Why “Portland sucks for single men”

A few months back a short and slightly pedantic article was written by a local on why the dating market in Portland is anything less than stellar. While I am a fan of Roosh, his Return of Kings blog can be hit or miss as the majority of articles are written by a various mix of men in different areas of their lives.

Surprisingly this article got major attention at the /r/Portland section of Reddit and the white knights came out in full force. I’ll agree the article in question seemed emotionally driven, loose on fact and suspect in nature but some of the responses were entertaining if only further proof of the beta/feminist driven world.

I had written a retort and to my better judgement refrained from posting it to deaf ears. It resurfaced this week while I was cleaning up my files and I figured I’d share my insight into this and the quality of women in Portland.

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The Makeup Fallacy

One of the tenets of becoming good with women is getting your inner game in order. You learn valuable lessons such as self confidence, personal growth and not putting women as the focus of your life.

I’m sure you’ve heard rules such as three seconds, three dates and threesomes. (Hey trying to keep with the theme!) One of the tenants of pickup that so many men fail on is overvaluing women they don’t even know. It’s said many times “don’t put pussy on a pedestal” but what exactly does that mean?

In short, it’s giving a woman too much credit based on nothing but her looks. How often have you seen an extremely attractive woman and instantly thought she was out of your league, unapproachable or guaranteed to be taken? Probably more times than you’d like to admit.

This is one of the earliest issues one needs to overcome to obtain the mentality of approaching any woman at any time. She might be the hottest girl in the room, but I’ll let you in on a little secret. She’s guaranteed to be wearing makeup and you’d be surprised how much it accentuates if not completely lies about her real looks.

Some recent photos made their rounds on the internet that shows how insane a change makeup can make for a woman who knows how to use it. Porn stars, known for their hot bodies and equally attractive faces were recently exposed (haha) on how much makeup makes their jobs possible. Lets take a look.


Pretty big difference right? Normally she’s the cute and approachable girl next door, however with makeup she’s gone from a 7 to possibly a 9 and for many instantly more difficult to approach. Who would have thought well applied art skills could artificially vault a woman so significantly in the looks department? Here’s the worst part, she’s the tamest example. Check out some real ugly duckling transformations after the break.

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Portland is America’s Fittest City

With the growing obesity epidemic along with many American women becoming complacent and lazy with their looks, it can be frustrating if not depressing to see the pool of hotties shrinking across the country. It’s easy to have a grass is greener mentality when it comes to whatever city you live in. However there is a silver lining.

 fit woman

According to Men’s Fitness, Portland has been ranked the most fit city in the states.

In fact, 6.1% of all male residents ride their bikes to work, by far the highest ratio of any U.S. city. Portland isn’t just about cycling, though: 54.7% of adults in the Rose City perform at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five or more days per week. Temperatures rarely sink below freezing in winter months, and air quality and ozone levels are nearly perfect. Portlanders simply don’t like staying inside. Would you?

As the top-ranked locale in our Healthy City index, it makes sense that, according to the CDC,40.3% of Portland residents weigh in within healthy parameters. Fresh air, fresh food, a thriving fitness culture—and easy access to world class health care—make Portland tops.

If that isn’t enough to convince you, AskMen rated Portland #4.

AFI score: 67.7
Percent obese: 24.0%
Percent active: 54.7%

Just failing to crack the top 3 is Portland, Oregon, a city known for its rose gardens and freakishly fit residents. As one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world, Portland houses a comprehensive system of light rail and buses along with 92,000 acres of green space and more than 74 miles of hiking, running and biking trials, making it one of the most foot-friendly cities in the world (let alone the United States). Dog lovers, take note: Portland also boasts more dog parks than any of the other 49 cities surveyed in the AFI!

While these in no way take into account overall quality of women or our high percentage of Suicide Girl wannabees, single mothers, hipsters or otherwise, it’s nice knowing that you are more likely to see the female form as nature intended.

sundressslipupHere’s hoping sundress season offers ample eyecandy

My Brother, My Mother, and a Call Girl

I questioned making this post. I honestly did. Typically this blog is entertaining, uplifting and light as it should be. Life is a process, a challenge and oft sometimes people disdain upon it unwarrantedly thinking their issues no matter the size can’t be fixed even though deep down they know that this too shall pass.

Stumbling upon this following article was pure happenstance. I cringed reading the first few lines yet continued. It was one of those stories that cut to the core and help you realize life isn’t as terrible as you try to convince yourself.

At times we need this reminder. Things can get tough….real tough. We persevere, persist and carry on yet don’t realize how good we have it and how much potential we still have.

While we can lament on our last night out, previous date, distress of being dumped or a dry spell, we have never been in a situation where our life, so terrible, resulted in our family, let alone our mothers found a need to hire a call girl.

My brother Danny lost his virginity at age 25. To a call girl named Monique. Hired by our mother.

My mother didn’t bother asking Danny for his permission before engaging Monique’s services. She didn’t ask my father to condone the transaction. Nor was she troubled by social mores or laws against solicitation. She deserves a Mother of the Year Award.

I am oft to offer my insight and humor in retrospect of something I read, but I’ll stop here and offer you this. If you are having a bad day, week, month or life, read this article and realize it might not be as bad as you imagine.

My Brother, My Mother, and a Call Girl

Enjoy this somber retrospect and I’ll be back to entertain you in the following post.

Is dating inherently beta?

I was asked an question from a frustrated guy whom after a seemingly perfect date is confused that it could have fallen apart to the all too familiar flake.

Met a girl recently – super cute, perfect body, just turned 23, originally from Russia, but came to the USA when she was 10 (exactly like me).
Our date was incredible – we drank, made out, and practicably had 95% of stuff in common. If there was ever a time where a first date would lead to a 2nd – this was it.

But yesterday evening – I get the most generic brush off text in history of brush off texts – “Hey I’ve been thinking that it’s probably best if we don’t go out again, I’m in the middle of figuring out grad school and may be going away soon and it’s just not smart, therefore I think it’s best we just stay friends”.

Now – I start thinking – where in this date did I go wrong? Physically – I was looking good that night, dressed well, plus I’m 6’2, so height has never been an issue. Work wise I’ve never come off as a chump, our conversation couldn’t have gone any better. I picked the activities we did that night and took the lead in all of them. There were literally no holes in my game that night.


My response after the break 

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