Yoga Pants and Unexamined Assumptions

  By Noah Brand editor-in-chief of the Good Men Project   Noah Brand responds to The Frisky’s criticism of a Good Men Project article.     Over at The Frisky, Amelia McDonell-Parry has some sharp criticism of Nathan Graziano’s piece here at the Good Men Project, “Yoga Pants Nation“. Ms. McDonnell-Parry writes: "Newsflash Nathan Graziano: Not everything women do is done with men in mind. Just because you find someone sexy, doesn’t mean she’s being sexy for Read more [...]

Why Men (or Women) Don’t Approach You

    This list was created for many common mistakes people make at clubs. Unless you work there, being at a club or bar, you will find only about 5% of the time a person could approach you. The other 95% is everywhere else in your life. Try to incorporate these ideas into your everyday life, you will be surprised how many new people you meet. Surrounded by people of your same sex: This is the most common reason I have heard from men as to why they don’t approach women in bars or clubs. Read more [...]

The Cross Dresser

    While checking my online dating site, I received a wink and an email. I clicked to see the profile of the gentleman. The photo was of what looked like an attractive female. I am a very curious person and just had to see what was going on. The first thing I read was that this gentleman was a cross dresser… Reading the rest of his profile, he seemed to be a very nice Christian man that just happens to like to wear women’s clothes. I emailed him to say thank you for the wink and Read more [...]

Rejection, part two

  By Noah Brand editor-in-chief of the Good Men Project As pointed out in the comments to part one, my first post about the rejections inherent in the men-approach-women-wait model was focused entirely on how bad it hurts for men to suffer the inevitable multiple rejections inherent in that model. That’s true, and it’s part of why it was titled “part one”. A word to my fellow men: fellas, as we get together over our cigars and brandy in the billiard room, let us take a moment away Read more [...]

The Crazy Psychiatrist

        Barbie called and told me she decided it was time I started dating, and she had found this fabulous man for me. He is a very well known, published and respected psychiatrist. He also owns several facilities in multiple states. She asked me if she could give him my number, and I said sure, what do I have to lose? He called me, and we ended up talking on the phone for a couple weeks and I must admit, he seemed pleasant, so I decided to join him for lunch. Every time Read more [...]

Five Important Things Women Don’t Know About Men

  By Noah Brand editor-in-chief of the Good Men Project It’s true, men are complicated and confusing. Noah Brand clears up five common misconceptions. The title is, to be fair, an overgeneralization. These things are not universally true of all men, and there definitely are women out there who know and understand some or all of them. By and large, though, these are five areas where communication between the two most popular genders tends to break down on grounds of incomprehension. Women, Read more [...]

Are They Lying To Me?

    If you have someone you are dating, or maybe you are falling in love, or maybe would like to take it to the next level. Is it hard to trust them? Trust is a very difficult thing especially if you have even been mistreated in any way or cheated on or lied to before. Some people are compulsive liars. They cannot help but try to make anything and everything they do seem amazing and very worthy of your praise. I will be the first person to say that trust needs to be earned by everyone Read more [...]

“U” Come Before Your “X”!!

Tell me again how wonderful your ex was? How wonderful they were to you, how much you loved them... until they left. That right there makes them the dumbest person on the planet. You are Fantastic! It’s time for you to remember that you are your own priority. You deserve the best, and obviously, they couldn’t handle your amazing qualities! It’s been known that once a relationship ends, the party that was left always remembers the good qualities, but never the bad. Remember the time they Read more [...]

Date a Private Security Contractor?

  When I am working on something, I become extremely focused on the task at hand, and I do not pay much attention to the things going on around me. This also includes times when I am doing my volunteer work. Meeting someone to date is the farthest thing from my mind. One day at the local community center I was decorating for a party for underprivileged children. While trying to decorate the room I literally ran into a gentleman that was trying to help. We both dropped everything all over the Read more [...]

How do I Protect Myself?

How do I Protect Myself? After the senseless Boston Marathon bombings I started thinking about the illusion of safety that everyone wants us to have. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends that were affected by the terroristic attack. You cannot protect yourself from these types of tragedies in the traditional sense, but can we protect ourselves from other crime or trespasses on us? There is always a ton of different self-protection techniques but, I would like to enlighten you on Read more [...]