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Mens Lifestyle - blogs, opinion, your say
What secrets are unacceptable?
Everyone has their secrets. Whether you've battled with drugs, spent a few too many nights in strangers' beds, or simply have a penchant for Jennifer Aniston-style chick flicks, the chances are you have elements of your past or present you'd rather keep under wraps.
The problem with being nice
We've all heard that nice guys finish last when it comes to meeting, attracting and keeping women. But how much of that is true? And, if it is indeed a fact, how does one replace the so-called "nice" qualities with "bad" ones and actually see a positive response from the opposite sex?
Valentine's Day dilemmas
Most guys would be completely oblivious to Valentine's Day if it weren't for the commercial saturation every February. Yes, the special day's arrival on the calendar is hard to miss when retailers and the media keep throwing it in your face.
You never really know anyone
Over the past week I've been both fascinated and bothered by the murder suicide of NFL player Jovan Belcher. Belcher's friends, family and teammates say he was in good spirits in the lead-up to his death and it has made me think a great deal about how well we know the people in our lives.
The bad sales pitch
Not long ago I spoke of my dilemma regarding internet dating. I wasn't sure if it would help my single situation or enforce all the negative notions I had for the online dating market. Anyway, I gave it a shot and found the biggest challenge was writing my profile.
Should I take the plunge?
I'm being pressured into trying internet dating. Common opinion would have me believe that being single and on the wrong side of 30 means my romantic options are diminishing by the minute and this is the only solution.
It's time to become a better man
Whenever most of us fail to hurdle one of life's obstacles we find something to put the blame on. If you're not completely unaware, you'll take a look at yourself, realise you could have done something to cushion the blow, and be a much better man next time around.
Would you pay for it?
I've never slept with a prostitute. Yes, I've thought about it (we all have, right?), but never gone through with it I've fallen well short every time. I know people that happily visit hookers and although I rarely broach the topic with them, we agree to disagree on our stances.
How to handle her friends
I once made a huge mistake. I was out with a girl I liked and I told her I didn't like her friends. Sure, I was being honest and my gut told me they were rubbish people, but that's no excuse to start ribbing them to her.
Weddings make you re-evaluate your own situation
I recently saw a close friend get married. He wasn't the first of my friends to get hitched and hopefully he won't be the last, but while I knew it would be an incredibly happy and emotional experience for him, I completely underestimated the affect it would have on me.