Netflix’s Show Dating Around Full of Dating Tips for Guys 

Netflix’s Show Dating Around Full of Dating Tips for Guys

Now that I am completely caught up on Peaky Blinders, I was looking for a new show to binge watch. Normally, my Netflix show tastes differ greatly from my girlfriend’s choices. She’s into shows like Glow, The Crown, and re-runs of Friends. 

It took some convincing but she talked me into watching the new Netflix show, Dating Around. It’s still a reality show about dating but a far cry from the early days of dating like Shipmates. Remeber.. it was hosted by Chris Hardwick..yes, the same Chris Hardwick that hosts The Walking Dead’s equally-successful talk show, Talking Dead.

There wasn’t much to learn from the show besides how far people will go to be total dicks or to get laid. But we’ve come a long way since 2001-2003. Well, kinda. Back to Netflix’s Dating Around. 

When she first hit the play button, I was like, “is this another version of The Bachelor?” But after it was on for about 5 minutes, I realized there was more going on that some douchebag trying to string along a bunch of girls looking for their fifteen minutes. 

In Dating Around there is no rose. Each show opens with one person on several different dates at the same restaurant hoping to meet someone that they like enough for a second date. That’s right, the pressure of love or “finding that special person” has been lifted which is just one of many reasons that I think guys will enjoy it as well. 

The first episode is probably the biggest education for single guys and from where I was sitting, he was a player but in a way that was so subtle that my girlfriend never even realized that he had dating skills that would get any loser laid. 

I didn’t share this with her but here are the dating tips and takeaways from the first episode that made me wish I knew when I wasn’t in a relationship: 

He chose a restaurant that served food that required chopsticks. Right off the bat, this guy knew which girls would be into trying something new or were sophisticated enough to know how to use chopsticks or if they slurped their food. Personally, that girl that chewed loudly would have had me running out of the door before the check arrived, but he could figure that out immediately just by his restaurant choice. 

Second, this guy was a hell of a listener. He asked open-ended questions and then commented on a few things they said. He shared just enough without having to defend himself or come off looking like a jerk. 

This is not to say that there aren’t some awkward moments but for the most part, this guy’s dating style was one we should all be aspiring to. The episode ends with him meeting up with one of the girls from his blind dates. 

As far as the subsequent episodes they are all pretty entertaining and the widower that looks like Jean-Luc Picard (Leonard episode 4) is a trip to watch and so are his dates. Just a heads up that Episode 3 (Lex) follows a gay guy on his blind dates so I decided to skip that one. 

If you are wondering how NOT to act, Episode 2 (Gurki) don’t do what Justin did on their date—dick move but I’ll let you make up your own mind about it. 

Let us know in the comments what you think of this show and if we missed anything. 

Mobile App Ibotta Serves Up Free Beer for Dads on Father’s Day

Mobile App Serves Up Free Beer for Dads on Father’s Day

You know what tastes better than an ice cold beer? A FREE ice cold beer. This Father’s Day the mobile shopping app, Ibotta wants to treat all the dads out there to a brewski.

The promotion aptly named “Hops for Pops” is available nationwide this Sunday, June 18. To redeem the offer simply download the Ibotta App (don’t worry, it’s free just like the beer) and can be used in any restaurant for any brew up to a value of $5.

While the offer only lasts for 24 hours on Father’s Day you can still score some cash back anytime on the beer you buy at the grocery store or even when you are watching the big game at Buffalo Wild Wings.

“Being a father is often a thankless job. That’s why we wanted to celebrate dads by toasting them with their beer of choice this Father’s Day,” said Bryan Leach, founder and CEO of Ibotta. “To all the hardworking dads out there, we say thank you. Enjoy a cold one on us.”

Cheers and Happy Father’s Day!

 

About Ibotta

Ibotta is transforming the shopping experience by making it easy for consumers to earn cash back on everyday purchases through a single smartphone app. The company partners with leading brands and retailers to offer rebates on groceries, electronics, clothing, restaurant dining, beer, wine, spirits and more. As the premier destination for rewarded shopping on mobile, Ibotta has paid out more than $210 million in cash back to its users, and is the third most popular shopping app in the United States.

