And rounding up the great lists of the week: Guyism has seven ways NOT to pick up a chick at the bar. I have to disagree with one of them: saying, "I was hoping to lure you back to my secret lair" in a Dr. Evil voice worked for me once. So, ladies love the man, make light of the terrible technique.
Lemondrop has a resident dude (like me but NOT like me) and he's trying to use The Secret to score chicks. Before asking for help from the universe, it might be a good idea to make sure you're not doing any of the seven NON pickup moves from Guyism.
Em & Lo (EmAndLo.com) asks their man panel why guys deny masturbating. I think we only deny self-abuse when we're on the phone with you and it's a very intense, make-or-break conversation and you ask us if we're doing currently, as-we-speak self-gratification. We'll deny playing video games and drinking Budweiser at that time too.
My pal Simone Grant explores the idea that "nice guys finish last" and not in a David Mamet sort of way but how a chick would think. I've heard Usain Bolt is a pretty nice guy so the answer is "eh, generally."
And maybe the nice guy is at fault for this trend: the end of the first date kiss. Betty Confidential says that the first date kiss isn't as prevalent as once thought. Yikes, I thought the youngsters were up to first date frontal, lower abdomen massage, maybe this is progress.