Eric Santos

Bio

Eric Santos is the CEO of Benchmark Intelligence, software that helps retail chains understand why certain locations perform better than others. He previously founded WishBooklet, Dwibbles & Soshowise. When Eric is not running his business or writing you can find him traveling or lifting heavy weights.

7 Ways To Tell You're In Love With The Right Someone

By Eric Santos
Falling in love is one of the most exciting, rewarding and scariest things you could ever do. Once you're in love with someone, it's hard to remember how you lived without him or her. It can feel as if you didn’t really start “living” until the two…

Why You Have No Argument If You Bring Up Something From Your Partner's Past

By Eric Santos
Everyone wants to find that perfect someone. That someone with an unblemished past. Although this seems great in theory, the truth of the matter is we all have a past. Many of us have done things we're not necessarily proud of, but that's a part of…

Equality In Love: 5 Qualities A Feminist Male Looks For In A Woman

By Eric Santos
I am a straight male, and I am also a feminist. A feminist is merely one who advocates or supports political, social and economic equality of the genders. Feminists aren’t restricted to only being female. I just happen to be a man who believes women…

A Successful Relationship Looks More Like 60/60 Than 50/50 Effort

By Eric Santos
Giving something 110 percent is a common idiom, meaning your absolute maximum effort. It means going beyond 100 percent of your effort and giving that extra 10 percent. When it comes to relationships, maximum effort is usually defined as the…

Ladies: 10 Clichés You Should Avoid Saying On A First Date

By Eric Santos
Whether you want to believe it or not, first dates are a lot like interviews. You are telling someone about yourself in hopes of impressing them, and whether they realize it or not, they are making judgments about you based on what you say. The…

8 Ways To Know You're Dating A Guy With Commitment Issues

By Eric Santos
Commitment can be a very scary thing for many young people, myself included. I am now at a stage in my life where I can be very committed, but I wasn't this way just a year or two ago. I was a young 20-something dude with issues. I was a…

Lower Your Expectations: Why Dating Should Be A Clean Slate

By Eric Santos
When I go out on a first date, I rarely have expectations; however, I've noticed that most of the women I date do. It’s not uncommon for a girl to ask me what my intentions are. Usually, I get asked something along the lines of, “What are your…

Healing Takes Time: Why Closure Is Necessary To Moving On After A Breakup

By Eric Santos
Closure is important to find following the ending of any significant event or relationship in one’s life. Closure is when you become at ease with the fact that things are over. I know this all too well, as, over the last few months, I had to find…

When You Find The Right Person, She'll Be The Most Beautiful Girl You Know

By Eric Santos
I believe guys should only date the most beautiful girls they know. Maybe this sounds a bit vain, but please allow me to explain. I am dating an amazing girl; she is the most beautiful girl I know. I do not say this to be nice; it is simply a fact…

If Your Favorite Rappers Were Famous Tech Companies

By Eric Santos
Rappers and tech companies have quite a bit in common. They're hip, cool and creative. When they're first starting out, they dream about signing deals — VC deals and record deals. They also manage to accumulate a lot of hype. Some companies and…

5 Rules Of Being An Entrepreneur While Maintaining Another Job

By Eric Santos
I am an entrepreneur and I also hold a full-time job. No, my full-time job isn't at a company I cofounded, but one that I am an employee at. I am an account manager for a market research services company as well as the cofounder and Business Guy…