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Well, well. Isn t Yamaha s XSR range doing it well for itself? It seems like we can t go for a ride these days with seeing one, or one of their MT brethren, riding the other way. We re not afraid to admit that, although they are a thoroughly high tech machine in stock trim, they do look damn good. And it s become pretty clear to us that they don t mind a bit of customisation, either. We ve had a slew of great lookers from all the top European builders, and here s the latest of them. It s Spain s Ad Hoc Cafe Racer with an XSR700 that s a kind of a version 2.0 build based on their ‘Otokomae’ XSR700 from 2016. They call this one ‘Hansamu’.

“My workshop is in constant evolution,” says Ad Hoc s David González, while taking a break from the tools. “Nowadays, we ve been much more careful in selecting the projects we take on. We re still waiting for ‘that’ great project which gives us total freedom and an unlimited budget, but isn t every shop?” Yet business is still very good for him. “Two months ago we moved from our local 70 square metre shop in the mountains to a 350 square meter space just 20 kilometres from Barcelona.”

Then in September of last year, David and the team we received a brief from accessories brand Puig Hi-Tech Parts to create a show bike for the Milan EICMA show. “We had just 6 weeks to build this order, and although the Yamaha XSR 700 was a motorcycle that we knew well, it was still going to come down to the wire.”

“The inspiration for this bike came from the Yamaha Yard Built bike I d already made the ‘Otokomae’. This one is a ‘civilized’ version of that bike, with fenders and without having the headlight tinted black.” Think of it as the yang to the Otokomae s ying.

Given free reign of the Puig catalogue, David selected a series of top shelf accessories to help the build along, including side and front covers, handlebars, grips, brake and clutch levers, mirrors, blinkers, rear fenders, footrests, tail light, and a fuel tank cap. But that wasn t all.

“Then we matched these with a new headlight, some Pirelli MT60 tires, a complete SC Project exhaust system, a Gears Racing rear shock, air filters, a new seat, a tank cover and some fork bellows.” Talk about an early Christmas. Then David got down to work

The biggest part of the build was the process to make the new fibreglass shell for the tank. But as a dab hand with the stuff, it came together well. “Once done, we painted it in a matte black, which looks great against the satin red tank below. Then we built a new seat that used the same fixing points as the original, allowing us to still access the toolbox and the battery.”

In fact, the rear subframe was not cut or welded in any way; David simply added more screw threads when he needed a new fastening point. This came in especially handy when he attached the new rear fender and the rear numbered boards beneath the seat.

Up the sharp end, Dave made some bespoke mounts to both hold the indicators and form a backing plate for the headlight. Fork bellows were also installed, and the front fender has been trimmed more neatly than a pornstar s front, erm, garden.

We ll let David have the last word. “It was a joy to build this bike. There were no real complications and that was always the plan, due to the 6 week window. We wanted a clean, simple, attractive build and that s exactly what we got.” Here s cheers to that.

Inspiration. Ad Hoc s ‘Otokomae’ XSR700 from 2016

No, I have not and no, I do not doubt its dynamic prowess.

But shooting the messenger (as in argumentum ad hominem ), when the message does not quite sit with sunshine-journalism, sounds quite a bit more negative

I m not trying to be negative, either, but Yamaha s styling on the FZ07, FZ09, FJ09, FZ8, XSR, to name the basic ones off the top of my head, has been atrocious. There has been no unifying theme other than a bunch of stuff stuck together. The bikes are good in their own right, but the aesthetics have simply been busy and ugly. It s a challenging platform to try and build on.

Got to say, liking this little beast even more than the blue one. The right way up forks and fork boots give it a much more utilitarian vibe than the USD fitted machine and the little enduro fairing above the headlight sits well with the overall style. Digging it.

A really cool build.
I m starting to get grumpy over the labels tracker, cafe, scrambler nah, it s just a friggen cool bike.
Maybe we just need to go back to: sport, naked, cruiser. Let everything fit into one of the three and beyond that they are on their own as to style and appeal. Just a thought.

This series of models from Yamaha looks hideous and the most perplexing part is all but one of these customs I ve seen featured so far have not addressed the ugliest part! The tank! For all these builders to either not recognize this or choose not to address it, makes me think Rough Crafts (Winston), is the only builder that should be allowed to touch them.

