Here’s a mix of interesting links, tidbits, and a bit of blog business.
1. Modern Day Matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson, aka “the real life Hitch,” has named Hooking Up Smart one of his favorite relationship blogs in a piece for Essence magazine. (Brunson has created a new dating show, Lovetown, USA, in collaboration with Oprah. He’ll be hosting it on OWN later this year.) I was surprised and delighted to be included. I’m in some rather daunting company, but PCB had this to say:
So I try to read every blog on this list, weekly. However, if time is tight for me and I only have a few minutes and I’m forced to pick one, this is it. Susan Walsh, the founder, approaches relationships in a very deliberate and strategic way. Her posts are always insightful and applicable to both women and men.
By the way, his slideshow was also a wake up call. I can’t believe how janky my photo looks compared to the others. Mr. HUS commissioned a blog portrait for me for Valentine’s Day, so I’ll be replacing it soon.
Congrats to fellow blogger Obisidian, whose Obsidian Files was also on the list.
2. Today Vox Day introduces Hypergamouse, a new weekly comic at Alpha Game Plan. It already looks like a hit over there, I’m hoping it will become the next xkcd. In any case, I’m sure VD will never run out of source material.
3. Fellow blogger Danny From 504 has developed a bit of a cult following, thanks to his inimitable streams of humorous, positive and perceptive thoughts on “horse shit, women and food.” My favorite posts are the ones that feature his cooking, which leans heavily towards his New Orleans roots. He’s started posting on The Chef In Jeans ~ A Culinary Website for Men. The Chef introduces Danny in a post called Hide Yer Daughters, which is fitting, saying:
He’s the CIJ Cajun connection hailing from New Orleans and he’s here to school my Yankee ass on how to make proper Cajun food.
Danny’s culinary lessons begin with, what else? A lesson on how to make a proper roux. Read and learn.
4. Thanks to reader Desiderius for sharing this poignant story of a Yale male fail. Be sure to read the comments and watch the young feminists rail. Freshman David Lilienfeld is clearly not schooled in the ways of female sexual psychology, but he hits the head of the nail.
5. Ian Ironwood has a very interesting post on Alpha and Beta traits at The Red Pill Room. I especially love this graphic, which encapsulates the constant debate we have here at HUS:
6. A couple of readers in the Boston area have asked if I’m interested in forming any more focus groups, and whether they might participate. I’m game. I’d do it with women, men or even coed. If you’re in my area and interested, shoot me an email via the Contact page.