tries to tell you we are above the term “animal” because we are “intelligent and have free will” are plain dumb. Disown them as a friend and go hang out with smarter people.

Strip away the “norms” society has forced us to adopt through rules and educated civility and you’re left with a raw, primitive creature. You’re left with an animal that acts on instinct. DEFINITION:Instinct – the inherent inclination of a living organism toward a particular behavior which is unlearned. No matter how hard we try, we cannot ignore our biological predispositions AKA instinct. We are physical creatures. We’re sensual, brutish and carnal in nature. Our mission in life is to reproduce, spread our seed and give birth to offspring so that our species survives.

That in mind, the argument for monogamy is left without a leg to stand on. I suggest every single man and woman date, and date often, then have sex with as many willing partners that will have you. It is your duty as an animal, and your right as a human. Just be safe!

Think of society as the head and tail of a coin. What decision does society want you to make today? How is it influencing your behaviors? Are you going to pick heads or tails? Analyze how many times a day you stop yourself from wanting to do something because of that coin in your head. Then remember, while there may be two sides to a coin, it is just a coin. You are an animal, and it is okay to act on your animal instinct and put yourself in a position to explore your primal nature. I am not suggesting you hump the women an the table across from you like a dog. But I am suggesting you explore and live out your sexual inclinations the way you, as an animal, were designed to do so.

So go out and meet as many singles as you can. Dating online, bar hopping, blind dates, etc… are great ways to meet thousands of people looking to date often. And lets be honest with ourselves, as we‘re looking for that “perfect one,” dating leads to sex.. They have the confidence to try something new and have the ability to explore their lives the way they were meant to be explored – as an animal!

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Who's Hating, Who's Dating. Don't Hate, DATE!

I have to tell you about something that tickles me silly.   First you need to understand that people like me, a lot.  Girls and guys cannot seem to help themselves but to talk to me at the coffee shop, at work, at the gym, and of course, online.  Over time, girls fall in love with me, and the guys … well they like me a whole bunch until they find out I’m gay.  Once they find out I’m gay they get real “Yo Bro” on me, but they’re still friendly.   I like to play and persuade the men that “deep deep down” they might be gay, but of course, they’re not.  It gives me a good chuckle to watch them wriggle and squirm as they question their own sexuality for that one split second.  Needless to say, I cannot help that I’m fabulous or that I have a lot of friends.  With a sense of humor like mine, what‘s not to like?

The beauty of having a lot of heterosexual male and female friends is that I am able to give an objective view on their lives without bias. To me, I do not see men or women.  I see people and bilateral behavior.  My quick wit and charming looks aside, the real reason so many people like me is that I am a good listener.  For better or for worse, I am a sound board for anybody who wants to talk about themselves or their lives.  The most popular topic I get accosted with on a daily basis is, without question, “relationships.”

“My boyfriend just got back from the army and he’s changed.”
“He used me for sex!”
“Things would be easier if I was gay. Can you believe what she did?”
“When I get close to a guy, I can’t help but to run!”

I have over 500 social network friends. And at least 25% of them have talked to me about their relationships at one point or another.  I am my own research study.  Thus, I am a relationship expert.

Invariably, most of the relationship issues I have been privy to end up in a bad place.  The couple breaks up, people get hurt, and it is very sad.  To be back to square one with no prospects is a challenging place to be.  Nobody enjoys feeling like patient zero.  Over time, the pain heals, the passion forgotten and your favorite moments becomes a distant memory.  In time, people find the fire and vigor to move on.  At this stage, I normally get bombarded with a new set of questions.

“Dude, where do the young chicks hang out?  Everybody is so old these days!”
“Where can I find a nice man?  I’m tired of my typical guy”
“I want a man with money!”

At this point, the expert relationship advice I give people is to expand their social circle.  The larger your circle, the greater chance you’ll find somebody who meets your increasing number of requirements.  SURPRISE!  The fastest, most affordable, effective and fun way to do this is to join an online dating website!
To my pleasure, many people heed my advice and join a free online dating website.  Compared to their track record in the “real world,” they have instant success!  Even the people who I thought were “un-datable” are able to find dates and long term relationships with minimal effort and time.  Those who online date meet new people frequently.  They feel desired, confident, and take pride in the fact that they can be picky.  Does dating online feel weird at first?  Yes, but you know what, the end justifies the means.

