Dennis Hong

I’m not a guru. I don’t have all the answers, and you definitely won’t find me on the back of a self-help book, with a smug smile on my face, perfectly conditioned hair, and gloating eyes that say, “you only wish your life were as awesome as mine.” (In reality, my eyes are usually saying, “we just hope we’re not blinking right now.”)

If I seem wise in the ways of dating and relationships and life in general, it’s only because I’ve made pretty much every mistake imaginable. That’s why I created Musings, where people can share their life lessons, and LemonVibe, where singles and couples can get anonymous relationship advice. This way, we can learn from each other and maybe even get a chuckle out of our collective idiocy.

Click here to view my résumé and contact information. You can also find me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. I have a personal blog, too.

Click here to read my articles on Musings. Or check out my writings and appearances on other sites:


6 Ways You Can Be Racist Without Knowing It

5 Ways the Grieving Process Turns Us Selfish

5 Tiny Things Secretly Determining Who You Have Sex With

5 Things You Won’t Believe Can Brainwash You on Election Day

5 Bizarre Studying Hacks You Won’t Believe Improve Learning

5 Traits You Think You Control (But Totally Don’t)

5 Things Everyone Hates (Science Says You Secretly Enjoy)

5 Mind-Blowing Ways Your Senses Lie to You Every Day

5 Major News Stories That Forgot to Tell You the Best Part

5 Ways Your Brain Tricks You into Sticking With Bad Habits

Mathematical Proof That the Media Is Sexist and Bad at Math

5 Scientific Ways the Internet is Dividing Us

5 Creepy Forms of Mind Control You’re Exposed to Daily

6 Reasons Professional Poker Is Way Harder Than It Looks

6 Shocking Ways Robots Are Already Becoming Human

7 Legendary Acts of Petty Revenge

6 ‘Wuss’ Behaviors That Were Once Badass Survival Instincts

7 Psychotic Pieces of Relationship Advice from Cosmo

5 Personality Flaws That Science Will Cure in Our Lifetime

6 Deadly Injuries You Think You’d Survive (Thanks to Movies)

Should You Post That Status Update?

Online Dating Dictionary

The Frisky

How To Spot An Asshole Pretending To Be A Nice Guy

I Was The Angry Boyfriend

6 Harsh Online Dating Realities That You Should Be Aware Of

Consent Isn’t As Simple As “No Means No”

How Do You Handle Your Relationship Issues?

Our First Date Was Nothing Spectacular

I Don’t Regret Cheating

No Man Is Worth Waiting Around For

I Date Outside My Race Because My Race Doesn’t Want To Date Me

The Real Reason Women Shouldn’t Make The First Move

Why I’ll Act Like A Jerk If I Break Up With You

Why You Never Heard From Me Again After Our Amazing First Date

Man Cave Daily

The Scotch (Non-)Drinker’s Cheat Sheet

How Being an @$$#()!% Won Me Dates on

Dear Wendy

Guest Columns

Women, Want to Attract a Man? Wear Makeup!

I’m Tired of the Pornification of Marriage Proposals

Please Tell Me If I Stink!

A Little (Ruthless) Mocking Only Made Me a Better Person

How I Get a Girl to Break Up With Me

We Weren’t Having Sex, But I Was Still Getting Screwed

“How Can We Get Our Sexy Back?”

“He Poked Me, So I Mocked Him”

“I Kicked Him in the Balls and Now His Friends Think I’m Crazy”

Wasting Away In The Friend Zone

“Is He Really Too Busy, or Is He Just Not Into Me?”

“In Three Years, He Never Slept With Me Once!”

When Did “Trying Too Hard” Become A Bad Thing?

“His Take”

“Do I Have a Shot with my FWB?”

“Am I More Than Just His FWB?”

“I’m a 28-Year-Old Virgin. Does That Scare Guys Off?”

“He Stopped Sexting Me”

“Am I Just His Booty Call?”

“Should I Remain Friends With My Ex?”

“Did He Just Want Me for Sex?”

“My Ex is Gloating about His New Girlfriend on Facebook”

“What Do Guys Think About First-Date Sex?”

“Am I Really His Fantasy Girl?”

“Am I Too Intimidating for Men?”

“How Can I Broach the Topic of Marriage?”

“How Do I Put the Moves on a Woman?”

“What Do These Relationship Red Flags Mean?”

“Will He Ever Quit Drinking So Much And Settle Down?”

“Should I Tell The Next Guy I Date That I’m A Virgin?”

Your Tango

5 Devious Ways To Get Dumped Fast

Is Your Compassion Self-Serving?

10 Reasons Men Ask You Out Via Facebook

San Diego Entertainer

The Rotaract Club – Save The World And Make New Friends

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas


Huffington Post: “I Don’t Regret Cheating”

Huffington Post: “6 Deadly Injuries You Think You’d Survive (Thanks to Movies)”

Interviews & Media Appearances

HuffPost Live: “How Much PDA On Social Media Is Too Much?”

A Morning Cup of Joe, 107.9 FM The Mountain: August 3, 2013

HuffPost Live: “I Don’t Sleep With White Guys”

The Mike Koolidge Show:  “5 Ways Your Brain Tricks You into Sticking With Bad Habits”

MyTreat: “It’s a Numbers Game, so Don’t Take it Personally”

CBC Radio: “Blogging About Relationships”

Public Speaking

WordCamp Orange County 2017: “The Dark Side of Democratization”

WordCamp US 2016: “The Dark Side of Democratization”

WordCamp US 2015: “What I Learned When My Blog Post Went Viral”

UserConf 2014: “Dealing With a Combative User”