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When Flirting Goes Too Far

Are you just being friendly? Or are you flirting? Does it even matter? Because in The New Rules of Flirting, the WSJ says that everyone flirts anyway. So if everyone flirts,  when is it in bounds? When does flirting cross the line into out-of-bounds? Tough questions aren’t they? In true Smooth fashion, my over-analytical brain … Continue reading

Smooth’s Rules Put to Test

I have spent the last six months philosophizing and theorizing about various aspects of dating on this blog. Along the way I have developed certain dating “rules”. As my relationship with H ends, it occurs to me that it is a good time to see how some my rules worked when actually put into practice … Continue reading

Smooth Calls Out the Elephant

When Deliberately Delicious plays the Alphabet Game, she always parts on good terms by writing the nicest letters. My letters, on the other hand, seem to contain more…venom.  Dear H, God I hope you end up going out with whoever got under your skin. I hope you go out with him long enough that I have a chance … Continue reading

Red Pill Dating Guru Helps Smooth

Red Pill Dating Guru Helps Smooth

The guru at was kind enough to custom tailor some advice for me. I think his comment on the mental exhaustion that comes from game playing is spot on. I agree that the 5 or 5 rule is more of a guideline than a rule. However, I create guidelines for a reason. I find it best … Continue reading

Should “Girlfriend” Status be the Final Destination?

Should “Girlfriend” Status be the Final Destination?

Studly manosphere blogger Free Northerner wrote an excellent post called Thoughts On Avoiding LTRs, in which he asserts that “girlfriend” is the no-man’s land of relationships. He makes the case that marriage or a sequence of short-term relationships are superior alternatives to having a “girlfriend”. He was expanding on his previous assertion that: If you’re looking … Continue reading

Dating and Verbalization

Dating and Verbalization

Originally posted on Free Northerner:
I have received a request to write on a topic. I’m always willing to entertain ideas for discussion on this blog, and if I believe I have time and anything of value to write concerning the issue, I’ll put something up. So, if any of my readers have something they’d…

Does this man know his own race?

To cap off Smooth Reentry Blog’s friend-zone week, I will ask a question that has puzzled me since I first saw this video: Does this man know is own skin color? Also, Starbucks must love this guy. Can you say “high strung”? This guy is funny though. This is one of those that gets funnier … Continue reading

When is a Date a Date?

When is a Date a Date?

There is a large contingency of women in our country who don’t know when a date is a date. Oh, I wish I was joking. I truly do. I don’t pretend to understand the phenomenon, I can only report its existence. Gentlemen, you too need to be aware of this should you wish to avoid … Continue reading

Guest Post: Staying Out of The Friendzone

Guest Post: Staying Out of The Friendzone

By: Christie Hartman, PhD In honor of friendzone week, Smooth thought it prudent to seek opinion of a legitimate expert. Thanks to Dr. Hartman making a guest appearance here. The Friend Zone The Friend Zone refers to that place where someone you’re interested in likes you but doesn’t want to take the relationship to the next … Continue reading

Miss X and the Friendzone

Chin Up, Chest High usually brings a more balanced prospective to things than Smooth. Because he is an independent thinker, I thought I would reblog his thoughts on the friendzone.

Should you Friendzone an Ex?

Originally posted on Inkatheart:
            An Ex is someone you’ve been emotionally, physically, and entirely connected to in the past. When ending a  relationship, you might feel like or be advised to break up without resentment and get comfortable with being friends. While this works for some people, it doesn’t for…

Don’t be a Can of Beans!

Don’t be a Can of Beans!

The past couple of day’s we’ve discussed advanced tactics to counter friendzone attacks. This covered situations when she tries to banish you to the friendzone. During that series we did not cover scenarios in which the man failed to make a move early. Why is that scenario so different? Because if you didn’t make a … Continue reading

Do Women Get Friend-zoned?

Do women get friend-zoned? If so, why don’t we ever read about it? My personal opinion is that women do, in fact, get friend zoned. Believe it or not I have put women in the friend-zone. The conditions are ripe for me friend-zoning a woman when she is still emotionally connected to different guy. When … Continue reading

Smooth’s Friendzone Countermeasures ~ Part 2

Today I make good on my promise to deliver effective countermeasure tactics to a friend-zone attack. The tactics do not work unless you fully understand and believe with all your heart that anything is better than being friend-zoned. Anything. The friend-zone is hell on earth. It should be avoided at all cost. Okay guys, here … Continue reading

Originally posted on lifeofalovergirl:
Many people, both men and women, seem more threatened by the idea of a threesome with two men and a woman than one involving two women. I’m not sure why that is. I could speculate, but instead I’m going to relay my own adventures because personally I LOVED being the center…

Smooth’s Friendzone Countermeasures ~ Part 1

Alert! Incoming friend-zone missiles! Let’s just be friends You are in the friend lane You’re not ready yet Few things create more panic in a single man’s soul than the dreaded friendzone surprise attack. We would much rather be dog cussed, slapped, and beaten than to emasculated with the dreaded “let’s just be friends” speech. … Continue reading

What is the Correct Spelling of “Friend-zone”?

I’ve spent an entire week writing about the friend-zone and I don’t even know the correct way to spell it. What is the correct way to spell the friend-zone? Friend-Zone Friend-zone friend-zone Friend Zone friend zone Friendzone friendzone Our little community should discuss and officially decide the correct way to write “friend-zone”. Let’s talk about … Continue reading

Redflagged and Banished to the Friendzone

Redflagged and Banished to the Friendzone

Next week is friend-zone week here at the Smooth Reentry Blog. That’s right, all next week will be dedicated to discussing the hated friendzone. It will be friend-zone discussion galore! Next week I’m going to publish, what I believe to be, my best written post to date. It is on the subject of unfriending on … Continue reading

The Sadly Ironic Bachelor

Neckties, tissues, love-notes, and self-respect; all things girls on The Bachelor lost down their cleavage this season. Woe! Slow down a minute–Smooth, YOU watched THE BACHELOR? — Quite possibly the most corny, most cheesy, sappiest, gayest show on the entire planet? Yes–yes I am saying that I watched The Bachelor this season. I get the … Continue reading

The 16 Commandments Saved My Man Pride

Some of you may have noticed I added a link for “The Sixteen Commandments of Poon” to my blogroll. Hopefully you have also noticed that the content is offensive and not in keeping with my normal posts. Yes, I come across as bitter and jaded at times, most bloggers do, but I am not one … Continue reading