Would you prefer 1 to 5 random dates over a few months, or the opportunity to date over a dozen pre-screened quality people in a few weeks that fit your current needs?  Your solution is http://www.DateCover.com. Dating success is a numbers game.  You do the math!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Match

If you ever want to find common ground with somebody, talk to them about dating.  There is one dating experience that everybody I have known seems to share: Growing up, you dated every datable person in your high school!  Think about it .  It’s true, and weird, because you and friends dated the same people.

As humans we tend to go down the path of least resistance.  Part lazy and part instinct, it just seems right.  It does not take a genius to conclude we tend to date people we have frequent interaction with, but can that be love?  Can a convenient relationship grow into true love ? I think not!  For anybody who doubts me, I challenge you to maroon yourself on an island with 3 members of the opposite sex for 1 year, and not date one of them.  Impossible.  I guarantee you during the course of that year you’re going to end up dating at least one of them, or all three.  Here is the challenge: once you find the one you like best, marry her on the island.  After you’re married, come back to civilization and see how long that relationship lasts…

If you stick around a group of people long enough, you’ll end up dating one of them, maybe get married, then definitely tell everybody it was a “match made in heaven.”  Congratulations, I‘m happy for you but you need to realize you’ve cheated yourself by doing this.  I seriously doubt all of these matches are “made in heaven” because if that were true we wouldn’t be dealing with a 50% and growing failure rate for marriages in America.  Fact of the matter is at least 50% of matches are wrong, and of the 50% that are supposed to be right, I would bet the vast majority are in shambles and thus, wrong.  Hello Mel Gibson – marrying the wrong person is that scary!

On a side note, if you find a way to get Megan Fox on an island alone with me, please let me know.  I’m okay if she doesn’t love me forever.

PBnJ courtesy of prettybourgeouis.com

When you merge the human tendency to choose the path of least resistance, and the societal norms of being in the same proximity to the same people every day, you end up with a lot of mistaken matches.  In mistaken matches we do not admit failure, inste

ad we attempt to learn to love somebody.  In other words, we settle.  The world is at least 50% oil and vinegar matches, which is sad, because we all started as children in high school dreaming of the perfect peanut butter and jelly match.

I believe online dating is the savior in our global pursuit of the peanut butter and jelly match and a tool that will ultimately rid the world of bad relationships.  If you found the right person in the first place, you would never get divorced and you would always be happy.  It’s pretty simple if you think about it.  As your perfect match is not in your immediate social circle, introduce yourself to new people outside of your social circle through online dating and keep doing this until you find your perfect match.

Online dating is logic in action when it comes to dating.  I don’t understand why more single people don’t try it and embrace the technology.

In conclusion, I’ll say it one more time: Break out of your societal norms and the people you see everyday.  Never settle and do all you can not to be lazy because trust me, your perfect match probably doesn’t live down the street from you.  Finding the perfect match is hard work, and your tool to success is to date online.

Through online dating you can cast a wider net over planet earth and by meeting more people you’re more likely to find true love in a real relationship and not learned love through a mistaken match.  Learned love ends in divorce if not resentment.  True love was meant to be from the beginning and lasts forever.

When you’ll find it, you’ll know.

Hook Line and Sink-her

Today I woke up with an infectious appetite for adventure and so I decided to do something out of the ordinary.  With a quick visit to a marina I became the proud renter of a 21 foot vessel known as, “The Magnum Baron,” a full tank of gas, and the largest Ugly Stick in North America.  I decided to go fishing.

Armed with a tackle box of artificial lures, an array of jigs spanning every color and a live-well full of genetically enhanced mega-minnows, I was convinced I had the fishing equivalent of “game” in my personality. The hunt was on.  I had confidence.  With pep in my step, I hit the water and told myself, “Them fish ain’t got nothin’ on me…”

…Hours later, the only thing I had caught was a vicious sun burn, a large tree, and an insatiable hunger.  No fish, no bites, no nibbles.  I was exhausted and none too happy.  Resigned, I told myself that fishing is for losers, and the US government needed to pass laws to stop the over fishing of American lakes.  Utterly disappointed, I went home in a bad mood.

When I got back to the marina it was dusk.  I was not ready to face the people who rented me the “Magnum Barron” and tell them all about “the one that got away.”  So I parked the boat and sat on the dock to think about my day.   Fishing did not make sense to me.  I went trolling; I made hundreds of casts into various bays; I even jigged my way across the lake using every color in the jig rainbow.  I tried everything I “thought” I knew about fishing, and yet I did not catch a single fish.  How depressing.

