Anybody following this blog long enough clearly knows what it is about: We rate cities around the globe for their “single dude friendliness” and I unabashedly admit that I have no interest in becoming pussy whipped and chained to one girl for life. To be clear, we don’t advocate sex tourism as it contributes to exploitation, human trafficking, and you are basically guaranteed to get some type of infection. I essentially just avoid Western chicks, fear Western governments, avoid marriage, travel the world meeting down to Earth beauties and strive to maintain ongoing relationships … [Read more]
The single dude is always on the move. Crashing a friends couch, waking up in a strange land, or getting settled in a new one; we are often adapting to a new environment. Two of the first good habits that go by the wayside when one is on the move are two that matter very much to us: physical activity and nutrition. In the first section of this two-part post, I’ll address how you … [Read more]
The existence of Bitcoin is something I’ve know about vaguely for years but I always dismissed the idea because it was just to weird for my tastes and also seemed inherently insecure. I wish I had simply spent 5 minutes googling “How does Bitcoin work” because actually it is quite simple to understand conceptually and quite secure. This turned out to be a costly mistake because Bitcoins have skyrocketed to a value of over $70 USD (edit: now over 100) at the time of this writing and it seems as though the clusterfuck in Cyprus and the EU at large has been driving some of the recent meteoric rise in … [Read more]
Just came across this extremely timely article on Zero Hedge about privacy today. We believe that privacy is something that’s becoming more and more important every day given things such as the NSA Utah data center.
We’re in the process of checking out all the tools described below, some of them we already know like Tor, while others were new to us like CryptoCat. We just tried it out and like and thought why not have an open Single Dude Travel chat going. Until further notice we will have an ongoing … [Read more]
If not, now is the time. I just read a stunning article on Zero Hedge that provides yet another reason to hold physical gold: gold leasing! As they explain, forget about the paper Ponzi scheme in precious metals, even physical, allocated investments are not safe. Apparently banker and politician scum have decided to lease out other people’s gold. Holy shit! Imagine how valuable your precious metal holdings are going to be after the paper Ponzi and the gold leasing scams collapse!
Via Zero Hedge and Jeff Thomas of International Man
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We touched on some of these topics earlier in posts like “Charlie’s Plan B“, but I want to revisit the topic of being prepared for “when the shit hits the fan” (WTSHTF). We have only gotten closer to another major melt down since the last time we discussed these topics. The US has made all the wrong moves, acquired more debt, continued to give corporate bailouts and ever increasing entitlements. The US now has record numbers of people on food stamps, disability and other forms of welfare. The situation is quite simply unsustainable. Any one of a number of things could trigger all kinds of mayhem from riots, to bank holidays to a complete freeze … [Read more]
We’ve talked in the past about using Trip Advisor, Zagat and other similar things and when I travel I’m only growing more found of rating apps and websites. I think there is a lot to be said about the theory that large groups of stupid people may be able to give you better information than small groups of smart people. This is why things like Intrade can provide so many interesting insights (although I think they may be dead wrong on this coming presidential election). It really works nicely with hotels and restaurants because in these cases you want (or at least I want) consistency more than I want to … [Read more]
As we’ve discussed before, a few of the right gadgets are invaluable travel tools to the Single Dude. Right at the top of the list has to be a smart phone, preferably an iPhone or a higher end Android phone like the Gallaxy SIII, due to the fact that it is many devices in one small light weight package (ebook, telephone, camera, map, electronic translator, travel guide, etc.) and for the apps of course. Apps become better and more useful every day and it’s getting to the point where a smart phone is like having a mini Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in your pocket. Most of these apps are free but some cost a … [Read more]
Don’t do it, dude.
A part of you is still longing for a meaningful relationship with a woman – something long term, filled with fun and excitement. You still want to know what it’s like to have that relationship that keeps getting stronger, with someone who brings out the best in you. All of that is natural. If you have to think about it, though, the chick you’re with is not the right one.
I’ve been there. It always starts out the same. You meet a chick who blows away all your initial expectations and meets all your threshold demands – she laughs at your jokes, looks stunning in a tight sweater and even laughs at your asshole friend’s … [Read more]
Alright dudes, this is definitely not the sexiest topic of discussion, but unless you’re the luckiest stud on the planet that manages to exclusively date hot virgins, chances are your girl has been with at least one other guy. Well Sex-Ed 101 taught us that despite your sweet little angel having only banged one other guy her entire life, that one dude just gave her all the accumulated pathogens from the hundred whores he’s been with. So this topic is unpleasant, but the following could save some dude’s life out there. So first I will elaborate on the dilemma Single Dudes face, then offer my own personal story, and lastly present the solution I arrived at.
The simple … [Read more]