Let’s face it: Guys hate asking for advice. Whether for driving directions or dating, no man wants to admit both to himself and to anyone else that he’s lost.
The Internet allows men to search for help anonymously, but it doesn’t reveal which sites work. We’ve done the hard part and looked all over the web, filtering the good from the bad.
Here are the 14 best dating blogs for men to follow in 2015:
A regular feature on DatingAdvice.com, no ranking list would be complete without David Wygant. He’s a normal guy who wants to help other men avoid the same dating faux pas he’s made in his past. Wygant doesn’t appeal to one specific set of guys; his clients run the gamut from location to economic class.
Social Clout: 9,217+ Facebook likes; 6,147+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @Davidwygant
It might be a little (OK, a lot) raunchy, but “the world’s largest men’s magazine” puts out a gem or two on a regular basis. It also distributes a multitude of newsletters to subscribe to, giving you the choice of whether you’ll go to the information or if it will come to you.
Social Clout: 3.7M+ Facebook likes; 2.82M+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @MensHealthMag
HowStuffWorks details how the world works. Dating is part of the world, so obviously it’s covered here. The category isn’t totally centered on men and questions they’ll have, but most of the entries are about wooing women. These listicles provide a great introduction to dating advice.
Social Clout: 937K+ Facebook likes; 96.5K+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @HowStuffWorks
Match is DA’s top pick of dating sites, coming in with 4.9 out of 5 stars. Their advice is aimed for both genders, though some pieces are solely focused for guys. The navigation is a selling point, too, directing users to trending pages, related pages and more. Guys might not find exactly what they’re looking for at first, but there’s still a treasure trove of information to glean.
Social Clout: 828K+ Facebook likes; 49.8K+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @Match
Reaching 14 million readers every month in the U.S. alone, AskMen is a smorgasbord of information on anything a guy could want. Guys want dates, so naturally the dating section of AskMen is filled with suggestions to improving game. Unlike most of the blogs on this list, though, AskMen goes an extra step and features parenting advice as well as dating tips.
Social Clout: 295K+ Facebook likes; 180K+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @AskMen
The best advice comes from those who know what they’re talking about, and eHarmony fits the bill. eHarmony’s advice page has a little bit of everything: listicles, guest posts and general advice abounds. It comes from DatingAdvice’s third-best dating site, so quality is assured.
Social Clout: 249K+ Facebook likes; 36.6K+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @eHarmony
Based in Australia but with contributors based around the world, D’Marge sells itself as “the thinking man’s style blog.” It believes in this image of itself that dating columns are categorized as vices. The articles are solid, though, and the dash of humor occasionally thrown in breaks up the monotony of most self-improvement works.
Social Clout: 35K+ Facebook likes; 4,557+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @IamDMarge
Art of Charm’s Art of Dating
For those that want a bit more design to go along with your articles, Art of Charm does the job. Art of Charm has four different “Art of…” topics, all for the purpose of making the site “where ordinary guys become extraordinary men.” The site has been featured on a number of mainstream outlets, and there’s also a podcast for those more audibly inclined.
Social Clout: 34K+ Facebook likes; 24.6K+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @TheArtofCharm
James Michael Sama
Spreading the “New Chivalry Movement” through his blog, James Michael Sama prides himself on being a modern gentleman who is trying to change the world in his own way. His articles are written based on his own experiences, and he goes the extra mile by responding to comments, creating a discussion about the ideas presented.
Social Clout: 25K+ Facebook likes; 23.1K+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @JamesMSama
Single Black Male
Single Black Male lands on the list because of it’s wide-ranging advice and dedicated targeting, as evidenced by the name. Despite that targeting, though, SBM remains diverse through its array of staff writers and guest posters presenting “a 360-degree view” of any and every topic, allowing men to pick and choose what advice to follow.
Social Clout: 16K+ Facebook likes; 6,084+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @SingleBlackMale
The author of “The Guys’ Guy’s Guide to Love” brings his 20 years of life experience in New York City to the web in his blog “On Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness.“ In addition to dating tips, Manni has articles on being a “Guy’s Guy,” a respectable, upstanding man, in areas ranging from business to meditation.
Social Clout: 7,857+ Twitter followers; 5,111+ Facebook likes
Twitter Handle: @RobertManni
He’s an anonymous gay dating expert who ranked on DA before for 2013’s “10 Best Gay Dating Bloggers.” Now we’re featuring him without any qualifiers. His stories are hilarious, and his tips are spot-on. Every story is an adventure, and his writing paints a more realistic picture than most art pieces do.
Social Clout: 5,791+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @Theguyliner
The Attraction Institute was founded by Leigh Louey-Gung, who made the site after experiencing frustration about the “Seduction Community.” It made him try to be a generic stereotype of a man instead of the man he wanted to be. The Attraction Institute ditches techniques and tactics in favor of tearing down the barriers that guys subconsciously put up.
Social Clout: 2,722+ Facebook likes
Featuring hundreds of pieces on topics like meeting, attracting and dating women, SoSuave has both in-depth essays and quick-hitting articles. Another positive is the site’s minimalist design prevents wandering eyes from getting distracted. It also hosts an active forum with more than 100,000 members.
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