Relationship Advice

Text Your Ex Back Examples: What Is An Across The Bow Text?

15 Nov , 2016  

Text Your Ex Back Examples - The Across The Bow Text


Today, I’m digging more into the Text Your Ex Back program by Michael Fiore.  So let’s talk about what Michael calls “Across The Bow” texts.

The Across The Bow text (or ATB for short) is the first text Michael Fiore teaches inside his Text Your Ex Back guide.  This is the type of text you’ll use to first make contact with your ex after you’ve gone through a no contact period of 30 days.

Haven’t yet gone through 30 days of no contact?  Be patient and don’t jump the gun.  You don’t want to screw everything up, right?

After the no contact period, you need a subtle and positive way to contact your ex without sounding needy or desperate.   This is where an Across The Bow text comes into play.  With this text message example, you open the lines of communication and set the stage for future texts.

In Module 6 of Text Your Ex Back, Michael Fiore explains:

“The first few texts are different than the rest. . . they have a specific purpose, and you need to keep it clear in your mind.

So listen up: the goal of the first text is simply to G.E.A.R. up for the conversation to come. (Aww! It’s my first acronym of the program– ain’t it cute?) G.E.A.R stands for GENTLY ESTABLISH AFFIRMATIVE RAPPORT.”

Inside the program, Mike explains what this all means, so I won’t go into that too much.  However, it’s really important to stress a few things when it comes to sending Across the Bow texts to your ex.

First, ATB’s are not meant for you to “talk things out”.  You aren’t using them to fix or repair the relationship.

Second, ATB’s are not meant for asking your ex out on a date.  You’re not even close to that point yet.

Third, ATB’s should not be used to try and set up a “booty call”.  Shame on you!

Fourth, ATB’s should be short and sweet without drawing your ex into any form of long conversation.

Instead, Across The Bow texts should be CONFIDENT and POSITIVE, but NOT pushy.  You’re just trying to open the lines of communication, so you can gauge your ex’s response and set the tone for future text messages.

Michael Fiore says,

“Put it all together, and you get the BIG IDEA behind Across the Bow texts: to create a subtle framework where your ex comes to the conclusion seemingly on his or her own that you should continue the dialogue, first over text, then in person, and then in bed. (Whoops! Did I say that?)”

The goal is to let your ex know you are thinking about him/her in a positive way, but that you’re not desperate to get them back (even if you are).  If your ex doesn’t respond, it’s ok.  It doesn’t mean the texts aren’t working.  Inside Text Your Ex Back, Mike explains how to deal with positive, negative, and neutral responses from your ex.

When you send an Across The Bow text to your ex, it might sound something like this:

“Just went across that old bumpy Highway bridge you love. Made me smile and think of you because I know it’s one of your favorite places. Hope you’re doing great.”

There are many different ways to format an ATB text.  In Text Your Ex Back 2.0, Michael Fiore includes a PDF with over 100 done-for-you-texts and a lot of great ATB examples.  Just modify them to your situation and send.  Easy peasy!

Learn more in this Text Your Ex Back 2.0 review.


Relationship Advice

3 Ways To Attract Her Without Words

9 Sep , 2015  

Man Attracting A Woman With His Smile

When on the hunt for a girlfriend, or even just a casual hook-up, you may find yourself in a social situation that necessitates attracting the opposite sex without using words. Some websites mistakenly refer to this as “day game” (which actually just refers to picking up women during the day), but I prefer to call it what it is: non-verbal attraction.

Non-verbal attraction is one of the most basic forms of attraction between men and women. It goes back to the dawn of human history. It pre-dates spoken language. It’s honest, it’s forthright, and it’s true.

So what are some of the ways you can catch the eye of a hottie without actually striking up a conversation with her?

