One bright moment of glory and then disappearing into a puff of “what might have been”. Trying to recreate World of Warcraft’s success – the Holy Grail of MMOs – is impossible because you have to have the exact confluence of events and timing that existed when Warcraft launched.

I was missing all kinds of critical information that guaranteed I was going to go down in flames. I hadn’t seduced her with my wit and charm, I’d basically just annoyed her into it. I could see which mistakes were critical – the ones that would kill attraction – and which were survivable.

One memorable I was doing well with a young woman I’d been flirting with. The more mistakes I paid attention to, the more there was to learn.

Many a stupid plan has been deemed brilliant after the fact because it worked Well, because examining that break-up would tell me exactly why it all fell apart.

In this case, it was because I tried to push a relationship on someone who didn’t want one.

But you need to make sure you’re taking the right lessons away from those mistakes.

One of the worst things you can do when you’re trying to improve your dating life is to go about it in a haphazard fashion.Unlike most performers, comedians don’t have the luxury of working out their material in private.Musicians can practice scales and fingering and timing until they get it just right before having to perform in front of anyone else. they can work in private with no audience or a very specific one. Comedians, on the other hand, are dependent on an audience. Maybe it was just the right joke for the wrong audience. But just as importantly: focusing on those successes tends to blind you to his vices, not the mountain of corpses of people who didn’t. In fact, that’s one of the biggest problems I see among young men. It filled a very specific niche and created a new form of MMO experience; its imitators have since been trying to iterate on success that depends on a marketplace that no longer exists.We ended up huddled up in a corner of the bar and making out. Of course, the more I had to learn, the more I had to be willing to go out and fail.