The Cocky Funny Male

Humor is said to be the central piece of attracting the opposite sex.  Communication altogether is what most people believe their relationships thrive on.  So what is it that makes a man funny, but also attractive?  Clowns are funny, why is it that women everywhere aren’t flocking to more circuses and county fairs.  Maybe clowns are a little extreme for theory.  How about comedians, comedians are funny.  They have to be funny, their jobs depend on it.  Drew Carey, Jim Carey, Will Ferrell, David Spade, okay maybe David Spade’s not that laughable, but still why is it that women everywhere aren’t lining up to scratch on their hotel walls, breaking into their homes, lying stark naked on their new leather Armenian furniture.  Maybe to some extent some women have, but still why is it comedians aren’t seen as sexual idols, for women say humor is detrimental to attraction.  Humor has to be sexy, right?

Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, Supernatural.

Confidence.  Unfortunately male sexual objects will always be the washboard abs and broad thick shoulder types.  However, there’s a type of confidence that branches off from humor.  It’s the type of humor that makes a woman go gaga and say things like, “Wow, did he really say that?”  This mixture of humor and confidence is practically known as “Cocky Funny.”

“Cocky Funny” is the use of large bashful amounts of sarcasm, and a whole lot of “know it all” personality.  It’s humor that’s meant to be playfully misdirecting.

Some examples of Cocky Funny characters are:

Damon Salvatore, Vampire Diaries:  The carnivorous rage peaking vampire played by Ian Somerhalder, is the cliche badboy rebel who underneath his sarcasm, brutal appetite, and hate for the world, has a soft spot for a girl that has broken his heart.

Tony Stark, Iron Man: The millionaire engineer, played by Robert Downey Jr, who built the Iron Man suit, a exoskeleton capable of flying mach speeds, shoots lazers and other projectiles, has a unearthly sense of spoiled narcissism.

Eddie, Someone Like You: Eddie a character played by Hugh Jackman, is seen as your flirtatious, say it as it is, simple answers type of guy who thrives on casual sex and blocking out any type of emotion, who ends up catching his coworker’s heart.

Dean Winchester, Supernatural: The not so serious, serious hunter is not only equipped with wooden stakes, holy water, salt rounds for shotguns, and an exorcism bible, he’s also equipped with one liners and pick up lines.  He has a soft spot for family.

Robert Downey Jr.  Tony Stark, Iron Man 2

How can I use cocky funny in my dating life.

A lot of humor has to do with misdirection, and confusing people.  An example of this is the Family Guy sketch where Peter is intercepted by someone who calls tells him to move his van which is really his son.  Doesn’t exactly make much sense, but it’s still hilarious.

There’s a few ways to be cocky funny with the girl your meeting for a date, and that’s practically by answering questions with an exaggerated response that she probably the opposite of what she was anticipating.

Examples 1:

Female:  So, how many women have you dated?

Male:  Somewhere around twelve hundred.  You meant last month right.

Example 2:

Female:  Oh did you get here early?

Male:  No, I actually exploded on the way over here.

Example 3:

Female:  What did you do earlier today?

Male:  Saved a few burning buildings, read an anthology on European history, cloned a sheep, y’know usual stuff.  You?  Anything exciting?

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore, Vampire Diaries.

The advantages of Cocky Funny is the ability to turn any serious situation into something funny.  It also gives off this renegade, loner, rebel attitude.  A lot of women go bonkers for rebels.  There have been rebels throughout history, fiction, and the world.  Wolverine, Achilles played by Brad Pitt, James Dean, Shawn Hunter from Boy Meets World, Tyler Durden, Lancelot, the lead singer to practically any hair band in the 80’s.  Even Casanova himself was known as a rebel.

There are disadvantages to the Cocky Funny attitude.  People with cocky funny attitudes are usually people that play by their own rules.  And people who play by their own rules end up breaking rules.  A lot of Cocky Funny people don’t have a tight group of friends.  They’re almost never are known for being school spirited, high spirited, or ever dedicate themselves to anything which means commitment.  And the honest truth is that they have a hard time earning people’s respect.  Another honest truth that’s bound to happen to Cocky Funny people, to quote Boy Meets World when Shawn Hunter tries to swoon one of his classmates she replies, “You’re just not relationship material.”

Be warned though, trying to be something you’re not can have consequences.  I would never try to pull these stunts to my wife of ten years who believes I’m a adoring, sweet, religious man, who would never break any rules.  That’s just looking for trouble.

What’s your take on Cocky Funny?

Who’s your favorite Cocky Funny characters, celebrities, historical people?

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Tips on how to Keep Eye Contact

Having trouble keeping eye contact?  Eye contact is one of the most passionate ways of showing someone how into them you are.  It’s also a sign of confidence, attentiveness, and intelligence.