Well, you might be surprised to learn there are three chief characteristics women gravitate toward when it comes to non-verbal attraction with a man. The characteristics are actually fairly basic, and due to their simplicity, they’re often overlooked by men who want to attract the fairer sex. But you aren’t one of those guys…

So let’s discuss a few of the ways you can attract her without words. That way you can get the woman you want hooked without even opening your mouth. If you prefer to combine body language with what you say to really flip her attraction switches, then go here for some awesome verbal techniques:

1. Your Smile

It’s not your butt. It’s not your abs. It’s not your biceps or any of the usual things people think of when they hear “chiseled good looks”. What first attracts a woman to a man is his smile.

Most women report that a man’s smile can convey some incredibly complex emotions. It can not only come across as cute, non-threatening, and endearing, but it can also express sexiness, love, confidence, safety, and all sorts of things women find important in the men they want to date.

So work on cultivating your smile, and express your intentions with it. Learn the subtle ways you can communicate thoughts via the corners of your mouth. It’s one of the first things that women look for, and it’s a great way to attract her without words.

2. Stand Up Straight

I know this sounds like a fairly simplistic suggestion, but the truth is, posture communicates more about your personality and your approach to life than you might think. The way you carry yourself says a lot about how you view the world.

If your shoulders are hunched over and your head is perpetually tilted towards the ground, it indicates you don’t have a lot of confidence. A lack of confidence is a big turn-off for most women.

So hold yourself upright, and stand up straight and tall. Show her you’re a confident and capable man who’s not afraid of anything life might throw at him…except cars. You should be afraid of flying cars.

3. Make Eye Contact

Again, this speaks to confidence. Granted, you don’t want to stare at her for an abnormally long period of time. Staring is uncomfortable and might send her running for the hills, and understandably so.

But you do want to make eye contact from across the room, and maybe accompany that with your winning smile which we discussed earlier. The eyes, as we all know, are the windows to the soul. And a woman naturally gravitates to your eyes in order to discern more about both your character and intentions.

So don’t be afraid to show her what you want. Non-verbally, of course.

Relationship Advice

How To Ask A Girl To Be Your Girlfriend: Don’t Overthink It, Man!

21 Aug , 2015  

Man Kissing His Girlfriend

Why is asking a girl to be your girlfriend so incredibly difficult for many men? What should be an exciting and exhilarating experience often feels more like a terrifying nightmare. The fear of rejection is a powerful force indeed, but one you must overcome if you want to get the girlfriend of your dreams.

With that in mind, here’s how to ask a girl to be your girlfriend in 7 easy steps.

1. Take Your Time And Don’t Rush Into A Relationship

This is probably obvious, but doing something crazy like asking her to be your girlfriend on your first date is never a good idea. It simply reeks of desperation and neediness: two traits women absolutely detest in men.

Before asking her to be your girlfriend, go out on a few dates, get to know her, and decide if the two of you are even compatible. Look for signs she likes you to reduce the chance of getting rejected.

A relationship is about love, and love takes time to build. Girls are notorious for sending mixed signals, but it’s important that you take time to decipher her signals so you know what type of relationship she wants.

2. Look Your Best

We aren’t talking about dressing up in a suit and making some sort of formal proposal. After all, this isn’t marriage. It’s dating.

In fact, you don’t have to look expensive or even fashionable for that matter. However, you should pay attention to your grooming so you don’t give off that “I live in a van down by the river” type of vibe. This not only helps you feel confident, but it also shows her that you consider it a special occasion.

3. Go Somewhere Private

Privacy and intimacy go hand in hand, and you want the experience of asking a woman to be your girlfriend to be an intimate one. Avoid noisy, public areas where there are tons of distractions.

You want to be able to talk without worrying about everyone else overhearing your private conversations. You also want her to feel comfortable saying “No” if that’s what she wants rather than feeling pressured because “everyone is watching”. Think of situations like walking on the beach underneath the stars or having a quiet, candlelit dinner at home.

4. Make It Memorable

If you can, try to make the day memorable and special. This does not mean splurging all your savings on her or doing something over-the-top to impress her.

Buying her flowers, writing a romantic note, or taking her to a spot that means something to both of you are all little ways you can make it special. The important thing is to show her how much you care about her by putting forth a little effort and being creative.

