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Needing Relationship Advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Benjamin Ritter Mar 11, 2014. 14 Replies

First off, I'm not even sure there's a real issue here, but I need to talk about it and I need advice.This may be lengthy, so please bear with me.I've been dating this girl for almost a month and…Continue

Advice on Dressing for a Conference

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Sep 11, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm going to a Regional Leadership Conference for the Libertarian Party of Texas at the end of the month, and I'm not sure what the appropriate attire would be. Obviously, I won't walk in wearing…Continue

Greetings, gentleman.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew D. Miles Jul 12, 2013. 4 Replies

I stumbled across AoM after I saw some of the posters on tapiture.com. I kept wondering what the Art of Manliness was. So, after a quick Google search, I found it. I've been spending a good chunk of…Continue

 

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Benjamin Ritter replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Needing Relationship Advice
"The fact that you are asking these questions gives more evidence that 1) she's not where you are emotionally 2) you understand that....so align your actions with that. That does not mean, more attention because you have to keep her, rush the…"
Mar 11, 2014
Matthew D. Miles replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Needing Relationship Advice
"I wouldn't necessarily be uprooting myself. I've been thinking about moving out there for awhile to be closer to my family, and she just happened to make me want to pull the trigger. Regardless of what happens, there's still a good…"
Mar 11, 2014
Matthew D. Miles replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Needing Relationship Advice
"We talk everyday, and not seeing anyone; we're exclusively dating."
Mar 11, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Needing Relationship Advice
"You're going too fast.  Not just for her ... but for you.  There's no reason you should be thinking about uprooting yourself and moving after dating a girl for less than a month.  At that rate, you'll have her at the…"
Mar 11, 2014
Benjamin Ritter replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Needing Relationship Advice
"I don't want you to lose what you have by smothering it. Listen to your gut here. It doesn't seem to be blinded by your attachment or emotions. You are more invested. You have more invested. That is not an attractive quality. A month is…"
Mar 11, 2014
Matthew D. Miles replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Needing Relationship Advice
"That's the feeling I'm getting with her, that she's mostly just scared. It might be best to not see each other this weekend just to give her some time."
Mar 11, 2014
Matthew D. Miles replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Needing Relationship Advice
"Thanks, fellas. I kept telling myself that was the right thing to do, but I overthink the hell out of everything. I also sometimes need to hear it from someone else, and the more objective that person is, the better. I certainly allow my enthusiasm…"
Mar 11, 2014
Steve Fine replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Needing Relationship Advice
"you spoke of your background and recent relationship - but didn't mention her past. Taking a step back is a good statement and a good idea, You are in a dance - the courtship dance, most animals do it well, as humans we over think it. She says…"
Mar 10, 2014
Matthew D. Miles posted a discussion

Needing Relationship Advice

First off, I'm not even sure there's a real issue here, but I need to talk about it and I need advice.This may be lengthy, so please bear with me.I've been dating this girl for almost a month and she's absolutely amazing. I was a little nervous at first because I was in a pretty rough relationship for almost two years. My ex is someone I've known forever and we had dated on and off again before getting serious and it was really just hell. So, I don't have a lot of experience.Anyway, my…See More
Mar 10, 2014
Michael Leer replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Getting into the pipe smoking hobby in the group Pipe & Co
"I found that the best advice when starting is to buy a bunch of corn cob pipes instead of one or two briars. The reasoning behind this advice is that you want to use a new pipe for each unique blend of tobacco you try. If you get a good briar pipe…"
Sep 15, 2013
Sir replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Advice on Dressing for a Conference
"Any way to ask an attender? Conferences differ."
Sep 11, 2013
Native Son replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Advice on Dressing for a Conference
"Suit and tie or Sports coat, slacks & tie.  You can always ditch the tie and jacket if you're too formal."
Sep 10, 2013
Matthew D. Miles posted a discussion

Advice on Dressing for a Conference

I'm going to a Regional Leadership Conference for the Libertarian Party of Texas at the end of the month, and I'm not sure what the appropriate attire would be. Obviously, I won't walk in wearing jeans and a t-shirt. I typically dress in slacks and a nice button down shirt or polo shirt for leadership meetings at work or for the monthly meetings held by the county affiliation for the party. Would this be fine, or should I at least wear a jacket; or maybe even a suit? Any advice is greatly…See More
Sep 10, 2013
Jonathan replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Getting into the pipe smoking hobby in the group Pipe & Co
"Matthew, Congratulations.  I'm just a year into the pipe world and really enjoying it.  I started with Captain Black and still like it.  I'm still working on technique and never have time enough to really enjoy it like I…"
Aug 27, 2013
Matthew D. Miles replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Getting into the pipe smoking hobby in the group Pipe & Co
"Well, I purchased a Missouri Meerschaum hardwood pipe and Captain Black's regular tobacco. I'm a few days in and I'm starting to feel comfortable with the methods and techniques. I'm really enjoying puffing on it. I just wish I…"
Aug 11, 2013
Adam Farris replied to Matthew D. Miles's discussion Getting into the pipe smoking hobby in the group Pipe & Co
"Please share! Enjoy!"
Aug 8, 2013

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Vintage Suits

I just figured we needed a thread to discuss how awesome vintage suits are.I just got lucky the other day and ordered a vintage 1950's suit from Hallaballoo... I mean Ballyhoo. It fits me perfectly, as if it was tailored for me. I plan to get the sleeves slightly adjusted when I have time to take it to a tailor, but other than that it fits perfectly. I plan to wear it with a black fedora that I have, and obviously with a dress shirt and a tie.…See More
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