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 Posted by on 16 June 2014 at 2:00 pm  Gift Ideas
Jun 162014

I bought Paul this awesome coffee mug while he was away in Nebraska last week.

Awesome, no? You can buy it from Amazon.

Gift Idea: Podcast on Finding Good Prospects for Romance and Friendship

 Posted by on 5 December 2012 at 2:00 pm  Friendship, Gift Ideas, Love/Sex
Dec 052012

Earlier this week, a person bought my podcast on finding good prospects for romance and friendship for a friend of his. In the course of our email exchange about it, he told me:

I thought this podcast was really excellent. I liked the way you framed the talk, and I thought you had a lot of really useful suggestions. It got me thinking about how I could stack the deck in my favor when it comes to finding friends and good romantic prospects. I especially liked the section on overcoming shyness.

Hooray! That reminded me that you can give this podcast to a friend or family member — or you can ask for it as a gift. It’s 90 minutes long, and it costs $20.

You can find more information about the podcast below, as well as order it. If it’s a gift, just let me know that (and the email address of the recipient) in the comments field on the order form.

About the Podcast

Many people lament the difficulty of finding good prospects for a lasting, deep, and happy romance. Others have trouble finding worthwhile friends. Yet most people who bemoan the lack of prospects could be doing much more than they are to increase their odds of success. Too many people don’t adopt a purposeful approach but instead wait passively… and complain. This podcast discusses how to make yourself a good prospect — and how to find good prospects — for romance and friendship.

The structure of podcast:

  • Opening remarks
  • A bit of theory:
    • Types of social relationships, visualized as a target
    • Major axes of compatibility in relationships
  • Practical advice:
    • Make yourself a good prospect
    • Expand your social network
    • Engage with other people
    • Cultivate your social skills
  • Questions and answers from pledgers:
    • How can a person get better at evaluating other people’s characters when meeting them?
    • When should I reveal a psychological problem like bipolar disorder to someone I’m dating?
  • Closing remarks

Remember, the podcast doesn’t just concern finding good prospects for romance but also for friendship. So even if you’re happily attached, you’ll likely find the techniques of use.

Purchase the Podcast

This podcast was originally funded by pledges, and it’s now available for purchase for $15. You can pay online via Dwolla or PayPal. Or you can send a check or money order via the US Mail, including with your bank’s bill pay service. If you want to pay by some other method, choose “Other” below and explain in the comments. I recommend using Dwolla: it’s a payment system with lower fees, stronger security, and better interface design than PayPal. A Dwolla account is free and easy to create.

Terms of Sale: You may share the podcast with members of your household, but not beyond that. Do not ever post the podcast in any public forum.

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