5. Don’t Overdo It

When you ask a girl to be your girlfriend, it’s important not to overdo it. Remember, this isn’t a marriage proposal. Overdoing it may cause her to freak out, especially if she is the kind of girl who hates drama. You don’t want her to feel pressured to say “Yes” just because she feels bad that you spent $2000 to book a trip for two to Maui.

6. Stay Relaxed And Pop The Question

Confidence can make or break your plans, so take control of your nerves when it comes to popping the question. What you say isn’t as important as how you say it.

You can choose to ask her in a straightforward manner or just imply it and wait for reciprocation. Saying you’ve fallen for her or that you love her can be a great way to imply you want her to be your girlfriend.

Be ready for whatever answer may come your way. If she says no, don’t make a fuss out of it, and don’t take it personally. By remaining calm, you avoid overreacting and pushing her away unnecessarily when all she really needs is a little more time to think about it. The last thing you want is to get desperate and clingy.

7. Be Ready To Change Your Plans

Even the best worked out plans don’t always come to fruition. Things can go wrong on the date. She might turn up after a terrible day at work, or she might not be feeling well. In such cases, you are less likely to hear the answer you want. Consider delaying the question or changing plans to an activity that cheers her up.

Whatever you do, make things fun, and don’t overthink the process. Chances are, she totally digs you already, so asking her to be your girlfriend is more a formality than anything else.

Relationship Advice

How To Get A Girl Everyone Wants

21 Mar , 2015  

In any social circle, there’s always at least one girl everyone wants. While this may be the case, it doesn’t change the dynamic of attraction. If you want to get the ‘it girl’ attracted to you, it’s no different than any other girl. In fact, it might be easier to get a girl that everyone is after than to get an ‘average’ girl.

Before you do anything else, examine your motives. Do you want to get this girl for a legitimate reason? Or do you want to get her attracted to you just because everyone else wants her? If you just want the external validation of getting the ‘popular’ girl, you’re best advised to leave her to her many other suitors. Chasing external validation is a ‘fool’s game’.

If, however, you want to attract this girl for something intrinsic to her, then proceed forward.

Better yet, stop what you’re doing right now and really take some time to learn exactly what it takes to attract the most attractive and most popular girl in any room, get her to date you, and ultimately turn her into your girlfriend.

How do you do that?  My recommendation is to invest in a course like the Girlfriend Activation System.  It’s been a HUGE help and walks you through everything you could ever want to know about getting the girl everyone wants and turning her into your girlfriend.  It’s perfect for any guy who wants to become a total stud with women.  Go to and read their GFAS V2 review to learn more.  Good stuff!

Be Yourself And Not Like Every Other Man On The Planet

As is the case with attracting women in general, the right way to get a girl everyone wants is by leveraging who you are and differentiating yourself from the crowd. If you have a good grasp on your identity and live with confidence and purpose, you’re already ahead of the game. It’s essential that you don’t compromise who you are to get this, or any other, girl. It will only serve to erode your character while significantly diminishing your chances to attract her.

Consider how everyone else interacts with the ‘popular girl’. They most likely pander to her by giving her gifts, tell her how beautiful and wonderful she is all the time, and generally go out of their way to be the “nice guy” she can count on at any moment. They may try to impress her with material goods and other superficial things.  This is a great way to get into the friend-zone, but a horrible way to create the type of attraction that will make her want to date you.

The guys who do this are dooming themselves to fail with this strategy.  They’re doing nothing but reinforcing the concept that she is somehow ‘better’ than they are.  At best, she might take advantage of their fealty, but most likely she’ll ignore them entirely outside of friendship.

Don’t Play The Game Like The Rest

If you approach a woman with the right mindset, you won’t put her on a pedestal no matter how popular or stunningly attractive she is. In fact, if you really have a well-balanced identity and sense of self, you may raise feelings of inferiority in her.  While everyone else is fawning over her, you act like you don’t “need” her.

