Friday, July 25, 2014

#2577 Are Guys On Tinder Really Looking For Relationships?

Anon asks: Hi Isaac I wanted to know your honest opinion. I started Tinder and a lot of these guys ask to meet up. There's one I really like but I don't know much about him. If I have sex with him the first date do guys usually disappear after because the chase is over? I know I'm really generalising men into one thing but I'm kinda confused. He asked me to come over and chill (like most guys on Tinder) and so I want to but isn't that asking for a booty call almost? Is it possible to chill at his place without sex?

Hello friend. I think you need to make the distinction between someone who is attempting to get into a relationship with you, and someone who is attempting to score some no-strings-attached bedroom fun.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

#2576 My Favorite Way To While Away A Lazy Sunday

MYHABIT's blog theFIX and Jack Spade asked me to chronicle my favourite way to while away a lazy Sunday in New York City, and the piece is up on the site now! In case you were wondering, no extended brunch, bike riding, hot yoga sessions, or trips to the beach were involved. We mooch, son! Go check it out, but before you do, take a look at all the photos below, shot by the lovely Sheena Dabholkar. KTHXBAI.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

#2575 What To Do On A First Date

Film still from When Harry Met Sally, featuring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.

Anon asks: Never been on a date before and my first one is coming up. Any good places to go in NYC? I'm not 21 so no bars and lounges of course. But as a girl what do I even wear? Talk about? Etc? Any tips?? I'm really worried man lol.

Oh mate I know exactly what you mean. American dating culture is freaky to say the least. Coming from New Zealand, the thought of sitting opposite someone you don't know and attempting to sell yourself to them is a very strange proposition, and that is why I am entirely inexperienced in the field — we literally don't do it. But don't mind me projecting my cultural insecurities on you, we New Zealanders are socially anxious people at the best of times. I promise you you'll be just fine. So...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

#2574 Sometimes, Always, Never

Photos: Sheena Dabholkar

Hey gidday mates. I was hanging out with Marcel Floruss (of One Dapper Street fame) the other day, and I asked him how he managed to post seven outfits a week on his blog. I was convinced he must be getting sent boxes of clothing every other day in order to be able to put together so many looks. His reply was simple: "My apartment is a closet. I have a lot of clothes." Truth be told, I have accumulated a lot of clothing over the years, I just generally wear the same couple of things day in and day. But he inspired me to reach into the dark crevices of my wardrobe, and this is what I found.

Friday, July 18, 2014

#2573 Songs To Break Up To

Heart by Richard Haines

Anon asks: Isaac, this is the guy who told you about loving his best friend. Well, I'm still pretty down and was wondering if you could suggest me some songs or albums to help me get over her. It's much harder than I thought it'd be. Please could the Isaac Likes community give me some suggestions as well! Thank you so much. I'm trying with all my heart!

Mate! I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling too good, but trust me when I tell you that you have come to the right place. I spend a vast majority of my time listening to music that other people find incredibly depressing, and nothing beats a good listening session where you get to feel as sorry for yourself as humanly possible — it's the ultimate act of self indulgence. If, however, you've come to me for uplifting music, you've come to the wrong place and maybe you should not listen to any of the songs I've mentioned below, cos you won't find Pharrell's Happy here. To everyone else, if you're in the midst of a break up, these are my standard go-tos. Enjoy. Or don't. You know what I mean.