We now present the 18th Edition of the Carnival of Dating Advice...
now fully legal (age of consent joke there), bringing you some of the
best articles on pickup, dating, seduction, psychology, relationships,
and other fun, related things from across the blogosphere.
This name of the game for edition's articles is "practical" - from
Jon Rhodes's piece on spotting a liar, to Liz Leia's piece on spotting
gold diggers, to Sulagna Dasgupta's on spotting which men are
interested (for the ladies, that is), you'll be walking away from
today's collection of articles with your antennae pricked and your
senses trained to interpret all manner of different signals from the
people around you.
Without further ado then, on with the carnival...
Pickup Podcast's Liz Leia tells us "How to Identify a Gold Digger," with a focus on looking out for the "hints" she drops about what it is that she wants (i.e., for you to buy her lots of pretty things and take her lots of nice places). The only thing I'd suggest against from this post is scaring these women off - just like any other girl, if you take yourself out of boyfriend (in this case, ATM) contention, and still come off sexy, you can still get together with these girls quickly... though, you may not want to hang around for long.
Some all-around good, general advice here from Mister Infinite in "Relating
from Man to Woman," targeted at men taking women too seriously and
trying too hard to be their friends. Infinite uses the great example of
how boys treat girls as children, and how for the men who do best with
women, this never really changes.
From HypnoBusters, a
website primarily focused on hypnosis and hypnosis techniques, Jon
Rhodes submits "How to
Spot a Liar," a very detailed, comprehensive, and solid post on all
the subtle signs people will give that they're telling an untruth. The
only one misleading here is the mention about eye movements - as we
talked about in "Tell
Someone Lying from Someone Who's Not," the majority of individuals'
eyes will move to their left corners (to your right) when constructing
a lie, and the right when accessing memory, although this varies from
person to person and a minority of individuals' eyes have the reverse
order, or even a completely different one. That disclaimer aside, this
is a very meaty article and quite useful if you're looking to upgrade
your abilities to identify someone who's fibbing or worse.
Want to massage the girl of your dreams into submission? Jonathan
Grant over at Ask a Wise Man
has put together a piece called "5 Secrets to
Giving an Amazing Massage!," complete with a lot of very sound
advice on getting good at massages, plus a couple of images with
Jana Moreno from Wisdom Ink submits "Releasing Statements for Relationships," a way of verbally exorcising relationship baggage, biases, and mindsets you bring in with you. While I haven't tried with releasing per se, this does look very similar to the mindset training and releasing of negative / judgmental thoughts I've done and recommend, and the mindsets being taught here (e.g., unhappiness is your own fault, not your partner's; accepting that love can be lost and people can leave; etc.) are very healthy and grounded in calm, clear thinking... as opposed to the wishful thinking that most employ, at least to some extent, in their relationships.
Tamika of Tamika Lanelle - Thinking Out Loud writes "Crazy Baby Momma," targeted squarely at men complaining that the mothers of their children are crazy and causing a lot of problems for them. The main message is: what role did you have to play in that?
Before you think about getting married, Live It! Magazine's Lena Ameri
suggests in "The
Trick Every Couple Should Steal From Fifty Shades of Grey" you take
a page out of the popular romance novel - and put together a detailed,
complete, comprehensive marriage contract that sets the boundaries from
For the Ladies
From Love in India,
Sulagna Dasgupta submits "“Does He
Like Me?” Heed These 7 Signs," listing seven indirect signs women
can pick up on that men around them are interested. For fellas reading
this, you may not realize it but many women really are not fully aware
or certain men like them even when all these signs are present - the
world is just as confusing and unclear a place for most women as it is
for most men. By paying attention to these signs, as a woman, you can
have a bit more certainty, one way or the other.
... and that wraps us up for the eighteenth edition of the Carnival of Dating Advice. If you're reading this and want to submit for next time, check out the guidelines here.
Hope you found these articles fun and useful. Tune in next time for more great posts from around the Internet.