Dan Pearce Author of &quote;Dan Pearce Was Here"

Important note: In September 2019, I officially retired the "Single Dad Laughing" blog and name. I am now blogging at my new Dan Pearce Was Here blog.

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ALL-TIME TOP SDL POSTS:

16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

I've had two failed marriages now which means I'm not the one you should come to for marriage advice. But "don't blow it" advice? I've got plenty.

Weird Boobs and Little Wieners

When it comes to our most sensitive body parts, something in our society (and how we see ourselves) has drastically changed, and I think we have forgotten these few basic, beautiful, and unchangeable truths about them...

I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.

This is possibly the most difficult post I've ever written. But some strong words need to be said today today. "God hates fags." We've all heard it. But...

The Most Embarrassing Things Ever Blurted Out By Kids

I asked 175,000 people, "What is the most embarrassing thing your child has ever blurted out to others?" These were my favorite responses...

Memoirs of a Bullied Kid

I don't recall any serious heartache or sadness during my first 10 years of life. But in 5th grade, all that changed. This was my story and my thoughts on bullying.

217 Wrong Numbers

I sent the same text to 217 random cell phone numbers. Some replies made me smile. Some made me laugh. Some made me sad. For some, there just weren't words.

My Crazy Mountaintop Rescue

The following posts were part of a six-post series about the time I almost died on a mountaintop.

How much did YOUR kid cost?

Somebody had the nerve to ask me right in front of my son, "how much did he cost?" So, please listen up. When adoption is involved... never say these 11 things.

A Friend No Longer Worth Knowing

I have this friend. Well, *had* this friend. A close friend. And it's time I say goodbye to this man who has done nothing but hold me back and bring me down...

The disease called “Perfection”

As a warning, the following post was written in complete desperation. I have recently learned some very sobering truths from people that I love dearly. These truths have set in motion a quest...

20 Things That Ain’t None of Your Business

After asking a friend to leave my house for being rude and over-obsessed with the going-ons in other people's lives, I sat down and wrote this list.

A Letter to Men: The Lesson of the Saggy Burrito in My Pants

Very few men get to experience what it's like for a woman when it comes to "that time of the month." I unfortunately did, and I learned things I never expected.

20 Ways to Tell When Someone is Acting Out of Insecurity

We all have insecurities. But sometimes people "act out" of insecurity, and it can be destructive and difficult to recognize. So, I've made a list of the things insecure people do when they "act out."

You Just Broke Your Child. Congratulations.

I feel a need to write this after what I witnessed a father do at Costco yesterday... Parents. And especially some of you dads. Stop breaking your children. Please.

Other popular SDL posts:

“Doubt Your Doubts Before You Doubt Your Beliefs”

A quote started circling around Facebook like wildfire this past weekend, and it caused some of the biggest and some of the ugliest debate I've seen. These are my thoughts...

Extremists, Repeat After Me.

Ever since starting my blog 2 1/2 years ago, I have been both kindly encouraged and unkindly threatened by two extreme parenting groups to use my platform for them.

17 Ways to Make Your Facebook Statuses SO Much Less Boring

Facebook has been around for so long that we're all seeing the same boring status updates for the millionth time. This is how we fix that and make people laugh.

6 Dirty, Dirty Habits Way Too Many People Around You Have

After sorting through thousands of weird confessions, it seems nearly the entire human population shares some of these most bizarre and dirty secrets...

The Sexual Corners into which We’re Painted

Bisexuality. Want to know something funny about it? I don’t even know how real it is. Whoa. I said it. Me. A guy who “kind of”...

Noah’s Quotable Quotes

For the past little while I’ve been jotting down some of Noah’s more memorable quotes. And by memorable, I mean they had me ROFLSHMTGSI. ENJOY!

28 Rules for Fathers of Sons

Alright dads, listen up. These 28 awesome rules will take you from Mr. Okay to Señor Fantastico. And they're all laid out right here, by who else, but a mom.

Noah’s Stepdad, a Dad Indeed.

When Noah was rushed to the emergency room a couple weeks ago, I was faced with an interesting dynamic. Do I actually look at Noah's stepdad as a dad to Noah?