Manabu Kurita’s World Record Bass according to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) (22-pounds, 4.97-ounces)

Manabu Kurita’s World Record Bass according to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) (22-pounds, 4.97-ounces) Courtesy: ESPN.com

My failure at fishing gave me a familiar sense of dejection and frustration from my days in the bar scene.  I realized that the way I felt about fishing today mirrored the feelings I used to have every Friday night after an unsuccessful attempt at finding a women to date in a bar.  You never forget what that icky feeling of inadequacy and disappointment feels like when you arrive at a bar with so much potential, but invariably leave alone.  Not good enough to find a women, not good enough to catch a single fish.  What a complete waste of time. It was at this point I had an epiphany.  Going fishing is just like looking for someone to date!

When I used to go out in bars looking for eligible people to date, I had little to no success.  Society in its current form makes it extremely difficult to find a perfect match.  The game, the attitudes, the egos, societal norms, it is all too much to deal with and incredibly frustrating to navigate through the waters of traditional dating.

Fishing is the same way!  I had all the tools in my tackle box of fishing tricks to be successful.  My bait was smart, sexy, alive, and the crème de la crème of the sport.  From the perspective of fish, I was desirable and totally date/edible worthy and yet my fishing experience, just like trying to find love in a bar, was a complete waste of effort and time.  I needed help.

To solve my poor hunt-to-date ratio from my days in the bar scene, I solicited the help of technology.  I discovered online dating.  I was nervous to try it at first but after I mustered the courage to try something new I embraced the technology.  Wow….what a great invention.  Through online dating I was able to locate, pinpoint and snag exactly the type of people I was interested in meeting.  My hunt-to-date ratio improved considerably and I no longer have that feeling of leaving bars alone.  Today, I take my dates out to these same bars for drinks and I never leave alone.

Consider the fishing equivalent of online dating.  What if you decided that you wanted to catch a 23-pound largemouth bass? (The world record currently stands at 22-pounts 4.97-ounces). Not only would you be able to assess whether your Lake of choice had a fish that large in it, but if that fish was in your lake you would be able to tell your fish bait to catch it!  Having this technology would be like fishing with a heat-seeking missile… genius!


This technology for fishing does not exist yet, but it does for finding people in your area who are looking to date somebody just-like-you.  I encourage you to online date because it could change, reward and enrich your life beyond measure.  There are millions of eligible women on planet earth that suit your desires but you need help to find them in the same way I need help to find fish.  Explore your sense of adventure and join a free online dating website today so you can go fishing for a date and hook, line and sink-her.

As for my future fishing endeavors, I’m going to have to invest in a state-of-the-art fish finder until somebody invents a heat-seeking fishing lure.  Until then I’m stuck with the old motto: “Early to bed, early to rise. Fish like hell and make up lies.”

Online Dating for Dummies

You’re Wrong!  Whatever it is you “think” you know about online dating, toss it out the window and kiss your thoughts goodbye.  For all you silly skeptics that think online dating is only for those who cannot find a date in “real life,” I have news for you:  online dating is real life and you give it a thumbs down because you‘re scared of it!

More people are meeting online in this day and age than ever before and it is a fabulous invention we should all embrace.  I do not fault you for your opinion as we all have a fear of the unknown. Why would you try something new, especially, if it made you nervous?  As insecure humans by nature, we have a tendency to “play it safe” so we‘ll always win, right?  Wrong!  You’ve heard it before and I’ll say it again -  “No risk, no reward!”

I implore you to put your big girl panties on and give online dating a twirl.  The magic you can create and the connections  you will build through online dating will enrich your life beyond measure.  After all, we are on this planet to love and feel loved.  What else is there?  Without love, can you really be living?  I believe meeting people through online dating is your best chance at finding someone to love, and love you back.  Find your match so you can start living life to the fullest.

Look!  There is no need to fear the unknown anymore.  Here is exactly what the online dating experience is like with a step by step direction guide:

Step 1: Don’t hesitate anymore, quickly join the best free online dating website on the planet, TODAY!  While I could write pages about the different online dating companies on the internet, most of them are garbage.  Stay away from them.  Find one that suits you with the most opportunities and is the most social.  Why pay when there are some very good free dating sites out there.?

