Canadian Lingo w/ RJ - Teaching You How to Talk Like a Real Canuck
I know, I haven’t written a Take in forever. Sorry folks, #life happens. But fear not, there are a few on the way in the near future. I... Read More
Dear Butthurt Extremists: Please Shut the Hell Up and Make a Difference
Oh shit, it’s time to make everybody mad again. Like period rage, I’m back to address something that may or may not really upset a few people, but I feel like it needs to be said because I am sure I am not the only one who is tired of it. Given that this is #TeamRJ ‘s last chance to make an...
Why Being Hard to Get is a GOOD THING: A Detailed Look into the Most Controversial Dating Tactic
Captain of #TeamRJ, reporting in! Ready to rumble in G@G’s #BATTLEROYALE! Get ready everybody, it’s already getting messy. Keep an eye out for me on your mytakes fellow competitors, because your girl is going to be offering you rebuttals! Please keep in mind that they are not personal attacks,...
4 Dating Trends that Desperately Need to be Abolished
Hello G@Gers, it is Tuesday but it may as well be Monday for Canadians, as we just celebrated Victoria Day and had ourselves a lovely long weekend. And by lovely long weekend I mean I personally jam-packed it with so much shit from visiting relatives to attending events that I’m more...
BYOS – Why I Believe Men are NOT Obligated to Pay For Dates
BYOS - Abbreviation Definition: Buy your own shit. Suggests that an individual is obligated to pay for whatever it is they desire. TGIF G@G community, I hope you’re all rockin’ and ready to be a-rollin’ into this weekend, I know I am, but not before a few words. I saw a frankly...
Common Mistakes I Think Women Make When Asking Out/Dating Men
It’s been a long time coming, but here it is: just like my earlier myTake, Common Mistakes I Think Men Make When Asking Out/Dating Women , I’ve finally done a female version as per requested. I’m not going to lie, I was more hesitant to do this one because, in my experience, the ladies tend to...
Common Mistakes I Think Men Make When Asking Out/Dating Women
Listen, I’m not a dating expert, I’m not a guru or a love scientist but I can tell you one thing: I am in fact a girl. Being a girl who is moderately attractive means that I have been asked out multiple times by multiple men and have been on many dates, which gives me enough experience to say...
How I Dealt with Workplace Harassment
DISCLAIMER: As always, this take is long so if you aren't much of a reader you can skip right down to the pointers if you just need advice, they are clearly labeled so you should have no issue finding them. Some information such as company names, employee names, and situations are withheld for...
How to Handle Rejection
Rejection: the one thing that yearning singles fear most. The dreaded prospect of having their affections completely turned down by the person they want to be with. A single “I don’t see you that way” can be a quick swan dive into a pool of shattered self esteem, leaving many paralyzed by fear...
The Science of “The Spark”
With a show of hands, how many of you have been rejected by somebody on the grounds that they didn’t feel any spark with you? A fair amount I can assume without even being able to see your hands. All too often people lose out on potential partners based on the fact that the person they...
Escaping the Dating Rut by Being Straightforward
Disclaimer: this take is a bit long, so you are welcomed to skip right down to the steps if you aren't the full-article-reading type but you still want a little advice on being straight forward. Seriously, I won't be offended. Go for it. The only kinds of games I like to play are of the video...
Looks & Personality – A Long Over Due Answer to an Old Question
I was asked about this topic a while ago, and have seen a flood of similar questions that have followed suit. It took me a long time but I am ready to finally touch on the harrowing subject: Can personality replace looks? Now, I’m no Victoria’s Secret model, that much I can tell you. I’m 5’2”,...
Fat vs. Curvy – DOESN’T MATTER
I am tired of self-righteous people making take after take about who is allowed to call themselves curvy and who is not. Any time I try to read takes about body positivity, and a lot of what I see is girls defending one body type and bashing another. The most popular one seems to be...
When to Stop Being Yourself
Sometimes we come to a point where being ourselves is the one thing that is holding us back. Ever since I was young, I was always taught by both of my parents (regardless of their separation) that one of the most valuable lessons I should hold onto in my life is to never stop being yourself....