Male Call: Bring Out Your Inner Shrek


By James Roberts – Far be it from us to tell you to bring out your less attractive features on your dating profile, but a provocative TED talk suggests that maybe you should do just that. Now, we’re not talking about how you still live with your mother, how you view every other driver on […]

Male Call: Shave It Or Save It?


By James Roberts – A couple months ago we discussed the personal hygiene issue of men’s hair removal (Oct. 2016 Male Call). This month, just in time for V Day (and we’ll let you decide if that stands for Valentine’s, Victory or Vanquished), we consider the opposite side – hair non-removal, that is, beards v. […]

Male Call: Tats All Folks!


By James Roberts – We have a modest proposal for a holiday gift exchange with your snuggle partner. But first, let’s consider the unsnuggling process. Despite everyone’s belief (and by “everyone” we mean “many people we know”) that about half of marriages end in divorce, it seems that the divorce rate has actually been going […]

Male Call: Hirsute, Hersuit


By James Roberts – I had a chance to talk to a female dating advice writer the other day and guess what? You guys “of a certain age” need to do a couple things if you don’t want to spend the rest of your days in solitary confinement watching golf and fishing on cable TV. […]

Male Call: Rescue Me


A common theme in American democracy is the threat to move to Canada if candidate A, B or C gets elected. Now “Maple Match” wants to rescue you from Trump: “Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency.” This […]

Male Call: Photo Oops


By James Roberts – One of the continuing annoyances on social media sites like Meetup is people’s aggravating insistence on either not including a photo or using a completely pointless shot of a flower or favorite beastie. Of course the whole point of social media is to make social friends and interact with like-minded social […]

Male Call: Just The Facts, Ma’am


 By James Roberts – As tax time rolls around we begin to think about make-believe as we try to convince the TurboTax software that our home office really takes up the entire family room and patio spa. So we thought it might be a good time for an antidote of reality with a round of […]

Male Call: Checkin’ Up on You


 By James Roberts – Online dating is a now $2.1 billion industry with more than 1,500 websites ranging from mainstream services like Match.com with 96 million registered users (as of 2010, but apparently only 1.4M  to 4.3M active users), eHarmony and OkCupid (5.6M) to more specialized dating sites like JDate, GayRomeo, ChristianMingle, Cougar Life and, […]

Male Call: Serial Adventure


By James Roberts – Among the most current and popular dating clichés which gets our dander up (which is mostly wishful thinking these days) is the concept of “serial dating” – as in “No serial daters!” According to everything I’ve ever heard, the word “serial” should mean: “something that takes place at regular intervals” or […]

Male Call: Straighten Up!


 By James Roberts – Having apparently fought the good fight about bad selfies on your Internet dating profile…and failed miserably…we have a new cause to champion. And we’re pretty sure we’re on track here. We’re talking about posting photos sideways. Really, people. Don’t you ever bother to take a look at your own profile? We’ve […]