Step 2: Build your profile.  Your profile is an advertisement of you, similar to a resume, but a lot more fun!   Show off, have confidence, and tell everybody what you love about yourself.  Wheaties Cereal says they’re the, “Breakfast of Champions.”  What are you?

Step 3: Under “Search,“ tell the website what type of person you’re looking for.  This works like customizing a new car online.  If you have never customized a car online before, try it.  Build your dream car – it’s fun.  Choose the color of your car, if you want leather or fabric seats, sunroof, automatic windows etc.  On your dating website, build your dream partner – its even more fun!  Blond hair, makes 250k+ a year, athletic, likes hiking, wants kids someday etc.  Now hit “Submit”

Step 4: Wow!  Look at your results.  Not only does every person listed have the attributes your looking for in your dream partner, but every person is just-like-you and looking for their perfect match.  These are quality dating leads waiting to hear from you.  Now, you get to window shop!  Click on the picture of somebody you like and view their profile page.  Read their specifications and see if you like what they have to offer you and your personality.  This process is like reading the price sheet at a car dealership.  On every new car, the prices are itemized by options.  You get to pick and choose which options work for you until you find your favored combination.  This is the same with online dating.  Find the person that has a combination you like.

Step 5: Never judge a book by its cover and never buy a car without checking under the hood.  Pick 7 or 8 potential matches  from your dating website and research them in more detail.  You research members directly by sending them “tickles,” which are quick questions, or emails that demonstrate your interest and allow you to solicit a response with open ended questions.  If a member has return interested in you, it is up to them to “sell” you on their personality with a reply.  Talking to potential matches is like test driving a car.  Don’t buy a car unless you test drive it, and don’t expect to go on a date with anybody unless you’ve tested their personality.  They are going to test you too, so be honest and on your best behavior.

Step 6: Evaluate the responses you receive and see who has held your interest.  If nobody has, go back to Step 4 and pick 7 to 8 new people to prospect.  If you do have interest, congratulations, you are on the verge of forming a meaningful relationship in your life.  Keep exchanging emails, chatting online, and asking light hearted open ended questions.  What you’re doing here is interviewing your potential match to see if they are who they say they are on their personality resume, as well as whether they are compatible with your personality.  This stage is very exciting, so enjoy it.

Step 7: Now comes the hard part, taking your relationship from the digital world into the real world.  This is the hardest thing to do because it is the first time the “fear of rejection” comes into play.  At this stage remember 2 things.  1) They feel about you the way you feel about them.  2) They are just as nervous as you.  Have the courage to step up and take the relationship to the next level because if you do not take control of your life, who will?  Once you find the courage, the hard part is over.  Now for the easy part: taking action. “Hey, lets get together.  Nothing fancy, just coffee to start out with.  You seem like a great person and I would like to meet you.  How about 1pm this Saturday at XYZ coffee shop?”  It’s that easy.

Step 8: The Date!  Yes, it is real, you’re going on a date with somebody you’re attracted to, who is interested and attracted to you too, and did I mention, probably just as nervous as you?  You have online dating to thank for this great opportunity.

These 8 steps describe the core functionality of any dating website and what you can expect from your first foray into the online dating world.   The process is easy, non-confrontational and a very successful tool available to you for free.  There are many more features a dating website brings to the proverbial table that help enrich your dating experience online and in the real world, but they are just icing on the cake.  In reality the success of online dating will come down to you, your confidence and your courage to try something new.   Remember, you have nothing to lose but that feeling of wanting to meet somebody special. Take the risk, and reap the rewards, for life.

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The FIFA World Cup and Your Perfect Match

As a researcher, it has always been a hobby of mine to study human behavior and analyze the differences in how we consume then react to media, information, and current events.  By analyzing how an individual behaves, you are (in theory) able to predict their future actions.  Businesses do this frequently.  Understand your consumer and their behavior, then tailor your business to satisfy their future needs.  Business 101. 

While browsing through echelons of the “Babble” feature on DateCover.com, I came across an interesting discussion under the category of World Cup Soccer.  I was puzzled to see how popular this category had become as it is no secret that many Americans openly dislike soccer and refuse to acknowledge its existence.   These Americans are content living in a world dominated Football, Basketball, Baseball and Hockey, and how can you blame them?  American sports is a $70-Billion dollar business and that is plenty to feed even the largest sports appetite.

