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Ask a Grown Man: Dave Hill

What do people do on dates?!

Dave Hill does stand-up, plays in the bands Valley Lodge and Diamondsnake, podcasts, and just wrote a book, Tasteful Nudes, which you can pre-order here. And he tweets like a champ, here. He’s the king of all media! He’s also chockfull of advice for The Youth, as you will see in this video.

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  • Pinkwitchcraft March 20th, 2012 7:22 PM

    I don’t know why, but this is one of the best things I have ever watched.

  • Annie March 20th, 2012 7:32 PM

    I didn’t think anything could beat Paul Rudd’s video, but here we are…

  • Audrey March 20th, 2012 7:39 PM

    this is so good, oh my

  • darksideoftherainbow March 20th, 2012 7:46 PM

    love it! plus gar guitar sounded awwwwesome. the answers seemed really sincere, which i love. thanks!

  • -alexandra- March 20th, 2012 7:56 PM

    wow, this was so great. when he said, “well, as a completely heterosexual young lady who is interested in men, i can completely relate to what you’re saying, travis” i burst out laughing. best pick-up line ever. also his facial expressions are the best! rookie is so rad.

    • Lucy March 23rd, 2012 2:43 AM

      Same!! I could not contain my laughter. Dave Hill is a genius!!

  • foxpaw March 20th, 2012 8:03 PM

    Da beeeest aaaaaah sooooo goooood yaaaaaay

  • Lurkingshadows March 20th, 2012 8:08 PM

    Ahhh so awesome. This makes a lot of sense. The movie date is lame not only because you don’t really talk and get to know each other, but that it has such big expectations. You spend the whole time worrying about if he’s going to say kiss you or not and then the movie’s over and you are like ” what just happened? I missed that entire movie?”

    Anyways…really great Ask A Grown Man post

    • starcollector March 21st, 2012 7:21 AM

      SO TRUE oh my gosh. Every time I’ve had a movie date, I missed the entire movie. I was just sitting there, making sure to laugh every single time he laughed at something and find some way to inch my hand up the armrest to his. Would he find that weird? Is it too soon? WHO’S GOING TO BREAK THE TOUCH BARRIER?!

  • Torrie March 20th, 2012 8:09 PM

    I could hardly contain myself throughout this. Every second was dripping with perfection.

  • 3LL3NH March 20th, 2012 8:12 PM

    I plan on throwing in winks everywhere from now on. *wink*

  • sienawolf March 20th, 2012 8:13 PM

    he is so witty

  • equinox March 20th, 2012 8:20 PM

    this one is awesome.

  • Alison March 20th, 2012 8:30 PM

    Oh my word, this is the best video ever. Dave Hill is the man! Does the jam he played have a name? I love it!

  • Roxxxanne March 20th, 2012 8:41 PM

    This section of my fave mag is quickly becoming my fave section of this mag. Btdubs I have no idea who that guy was but he is terrif!

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  • fizzingwhizbees March 20th, 2012 9:17 PM

    He seems like a person I would like to know.

  • cherrycola27 March 20th, 2012 9:17 PM

    These get better every time!
    “They eat pizza, mostly.”
    He seemed very sweet and sincere and this was hilarious.

  • bedazzledbandannas March 20th, 2012 9:25 PM

    why yes dave, you are a total catch.

    • Narnie March 21st, 2012 2:24 AM

      I would totally have a pizza eating date with Dave

  • neelybat March 20th, 2012 9:36 PM

    i want to buy him pizza.

  • KinuKinu March 20th, 2012 9:41 PM

    This was awesome.He was heartfelt and just amazing.He reminds me of my dad,in a weird kind of way.He was like awkward in a funny way…just like my dad.This was really awesome and now I can go to bed comfortably and happily.

  • mariaantoniavs March 20th, 2012 9:51 PM

    Loved it!! Couldn’t stop laughing!!!

    “Hey, Gary!”

    “You wanna go get some lunch?” *wink*

    I’m so gonna do that the next time i talk to a boy!

