Ask Me Anything

You know how this usually works: I post a story of a woman who has struggled in love and learned a powerful lesson. At the end, I give you a link to learn more about one of my products and programs that solves that same problem for you.

Not today.

Today, I wanted to throw you a bit of a curveball, just because I love interaction and an Ask Me Anything Q&A session is right up my alley.

So, if you have a question for me – like, ANYTHING – click here to ask it and I will get back to you on Wednesday, starting at 9:30am PST.

Questions I like:

Q: What did you do this Valentine’s Day?

Q: What books do you read for pleasure?

Q: What was the most challenging time in your life?

Contrast that with:

Questions I may have answered 100 times on my blog:

“I’m dating this guy and I really like him and he seems to really like me, but ever since we slept together, all he does is text me once a week to “hang out.” Now that it’s been four months, I’m starting to get impatient. What should I say to him to get him to want to commit to me.”

Ultimately, this is an Ask Me Anything so if you want to write a long dating question that will likely end in me telling you to dump your ambivalent, selfish, non-communicative boyfriend, you are more than welcome.

But, if anything, I’d like to get out from behind the shield of being a dating coach for awhile and become a human for a few hours on Wednesday morning.

Click here to ask me anything and I look forward to responding with 100% honesty, 50% wit and 50% tact.

Warmest wishes and much love,

Your friend,

Evan

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  1. 1
    Ames

    Raleigh, NC reader here! I remember you went to Duke but what did you study? Favorite restaurant in the Triangle?

    1. 1.1
      Evan Marc Katz

      Click through to the AMA to see the 100+ questions I’ve already answered on Thursday, but from me to you:

      I was a Public Policy Studies major with an unofficial minor in English. Wanted to study Cultural Anthropology but Dad said no and he was paying for it.

      It’s hard to remember the restaurants that a poor college student without a car went to 25 years ago, but I do remember attending a few semiformals and dining at Parizade in Brightleaf Square(?) which had great food and a great atmosphere. Thanks for the blast from the past!

  2. 2
    Emily, the original

    What is your favorite band/musical artist? Do you like disco?

    1. 2.1
      Evan Marc Katz

      Again, this is supposed to take place HERE.

      But to answer your question: My musical tastes were largely formed when I was in college, so I’m partial to The Black Crowes and U2. And yes, I like disco! My parents were creatures of the 70’s – Dad had a big afro and mustache and we actually had a jukebox with a disco ball and dance floor in our house. Put it this way: I’ve seen Donna Summer live at the Hollywood Bowl…and it was glorious.

      1. 2.1.1
        Emily, the original

        U2 released the Joshua Tree when I was in high school. Everybody who went to their concert wore the concert shirt to school the day after the concert as a badge of honer. I’ve grown to like them but I didn’t like them then. I wore my George Micheal and Michael Jackson concert shirts with pride precisely because they weren’t all that popular in my school.

        There is only ONE Donna Summer.

        1. Evan Marc Katz

          I saw Madonna on her Blonde Ambition tour at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island with my DAD. I was a junior or a senior and she was masturbating in bed on stage with that weird cone bra. #goodtimes

        2. Emily, the original

          I was a junior or a senior and she was masturbating in bed on stage with that weird cone bra. #goodtimes

          LOL! My favorite is Prince, although he’d become a Jehovah’s’ witness by the time I finally saw him in concert. He had toned down by then. No assless pants.  🙁

  3. 3
    Hyeon

    What relationship/self-help books did you like most? I would like to read your favorite ones.

  4. 4
    Noquay

    This is awesome Evan, unfortunately, I’ll be teaching at that time.

  5. 5
    Nissa

    What was your Dad like, and what was your relationship with him like?

    Have you seen the movies “Yours, Mine and Ours” 1968 Lucille Ball version (bet it will make you cry), “Down with Love” or “Timer”? Hint: all are dating movies.

    Have you ever considered studying Kabbalah?

     

    1. 5.1
      Evan Marc Katz

      Thanks, Nissa, questions go here.

      My Dad… my Dad was my best friend. He died at age 53 on New Years Eve, 1998, three weeks after his 30th anniversary. He was an incredible guy and I have always strove to be like him – but without his flaws. I’m crushed that he never got to see my career success, meet my wife or know his grandkids. But I have him inside of me and that’s about all you can say when life is cut short prematurely.

      I’ve seen Down with Love and Timer. Both interesting, but not in my favorite list of romantic comedies – probably because they have a somewhat pessimistic bent.

      Kabbalah? Not up my alley. I’m not a spiritual person at all; I just like the history and identity of Judaism – I can’t really deal with much in the way of spirituality. To each his own.

      1. 5.1.1
        Nissa

        I saw that after I posted, sorry. I did try to post a question there as well, not sure if it went through. What an interesting post! 🙂

      2. 5.1.2
        Nissa

        I thought of it for you because my friends that have studied it have explained it to me as not a religion, but a technology for life and for understanding. As per Wikipedia: Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other ontological questions.

        Which to me is what you do, seek to understand and define things. It’s all interesting.

        1. Jeremy

          Except that its definitions are not based on anything except the traditions and reasonings of the rabbis who invented it, many of whom were considered very strange by their contemporaries.  The tradition in Judaism is that one is not supposed to study Kabbalah until age 40 because until then one lacks the wisdom and the background to understand it.  My own spin on that tradition is that until we reach the age of wisdom, we lack the objective background to distinguish substance from tinsel and risk seeing meaning where none exists.  Unfortunately, too many people who seek to study kabbalah approach it from the perspective where they are looking for meaning and are ready to accept anything that feels right.  Idealists.

           

          My uncle spent his whole life looking for meaning – the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence.  He read books by various gurus describing their search for the dharma, yet he never found it himself.  What he failed to understand that the meaning in Moses’ burning bush was not in the bush, but in his own mind.  And that others observing that bush would only have seen a bush.  Our lives are what we make of them and the meaning that one person sees is not meaning for the other.

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