Before writing this article I asked a male friend of mine his view on Soccer and the World Cup.  He said, “Soccer is for Sissies, but I’ll watch the World Cup.”  Professionally, I was interested.  Personally, I was confused.  Why were people “Babble-ing” about the World Cup through an online dating website?  What was their motivation? What were they saying? …and why does my friend want to watch a bunch of “sissies” playing soccer?!?

Intrigued, I read the DateCover.com World Cup Babble thread and was able to gain some quick and dirty insight on how Americans are consuming the FIFA World Cup 2010.  Here are my observations:

Women: Women in America have a unique view when it comes to soccer.  They have a genuine interest in the game and appear to understand what is going on better than many American males.  While women are not able to tell you how many shots on goal Team USA had against England (12 shots, 4 on target), or why the 2-2- tie with Slovenia was an excellent result (USA advances with a win vs. Algeria), they are able to tell you that Landon Donovan is a family man and married, Clint Dempsey likes to Rap and is from Texas, and that David Beckham is a metro sexual and “hot.”  Women are not soccer fans, they are fans of soccer players.

The Texas Male:  Ignorant at best and patriotic at heart - a worthy combination.  My friend who thinks “soccer is for sissies” is a Texas Male.  They do not understand soccer, they do not love the sport, and they do not understand the magnitude or impact the World Cup has on the human race.  The Texas Male however understands what it means to have die-hard passion, they are patriotic to the bone, and they understand sport, skill and strategy.  The Texas Male is a sports fan, not a soccer fan. 

The American Foreigner:  Knowledgeable, passionate, but tactful.  The American foreigner understands the World Cup is the largest sporting event on the planet and as individuals they embody the passion that is the FIFA World Cup 2010.  These are the people who request to take vacation day from work, but negotiate to use that day in 2 hour increments so they can watch the games on TV.  While they understand the sport, they also realize the “commoners” around them do not.  The American foreigner willingly educates their friends about the “beautiful game” and attempts to grow the love of Soccer throughout their social community.  They do not lecture, they are tactful and teach through guided discussion, humor and debate.  The American foreigner has been conditioned to be an advocate for soccer, but not a promoter.  There are few better times in an American Foreigners life than watching a soccer game by themselves in a room with the volume on high.  It is done in private, and alone.

Conclusion:  America is clueless about soccer, but they do not want to be.  They understand the World Cup is a big event, but they do not understand why.  Americans post on Babble because posting in the Babble community and reading feedback is like gluing little puzzle pieces onto a wall.  One posting = one piece of the puzzle.  Every person who posts on the World Cup topic had a different perspective than the other and the beauty of this is the sum of all the parts creates a whole.  A completed puzzle leads to a heightened and comprehensive understanding .  Between the American foreigner, the female follower, and the patriot male, we have a World Cup Soccer fan base on www.DateCover.com.   The DateCover.com universe understands Soccer and everything that is the FIFA World Cup 2010. 

Specific to online dating, most interesting part of the Babble was when one member suggested everybody who was a soccer fan meet up at a local soccer event.  How great would that be?  To have a group of clueless singles meet and bond over an event that together they can understand and enjoy to the fullest.  Alone, they are confused.  Together, they learn and enjoy.  This viral action is online dating magic!  THIS my friends is how you find your Perfect Match through the FIFA World Cup, and why these people posted their views on an online dating website       …Genius!

What a great first date idea - Go watch a soccer match at your local pub!
What a great topic for conversation - The FIFA World Cup 2010.
What a great singles group activity - Mingle at local soccer game, or start a team for singles in your area.

Online Dating FOR MEN!

If you are a women and thinking about reading this article, please stop, drop, and roll on over to a different website.  This article was not written for you.  This article was written for Men, and Men only.  Have some respect for male privacy and leave.  Feel you’re entitled to read it anyway?  Though we love everything that makes you uniquely you, this time you’re not.  Deal with it!

Men (only), here’s the deal:  First, if there is a woman around you, ask her leave because I need your full undivided attention.  Second, get ready, because I’m about to tell you why Online Dating is the greatest thing that has ever happened to the superior gender known as The MAN!

If you are a women and STILL reading this, I hope that comment offended you.  While I do not actually believe women are inferior to men, you just invaded male privacy by reading on.  As such, the immature side of me feels compelled to poke you with my literary fork.  Men, please read on…  Women, shouldn‘t you be baking or ironing something by now? 

