Be a Giver

Dating Tip 6: Be a giver. Don’t just think of what you can take from another person. Think about what you can give him/her. Fast forward to the future. “Is this someone I want on my resume?” Swap spit with people you respect. This means: No more mo-peds!  (moped: fun to ride, but you wouldn’t…

Integrity — The Sexiest Quality Ever

Dating Tip 5: Live with integrity. Let your words match your actions. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Integrity is the sexiest quality of all. Not only because it’s rare here in the South Bay, but also because it’s a sign of the ultimate aphrodisiac—confidence. Mmm.

Super Hot Chicks Can Be Hustlers

December Nightlife Tip: Be wary of super hot chicks (hustlers) who seem too good to be true. Recall that alleged Manhattan Beach female con-artist? Do not leave “new friends” alone in your bedroom. I’ve heard of chicks trying to steal from my guy friends, look in their closets, etc. Keep an eye on your one-night…

Is Your Dog a Deal Breaker?

Dating Tip 4:  Girls, if you must have a dog, make sure it’s trained. And by trained, I mean potty-trained.  By potty-trained, I mean it never goes #1 or #2 inside your house. And by never, I mean ever.  I’ve had a dog.  Maybe standard poodles are just really unique and can wait to go…

Mind if I Buy You a Song?

Dating Tip #3: Guys, do not over-serve a girl. There’s no need for that. Who wants to take home someone who doesn’t really like him anyway? Buy her favorite song from the jukebox or make a dj request instead. You don’t have to like it, but you do have to tolerate it. This way, you…

Redflag for Douchebag

Dating Tip #2: Guys, do not overuse the word “actually.” It’s a redflag for douchebag. As in, “Actually you are kind of cute. Actually I don’t have a girlfriend.  Actually I do have a job. You are actually smarter than you look.”  Ugh. Same goes for the word “unfortunately.” This is like d-bag version 2.0.…

Hold Something

Dating Tip #1: Girls, if you want to meet nice guys on the strand like I do, just carry a camera, walk with purpose, and SMILE. The camera is an excuse for guys to come talk to you or vice versa. Just think of something good to say for when they do approach. You could…