That s a the problem alright. When Yamaha introduced the MT-09 it was meant to be the basis for their future model range. But buyers still wanted R1s. so they tried to ham up the bad boy credentials of the triple, but reports of poor fuelling and uninspiring suspension killed that, too. All that was left to do was a hurried make-over in a Duke Scambleresque stylee and call it hipster custom heaven , read as fuck ugly tank . Too cynical? As you say, thank Christ for Winston.

No, I have not and no, I do not doubt its dynamic prowess.

But shooting the messenger (as in argumentum ad hominem ), when the message does not quite sit with sunshine-journalism, sounds quite a bit more negative

I m not trying to be negative, either, but Yamaha s styling on the FZ07, FZ09, FJ09, FZ8, XSR, to name the basic ones off the top of my head, has been atrocious. There has been no unifying theme other than a bunch of stuff stuck together. The bikes are good in their own right, but the aesthetics have simply been busy and ugly. It s a challenging platform to try and build on.

Got to say, liking this little beast even more than the blue one. The right way up forks and fork boots give it a much more utilitarian vibe than the USD fitted machine and the little enduro fairing above the headlight sits well with the overall style. Digging it.

A really cool build.
I m starting to get grumpy over the labels tracker, cafe, scrambler nah, it s just a friggen cool bike.
Maybe we just need to go back to: sport, naked, cruiser. Let everything fit into one of the three and beyond that they are on their own as to style and appeal. Just a thought.

This series of models from Yamaha looks hideous and the most perplexing part is all but one of these customs I ve seen featured so far have not addressed the ugliest part! The tank! For all these builders to either not recognize this or choose not to address it, makes me think Rough Crafts (Winston), is the only builder that should be allowed to touch them.

That s a the problem alright. When Yamaha introduced the MT-09 it was meant to be the basis for their future model range. But buyers still wanted R1s. so they tried to ham up the bad boy credentials of the triple, but reports of poor fuelling and uninspiring suspension killed that, too. All that was left to do was a hurried make-over in a Duke Scambleresque stylee and call it hipster custom heaven , read as fuck ugly tank . Too cynical? As you say, thank Christ for Winston.

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Owned and run by two bike-obsessed guys just like you, we aim to inspire you and maybe even get you off the couch and into the garage.

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Some people try online dating because they’re looking for companionship, some for love, and some are tentatively dipping in a toe to see who’s out there. I did it because I wanted to have fun, flirt and meet men outside my social group.

I’m 50 and have been single for two years, since my husband died, and have a daughter of 21 and twin boys of 19. I felt some trepidation about putting myself out there. Shameless self-promotion! Especially for someone who barely has an online presence.

But 15 million people in the UK are registered for online dating and one in five relationships now start online. It’s the third most popular way to meet (after pubs and through friends). And I could always go incognito when I ve had enough – it’s the internet, after all!

There are an overwhelming 1,400 dating sites, though, so where to start? I decide to try those recommended by friends and that advertise the best success rates: match.com. as it’s the UK’s largest, Guardian Soulmates. because it may have like-minded souls on it, and DatingOver50s because I’m 50.

Can Match.com find me a match?

It’s simple to set up your profile and upload a photo. I go for the least level of exposure, with a black and white pic of me wearing sunglasses. The site asks questions about my looks, level of education, lifestyle and beliefs, and then the difficult bit: my ideal match.

I say I am looking for a slim, six-foot Caucasian man, easygoing, energetic, enthusiastic, generous, confident and funny. I realise I am describing my husband. Maybe I should be more experimental. I describe myself as slim, blonde, widowed, easygoing and ready for a new relationship (all true) and give myself the name Life Enhancer.

Before you can contact the men they suggest, you must subscribe. It’s £29.99 a month (but there are various subscription options, and it s cheaper per month if you sign up for longer). Before you email the men, you ‘wink at them and they ‘wink’ back (you hope), so you know you’re chatting to a willing contender.

First up is Nottinghillbilly, pictured with messy hair, a beard and in a leather jacket. He likes my tagline, Life Enhancer, and asks for photo of me without my sunglasses (he’d been on a date with someone who wore sunglasses in her photo and it turned out she had a glass eye). But he wants me to email him direct, which is not encouraged by the site and makes me suspicious. I don’t contact him again.

I then peruse Oddball, Goopile and Naked Plumber. A guy called Wayne winks, but on his profile I discover he is recovering from having his brain tinkered with on the NHS, and much as he sounds lovely, I need someone straightforward at this stage in my life.

LondonArty looks younger than some so I try him. He responds by asking me to come up and see his Samurai Swords. Er, no thanks. But I agree to meet Unicorn, a 66-year-old retired construction engineer, for a coffee in the West End, where we both work.

