Becoming a regular -- somewhere! anywhere! -- is the best way to make friends in adulthood
When being a regular at a Wednesday open mic turns into a live album. Video: Eva Via Music
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It's a question that comes up all the time, but shouldn't. I am willing to answer it yet again, because certain social skills are slow to develop in some men, and I believe the advice that follows will help such men not only realize some of the basic, common courtesy around dating, but also reframe the way they see all social interactions, causing a positive impact in all parts of their life.
My hope is for them to read this and learn that interpersonal interactions are not isolated behaviors that exist in a vacuum. They are part of a dynamic, two-person exchange with a lifetime of history and context.
Shredding Pisgah. Music: 3 Girls (But Only 2 Beers in the Car)
An important consideration for a mountain biking (or surf) trip is the timing of your visit. I recently had the opportunity to visit Asheville/Brevard/Dupont/Pisgah in March, and wasn't sure what the conditions would be like that time of year.
Survey Reveals Biggest Dating App Deal Breakers. (For Me, It Would Be Pronouns in Bio.)
83% of women would reject men with violence and aggression in their bio and 78% would reject bios with bigotry -- which are the exact reasons why I would reject any man with pronouns in his bio.
The Most Idiotic and Dismissive Thing You Can POSSIBLY Say To Someone Who Is Grieving
Just because "your intentions are good" doesn't mean you aren't causing harm.
When someone you love, or even just like, suffers a loss, it can be hard to know what to say to them.
Which is silly. There actually are PLENTY of things you can say to them that will help.
And there are plenty of things you can say that basically mean, "Fuck you."
Valentine's Day is right around the corner -- but it doesn't matter! My Eva Via original duet, Year-Round Valentine, is about how, when you're in love, every day can feel like Valentine's Day.
Even Valentine's Day.
Everyone thinks female friendships are chill and non-competitive and that women never fight - but that's not always true.
To all the hundreds of men who say "women will never be attracted to me" - Here's what you're doing wrong.
As anyone who follows my blog or Facebook knows, the two posts that consistently get the most views per month are
What Men Don't Understand When They Complain, "It's Only Creepy If The Guy Isn't Hot
"Creepy" Isn't About Attractiveness. It's About Reciprocity.
Due to these posts, I get a handful of private notes and comments thanking me for my encouragement and advice (some formerly creepy guys even have girlfriends now!)... and dozens of butthurt, defensive incels who are mad that I'd give them some basic advice about how to not come across as creepy.
Here's What Mountain Bikers Are REALLY Saying About the Slowest Rider in the Group
Enjoying an epic day at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Image: The Happy Talent
Just a muscle man shirt ($20) and a navy blue one-piece ($20-$40) and you're set.
I don't always use my Halloween costume to make a political statement. Sure, I've gone as Sandra Fluke and microaggressions. I even went as the Little Mermaid -- beforeâ it was controversial! But I've also gone as Bethany Hamilton (a disabled female surfer I admire) and a spoonbill, just because I like them.
But in 2022, women's rights are under attack in a profound way -- and that attack is coming from the regressive left.
Which is why this is the year to poke fun at anti-woman activists who want to erase women's sex-based rights, sports, and female-only spaces.
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