And That, Son, is Why We Don’t Do Drugs

Some cops and I found ourselves headed to the same place: the hallway outside my apartment where someone tripping on drugs had just done something really crazy.

My Shoes Are Missing!

En route to the airport, my heart sank and I panicked as I realized my shoes were missing. Little did I know it would lead to a *rather* embarrassing moment...

What Others Think of You is None of Your Business

Oh man, is it ever tempting to dig and prod and poke for the "truth" when we find out somebody else has a negative opinion about us. I'm telling you now. It won't end well.

I Went Out to Find a Friend

Based on a True Story of self-pity, depression, despair, and the moment when the universe wouldn't let me be a cranky turd anymore. Plus, stick figures are fun.

Too Bad I Don’t Find You Attractive

I have received a few very awesome, very nice notes from people since I posted my silly dating profile yesterday. And then I received this. LOL. I don't know what to think of it!

It’s Time I Say the Words…

Last week I went for a morning run. When I returned and opened the door to my apartment, the smell of my apartment almost knocked me backwards. It's time I...

The Dentist and His Dance of Shame

"Do you floss regularly?" Oh, the shame. That's what they're aiming to fill you with every time you go to the dentist, you know. I think they *love* making their patients squirm.

The Friendship Wrecker

I'm in a feisty mood, today. Hahaha. There's this guy. Or maybe a girl. I don't know. All I know is that he/she is a friendship WRECKER! And it's payback time.

“You Can Find a Better Word Than That”

While talking to a beautiful woman before we met for a first date, I used a phrase I've used all my life. Except, she shut me down. And she was right to do it.

18 Overly Strange Phobias (And MY Way of Dealing With Them)

People have really strange fears. Here are 18 of the weirdest, strangest, and funniest phobias I have come across, along with my advice for dealing with them.

My Special Moment with the Flight Attendant

I am a big dude, and one flight attendant in particular kept barreling into me with no apology or even acknowledgement of it. But then... karma happened!

SINGLE DAD LAUGHING'S LATEST:

Goodbye Single Dad Laughing: #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 14 through Forever)

This will be the very last blog post I ever write for Single Dad Laughing. Thank you all for the last ten years of amazing times together.

Shoveling Away All the Bullshit – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 11)

I've learned that.... Hm. Weird. It does not matter how much excitement I have or how much effort I give to launching my life into the right direction if there is still all sorts of bullshit cluttering the ins and outs of my daily thinking.

The 40 Nerdiest Jokes Only Nerds Will Get

Over on Facebook, I simply posted, "tell me the nerdiest joke you know." I had a feeling you might deliver, and I was right. Thank you for speaking my nerd language. These are 40 of my favorites...

Ummm… Nice Try Derailing This – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 4)

Well... Sigh. On what was supposed to be day four of this #30DayLifeLaunch challenge, the universe tested and derailed me. Big time. And this is what I have to say to the universe...

Blood, Sweat, and Beer – #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 3

Day 3 of the challenge wasn't about diets. It wasn't about getting my workouts going. It wasn't about good sleep. It wasn't about doing the things I love doing but haven't been. It was about... Mental liberation.

Not How I Expected to Start This Challenge – #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 2

After yesterday's journaling, I sat down and made a serious to-do list for day 2. I was going to do so many things but spent the day in a way I never expected I'd be spending it.

The Blatant Truth of What Needs to Change: #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 1

I took some time to really dive into what's missing in my life to be truly happy. My challenge for day one is to be blatantly honest with myself and with all of you about my lists so that I can jump in head first tomorrow.

``Wrong Numbers``

242 ALL-NEW “Wrong Numbers”

Text Sent to Wrong Numbers
I randomly texted 242 strangers (again) with a simple question. "What is the absolute best thing you hope will happen in 2017?" Their replies were amazing.

155 All-New “Wrong Numbers”

Once again, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. "What’s the #1 most awesome thing that makes you so awesomely… you?" Their replies were amazing.

10 All-New Wrong Numbers (Part 2 of the New Year Texts)

To start off the year, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. What's going to make this the best year ever? Their replies show humaning at its best.

13 All-New Wrong Numbers

To start off the year, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. What's going to make this the best year ever? Their replies show humaning at its best.