Pros There is a lot of choice of men and every day I get winks and emails, which makes me feel popular.

Cons They’re keen to interact but not to meet up. It’s hard to find even a vaguely good-looking one, at least in the age-range I specified.

Guardian Soulmates. will I find mine?

Being a Guardian reader, I assume this will be dominated by intelligent, solvent and liberal Guardian readers. I upload the same photo and answer the same questions and details as I did on Match.com. I’m still Life Enhancer but add that I have just finished an MA in English Literature. It is the Guardian after all.

A feature called Your Matches creates a list of compatible, potential dates. It’s more niche than Match.com so there is less traffic which means less potential dates. Subscription, to connect with dates, costs £32 for a month, £64 for three months or £96 for six months.

On day one, I get six matches who are all in their fifties, rated an overall 75 per cent match with me. That means we have interests in common and fit into the right age bracket. Only Corona emails, saying he is solvent, a widower, and likes Daft Punk and Bowie. Not bad, I think. But he only wants to chat and I don’t clinch a date.

Ellyleadguitarist sends a good email: “Hey you! Like the sunglasses! In fact, we have completely matching sunglasses so obviously we ll be married in no time at all. Oh, wait…” Sounds amusing but his photo puts me off. How quickly I’ve got used to making snap judgements!

Pros The site is easy to negotiate and the men are more forthcoming in their descriptions of themselves.

Cons I don’t get many matches so feel a bit disheartened. Even my MA isn’t doing it.

DatingOver50s. theres a lot of us out there

I face up to my fifties, take the bull by the horns and sign on to DatingOver50s. As suitable traffic has not been forthcoming on the other sites, and now feeling more confident, I upload a different photo, this time wearing a hat. I also change my profile to “I like to banter and flirt and have fun”.

This is obviously the equivalent to saying “I’m available for sex right now” as I receive 83 messages, 140 winks and am 32 people’s favourite. I’m deluged with compliments (I’m “stunning” and a “honey”) and requests for dates. Think I’ll stay on this website forever; my ego is growing exponentially.

Perhaps it’s the age-group, perhaps it’s my new tagline, but these men are more comfortable with the idea of a face-to-face connection than endless digital interactions.

I have lots of banter and flirting with men, then a long interaction with Peter from Royston. He implies he has enough money not to work but is bored being single and would like a companion to share his holidays and life with. We have similar taste in music and talk about the joys of travelling around the States. It’s enough for me to agree to a date. King’s Cross champagne bar, here we come..

Pros The men are confident, strike up conversations more quickly, and ask more interesting questions than on the other sites. I feel more comfortable on this website than any of the others.

Cons Everybody is over 50!

Tinder. the dating app

Although the over-50s are fun, I want to see how I fare on a younger site so I download the Tinder app. Photos of men and boys in my area ping on to my screen and I can press a green heart if I fancy him or a red cross if I don’t. This is fun! And completely superficial.

You sign on via Facebook so Tinder receives your public profile, friend list, email address, relationship interest, birthday, status updates and everything else. I find this disconcerting and rather too revealing, but soon get over it. And unless you are matched (i.e. you both fancy each other) guys can’t see your profile.

My first message is from someone I recognise and share Facebook friends with. He’s wishing he could fly away to sunshine and golden beaches with me and moves quite quickly on to what oil I’d like for our candlelit bath… No, I’m not ready for this. I prefer Rajiv, who likes my “elegant and sophisticated look” and is looking for stimulating conversation. OK, sure! He works close by and we arrange to meet.

Pros Fast, fun and amusing.

Cons Time wasting and addictive.

And the dating sites that weren’t for me

PARSHIP and eHarmony offer long and detailed psychometric tests that, boringly, take hours to fill in. Doing Something is a good idea: people say what they’d most like to do on a date, and have lots of fun ideas. But there are too many choices and all in their twenties and thirties.

Niche sites out there include Muddy Matches for rural dating. My Lovely Parent. where the children of single parents in their 50s recommend their parents for dates, and the well-known My Single Friend. where a close friend writes your profile and introduces you to potential dates.

For a laugh I had a look at Toyboy Warehouse. The profiling asks no questions, just your email address and the age-range you’re interested in. Several men are seeking women anywhere between 25 and 79. As its name implies, it’s just about the sex. I’m not ready for this site and probably never will be!


