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Why I’m Scared Shitless to Date a Guy Who Doesn’t Drink 😱🙅🏽💋🍻

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My name is Dana and I’m in college. I’m surrounded by a culture of drinking alcohol, waking up drunk, and drinking some more to drown the side effects of a hangover.

Every guy I ever considered dating just so happened to drink, so I never really thought about what would happen if I ever met a guy who didn’t. Then I met a cute boy who doesn’t like to drink and it was a sobering experience to say the least.

I went to a house party one night with some friends that ran out of cups for the keg before I was able to get my hands on one. Getting ready to leave, this boy came up to me and offered his cup.

“What a gentleman,” I thought.

He told me he doesn’t drink. I was shocked, but intrigued because I was open to trying to get to know someone different than me.

We talked all night and starting texting back and forth as soon as I left. He insisted on taking me out on a proper date the next day. So the next night, I found myself at a coffee shop with this cute sober boy — even though I don’t drink coffee. Regardless, I was willing to explore his sober world because he was adorable AF. As we talked and got to know each other, it was apparent that we were complete opposites in every way. But for some reason, I was eager for something new.

After about an hour of conversation, he said he wanted to take me somewhere as a surprise. I’m all about romantic shit, so I agreed. I was starting to enjoy being with someone who wanted to surprise me instead of my usual dates of going to a bar.

To my surprise, he drove me to a dark wooded area that just so happened to have no-one around. The sign on the fence even said No Trespassing.

There was an abandoned house off in the disantace and he said he wanted to take me there. Keep in mind, this wasn’t even close to Halloween, so I was confused by his eagerness to take me to an abandoned house in the middle of the fucking woods. Not knowing this kid from a whole in the ground, I was starting to get skeptical, so I quickly texted my friends my location in case there was an attempt to murder me. I mean if I was ever to be murdered, this looked like the place someone would want to do it.

Nervous I might be murdered by my date, I still held his hand tightly as we walked in the direction of the house, just to try to be cute. I may have been alerting loved ones of my location, but I’m still a lady who wants to be cute for her man just in case I was being over dramatic.

As we were making our way to the abandoned house, his phone rang. It was his mother. She told him to get his ass home. Then we got the hell out of there.

I never talked to him again.

I’m not sure what would have happened if his mother didn’t call. One thing I am sure of, however, is a guy who likes to drink wouldn’t be spending his Saturday night in the middle of the woods without a keg. I tried dating someone with different interests, but it clearly wasn’t for me. I’m scared shitless to date someone out of my comfort zone and lifestyle. Just give me a cute guy with a beer in his one hand and my booty in his other hand.

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Watch This Solider Dunk for Donuts

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Jason Ciesielski is a Field Artillery Soldier in the Army National Guard and an athlete making his mark on social media. When he’s not busy serving his country, the 20-year-old can be seen on his Instagram and Facebook page showing off high box jumps, dead lifts and freestyle dunks.

“I want to empower people to be the best, strongest versions of themselves,” he says.

Jason recently went Live on Facebook with Better than the Weekend to dunk while treating himself to one of his guilty pleasures — Dunkin’ Donuts. He picked out four of his favorite fried cakes of sweetened dough and made sure he dunked before indulging his sweet tooth. Moral of the story: You can still be fit and eat what you want, as long as you work for it.

Watch and see how he did. Ladies, you’re welcome. 😉

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Real men earn their donuts 🏅Ask Jason Tyler Ciesielski

Posted by Better than the Weekend on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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How to Stop Being a Pussy and Be the Lion You Were Born to Be

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Gentleman,

We are hard-wired to be lions; to go after something we want.

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It’s in our nature to be a total savage when chasing after our desires — despite the consequences. In modern culture, where social media is redefining our lifestyle, we seem to be transforming into this fear-based robot who stays in their comfort zone and doesn’t reach too far.

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My name is Jesse Mundt. I’m a 23-year-old realtor from New Jersey. I’m not worried about remembering Harambe, learning the fucking Juju dance or getting blackout wasted. I’m focused on hitting my goals. I want to see other millennials get as excited as I am about hitting their goals. That’s why I’m here to offer some advice on how to break this formula of being a pussy and finally be the lion you were born to be.

Don’t be a dick. Hear me out.

You’re probably a lot like me, actually. I want to be rich and successful.

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But before we move forward, I believe we have to go backward.

First step in being a fucking lion is to sit down and be your 6-year-old self again — this time with some intellect. Ask yourself these questions: What do you want your life to look like if you couldn’t fail? How much money do you want to make? How big do you want your house to be? What’s your dream car?

Be specific. Your answers should give you butterflies and chills just thinking about them.

Next, dust off the creativity and imagination of your childhood self and dream BIG. Imagine your adult life if your childhood dreams became a reality. (Remember, you only limit your own thoughts. So go fucking wild while dreaming what your life could be like.)

Lastly, find a mentor. Someone who has what you want and is willing to teach you how to get it. Keep in mind, you can’t teach what you don’t have so be careful who you take advice from, especially those close to you. (For example, if you want to make $100,000 each year but the person teaching you makes $60,000 a year, it’s impossible. You get it.)

Being a gentleman isn’t limited to how you respect a woman. A true gentleman works on himself and constantly strives for growth. It’s not only our duty as gentleman, but as human beings.
That’s how he become a fearless lion and takes on the world.

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Are you willing to give up your comfort zone to go up?

I am.

From one gentleman to another,

Jesse

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How to Be Philanthropic Without Breaking the Bank

You don’t have be a celebrity with a $1 million check to make an impact on someone else.

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Philanthropy became an essential part of my life during my fraternity days. Believe it or not, giving back to the community is a key element in Greek culture.

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Sure, most of our money went toward books and beer, but it was important to us to spend a generous amount of our time being charitable. Participating in philanthropy, as I learned, benefits underprivileged people, helps promote the reputation of yourself or your organization, and just makes you feel good.

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Better than the Weekend decided to get involved and give something back by spending a morning at St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton, PA. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. me and two of my interns, Justine and Dana, prepped and served lunch to guests in need of a hot and nutritious meal.

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You don’t have be a celebrity with a $1 million check to make an impact on someone else. And it doesn’t have to be National Philanthropy Day to give back. Here are some ways you can be philanthropic without breaking the bank.

1. Volunteer at a soup kitchen, nursing home or children’s hospital.

At the soup kitchen, some of the people who came to get a meal thanked us individually for being their to help them. That feeling they felt didn’t cost a penny on our ends.

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2. Take some cookies to the local police or fire departments.

Let people who risk their lives to serve and protect us know they’re appreciated it. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to make some cookies and it doesn’t take much time. It’ll likely make their day!

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3. Invite someone for a walk.

When you see a friend or co-worker stressed out, let them know you’re there for them by inviting them to do something that can get their mind off whatever is bothering them. A person doesn’t have to be homeless and living under a bridge to need someone to reach out to them.

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4. Listen!

We’re so often caught up in our own lives that we don’t always take the time to listen to someone who is going through something. Making someone feel heard and worth being listened to can make them feel better.

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5. Pay for the person behind you.

It could be a cup of coffee at Starbucks or the toll on a road trip. Spotting the person behind you in line will surprise them, make their day and remind them there’s good in the world.

That’s what philanthropy is all about.

Cheers to putting some good out there.

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