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Who is Dino Ironbody? We're not exactly sure. He came out of the ether of suburban Boston to offer his wisdom and perspective to young men. This is what we know:

  1. He has a glorious beard of which he is very proud.
  2. He loves baseball, but does not like the Red Sox. (He's a St. Louis Cardinals fan; Don't tell Red Sox Nation).
  3. He is very happily married after a period of soul-searching in which he lost his way in the quagmire of the manosphere.

We're proud to have him on board as our exclusive advice columnist. Read more from him to the right.

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Dino and his beard

Dino and his beard?

Dino Ironbody is not my real name, but I AM a real, live 30-something married dude who wants to make sure you younger guys live with an eye to the long-term future as well as today.

"YOLO" is a stupid way to live. Trust me. I spent my twenties "finding myself" by making terrible choices that harmed a lot of people, especially women with whom I was involved. This is my chance to hopefully persuade you to live a better way.

Do you have your heart in the right place? Will you make the effort to make sure that you do? The world doesn't need another a-hole, idiot, chump, thug or douchebag.  Make sure you don't end up one.

Yours in the struggle,
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 P.S., if you want to know where my name comes from, take a look at this classic Daily Show clip from 2005 and skip to 4:30.

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My girlfriend is controlling and critical. How do I bring this up with her?

By Dino Ironbody | September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

First, some background: I am in a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend who attends university in the States. I’m in my senior year of high school at an international school. I only knew her for around 3 to 4 months before her leaving for school. I assure you that the decision was made in a mature…

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By Dino Ironbody | December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Am I being a dick if I get annoyed at my girlfriend?

By Dino Ironbody | April 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

My girlfriend often gets mad at things that I find petty or that I think don’t really matter. Is that me taking her for granted or is that her being unreasonable? – Anonymous, age 17 First off, “taking her for granted” and “being unreasonable” are not opposite ends of a spectrum, so be careful how you’re…

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By Dino Ironbody | December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

I may be over-thinking this, but a girl who’s a kind-of friend said something to me recently that threw me off: “Would you ever wanna hang out?” This kinda sounds like a declaration of interest, but the thing is that I don’t really like her in that way. And the really annoying thing is that…

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How do I know if I’m doing the right things to succeed?

By Dino Ironbody | December 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

I’ve had a lot on my plate recently, with IB classes and SATs and ACTs and College applications. I don’t feel like I won’t make it through, but I just feel a lot of niggling annoyance in the back of my head that seems to feed on my motivation and my desire to excel, and…

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