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40 First Date Questions That Always Work

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No secret here—dating can be a real pain. Nothing s more nerve-wracking than a first date, especially with someone you hardly know. And while, sure, they re meant to be a precursor to an actual relationship, first dates are also mini interviews disguised as social outings, whether we like to admit it or not. That s why first date questions are so important.

MORE: 10 Things NEVER to Do on a First Date

A foolproof way to ensure that conversation will always be flowing is to simply ask your date things, although—given the fact that we never know how comfortable others are with casual conversation—that might be easier said than done. The trick to successfully vetting a potential suitor on a first date, while simultaneously keeping the energy light and fun. is knowing what questions to ask and how to ask them.

For example, work, his family, his hobbies, pop culture, his favorite music are all surefire bets. Four things never to ask him about on a first date? Politics, religion, his exes, and how much cash he pulls in.

If you re savvy, you ll realize that certain questions–even the most basic ones—have the ability to tell a lot about a person. Here, we ve divided your hypothetical first date into five phases and suggested a series of questions to ask your potential beau during each.

Phase 1: The first 10 minutes

These questions are key primers, the ones to ask after you ve said hello, and settled in somewhere comfortable. Sure, they re kind of snoozy, but they ll set the tone for your date, and give you immediate things to talk about: Oh, you went to Notre Dame? So did my cousin!

1. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it?

2. Where are you originally from?

3. Where did you go to school?

4. What was your major?

5. Where exactly do you live in [insert your city or town here]?

Phase 2: After the first drink arrives

Now that you ve gotten the primers out of the way, it s time to get a tad more specific. Questions over the first drink should be an equal mix of inquisitive and casual, and should allow you to start gauging his true personality. What are his likes and dislikes, what do you have in common, what does he do in his spare time?

6. What do you like to do when you re not working?

7. Are you more of a TV person, or do you prefer movies?

8. Depending on the above answer, ask what they re watching, or what they ve seen lately.

9. What type of music are you into?

10. Have you traveled anywhere cool lately/do you have any trips coming up?

11. Have you read any good books recently?

Phase 3: Things are starting to get comfortable

If you and your date are really starting to hit it off, it s time to start slipping in some slightly more personal questions, while making sure neither of you feel compelled to reveal too much. Some of these questions may seem silly at first, but they can be very telling. They ll also further loosen the two of you up and can lead to some funny, entertaining conversation .

12. Are you a cat person or a dog person?

13. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

14. Do you have any nicknames?

15. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what s the first thing you d buy?

16. Do you have any siblings?

17. If you could be any person for a day, who would it be?

18. What s your biggest pet peeve?

19. Coffee or tea?

20. Where else would you consider living?

21. Are you as tired of KimYe as I am?

22. Do your parents still live in the house you grew up in?

23. What s on your bucket list?

24. Are you a morning person or a night person?

25. Do you ever cook?

26. Do you like your job? What do you want to do next?

27. What s your social life like? Do you have a big group of friends?

28. Do you consider yourself career-driven?

29. What are you most passionate about?

30. When s your birthday?

Phase 4: Sign Me Up for a Second Date

Time to seal the deal the last few minutes of a date are crucial to make sure he asks you out a second time. If you think the date went well, don t be afraid to let him know. The final questions should easily transition you out of the date while subtly implying that you d be down to meet up again .

31. Can I split the check with you? Okay, can I at least leave the tip?

32. How is work looking for you this week?

33. Did you like this place?

34. Do you have any fun plans for the rest of the weekend?

35. Do you have a busy week coming up?

36. How are you getting home?

Phase 5: Let s Keep the Date Going

This phase is tricky, and should only be reserved if you re really feeling strong vibes. If you re confident, ask if he d like to continue the date someplace else. Suggest a (PG-rated!) alternate ending to the night rather than simply going your separate ways after drinks or dinner.

37. There s this cool bar I know around here, want to go grab a drink?

38. Want to get coffee/dessert after this somewhere else?

39. My friend s actually having a party a few blocks away, do you wanna stop by?

40. What are we doing after this?

MORE: Why Are Women Attracted To Jerks?


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7 apps college students are using to date on campus

Traditional dating sites like Match.com and eHarmony have always been a hard sell on college campuses, where the incredible density of young single people all living in the same buildings makes turning to the Internet to find love seem unnecessary and old-fashioned.

But now, a new breed of dating services is making headway with this younger and more carefree demographic. These apps are available first (or only) on smartphones; rely heavily on serendipity and the immediate proximity of fellow users; and deliver quick acceptance or dismissal, rather than courtships gamed out over lengthy questionnaires that are aimed at predicting longer-term compatibility. The apps are also more geared toward short-term hookups than the traditional dating sites.