Ever since male icon David Beckham came into the lime light and made it “acceptable” for the modern man to get facials, pedicures, cry like a babies and dress in… well, dresses, the dynamics of what it means to be a MAN started to change.  In 1994 the term, “Metrosexual” was coined by some guy named Mark Simpson in an article he published in, The Independent.  Because of that initial movement, generations of Men were supposed grow, flourish, be enlightened and finally, happy!  Now Metrosexual men, like herpes, are everywhere.

What isn’t as popular as the glamour of being “metrosexual,” is the tidal wave of questions that the Metrosexual movement created; questions that challenged manliness and the sacred nature of what it meant to be a Man!  These questions were frightening!  All of a sudden, men were talking about feelings and emotion in a way that we had never done before.  Men were told they couldn’t be happy unless they talked, in length, about Love, Style, Feelings, Shopping, Hair Products etc.  How do we do that as Men without acting like Women?!  Men became complex creatures, just like women, and the end result was a human race more confused than enlightened.  

I am about to enlighten you, and I hope its refreshing.  No matter how much the “Metrosexual” girly man has tried to infiltrate your mind with this “Stuff” he believes we should do, and feel, and talk about in order to be “happy,” stop worrying about it!  NONE of that stuff matters.  I promise you, the needs of a male in our lifetime pursuit of happiness can be dialed down into 3 categories.  If anybody doubts this logic, I dare you to comment and tell me why.  Men, you’ve heard this before, and its time to remember your roots.  Men like three things, and they are all interconnected: Money, Sex and Women.  Deviate from these three things at your peril.  Deviate and you’re wasting your time. 

Anything and everything a man does is central to achieving these 3 components, and Online Dating is the ONLY thing I can think of that satisfies, promotes and achieves these 3 things with great success!

Think about your true motivation in daily life with whatever it is you consciously do.  For example, why do you buy expensive designer clothes?  Is it because you enjoy looking good?  Sure it is.  But why does wearing expensive clothes give you enjoyment?  You enjoy it because you like it when WOMEN think you look good, and because a woman thinking you look good can lead to sex!  Money, Sex, and Women. 

What are more examples of how online dating help you achieve the 3 pillars of being a man?

Example 1:  Money Sex and Women:  Having a quality online dating experience is FREE.  Now you can be introduced to thousands of desirable women and choose which ones to best spend time with.  Gone are the days of wasting hundreds of dollars on pointless first dates, which means you get to save money.  Saving money in that department enables you to spend more money on buying designer clothes to look good, and going on quality dates with the best potential women you’ve already pre-screened for free!  Because of Online Dating you get to look better, make better use of your time, and spend more money impressing the more desirable women.  Women love being impressed by men, and lets face it, if they’re not left feeling impressed by your investment and strapping good looks, they‘re feeling guilty.  Either way, your prospect of having sex is looking good.

Example 2:  Money Sex and Women:  The world is full of different people with different tastes, needs, desires, fetishes and personalities.  Women don’t like talking about it, but the fact of the matter is, we’re all animals.  Animals are created to do 2 primal things.  Eat, and have sex.  Women, like men, not only enjoy having sex, they love it.  They CRAVE it!  We want it, they want it, together we want it often and will do whatever we can to get it!  What better way to meet women interested in sex than on an online dating website?  I am not promoting sex, I am promoting the fact that women want the same things many men do.  Through online dating you can legally interact and connect with quality women who share your needs.   It’s not dirty, this is natural.  For those of you questioning or offended by my logic, think about what sex leads to.  Sex leads to a relationship.  Relationships lead to love, love leads to marriage, babies, and an eternal happy life.  It starts with attraction, and attraction = sex.  

Men, thanks for reading.  Now I want you to do two things:
1) Cut all ties with that girl.  You know, the one you call once every few weeks?  We know you have her.  We know you don‘t tell your friends about her, and we know you‘re usually drinking when this affectionate booty call is made.  Cut all ties because you don’t need her.  You will never be “lonely” again because you’re being introduced to a girlfriend finding portal.

2) The second thing you’re going to do is join a website like http://www.DateCover.com and become a dating magnet!!  Join one, then find a women to take on a date at a place of YOUR choosing.  You want steak?  Take your date out for steak, or find a woman that wants to take YOU out for steak - they do exist. 

There is something for every mood and every one on the internet. 

Full steam ahead in your pursuit of Money, Sex and Women.  While Males are born, men are made.  The modern MALE talks about shopping for a man purse.  The modern MAN eats a steak while shopping online for a hot date.  Which one do you want to be?


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