This Dan O'Brien

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Your dating profile says a lot more about you than you think. So check out Episode 2 of Rom.Com! There might even be sex prizes! (And ICYMI, here’s Episode 1.)

Here’s episode 2 of the series I’ll be pimping for a while. Episode 3 airs Friday, so here’s your friendly reminder that if you want to see MORE Rom.Com, please share and tell all of your friends about it. If you DON’T want to see more, that’s fine too, please share this video with all of your friends.

This episode covers a lot of the frustration that I think anyone who has ever tried online dating has had at some point, where you have to reconcile representing yourself in a profile with some degree of accuracy while also sprucing your profile up with whatever you think people WANT a profile to say. It also involves trying to navigate the web of code words that exist on dating profiles (“If I say ‘confident’ will that read as ‘cocky?’ Does ‘shy’ stand in for ‘boring?’ Should I explicitly qualify every joke I make with ‘That was a joke, by the way’?”

Speaking of jokes, the episode has ‘em.

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taliabobalia:

i smell books to determine their worth.
this one’s a solid 8/10 at least.



Book is totes buy-and-sniffable. 

Http://fightpresidents.com

taliabobalia:

i smell books to determine their worth.

this one’s a solid 8/10 at least.

Book is totes buy-and-sniffable. Http://fightpresidents.com

Anonymous asked: Well since you're open for dating questions...how do you and your girlfriend maintain a long distance relationship? That seems impossible and I am very impressed.

I wouldn’t call what Jackson and I have “long distance,” though it certainly feels that way when I’m at work. I also wouldn’t call him my “girlfriend,” but that’s because we don’t like using labels and because he’s a boy dog.

But to answer your question, honesty, communication, laughter, surprises and treats.

Oh who’s THIS silly mothafucka? Buy the crap outta my book!
Special thanks to the wonderful and talented Marina for bringing this to my attention. The next time I’m in New York, I will buy you a large, heart-shaped pizza and bottle of whiskey, place them on your doorstep and promptly sprint away, leaving no witnesses to what happens next.

Oh who’s THIS silly mothafucka? Buy the crap outta my book!

Special thanks to the wonderful and talented Marina for bringing this to my attention. The next time I’m in New York, I will buy you a large, heart-shaped pizza and bottle of whiskey, place them on your doorstep and promptly sprint away, leaving no witnesses to what happens next.

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Meet Josie in our first episode of Rom.Com.

So many gifs, Largetown!

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For a different Internet dating experience, try Rom.Com.

If Dating Sites Told the Truth

I wrote this show and am super proud of it. We will be releasing a new episode Wednesday and Friday and then never again, unless lots of people love and share it. I hope you like it!
“What O’Brien has done with “How To Fight Presidents” is strike that ideal balance between educational and entertaining. Every single one of our Presidents has had his own eccentricities; O’Brien exploits those eccentricities to great effect. Not to mention the fact that even someone relatively well-versed in American history is going to find the occasional previously-unknown tidbit here. And the juxtaposition of these biographical capsules with the notion of actually fighting these men is simply brilliant. It’s a quick, breezy read that offers plenty of laughs and more than a few surprising learning moments.”
— From the Maine Edge review of How to Fight Presidents.

Anonymous asked: How important do you think it is that a couple share common interests - for example, being able to geek out over tv shows/books/movies/pop culture? I went a few dates with a guy and he was good looking and nice enough but he could not care less about that sort of stuff. I think you can probably understand caring about that stuff maybe even too much - so it just felt like we had nothing in common. Ugh. Dating is hard.

You were wise to come to me for dating advice. The most important thing in a relationship is communication (I’ve expanded on this point in chapters six and seven in my new book How to Fight Presidents, available everywhere books are sold). The SECOND most important thing in a relationship is making sure your genitals fit in a way that is pleasing to you (both). Also your dog needs to like this person, that’s important, and if you don’t have a dog break up with whomever you’re dating and adopt a dog and then realize you don’t need anyone because your dog was the soulmate you were looking for this whole time. 

“What do you want left after you when you die? Do you want a Great Big Marble monument that reads GEORGE WALLCE— HE BUILT?… Or do you want a little piece of scrawny pine board lying across that harsh, caliche soil that reads GEORGE WALLACE— HE HATED?”
Lyndon Johnson, calling on George Wallace to persuade Alabama registrars to give blacks the vote and sounding like a freaking poet when he does it. Find more interesting facts and badass quotes (in that same conversation, Johnson says “Don’t shit me” when Wallace claims to hold no influence over his voters) in my new book, How to Fight Presidents.