Joe Welkie

Bio

Joe Welkie is a contributing writer based in New York City. He attended University of Maryland and majored in Communication and Social Psychology. He performs stand up comedy which you can check out at his website, joewelkie.com.

5 Things That Start To Suck Once You're Actually In A Relationship

By Joe Welkie
Being in a relationship has become a major goal in life for people our age. Almost everyone, man or woman, is looking for that special someone to hold on to at night, someone to share his or her dreams and achievements with and someone to share his…

I'm Completely Sober And Everyone I Date Judges Me For It

By Joe Welkie
I'm not like most people. On the outside, yeah, I look like any old Joe Schmo in the world. I go to my job, I go to the gym, I have hobbies and I'm in the dating scene. There is one thing beneath the surface that not only sets me apart from most of…

Why 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Might (Unfortunately) Flop

By Joe Welkie
A few years ago, my friends and I were in a college comedy group. We performed sketch comedy all over campus and housed shows that would bring in audiences of 300 to 500 people. We were huge comedy nerds. We loved all things comedy, from movies to…

How Women Aren't Being As Proactive In Modern Dating As They Think

By Joe Welkie
Recently, a lady friend and I got into a discussion about dating. We were comparing notes with our most recent experiences of online dating and real-life dating. She brought up many gripes she had about dating men and I brought up mine with…

Why 'It's Not You, It's Me' Is A Totally Legit Reason To Break Up

By Joe Welkie
It's probably the biggest breakup cliché in the whole world. No one likes to hear it and when it's said, it sounds like a load of crap: It's not you, it's me. While it can be a total load of crap and the person saying it is just trying to get out of…

Why Girls In Their 20s Are Single And Will Remain Single

By Joe Welkie
I hear it nonstop: girls in their 20s complaining about how they are single. They can't find a good man; they are going to die alone, and they just don't seem to understand why. Let me give you a little point in the right direction: You are single…

The Real Reason Guys Cheat: As Told By A Guy Who Has Cheated

By Joe Welkie
Cheating is bad. We all know that. We all know that it is a dishonest and hurtful thing to do to a person with whom you are in a relationship. Still, people do it without regard for their significant other's feelings. They also don't seem to care…

How This Generation's Lack Of Appreciation For Honesty Is Giving Us Unrealistic Expectations

By Joe Welkie
I had a friend in college who was an actress. She was in a show at one point in our college career and she invited me and a bunch of my friends to go out and see the play. We went out the next night to see the play, paid the $10 for our tickets, sat…

Forget Temporary Fixes, The Only Way To Fight Sadness Is To Face It

By Joe Welkie
I have a friend who struggles with alcoholism. He knows that it is a problem for him and that it's negatively affecting his life, but it seems like he is powerless against alcohol's will. However many times he has said that he will stop and he's…

9 Harsh Truths You Learn From Working In The Service Industry

By Joe Welkie
The service industry is a fickle mistress. I've been working in it for quite some time now, in a slew of different restaurants. From fine dining to fast casual to 1950's themed diners -- you name it, I've done it.  All in a relatively short amount…

The Past Is The Past: Why Women Need To Learn To Appreciate The Modern Man

By Joe Welkie
"Don Draper is so sexy. Why can't guys be more like him nowadays?" A girl said this to me recently and it made me feel inadequate. Sure, we all love the character of Don Draper, he is a wildly successful advertising guru, wears suits constantly and…

Why George Clooney Is The Last Of A Dying Breed Of Men

By Joe Welkie
George Clooney is the man. He has conquered all. Clooney has been named "Sexiest Man Alive" twice, he has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, has won twice -- and he has a long list of gorgeous exes. Now that Clooney is seemingly off the market…

Why Women Might Be Responsible For The Creation Of The Hook-Up Culture

By Joe Welkie
It seems that every day I read a new article about a new progression in the dating landscape. Recently, I have noticed that women are upset about the current trends of hooking up. Many women believe that this "hook-up culture" has made dating…

Why You Will Probably Get Back Together With Your Ex, Even If You Shouldn't

By Joe Welkie
Relationships are complicated and none more so complicated than a relationship with an ex. Whether you try to be friends or cut the person out of your life completely, there is always that lingering thought: "What if we just get back together?" Here…

Why Good Guys Need To Expect More From Modern Women

By Joe Welkie
Living in New York has enlightened me to many things about the world. One, people don't seem to give a crap about the homeless. Two, you can't use a restroom in this city without buying something. And three, too many good men are settling for lesser…

How The Ruthless Nature Of Men Has Forced Women To Become Guarded

By Joe Welkie
In today’s world, dating is difficult for everyone. Finding the right person to settle down with has never left the depths of peoples’ minds. We all want to find that special someone — a soul mate with whom we can live happily ever after. After all,…

Let Freedom Ring: 9 Incentives For Breaking Up With Your Girlfriend

By Joe Welkie
I can't tell you how many times I've read an article about why girls should dump their boyfriends. It seems like every week, there is a new one with reasons like, “all guys are dogs” and “they just want to spread their seed all over town.” "You…

10 Reasons Why I Think Music Festivals Actually Suck

By Joe Welkie
Summertime is just around the corner and you know what that means? Music Festivals! I can't talk to any of my friends without them mentioning which music festival is coming up and how excited they are. Perhaps they should curb their enthusiasm a…

Why We Should Make Comedy Shows About Being Funny, Not About Being Diverse

By Joe Welkie
I've been doing comedy for six years now. I've tried my hand at almost every form of it — improv, sketch and stand up. Throughout all of my years in the biz, there has been an apparent, recurring problem. According to so many in the industry, there…

How The Decision To Never Drink Has Changed My Life

By Joe Welkie
Living in New York City can be incredibly stressful. The hectic workdays and nights chasing your dreams can grow tiring. Many people don't make it, move back home with their parents and throw in the proverbial towel. Others achieve their dreams.…