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Today on the show I’m joined by Kid Strangelove of kidstrangelove.wordpress.com. A manosphere blogger since 2010, he writes weekly on online dating, dating in New York, working out with Cross-fit or the best of the manosphere.
I have him on the show today to discuss his background and how he got into the game, his views on the manosphere, personal strategies to OkCupid, love for CrossFit for workouts and the breaking of bad habits.
Enter Kid Strangelove:
After listening to the interview, I realized that I was a little over hyper, might have missed a few things, glossed over a few things, etc. So here are some details, links that I discussed, annotations, expanded explanations, and all the other good stuff. Enjoy!
0:00 – Hi everyone, Kid Strangelove in the house (http://kidstrangelove.wordpress.com/)
2:00 – How I started, and a book recommendation from Neil Strauss – Emergency, even though I diss him two seconds later. Also no, I will not share my mASF posts
4:50 – My most popular blog post - the “I didn’t Rape You Text”.
6:15 – Getting into the Manosphere and getting out of “PUA Mode”, shoutouts to Roissy, Roosh, PUAHate.
BONUS: didn’t mention this on the interview, but “Agree and Amplify” is one of the most simple, effective, and easiest game strategies to implement. Check out Heartiste’s post where he introduces it
7:20 – the Gawker post in question
8:00 – More personal stuff, just a traditional Russian immigrant with “nice guy issues”
10:15 – The SomethingAwful post that led to my discovery of the seduction community
13:34 – a little bit about “Niche game”. If you have a nerdy habit, and that habit has a convention or any other type of gathering, a little game will put you leagues ahead of everyone else.
14:30 – the heartiste post I mentioned. If there’s one thing you want to show your friends to get them into game – its this- candidate #3
16:00 – the video Dagonet posted that we discussed – Sex, Lies and Rinsing Guys - a must watch
17:50 – Here are the blogs, writers and sites I mentioned:
Good looking loser (and the Tosh.0 video )
The Red Pill Subreddit
19:45 – The top 10 Manosphere posts of the week can be found here - also the ode to the fitness booty.
22:22 – the Eminem song in question – So Far
23:30 – My first Return of Kings post – The Truth about women in STEM
26:45 – The Online dating section begins. A little history of my online dating exploits
29:25 – if you’re interested in the 2nd OKCupid search algorithm hack, hit me up on twitter @kidstrangelove and I will DM you the info. I keep this one rather guarded so I don’t want it out in the open.
31:00 – Why everyone should try online dating.
35:35 – The Cracked Online dating article and the reply discussed can be found here
37:45 – Tips on setting up an attractive profile – Dos and Donts of your profile pictures and text
45:00 – The worst possible thing on a guys online dating profile. Don’t make this mistake
48:20 – Messaging – sending an awesome first message, what to avoid, and the “targeted copy/paste” – my effective messaging formula.
51:20 – Transitioning to a date – it’s easy.
54:00 – Some site specific tips to make your profile more visible and get you more dates.
56:00 – A bad dating story or two
Fitness and Crossfit
1:00:35 – Fitness section begins. My history with fitness can be found here
1:07:14 – Discovering Crossfit and why I loved it, and how it made everything else fall into place
1:12:14 – Tips, tricks, mindsets and motivations for fitness
1:16:15 – Paralysis by Analysis in fitness and how to avoid it.
1:19:20 – Peter mentions Kinobody – check it out at http://www.kinobody.com/
1:20:20 – We discuss the infamous Kevin Ogar snatch accident video. WARNING: it’s gruesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWJapBpKrQA
If you would like to contribute to the Kevin Ogar Recovery fund you can do so here.
1:23:15 – Avoiding injury and how to handle the Crossfit high rep weight lifting workouts.
1:24:30 – the workout I’m referring to is called “Diane” – here is a video
Breaking Bad Habits and “No Nothing November”
1:28:20 – Intro to “No Nothing November”
To see all of my posts on the topic, go here.
For a summary of the lessons that I learned, go here.
1:31:40 – Strategies, tips and tricks for giving up bad habits.
1:34:35 – The next vice to quit – cigarettes. And what no anti smoking message tells you
1:37:20 – Macking – the ultimate form of relaxation
1:38:00 – Questions from LaidNYC, and another online opener.
1:40:20 – “If you could go back and talk to teenage Kid Strangelove, what advice would you give him?”
1:43:40 – I finally explain where the name Kid Strangelove comes from.
Thanks again for checking out the interview, I hope you had as much fun listening to it as I had participating in it. I would like to make two final plugs.
The first plug is for Groupon. There are lots of gyms out there, from Crossfit, to Jiu Jitsu, to fencing, boxing, cycling, rock climbing, pools, etc, and groupon allows you to sample these gyms and workouts at a much lower cost, so that hopefully you too can find your fitness passion. Plus, this is a referral link, so by creating a groupon account from it you are helping me and my blog out, so I’d have more time, money, and motivation to make more and more awesome content and the circle of love would continue.
The second plug, even though I have mentioned this before, is the Kevin Ogar Recovery fund. Let’s help this guy out.
Thanks again for listening! If you enjoyed the show please comment or drop us a line!