You can’t fake this as a ‘pick up’ tactic. You can only leverage it if you really do exude confidence and vitality. No matter how attractive this girl is, you’re not going to compromise your personal integrity to win her favor.

The irony is that the less ‘needy’ you are, the more likely it is that she’ll start to feel attraction. While everyone else is groveling at her feet and expressing their never ending devotion, you’re not.

You’re nice, but at the same time it’s clear that your personal identity and your direction in life is more important than any girl. What often happens in this situation is the opposite of what her other suitors experience.  There’s even a really good chance she starts to pursue you.

Always Be Your Own Top Priority

The above scenario is how things will likely play out if you have a firm grasp on your personal identity.  It’s not a ‘pick up strategy’, but an observation of what you can expect. The most important takeaway is that you must always keep yourself as your number one priority.

No woman likes a ‘needy’ man while they all find confident men attractive. By keeping your perspective in any romantic relationship, you’ll keep a firm grip on yourself emotionally and psychologically. The fact that you’ll also get the girl everyone else wants is just an ‘ancillary benefit’.



Online Dating

Internet Romance: Is It For You?

14 Dec , 2014  

Finding your other half is often very difficult; there are so many fish in the sea that it is difficult to find the catch of a lifetime, especially if a person does not necessarily enjoy public settings with other people. Many people have resorted to searching for their other half online; while a couple of years ago this would have been looked on as strange, meeting people over the internet to take out on dates is quite common and even considered an activity that people simply use to pass the time.

Online dating can be quite difficult; there are claims of popular online dating sites being complete scams. There are indeed some companies out there just looking to make quick money off lonely or desperate people. There are also some risks by using online dating to try to meet your one and only. For example, some individuals who join dating websites do not answer the questions honestly, to make themselves seem more interesting or to hide a flaw that they do not want to promote. Whatever the case, this makes it difficult to find a match that’s the right match.

While there can be disadvantages to online dating there are also many advantages. Joining online dating sites provides more opportunities to meet new people than an individual would probably meet on the streets. The key to finding the proper dating site is to do plenty of research before you actually join one. Check Yelp reviews as well as other sources to try to get a general consensus of each dating website. Another great way to look for your perfect dating website is to try to talk to people who have used the sites before.

If you happen to know people that have used an online dating site you are interested in, you have a direct source for information about the pros and cons. One important thing to remember about dating websites is, just like meeting anyone in person, it is going to be hit or miss at first. Immediate results should not be expected and something crucial to remember is that finding someone online is only the first step. Do not try to bombard your potential date with long winded emails telling them about yourself. Offer basic information but save the portion of conversation to get to know each other for when you meet in person, and remember to be yourself. Make sure to meet for the first few times in public. Results may take a while but love is indeed possible if you put your best foot forward and keep an open mind.

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Success Stories

Finding Love Online – Daring to Trust

18 Sep , 2014  

After Amy’s divorce, she didn’t think she was capable of loving again. The final break up from her ex husband had drained her emotionally, that all she did after the divorce was focus on her job. When her son left for college, the feeling of loneliness started to slowly descend on her. She would come home in the evening to her empty house with nobody to talk to. Then one day, as she was talking to her brother on the phone, he suggested that she should get back into the dating world. At first, it sounded like a joke. She couldn’t possibly imagine meeting someone who can love her and weave back her broken pieces together.


Amy’s brother and his friend convinced her that there is a possibility of falling in love again if only she can put herself out there. This is how she ended up creating a profile for an online dating site. She needed someone who can understand her and give her the love that she was craving for.


It didn’t take long before she started getting responses from people who were interested in her. At first, she was apprehensive because of the many stories she had heard about the dangers of online dating. But she decided to give it a shot and respond to all the messages of interest she got. There was a man living in her neighborhood who wanted to meet, but she didn’t think they were a good match. What she was looking for was an easy going guy who can make her laugh and sustain her interest.