The Hard Side I Don’t Show You from the Wrong Numbers Posts

The truth. "Wrong Numbers" (where I send positive texts to random numbers) has its hard side and its dark side. This is what actually happens when I send those.

304 MORE Wrong Numbers – HOLIDAY EDITION!

ALL NEW HOLIDAY EDITION! I sent the same text to 304 random numbers with the request to share a secret thought about Christmas. The replies. Wow. I love people.

246 MORE Wrong Numbers

ALL NEW! I sent the same text to 246 random numbers, this time with a simple statement. "Isn't life just... THE BEST?!" The replies. Wow... I love people.

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Old People Say the Darnedest Things

old people say the darnedest things
Let's be honest, here. Old people can get away with saying just about whatever they want. And we applaud them for it. These are some of the funniest things ever said by old people.

This is the Truth Box – Week 40

This is the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Kids Say Some Pretty Dang Profound Things Sometimes

Kids Say Some Pretty Dang Profound Things Sometimes
I asked my followers "What is the most profound thing you've ever heard a child say?" These were my favorite 16 responses. Kids can definitely be profound!

30 All-New WEIRD Confessions

Weird Confessions
These are 30 *ALL-NEW* overly weird confessions made by everyday people with an anonymous place to tell something they do when they're all alone.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 39

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 38

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Humor

Grandmas Say the Darndest Things

Let's be honest, here. Old people can get away with saying just about whatever they want. And we applaud them for it. These are some of the funniest things ever said by old people.

Junior Bleeping High?!

Today some absolute life BLEEP went down in the form of... junior high.

An Ode to Summer (Finally) Ending

As I lay here hiding in my bedroom, rocking to and fro, trying not to go absolutely nuts, I ended up writing this poem about summer and what it's like to be a parent by the end of this glorious season!

Date me. Or me. Or me. Or maybe ME?

Ahem. I shall now demonstrate why dating apps scare the bejeebers out of me in this day and age with all the apps we have readily available to us to help boost our dateability.

Parenting

Perfect Parents

I'm going to let you in on a little secret that most parents know, but few parents actually believe...

Dropping those Bad, Bad, Words With My Kid (Monday’s Random Ramblings)

Yesterday I was driving with my kid and dropped an f-bomb. I didn't do it by accident. It was a very purposeful f-bomb, followed by more purposeful f-bombs, all to make sure he remembered what I was trying to teach him.

When Karma Made Me Pay $51 to My Kid For Trying to Dupe Him

This is the story of how I just tried to dupe my kid in the name of teaching him a valuable lesson, and instead karma got me good. Karma got me $51 good...

It Seems the World’s Been Waiting for the Bed My Dad Invented

It's surreal to watch your own dad chase his dream for decades, lose almost everything repeatedly, and finally achieve insane success. His Purple mattress is taking the world by storm, and I couldn't be prouder.

Dating

Christmas. Single. Again. And *Barely* a Turd At All…

It's been eight years in a row that I haven't been in a relationship at Christmas, and I honestly have no idea why at this point. What I do know is that most people do not understand loneliness and what it actually is...

The Details of Our Breakup

Yesterday, I briefly mentioned that things hadn't worked out with Brandy Girl. What was the deal? Why did it end? Who broke it off? Why so soon? All good questions.

Celebrilicious: My favorite new party game

I was just at my sister's house for her birthday party, and we played a party game that I'd played once before but had totally forgotten about. I have no idea what it's called or if it even has a name, so I'm just going to call it Celebrilicious. Even if it does have a name, Celebrilicious is just sexy and I guarantee it's better than anything else it's ever been called. Anyways, next time you're throwing a party, or just having a get-together, play this game, damn it. (Please note the use of the term damn it, to imply how serious I am.) You'll be laughing so hard your faces will fall off. CELEBRILICIOUS 1. Each person writes the name of a well known Celebrity, public figure, famous person, whatever, on 3-6 different slips of paper (the more people there are, the less slips of paper you use). Just make sure the names are people that almost everybody will know. Fold...

30 of the CREEPIEST Things Ever Said by Potential Lovers

Sometimes potential lovers say things that, well, let's be honest... creep you the heck out. These were 30 of my favorite creepy date stories submitted by you!