Shakespeare once said, “The eyes are the window to the soul.”  Actually it’s said that Leonardo Di Vinci said the exact same thing, hmmm. Anyways, it doesn’t matter who said it or not, it matters that it’s true.  The way someone keeps eye contact with someone can show a overwhelming amount of different emotions.  Someone who can’t keep good eye contact for no longer than a few seconds can maybe seem shy or even scared.  Maybe scared in a bad way, maybe scared in a kind of good, scared to like you type of way.  If someone sends in some raw mouth watering, tongue melting, eye contact, it’s practically shag time.  Most importantly, eye contact shows that you are indeed listening attentively.

Techniques to keep eye contact.

If you’re having trouble keeping eye contact there are certain techniques that you can initiate that could overcome your inability to stay focused on someone’s face as they sit next or across from you.  These techniques aren’t just for the women you’re dating, it can also be used for job interviews, lectures, being lectured, or just appearing like you’re into what someone’s saying.

The Triangle:

The triangle is a technique that involves making a triangle with the persons face.  It’s sort of like the pitching in baseball.  When you pitch a ball in baseball you need to throw the ball in the strike out area.  If you throw the ball outside of the strikeout area and the batter doesn’t swing, that’s called a ball.  It’s practically like “the triangle,” you want to stay in the strike out area.

The idea of the triangle is that there’s a general area on someone’s face which if you stay, as in stare, within that area you are making or faking eye contact.  This area is an upside down isosceles triangle on the face. The top two angles, remember it’s upside down, are the ends of both eyes.  So the vertex of one acute angle is the left eye, and the other vertex of the other acute angle is the right eye.  The tip, because the triangle is pointing down, is the bottom of the upper lip.

See diagram below:

Nicole Lenz. The green triagle represents the strike out zone.

The closer eye or left eye:

The closer eye, or what is more likely called “the left eye” for some reason, is focusing on the eye closest to where you are, not necessarily the left eye.  I use this more than I do anything else.  It’s a basic technique.  You pretty much just focus on the eye closest to you with both your eyes.  I find it’s the easiest way to keep eye contact.  Another way of doing this would be by always focusing on the left eye no matter where it is in contrast to you.  This vanishes the chance that you might have to switch off every time the person you’re talking to adjusts themselves.  See diagram below:

Ashlynn Brooke. Notice how Ashlynn's right eye is closest to where you are and how her further eye gets smaller by perspective.

Looking through someone:

Rachel McAdams. Somewhere on the white board directly behind Rachel's face is where you want to look.

The “looking through someone” technique is done by picking an object behind someone’s face and trying to focus on it while talking to someone.  The object could be part of the glass window behind someone, the table behind someone, or an imaginable mosquito floating directly behind the face of the girl you’re talking to.  What this gives off is the ability that you aren’t directly staring at someone but instead through them.  It’s kind of confusing as to why someone would actually want to do this, but if it’s done right it could actually show a sense of dominance.

After trying these techniques you should find it easier to stay focused on committing to keeping your eyes level with the person you’re talking to.

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Care2 is a “green” free email provider that I came across as I tried to figure out a new email provider.  I use to have a yahoo account but they somehow up”down”graded by having a little tension squeezing blue rectangular loading bar appearing every single time you wanted to click on something.  As I scoured forums and talks about best free email domains, I’ve come across the enlightening Care2 website.

Care2 was found by Randy Paynter back in 1998.  Paynter’s idea was quote, “Make it easy for everyone to live a healthy, green lifestyle and impact the causes they care about most.”

As Yahoo features the latest buzz, news, and statistics, Care2 parallels it with news pertaining to human rights, women’s rights, education, global warming, animal welfare, health policies and so much more.  No more getting blindsided with celebrity scandals and prom dresses.  Unlike yahoo mail or gmail there are a lot of perks to the Care2 website.  Since Care2 is a community based email provider, members are allowed to make profiles, share pictures, even find dates with other environmental savvy people.  They provide you information about eco friendly jobs, food recipes, even advice on raising children and dating.

If that’s not enough.  Along with Care2’s free email, members also earn credits by doing small things such as opening a free email account, commenting on news feeds, taking a poll, sending an email, very everyday things can help our global community.  Certain things that these credits can redeem can be: offsetting a pound of carbon, providing safe drinking water for a child, even saving a child with antibiotics.

Everyone can get a Care2 account and I encourage everyone to sign up with Care2 and obviously live with a more greener perspective.  Start sending your emails with Care 2, fill out your profile, and before you know you’ll be helping the Earth stay happy.

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The New Coat

A new impressive way of keeping warm is the new winter lighweight sweater coat.  Heavier than most sweaters, yet a lighter touch than most coats.  Layering has come and gone through the earlier years of this millennium, much like other fashion trends like baggy pants, puff jackets, and beanies.  It’s hard to wear layers without either looking like you’re wearing your closet or simply looking like a homeless man.

The unique casual way to dress up a sweater coat, with a colored plaid.

The more prestigous way to dress up a sweater coat, with a dress shirt and slacks.

I predict Fashion in the next years to come to be a lot about lightweight, comfort, fit, and simplicity.  The new sweater coat embodies all of those aspects.  Find one that fits your shoulders and tightly hugs your stomach when buttoned.  The heavy material but cut size provides the sweater coat much comfort and range.

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