5 Apps Every Guy Needs to Download Right Now

5 Apps Every Guy Needs to Download Right Now

Glued to the latest scores of the game? Wanna get paid back to eat wings, book a hotel or Uber ride? Need a workout and a gym buddy to keep you accountable? Yup, there’s an app for all that and more and we’ve rounded them up all in this handy list.

theScore—This popular app doesn’t just give you up-to-date scores for NFL Football, MLB Baseball, NBA Basketball, NCAA Football, NHL Hockey, English Premier League Soccer, La Liga Soccer, Champions League Soccer, World Cup and more! Most important, it’s customizable. Set up alerts and news for the teams and games you didn’t get to see in person. It’s as close to the stadium as you’re gonna get without tailgating.

Ibotta—Don’t be put off by the pink icon. This cash back app is kick-back city. Earn money for booking accommodations on Hotels.com, Uber, and restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings, and Rock Bottom Brewery. But wait, there’s more! This handy app also offers cash back when you buy beer, grooming products, and groceries. The catch? There isn’t one, just make sure you download the app first and go through the app to make your purchases.  The cash flows into a Paypal account or you can have a check cut. 

STRAVA— One word of warning: this app can become addictive. Kick-ass features include GPS so you can track your running and cycling, the ability to share photos and milestones, and a place to connect with friends and your workout community. 

billr.me—If you’ve ever been stiffed with most of the check after your buddy tossed down a $20 on a table and everyone else had to pick up his shots and tip, then you need this app. With features such as splitting up shared items like appetizers and wine, you can ensure that you will never be screwed over again. PLUS, it calculates the tip that each person owes. Brilliant! 

ISS Spotter—This app is the final frontier even if you are not a space nerd. Track and watch as the International Space Station passes over Planet Earth. You can also set up alarms when it will be flying over based on visibility and its position in the sky.  

Top 8 Badass Movies for Guys

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Had a bad day at work? Got in a fight with your girlfriend? Need to find your balls again and tell all the haters where to go? Relax…all you need to do is find a nice place on the sofa and escape with these old school blockbuster movies that you will restore your faith in manhood.

  1. Point Break (1991 version)—If you want the ultimate in surf movies you have to pay the ultimate price and watch Keanu Reeves’ bad acting, Gary Busey’s cheesy lines, Patrick Swayze’s surf moves and copious amounts of make-out scenes with that girl from A League of Their Own. Seriously bro, this original version might make you want to drop out of society, rob banks and shoot the tube.

2. Scarface (1983)—Chances are, you have re-watched this gangster film for the 100th time starring Al Pacino as a Cuban immigrant that doesn’t take shit from anyone and wants you to say hello, “to my little friend.”  The cast includes stellar performances from a hot and very young, Michelle Pfeiffer and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. In addition to lots of badass violence, there is plenty of gratuitous boob shots to keep you distracted from your problems.

3. Die Hard (1988)—Normally reserved as a Christmas movie, I think it’s always the right season to watch Detective McClane get one over on Hans Gruber. We’re talking hostages, a shit-ton of explosions and a hero rescuing his girl. This movie was so good they made a few sequels although the original is still the best.

4. The Dirty Dozen (1967)—Think the 1980s ‘A’ Team television series but this crew is a patchwork of true thugs. Telly Savalas (yes, Kojak), Clint Walker, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, George Kennedy, Ernest Borgnine and a myriad of other screen legends that you won’t recognize unless you are a film buff. Basically, this band of rebels is pulled from a military prison and commissioned for a special operation. Shit gets real early on in the film.

5. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)—Forget what I said about sequels. This movie is actually better than the original. Watch the former Governor of California (Arnold Schwarzenegger) save the day and the life of John Connor and his mom, Sarah Connor (played by Linda Hamilton aka James Cameron’s wife…the guy that directed Titanic) while blowing up shit along the way.

6. Fight Club (1999)—What happens in this film stays in this film. An underground fight club forms as one man (Tyler Durden) has had enough of the bullshit that society continues to heap on him and anyone else. There is a twist at the end that is pretty kick-ass. 

7. Rambo: First Blood (1982)—We still can’t figure out why Brian Dennehy can’t leave Sylvester Stallone (John Rambo) alone. I mean, the guy is a freaking war hero and veteran that is just trying to live his life in solitude and wants to wander the Earth like Caine. However, it seems that Rambo can’t catch a break and has to go full commando to be left alone.

8. Reservoir Dogs (1992)—Perhaps one of Tarantino’s best and considered one of the new gangster classics, it interweaves the story of an undercover cop and a group of criminals that try to pull off a diamond heist. What could go wrong? Everything. Mr. Blue, Mr. Pink and Mr. White are up for the task but who’s the rat?