Reggie Wade

I'm Reggie Wade. I'm a writer and stand-up comic from Brooklyn. I hope my writing makes you laugh, love and think... but mostly laugh.

6 Ways To Deal With A Dry Spell Without Masturbating Into Oblivion

By Reggie Wade
So, you're going through a dry spell? You know when actors say, "This is the role I was born to play?" Well, for me, this is the article I was born to write. Dry spells can be tough... very tough. I know from experience. I've had dry spells that…

Why Men Who Have Been Single The Longest Make The Best BFs, As Told By A Guy

By Reggie Wade
As some of you already know, I've been in the single category for a while… my entire life actually. With that out in the open, I'm about to make a bold statement: I'm a catch. Yes, you heard right. Even though no woman has signed up for this boat…

30 Things You Don't Realize About The World Until You Turn 30

By Reggie Wade
Last September, I turned 30. When I was a kid, I often thought of what my life would be like by this age. Am I disappointed? In some respects, yes but I think it's safe to say that everyone feels like that to an extent. I may not have the millions…

My First Date At 30 Years Old Was A Total Fail, But Here's Why I'm OK With It

By Reggie Wade
Unlike the sequel to "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" that never was, you can never say Reggie Wade left his audience hanging. Many people have asked for part two of this story. Well... like two people. But hey, if Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer…

6 Reasons Betsy DeVos Might Not Be Accepted As Education Secretary

By Reggie Wade
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will take his oath of office and become our nation's 45th president. As scary as that inevitability may seem, a more frightening prospect looms: Trump's cabinet picks. A president can't be an expert at everything…

The 5-Step Plan To Following Politics This Year, Even Though Trump Enrages You

By Reggie Wade
On Tuesday night, the world watched as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama eloquently gave his farewell address. The next morning, the world watched as the soon-to-be 45th president awkwardly and arrogantly gave his first press…

Everything That Went Through My Mind Before My First Date At 30

By Reggie Wade
Most of my writing for Elite Daily has been on the subject of love and dating. Anyone who knows me would probably laugh when they hear that.  Not because they're dicks, but because up until now, I haven't exactly been successful in my romantic…

Obama's Loose Definition Of 'War' On ISIS May Lead To A Scary Trend

By Reggie Wade
Much can be said about the average American's attention span, but if there was a word to sum it up, “short” would be both a diplomatic and understated choice. These days, Americans lack of attention span comes at an inconvenient time, with the US…

Hillary Clinton's Celebrity Endorsements Ignored A Vital Group Of Americans

By Reggie Wade
With the election of Donald Trump, there's been ample time for reflection. And boy, have we reflected. This race was especially hard for me as a die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter. You heard right; I am one of the few die-hard Hillary Clinton…

Why I'd Never Date A Woman Who Supports Donald Trump, As Told By A Man

By Reggie Wade
I'm just gonna say it: I would never date a woman who votes for Trump. And if you're familiar with my dating history, I shouldn't be turning down anyone. But if you're voting Trump-Pence, you're on the other side of my dating fence. Now people may…

I Tried Speed Dating And Got 1 Match Out Of 23

By Reggie Wade
In my latest installment of "please find someone before you die an old crotchety man," I go speed dating. Yes, speed dating… what has long been a sitcom trope has become my reality. I would summarize what brought me to this, but if you read my…

I Had No Clue What I Wanted In A Woman Until I Went To A Matchmaker

By Reggie Wade
As I continue to travel down the road of love, I've rested at many different pit stops: professional cuddling, speed dating and the latest professional matchmaking. Yes, we've all seen the shows like "The Millionaire Matchmaker" and "Million Dollar…

What 20-Somethings Get Wrong About Love, From A Guy Who Started Dating At 30

By Reggie Wade
I've just turned 30 years old, so that means I have not only the privilege, but the duty to lecture all you 20-somethings on life. Well, not really... but I have learned some things in my three decades on earth — especially about love and dating.…

Why Men Need To Stop Acting Like They Don't Want To Celebrate Their Birthdays

By Reggie Wade
On September 26, I had the distinct honor of turning 30 years old. I know the word “distinct” probably isn't the best word to use, but sadly a lot of people don't hit the 30 year mark — like Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernandez, who was…

5 Dating Tips All Guys Need To Hear, As Told By A Dating Coach

By Reggie Wade
For the past few months, I have been on a journey to better myself. The main reason for this? To find love for the first time in my life. And the kicker? I turn 30 in just a few days. Now I know how Green Day felt when they said “Wake me up when…

5 Dating Anxieties You Have When You Don't Date Much

By Reggie Wade
It's no secret that dating can be tough, especially if you've never dated before… like me. So I'm going through the things that riddle me with anxiety and keep me up at night about dating. Won't you join me? Meeting The Parents I'm the kind of…

Why I Talked Myself Out Of Getting A Mail-Order Bride

By Reggie Wade
Over the course of my writing career, I have shared some embarrassing things about my personal life. Things like never having a girlfriend, never going on a date and admitting I liked Savage Garden… yeah. But this may take the cake. It's just not…

I Went To A Professional Cuddler To Break Out Of My Comfort Zone

By Reggie Wade
I first became aware of professional cuddling when my journalistic idol, Mo Rocca, reported on the subject for CBS Sunday Morning. It would be years later by the time I thought of it again. After much deliberation, it was official; I was going to a…

If You Get Mad At Girls Who Reject You, You'll Never Be In A Relationship

By Reggie Wade
I'm really no different than your average 29-year-old male… except in a few areas. I've never had a girlfriend; I've never been in a relationship and I've never gone on a date. But besides this, I'm pretty normal. My friends and family can't…

I Went To A Sex Workshop To Try And Get Over Being A Prude

By Reggie Wade
Sex is back! Well at least for me it is. Here's a little background: I'm a prude… well, kinda. I'm more of an undercover prude. I love sexual topics, I really do. I just don't like speaking publicly about them. I often try to steer clear of sexual…