Archive for 'Love'

#342 Write a Letter to Future Me

My friend Matt sent me a text awhile back about writing a letter to myself in the future. I looked around tonight and found a site called where you can send your future self an email. This is what I wrote: Dear FutureMe, You’re 46 now. Hard to believe right? I hope you stuck […]

#287 Date Again

It’s been no secret that recently I’ve been going through past my relationships and really trying to think about where I am in life and who I want to be with. Awhile back, a girl, Kate, wrote me on OKCupid. She sent me a really nice message about reading my blog and enjoying it. I […]

#282 Ask My Friend for His Honest Opinion of Me

I’ve been thinking a lot about myself and relationships. I used to think that I wanted to get married and have kids. Then I wasn’t so sure. I don’t know exactly why that changed. I used to think I knew what I wanted in a girlfriend. But then that completely went out the window with […]

#276 List 10 Embarrassing Things I Did for Girls (Who Didn’t Give a Shit)

Look, I don’t pretend like I’m good with women. I’ve done some pretty god awful things for women in the past. Some of them painful even to think about. But for the pleasure of my readers, I offer 10 of the most spineless, gutless things I did in the name of love. Rode 30 miles […]

#263 Tell My Most Pathetic Thanksgiving Story

The fourth Thursday of November is almost upon us so the theme for my next few SYED posts will be all about Thanksgiving. I thought I’d kick things off with telling an embarrassingly pathetic story about a lonely Thanksgiving in 2001. A few months earlier, me and my girlfriend, Gia, had broken up. A few […]

#255 Stay and Go

I don’t know if it’s the let down from the weekend or lack of sleep since I got home late this morning at 1am, but I felt down in the dumps today. Everything felt off somehow. Work. Life. And of course, most of all, I felt lonely. Why do humans have this need to share […]

#248 Tell My First Ex About This Blog

A few weeks ago, I emailed my first ex, Gia after unexpectedly having dinner with her earlier. She actually wrote back and we’ve been emailing back and forth a bit since then. I was pretty surprised by this. I didn’t know if there was any point in any communication from either of us. But apparently […]

#243 Take an Honest Look at My Last Relationship

The other day I saw this post on Facebook from this yoga studio I used to go to in Santa Monica called Yogis Anonymous: In the context of romantic relationships that did not work out, it’s very tempting to make the other party the “villain”. It’s easy to get caught up in the blame game and […]

#230 Do an AMA on Reddit and Another Very Unexpected Surprise

One of my wonderful readers who seems to be turning into a SYED consultant suggested that I do an AMA on Reddit. There is a subreddit called IamA, which stands for “I am a…” It’s a place where people with interesting professions, situations, viewpoints etc. can open themselves up to questions from the reddit community […]

#222 Post an Entry from My Private Journal

I keep a journal. A private journal apart from SYED. In it, I write about what the things that are going on in my life. Sometime about SYED, sometimes beyond that. I never intended for anyone to really read it. Maybe if I ever get a book deal for my blog, I can use this […]