Guys often think “small talk” is a meaningless waste of their time and don’t understand why women want to engage in it. Small talk is not meaningless; like many things in mating, the real purpose is not what the surface meaning appears to be. Small talk is actually a critical part of a woman’s assessment of a man, and in today’s Q&A, Tucker, Nils, and Carin explain why small talk is important, and give some tips to get better at it.
Should you be a nice guy or an asshole? This is the eternal question, and not only does the conventional wisdom (be the nice guy) get it wrong, but so does the contrarian position (just be an asshole). In this episode, Tucker and Geoff explain the science behind nice guy vs. asshole, what you should do, what women actually respond to, and how to do it in your life.
Our guest today is one of the manosphere’s most influential and prominent thinkers: Jack Donovan, author of “The Way of Men.” Most of our interviews are about how men can do better with women; this one is not like that at all. In this episode, we talk about his (excellent) book, about masculinity, and about other male-centered issues. If you’re interested in that stuff, you’ll love this discussion, but if you just want actionable information relating to women, you probably want to skip this one.
This is a question lots of young guys have: how do you turn a casual relationship into something more? Tucker, Nils, and Carin walk you through the steps to take a girl from casual to serious relationship.
You cannot change anyone, and trying to do that is a recipe for disaster. In this Q&A, a guy asks for advice on a specific situation, but instead, Tucker, Nils & Carin identify the larger issue–a guy trying to change a girl–and explain why this doesn’t work, and how to avoid it, and what you should do if you find yourself trying to do this.
Male bisexuality is hard to deal with; both for men, and women. In this episode, a Mating Grounds listener asks how and when to be open about being bisexual, and Tucker, Geoff, and Carin talk through what options he has for addressing this fact with women.
Signalling is one of the most important things you need to understand about communication, and in fact, it is the foundation that everything else is built upon. Almost everything that we’re going to tell you about sex and dating is about the signals you’re sending out or how you should interpret signals other people are sending out, and this episode tells you what you need to know.