#17 Have standards for those you date: It isn’t all about looks, income, and interests. Know what you’re looking for, know what you want, and have standards for those you date! Stick to your guns. And remain patient. Life is too short to settle on something as valuable as marriage.
Remember the 3-D Magic Eye posters? “Beauty is a lot like the Magic Eye designs. While the cliché suggests that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ the depth and type of beauty seen is largely dependent on the beholder’s capacity to focus their eyes on the right thing. There is an invisible aspect of beauty that may not be obvious to the casual observer. It’s that core essence of a person that a talented portrait photographer seeks to capture in addition to mere physical attributes.
…there are some good parallels between what’s happening with Ducky Dynasty and your dating life. Guys are coarse by nature, some being a lot coarser than others. The range looks something like sensitive on one extreme to reality star on the other. No matter where you might be on the continuum, depending on the girl you want to pursue, the basic message is think before you speak.
In an Art of Charm podcast, Kris Wolfe discusses the premise of goodguyswag.com, namely, that a man is complete through the mind, body, and soul
Have you seen the over-the-top proposal video made by Justin Baldoni? It’s had almost 8 million views on YouTube. Justin is an actor and director, but you may not know he’s got some serious good guy swag. In fact, he’s making a difference by using his talents to raise awareness and funds for terminally-ill people.
“A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.” A very good diamond is rare. If it’s true that finding your girl is like finding the rarest of jewels, could there be a correlation between finding a diamond and finding your girl? The 4 C’s of evaluating a diamond are cut, clarity, color, and carat. Let’s explore what we can correlate between finding a diamond and finding your girl.
As guys, we’re taught to be tough, and not show any vulnerability or emotion. Or, maybe you’ve been wearing the nice guy mask too long. If you’ve lived either act for years, you could probably use some work in the complimenting department. In fact, we all can. Affirm your girl all you want. Tell her she’s amazing, but if it doesn’t ring true for her and if she doesn’t believe you, you’re just speaking empty words. You should be complimenting, but do it right….and here’s how you can make sure your compliments will work.
Black Friday marks the beginning of a very stressful time period for us guys. Suit up. It’s time to go shopping for her. Yes, it’s that mind-boggling and tortuous season of racking your brain for a suitable gift that hopefully won’t end up in exchange or credit. If you’re plumb out of ideas, there’s no need to fear. Former Miss USAs and state titleholders came together to make sure you win with her this Christmas.
And that’s essentially the point of dating, isn’t it? It’s being in the car with another person just for the sake of being in the car with them. It’s getting to know someone for the sake of not being alone. It’s driving without a clear sense of direction.
For many years, I found my identity in being the big guy. I spent all of my time developing a physique to cover up the weakness within.
The guys over at the “Road to Ripped” podcast invited me over to do an interview talking about goodguyswag and what it has to do with fitness.