In less than two months of chatting and checking out other people’s profile, she was able to meet someone who captured her interest. He had a clear photo of himself, and he was fun to chat with. His name was Joe and even though he had never been married before, he was looking for a serious relationship. Amy was hooked. He sounded like a nice guy, and within a very short time, they were able to open up to each other, and crush the barriers of distance that was between them.


It didn’t take long before they moved their conversations to other social sites like Facebook and twitter. With that, she was able to see his interactions outside the online dating site, and engage him more. Then they started calling each other. With each call they made to each other, they could both feel themselves getting closer and closer. their phone calls lasted longer every time, until they both decided to jump in and meet.


For Amy, it was both exciting and scary. So many questions crossed her mind: “What if they don’t hit it off when they meet in person, what if things go wrong, what if…..”

They agreed to meet in a restaurant near her place of work. And the moment he shook her hands and smiled at her when they met, she knew they would make a great couple. By the time their first date was ending, they both felt like they had known each other forever. The connection was unbelievable.


One year down the line, after numerous dates and visits, they decided to get married. Joe told his friends during his bachelor’s party that he had been looking for love for many years, and he never thought that he would find the love of his life online. And that he is glad he dared to believe that love can be found everywhere; even online.


They always share their story with anyone who cares to listen, especially those who have a hard time believing and trusting online dating. “Love happens, you only have to believe, trust your instincts and put yourself out there.” That’s what they say about their love that was brewed online.

Relationship Advice

Online Dating Advice That Can Help You On the Path to Love

18 Sep , 2014  

Millions of people go online each day to try to find love at a click of the mouse. It is important to know the best techniques to online date in an effective manner. Many people stumble and become defeated because they do not know how to approach a relationship that is basically done anonymously at first. Here is some online dating advice.


Start with Being Honest on Your Dating Profile


Your online dating profile is basically your signature. This means that you have one chance to impress prospective dates. Now, the key to a successful profile is to be unique. A boring profile will yield you very few results. It is important to show your wit and charm by having content that will capture the attention of other site users early on. For example, people should consider adding a favorite quote or joke to their profile.


Do not make a profile that is too long. The first paragraph needs to pack a punch as the reader will skim through it very quickly to see if a potential love match could be possible. People often try to mislead people in order to attract more people to message them about their profile. This is a big mistake because it can get things off on the wrong foot.


Be Realistic and Take Things Slowly


Online dating should be approached in a realistic way. People can misrepresent themselves online. People tend to get attached quickly, it is important to take things slowly. Relationships take time. An online relationship is different because people are not face-to-face. When online dating, individuals need to understand that the physical chemistry might work when there is an in person meeting. This is why people need to be able to be able to evaluate how authentic a person is so that they do not end up in a relationship that could inflict a lot of pain on them.


Learn How to Read between the Lines


When people date online, most of the communication is done through email or text messages. It is important to be able to read between the lines to effectively communicate. Many people develop problems when they online date because they do not sound interested enough in what the other person has to say. People should also avoid talking too much about themselves without inquiring about the other person’s interests. There has to be give and take so that both people feel as though their point of view matters.


Try Video Chatting


Video chatting can be a great way to make online dating much better. If people can at least see each other face-to-face, then they can converse in a much more personal manner. It can be helpful to establish a weekly meeting time for a video chat so that the dating experience can be more interactive.

Dating Sites

Top 5 Most Used Online Dating Sites

18 Sep , 2014  

If you are like most people, then you are busy, busy, busy and you do not have much time for yourself. Between work, and trying to get enough sleep you don’t have much time left over to socialize with anyone. This is when you need to turn to the top 5 most used online dating sites to do the trick. There are a lot of different sites that are dedicated to finding your soulmate, but sometimes you really need to focus on searching for the best one that will fit your personality and your budget.

Here are the Top 5 Online Dating Sites:

  • Match
  • OkCupid
  • Tinder
  • MeetUp
  • Plenty of Fish

Do not waste time! If you are a person who has had no luck in your life so far, then it is time to take a hold of your own journey and try out one of the top 5 online dating sites.