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Look Out, Nerds: Here I Come

by GK on September 20, 2010 · 3 comments

I’m going to do something a little nerve-racking this Thursday night: give a speech to a mainstream San Francisco audience on the pickup community. Will I have tomatoes, or even worse, Mystery hats thrown at me? One thing I do know: it will be fun. My presentation will be for Nerd Nite, a monthly bar series put on by my buddy Bart […]

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The smart way to pick up a bartender

by GK on September 2, 2010 · 1 comment

I’ve never been into the whole hired-gun game. Nothing against the sexy bartenders/waitresses/Comic Con models of the world, but I haven’t felt the urge to pursue any of them. Especially if they work every night (those nights should be reserved for GK!). But I have been witness to a fun demonstration on how to do it, and I thought […]

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People have asked me whether I miss being an instructor ever since I did my last bootcamp in March. My answer has remained a steadfast no — I rather like having my weekends to myself. Plus, I’m still getting phone-coaching requests and I have this blog, so I’m not going totally cold turkey. But I can’t exactly pat myself […]

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Around the same time I read about the whiny San Francisco women represented in that SF Weekly article (and the whiny SF men and women on its comments page), I found a corresponding blog that’s gained some local popularity. The name says it all: Why There Are No Girls in San Francisco.  Whoever this Samuel Snodgrass is, […]

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This is a topic I’ve been wanting to cover for months. For all of San Francisco’s sophistication — its cuisine, wine and culture — we seem to be resorting to some childish temper tantrums when it comes to one thing: hooking up. Or, rather, not hooking up. Both sexes are guilty of this, and I’ll […]

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My coaching future

by GK on March 26, 2010

I’ve been trying to devise a good compromise between leaving coaching entirely and offering an alternative for guys in the post-Charisma Arts bootcamp era. And since a few of you have been curious, I came up with a plan that should work for now. As I’ve said, I’m not going into business on my own. (Don’t […]

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The final bootcamp

by GK on March 16, 2010

Consider the Spidey suit more or less thrown away now. At least my swan song was better than Tobey Maguire’s. After all the bootcamps I led in my 2 1/2 years with Charisma Arts, I had my final one last weekend in San Francisco (I’m still doing private instruction). I was almost hoping to have a rotten time, so it would make leaving […]

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Getting your mack on at the museum

by GK on January 12, 2010 · 1 comment

The more I look at venues for socializing and dating in San Francisco, the more I’m seeing that museums have become the new bars. That suits a nerd like me just fine, and it might suit you. I’m a strong advocate of dance clubs, at least if there’s 80s music involved. But if the bar or club scene is […]

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