“5 Things on His Mind This Weekend” is a weekly guide of top trending interests with single men on FirstMet.com. We analyze data from our community of 25 million singles and compile a breakdown of what has guys buzzing paired with conversation starters so you can join in. Now, you’ll have no problem making the first move.
This week can be summed up in three words: heroic, horrific and hilarious.
The highly-anticipated cinematic face-off between superheroes Batman (played by Ben Affleck!) and Superman (Henry Cavill), the twisted thriller “You’re Next” and new “Best of Vines” compilations all had FirstMet.com singles buzzing.
Scroll below for a breakdown of the 5 interests that have single men talking on FirstMet.com:
If you haven’t heard the news yet, Warner Brothers recently announced that the sequel to Man of Steel will be based around two of DC Comics’ most popular superhero’s going head to head in what’s sure to be an epic battle. Rumored to be named Batman Vs. Superman or Superman Vs. Batman, the film is scheduled to be released on July 17, 2015. As if the thought of Batman dueling Superman on the big screen isn’t enough to spark a buzz, Ben Affleck has been cast to play the role of the Dark Knight opposite Henry Cavill returning as Superman.
Ask him if he thinks Ben Affleck has what it takes to portray Batman; or if there is someone else he thinks would be a better fit. As a follow up, see if he was an early supporter of Heath Ledger playing “The Joker” in The Dark Knight when that was a similarly controversial topic in 2008.
Speaking of superheroes, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has often been referred to as the real-life Iron Man. Not only does Musk oversee product development and design on all-electric Tesla models, including the Tesla Model S pictured above, but he also co-founded PayPal and SolarCity, now the leading provider of solar power systems in the United States. Plus, in true Iron Man form, he also oversees development of rockets and spacecrafts for missions to Earth orbit and ultimately to other planets at SpaceX.
In line with Musk’s dedication to solar energy, the new Tesla Model S is the world’s first premium electric sedan—and it’s outselling luxury brands including Jaguar, Porsche, Cadillac and Volvo in the state of California.
If he has that entrepreneurial spirit, ask him who he admires and looks to for inspiration in his industry.
Vines, 6-second video clips on loop, have taken the Internet by storm. Created by Twitter, the micro-video social network has garnered over 40 million users since its debut in January 2013.
As if the platform itself wasn’t popular enough, users have taken to the Web to create compilation videos called “Best of Vines” that put the greatest six-second sensations in one place.
If he has a great sense of humor, ask him if he wants to take a stab at creating a “Best Vines” worthy clips with you. Make sure you have the app ready to go first!
This terrifying film just hit theaters on August 23 and gives a new twist to the standard home-invasion horror. Without giving too much away, a gang of masked, ax-wielding killers wreak havoc on a family inside their home, but there’s an unexpected twist as one of the “victims” has quite a talent for fighting back.
If he likes scary movies—and your brave—ask him if wants to catch a late showing of the flick. Shielding your eyes from the gore is the perfect excuse to nuzzle into his arm.
Country music legend George Strait is in the middle of his two-year farewell tour, The Cowboy Rides Away, but that hasn’t stopped him from securing his place in the industry for the next few years to come. Strait has just agreed to record five more albums with the MCA Nashville label, who he first signed with in 1981.
If he’s a country boy, ask him if he had the chance to go to any summer concerts this year. As a follow up, ask him about the classics he listened to growing up.