Thursday, October 21, 2010

Advice for the young woman from Dalrock

Dalrock has a great post up advising young woman on how to find a great guy. While I think ultimately, it's up to Providence, it does seem like a woman can improve her odds. Here's Dalrock:

"For women looking for a husband my advice is simple. Picture the kind of man you want to be attracted to. Picture him in the prime of his power. If you are a young woman who wants to marry a man more your own age, now picture that prime of his power man as he would have been at a younger age. A little less confident and powerful, but with real ability and a basic goodness about him. Now picture the kind of setting the younger version would be most comfortable and dominant in. That setting is where you should look for your husband, and the only kind of setting where you should position yourself to compare different kinds of men."

I'd say that guy is likely to be a lot less confident, not just a little, but asking women to give up confidence is like asking a man to give up on hotness. It's not gonna happen.

I would also encourage women to be a little more open-minded during the initial meeting phase. So you're not crazy about the guy. Get to know him. God might surprise you. Let Him. I'm not suggesting you marry a guy you're not in love with, but I am suggesting you go out on a few dates with him. It's just a damn date. Now I realize this isn't the easiest advice to hear after you've read all the harshness in the manosphere. But it is offered in hope of your happiness.

I hear what you're saying. "Never. Never in a million years." Ok, maybe so. Probably so. But you might be surprised how fast a million years go by. Sometimes it's less than 60 months. And for most guys, once you give them the heave ho, they're not coming back. Ever. Which is usually great. But when it's not great, life is unlikely to be like a romantic comedy, where the guy perseveres through all your ridiculous bullshit to win you over. Yeah, it occasionally happens. But not usually.

Good luck.

"Like bonobos, Irishmen love nothing more than displaying their glorious natural pelt."

Sometimes, I'm going to post random shit from SDaedalus. You've been warned.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This is like something from The Royal Tanenbaums

This is like something Wes Anderson would write. "Yes, the gentleman in the blue cardigan." "I have a two-part question." "Go ahead."

Todd Seavey and Helen Rittelmeyer. You crazy kids.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

In sickness and in health

I just came across this story from 2006 through Roosh's Twitter Feed:  Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, had terminal cancer, but it didn't stop her and her fiance, Nick Godwin, 23, from getting married.  She died five days after the wedding.  R.I.P.

These photos were taken by Romain Blanquart of the Detroit Free Press.  Amazing story.  More pictures and story here.

Thank God for your life every day by living for His Glory.

(No, I fail at this just like everyone else.)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Confessions of a modern Irish bachelor

No, not me.  This guy.

Hat tip to SDaedalus.

This was a tough, but funny article to read.  I could relate, up until the geigh part.  Young guys, don't wind up like this.  Take care of business now, even if it involves painful growth and risk.  I don't know why I added "even if."  It definitely WILL involve painful growth and risk.  But the payoff is huge.  That payoff is life.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Where to start - Alpha body language

Chateau writes on the Alpha body language that attracts women.

I can't stress how important body language is.  For the beginner, it should be the second major area of study, after inner game.  This is easy to learn stuff that's highly effective.  You'll get infinitely better results, even if only by converting to some inner game and behaving with alpha language.  It's much more important that all the canned game routines and negs.  And no, I'm not suggesting you ignore that stuff.  Just take care of inner game and body language first.

After a quick search on body language.  I came across this book, Love Signals by David Givens:

Looks good.  Anyone read it?

I also found this list of six powerful body language secrets by a Toronto dating coach.

I'll be posting more on alpha body language as I come across it.

Which bachelor are you?

Interesting. SDaedalus has a great taxonomy here.

Which bachelor are you?

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Posts Coming

As I said earlier, I'm busy.  But the good news is that I'll have some posts coming soon with some orthodox Catholic exegesis of The Mystery Method, Bang, and Rules of the Game.  Check back in a week for the first post.