We’ve listed seven matchmaking apps that college students are using now. Here’s where Cupid’s arrow is flying in 2013:

Tinder Probably the buzziest dating app out there, Tinder is like a location-based “hot or not” for the iPhone or Android. You are shown a headshot of another Tinder user who is currently nearby: Swipe right if you’re interested, swipe left if you aren’t. If two Tinderers are mutually interested, a chat box opens so that they can get to know each other. Some have used the app for long-term or more formal dating, but it also has a reputation for hookups, where you can meet someone near you for a quick romantic rendezvous.

Speaking of which.

Pure Pure is like Tinder’s seedy, steamy cousin: It only exists to set people up for the night. The invitation-only app (which has yet to launch, but which is coming soon to iOS and Android and has already attracted tons of press ) initially works like Tinder: Upload a photo, designate which gender(s) you’re interested in and then start choosing fellow users who tickle your fancy. If you match with someone, however, it’s expected that you will just immediately do the deed. You work out whose place is free and then you get to it. No subtlety here.

Bang With Friends No subtlety here, either: Connect your Facebook account to BWF and choose which of your friends you’d be interested in spending the night with. If they have flagged you as well, the app will alert you and you can message each other and, perhaps, put the app’s title into motion.

Grindr The app that started the geosocial dating craze, Grindr is a gay-only app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry that displays, in grid form, all of the male users in close proximity who might be available. Unlike with Pure or Tinder, everyone is free to message everyone else (though, there is a block function for creeps). The makers of Grindr actually released a version aimed at straight users, called Blendr, but it never caught on, perhaps because the safeguards of Tinder were not in place.

Snapchat Not technically for dating, but certainly an app that has been used to facilitate it, Snapchat is the megapopular photo-messaging service that allows Android and iPhone users to send each other pictures and videos that disappear forever after a designated amount of time (10 seconds is the maximum length). The app has attracted some scrutiny for seemingly providing minors a safe space to sext and send lewd photos; mostly, though, it’s being used for picture messaging between friends, flirts and faraway couples.

Coffee Meets Bagel Coffee Meets Bagel is like a more polite version of Bang With Friends. Each day a CMB user will receive an email about a potential match, usually a friend of a Facebook friend. You can click either “Like” or “Pass” on that day’s “Bagel.” If you like each other, you can set up a date, with Groupon-style discounts to local coffee shops and restaurants offered up as meeting points.

Date My School This app merges the experience of a traditional dating site with the new breed of apps’ focus on user location. The app functions like a gated campus, allowing users to search for singles who are either current students or alumni of your selected school. To keep out poseurs or frauds, you’ll need an “.edu” email address to prove that you are a current student, or a match in the alumni records of your selected university to prove that you actually attended classes. Once you’re in, you can find coeds on your campus who share your interests, all without stepping out of your dorm room or actually talking to anybody.

Explore the entire Born Digital series from Yahoo News:


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Russian ladies like resilient men, not complainers
Russian ladies do not like crybabies. Russian ladies are tired of hearing Russian men complain about how difficult it is to cope in modern day Russia. In the realm of Russian ladies romance, Moscow journalist Alla Pavlova listed spiritual conversations and walks under the moon light as big turn-ons. She also had some rather sarcastic advice to potential suitors (evidently caused by bad date experiences in the past!): carry more money in your pocket than the cost of a metro token, don’t expect to charm Russian ladies while you are drunk, forget about your deep passion for computers or cars. And, oh yeah, don’t forget to use deodorant. In an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda, feminist icon Maria Arbatova talked about the kind of man she finds sexually attractive. “Apart from his appearance, he must have personality. I like realized men and not crybabies. As soon as a man begins to talk about how hard life is, all my erogenous zones atrophy.”
But progressive Russian ladies like Menshova and Arbatova hardly speak for all ladies of Russia because their social and economic positions give them the kind of freedom that most ladies lack. As Bezouglyi put it, the majority of Russian ladies “are still very much dependent on their boyfriends or husbands. It’s still like in the States back in the ’50s – Russian women want to stay home, they’re sick and tired of working in an aggressive environment full of sexual harassment, long hours, accidents, so they expect a lot of support from men. Russian mail order brides are ideal life partners.

