This is some advice from lessons learned after thirty seven years of trial, and error. 1.Blind dates, don't do it. But if you must. Always position your self in the restaurant were the bathroom is PAST THE EXIT! so when the Tina Yothers/Manimal, Dr.Moreau escapee shows up after your cousin tells you she looks like Tyra Banks, you'll have your egress route already planned. Simply feign illness, excuse yourself from the table, tell it you'll be right back (white lie) proceed directly to your car, drive away. Delete cousin from your cell, and facebook for at least 90 days. 2.Job interviews. There's a lot of "professional" advice on the do's and don'ts well. Let's just say that I didn't get hired for a job because I listened to some "pro" interview advice. I was a lil too aggressive, and talked my self up too much. This is the thing about interviews, you have to treat them like your trying to land a hot chick. If you come off too aggressive, or have that sex starved look, that'll just turn her off. On the other hand, you can't be aloof, just relax, be yourself, and remove all the pics of you and your favorite bong from the internet before your interview if possible lol. 3. Sherdog life span. I've lurked SD since 2004, and finally decided to start posting. One thing I've gleaned from seeing posters get killed by mods is to know your mod, know your mod, know your mod. There's a mod in the heavies named computer fogie. from what I can tell he has banned or dubbed half the members on SD. Also, you need to try and befriend a mod by posting thinly veiled compliments like when Dragon does his threads say how badass they are (which they are) then comment on how he's like your internet shi do shi when it comes to all things nerd. But remember, subtlety, or you'll lose the respect of your fellow posters. feel free to share your life survival tips light hearted or serious with your sherdog brethren.