Dating Coach Alan Roger Currie Says “Hardballing” is a Rip-Off of His “Mode One Approach” Philosophy

 At least one book author and professional dating coach for men is a bit miffed regarding a new popular term being used by dating singles who are a part of Generation Z. The term is referred to as, “hardballing.”

“Hardballing” represents when a single man and single woman communicate their dating and relationship desires, interests and intentions to each other in an upfront, very specific and unapologetic and brutally honest manner. No lies or manipulative head games involved whatsoever.

The problem is, this style of interpersonal communication has already been promoted by a popular self-help book author and dating coach. Alan Roger Currie created what he refers to as the “Mode One Approach” philosophy back in the 1980s, and he published his first book about it in May 1999.

“If you read articles about hardballing, you would get the impression that no one has ever used this type of verbal communication style ever before in life. I have been using an upfront, specific, straightforwardly honest style of communication with single women since my college days in the mid-1980s,” said Currie, who is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and has written and published several books about being authentic, genuine and non-manipulative with members of the opposite sex over the last twenty years.

“If the concept of ‘hardballing’ leads thousands of single men from Generation Z to purchase one or more of my books, then I will be happy. If not, I will feel extremely disappointed and feel like my Mode One Approach philosophy has been ripped-off, repackaged, and marketed as something else,” added Currie.

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Dating Sunday (Jan. 2): iris Dating Releases Super Search

 On January 2nd, iris will introduce a new feature called Super Search to help its members experience better connections in less time. Instead of asking members to swipe endlessly, Super Search will produce a personalized set of results for each member out of the 100,000 most recently active users. The list of Super Search results will include the users most likely to lead to mutual attraction.

Super Search will cost a one-time (non-recurring) $9.99 fee. “You pay once, run Super Search, and we hope to never see you again,” said Daniel Mori, Chief Product Officer at iris. “That means that unlike other dating apps, iris is actually designed to be deleted.”

iris uses artificial intelligence (AI), to analyze thousands of facial features to learn what kind of person the user finds visually attractive. It uses this AttractionDNA™ to connect people who are likely to be a match.

After downloading the app, each user undergoes a three-phase training process so iris’ artificial intelligence can learn their physical type. In the first phase of training, members like approximately 5% of the random stock photos shown to them. By the third phase, once iris has started showing recommended photos, they like on average 50%.

iris is available for download on IOS or Android. For more information, visit


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