Russian ladies as homemakers
It’s kind of hard to be a Russian woman these days because not only must she be responsible for her family, financially and emotionally, she also very often finds herself being the only one who brings the money home. Traditionally Russian ladies have not had to carry such a burden. As anywhere else in the world, they expect men to be responsible and sharing, but very tough at the same time.” Russian ladies never expect to pay on dates, never. Even women with high incomes have told me that they sometimes offer to pay for themselves. But if a guy actually accepts this offer, forget it, the lady will never meet him again.
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A little while ago, I offered unsolicited advice for men over 50 about dating. This came mostly from what women had told me about their dates. Though many of them had positive observations, a lot of what they had to say dealt with their male companions being self-centered, boring, arrogant, duplicitous, needy and/or unwilling to commit (sometimes, impossible as it sounds, at the same time).

Now, it’s time for advice for women. Dangerous territory, I know. And while I’m confident men over 50 are generally worse at dating than women of that age, I’m equally sure that both genders can learn as they navigate new relationship terrain.

1. Your Bodies Are Perfect As They Are. — Stop worrying about how your body looks at your age. Mature women take much better care of themselves, as a rule, than mature men. You’re not 25. You’re not supposed to look like you’re 25. And those chunky men you’re with have no room to complain. Regardless, women’s bodies — whatever the age — are the second most miraculous creations on the planet. Your bodies should be lavished with praise. If a guy criticizes your body, point him toward a mirror and move on.

2. Your Faces Are Perfect, Too. Women’s faces are THE most miraculous creations on earth. With makeup, and particularly without makeup. There’s truth to the maxim that older faces reflect character and wisdom. I’ve never understood the myths fostered by the makeup industry, but if you want to wear it, okay. Just know that you look great to many of us older guys with it or without it.

3. You Probably Want to “Have It All” and Are Not Willing to “Settle”. Those may — or may not — be admirable goals. I’ll leave that for another time. But keep that to yourself. I had pointed out previously to men that some of things they say on dates aren’t particularly wise. When women say they don’t want to settle, it never comes across sounding good.

4. Listening Should Be a Two-Way Street. Just as I advised men to stop talking and LISTEN, it’s beneficial when it goes in both directions. I have had dates where for two hours, I was not asked a single question or had an opportunity to talk for more than a moment or two. I left the date knowing their life stories. They left not knowing if I had children (I do) or parents! (I did.) After decades of living, we all have a lot to convey, but it makes for a better date if listening is a mutual activity.

5. Let things flow organically. This goes for both genders, but women over 50 seem to want to size guys up right away in terms of their long term relationship potential. You don’t want to waste your time, I understand that. But if you’ve already made the determination that he’s worth a date, see where it goes for a bit before passing judgment.

6. That Thorny Matter of Money. Money is probably not a great date topic even if it’s really, really important to you! I got this text before a date (which I then declined to go on): “If you don’t have a substantial retirement in place or big income, we will not be a match.” Other dates have said they are only interested in rich men. I get that, I suppose. And one actually put forth the idea I should write her monthly checks. If money is hugely important, pre-screen your dates better.

7. That Thornier Matter of Sex. Just as men shouldn’t talk about or expect sex too soon, women should appreciate that most of us — male and female — aren’t on these dating sites solely for someone to hike with or take to the opera (some are, but not most.) When sex comes up, a frequent comment from women, is, “This isn’t 1970. I’m not just going to jump into bed.” And that’s a good point. Waiting awhile is okay. The “friends first” mantra is common. And it isn’t 1970. But it also isn’t 1870, and if there is mutual attraction, at this stage of our lives, waiting a long time — whatever that may be — seems equally foolish. Yes, there are often wide differences between men and women in the emotional attachment created by sex. Someone brilliant once said, “Men sleep with women to see if there could be a relationship. Women sleep with men because they believe there already is a relationship.” If that’s true, it’s sort of amazing anyone gets together, but they do.

8. Men Are Confused by Women’s Definition(s) of “Controlling Behavior.” On many of the dates I’ve had, women talk about the controlling behavior of former partners. You appear to want decisive guys who can take charge and be assertive. But when that crosses the line into controlling behavior, it is always a bad thing. And I agree. Controlling is a bad thing. The problem is, it’s the Three Bears Syndrome. He has to be in control but not controlling. It’s a tough bind for guys, who aren’t all that bright to begin with, and we often get it wrong. Worse yet, the metric for what is controlling changes, so that something we did one day that was just right somehow is too controlling when we do the same thing two weeks later. I don’t have the answer. I just know it’s a problem that men cannot solve, and it might help you to be aware of our confusion.

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