Carnival of Dating Advice, 22nd Edition

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May I present to you the Carnival of Dating Advice, 22nd Edition, here to bring you some of the best reads on dating, relationships, psychology, and more from across the web.

The article selection this time makes for an interesting mix of breezy reading, including a top 25 list on date ideas and a quick article on the psychology of attachment (in this case, to food), with some articles designed to make you stop and think, including those on mother issues, emotional unavailability, and treating relationship building as a problem-solving exercise.

Let's dive in...


Not sure where to take her for Date Numero Uno? John from Fearless Men has collected a large assortment of ideas for you in "25 First Date Ideas | Some new... Some cliche... No doubt you'll find one for you." Among the suggestions: picnics, bowling, live jazz, and a boat ride.


Building on his thoughts last Carnival about fear of talking to beautiful women, Graham Stoney of The Confident Man Project asks "Do You Have Mother Issues?" Here, he discusses the psychological restrictions that come hand-in-hand with having had an overbearing or overprotective mother - and what you can do to take control of your decision making and life living.

Jon Rhodes shares a post from Hypnosis Haven on "Removing Food Attachment." While it doesn't go too in-depth into an actual process you can use, this article does touch on the concept of hedonic adaptation and how the mind acclimates to pleasures - including, in this case, different foods - to the point where you aren't doing things because you enjoy them, so much as you are because you're just used to them.

A Female Perspective

Talking about something you'll see fairly frequently in the seduction world, a writer calling herself "Kisses" from I Want My Kisses Back scribes a "Letter to the Emotionally Unavailable Men of the World." In it, she discusses the pain of loving a man who isn't available emotionally, and her read on that man - that he has closed himself off to emotion not out of strength, but out of fear.

For the Ladies

Tamika of Tamika Lanelle - Thinking Out Loud shares "Relationship Exponential Equations (Solving for "x")," a post about figuring out the solution to the differences between you and your mate. The message of the post is an interesting one: if you want a relationship to work, you must solve for x, and if you can't figure out what "x" is, it's probably time to move on.

Wrapping Up

... and that wraps us up for the twenty-second 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.

Chase Amante

Chase AmanteAbout the Author: Chase Amante

Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone. So, he set to work and read every book he could find, studied every teacher he could meet, and talked to every girl he could talk to to figure out dating. After four years, scads of lays, and many great girlfriends (plus plenty of failures along the way), he launched this website. He will teach you everything he knows about girls in one single program in his Mastery Package.


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Hey Chase, loved your article as always!

Well, I'm a guy who is very skinny. I have a relatively cute face (friends say) though. My question is - is it very hard for me to score a girl with attractive looks since I'm too skinny? Or I can still get attractive ones if I do the other things right? Would love to hear your opinion on the matter.

And also, I'm trying to get a good body these days, and good grooming and dressing sense. Meanwhile, since getting a body is a matter of years, should I keep practicing with girls and other things such as grooming and dressing sense? Or should I hold them till I get a great body?

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Yes, you can absolutely still get attractive girls while thin. The only body shape that's a deal breaker for most girls most of the time is being very obese - and even then, there are occasionally ways around that. Most women prefer a thin man to an overweight one, in general.

As for waiting until you get a better body - absolutely not! The experience you accumulate with women in the months or years while you're working on your body is incredibly valuable, and if you skip it, you'll be starting out much behind where you could be. Not to mention the fact that knowing what you're doing with girls plays a big role in your ultimate success than a great body. Both are good, but if you can only pick one, you've got to go with learning the skill set. If you have a sexy body but don't know how to talk to women, it doesn't do you a whole lot of good other than serve as an attention getter.

When I started approaching, I was overweight (and didn't realize it... kind of amazing, in retrospect) - I had a big gut and a lot of fat on my face. Yet, I still managed to sleep with hot girls, fashion models, girls with pretty faces and rail-thin bodies (although I prefer more of an hourglass figure myself), even while rocking my gut. My results did improve and become more consistent after I lost most of that excess weight, but I wouldn't trade the experiences I racked up in the meantime for the world.


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