Archive for May 2014

Why More Men Need To Stand With Women

The recent conversation we had this week on this website about Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger opened my eyes to some issues that I probably should have thought about more before this. One of the biggest issues is that it is almost taboo for a man to speak out for equality or stand with women against…

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7 Ways To Live A Better Life

I’ve got a lot of work to do to become the person I want to be. I want to weigh less, earn more, and bring my business(es) to a level where I can consider myself “successful.” I was fortunate enough to be raised in a household where both of my parents and my brother are…

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Why She Ended It: 5 Dating Dealbreakers

This article is not meant to place the blame on anyone – I understand that breakups are painful, and are often a combination of multiple circumstances and not just a single reason. Sometimes, we are left wondering what the real reason is. We hear phrases like “I just need some space” or “I need to focus on…

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Why We Need To Talk About Elliot Rodger

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Elliot Rodger, he is (was) the 22 year old son of Hunger Games second unit director Peter Rodger. Elliot has recently carried out his predicted slaughter of women and sexually active men (7 killed in total) and then himself. Elliot submitted a 140+ page personal manifesto which…

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Ask JMS – Escaping The Friend Zone

After launching the Ask JMS section of this website, I have been overwhelmed by the inquiries received. This one in particular, submitted by “SV” caught my attention. The quoted message will be below, followed by my response. I am facing a situation and I wanted to get your opinion on it. There is this girl…

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8 Signs She’s Not Girlfriend Material

We’ve spent a lot of time discussing things that good men don’t do, as well as things that they need to do better. But we must not forget that there are two sides to relationships and that men need to know what to look out for in women, also. Men are used to pursuing women,…

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7 Dating Habits We Should Be Practicing

While many acts of chivalry can help to show someone you care for them, they are just that – acts. It is possible for someone’s intentions to be masked by their temporary politeness – but what deeper, even more genuine dating habits do we need to bring to the forefront to help build stronger relationships? Here are a…

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10 Things Men Think Are A Good Idea – But Aren’t

I remember hearing something from Jerry Seinfeld a long time ago that talked about the differences between what men read and what women read. Women’s magazines are all full of how-to’s, especially when it comes to dating – and men’s magazines are full of pictures of pretty girls because they think they already know everything. Unfortunately,…

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5 Simple Ways To Keep Her Happy

What’s more important than starting a relationship? Developing and maintaining one that keeps both partners happy. Not letting things get stale. Keeping it fresh. It might be easier than you think – all it takes is a little effort and attention to detail. Here are 5 ways to keep her happy. ___________________________________ Always be willing…

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8 Things Good Men Don’t Do

There is a lot of discussion floating around the internet about what makes a good man, or a “real man” in some cases. I’ve decided not to use the term “real man” here, though I was tempted by pop-culture to do so. Each of us has our own unique background with our own unique upbringing,…

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