Thus, The Mandates was born—a laugh-out-loud but completely tru How do you win the dating game if you’re a gay man?
Thus, The Mandates was born—a laugh-out-loud but completely true set of rules about the making (or breaking) of men’s romantic relationships. Mandate #13: Things You Should Never, Ever, for Any Reason Say Out Loud in the First Six Months of Dating Mandate #24: Be Your Own “Judge Judy”: Evaluating Heinous vs. Dave Singleton is the author of three nonfiction books, The Mandates, Behind Every Great Woman, and the new memoir anthology CRUSH, Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Power of Their First Celebrity Crush.
He holds degrees from the University of Virginia and New York University.
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After many years of serial monogamy, Dave Singleton went to the front lines to find out, exploring the lives of other gay men who found themselves on the dating fast track with guys they’d met from work, at the gym or bars, and, increasingly, on the Internet.
He writes numerous articles on health, aging, LGBT life, dating & relationships, pop culture and entertainment.
His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Caring.com, Chicago Tribune, PBS’s Next Avenue, AARP Media, Yahoo, MSN, the BBC, Washingtonian, Harper’s Bazaar, and OUT.
Dave Singleton is an American writer living in Washington, D. Singleton is the author of three nonfiction books: the 2016 memoir anthology CRUSH, Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Power of Their First Celebrity Crush The Mandates: 25 Real Rules for Successful Gay Dating, and Behind Every Great Woman There's a Fabulous Gay Man (Advice from a Guy Who Gives it to You Straight).
His honors include four national writing awards: the Media Industry Award for Outstanding Exclusive Coverage, GLAAD Award for Outstanding Multimedia Journalism, and two NLGJA Excellence in Online Journalism awards, first place for The Stonewall Riots: 40 Years Later and second place for Finding Pride and Home.