  • Maddy March 20th, 2012 9:57 PM

    why do you do this to me?? he is so incredibly awesome! i love his voice, and demeanor, and guitar-playing-interrupting-speaking, and his facial expressions. i also make facial expressions—A LOT.

  • Elaina March 20th, 2012 10:09 PM

    wait…this is amazing.

  • Quinnpinn March 20th, 2012 10:37 PM

    That was beautiful.

  • radio1radio March 20th, 2012 11:12 PM

    I loved this, this was perfection. This video sums up exactly what rookie is to me. I enjoyed it immensely

  • Kathryn March 20th, 2012 11:44 PM

    hahahah ohhh dave hill, you card.

  • glendastjesus March 20th, 2012 11:55 PM

    dave hill is a beautiful human being.

  • starcollector March 21st, 2012 12:05 AM

    His random little mini-solos between thoughts. YES <3

  • Franny Glass March 21st, 2012 12:16 AM

    This is beautiful. Greatest facial expressions made on a hypothetical date ever.

  • acatfollowedmehome March 21st, 2012 1:25 AM

    the guitar in the background was so mesmerizing.

  • bridiebird March 21st, 2012 2:06 AM

    “You know what? I guess we’re just friends WITHOUT benefits now.”

    Facial expression at the end wins all the awards.

  • redheadpeachboy March 21st, 2012 2:09 AM

    I have been reading Rookie since its beginnings =3= you are awesome Dave! I finally get to know a little bit better a guy’s mind…

  • gemmab March 21st, 2012 3:56 AM

    this is actually my favourite thing that has ever been posted on rookie EVER!! funny but not condescending at all. PLUS THERE WAS ACTUAL ADVICE IN THERE! now i just need to order his book…..

  • MissKnowItAll March 21st, 2012 8:41 AM

    did any one else’s ovaries explode while they were watching this. And I though nothing could beat the Paul Rudd segment.

  • MissKnowItAll March 21st, 2012 8:43 AM

    Dear dave,
    Lets go get pizza. You’re a total catch *wink*

  • Jeanie March 21st, 2012 9:17 AM

    amazing, to say the least

  • Mara March 21st, 2012 9:29 AM

    Great advice and wonderfully subtle book pitch. I’ve started adding “but that’s just my opinion as a straight, white, female in her early twenties” after everything I say. I advice you to do the same, it really changes the way people look at you… you’re crazy.

  • EmilyJn March 21st, 2012 11:34 AM

    ‘also I’m terrified of people.’ Dave is lovely

  • Kevin March 21st, 2012 12:08 PM

    Dave Hill hugs my soul!

  • SweetThangVintage March 21st, 2012 2:45 PM

    I’m sitting here staring at the screen just trying to come up with something to say about this video. But like, it was, you know, totally awesome. And I’m like….speechless. I don’t know. Maybe I’ll watch it again some time.

    And sorry to totally whore this out, but I have four listings on etsy that expire in two days and I don’t plan on re-listing them.
    Here’s one of them:
    Help a sister out?

  • Starboardd March 21st, 2012 6:34 PM

    Just sitting. In my room. Alone. Laughing at this awkward, perfect gentleman. Wondering how to make him my best friend. REALLY THOUGH.

  • purplebabaushka March 21st, 2012 7:36 PM

    “guys are dopes.” I’m in love with this and the facial expressions while playing guitar. :)

  • chilljill47 March 21st, 2012 8:15 PM

    OMFG OMFG YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTION AHHH THANK YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! too bad the boy is now a total poo who is not talking to me, but no worries, i am turning my sorrow into angsty, depressing poems :D and i actually saw said boy the other month on my birthday when i was hanging out with my best friend and we were walking down the street holding hands so i bet he thought we were totally dating SO YEAH HAHA TO HIM. yeah. okay. AHHH JUST THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN YOU JUST MADE MY DAY!!!!!!! :DDD

    • Tavi March 22nd, 2012 5:52 PM


      • chilljill47 April 3rd, 2012 1:10 AM

        I LOVE *YOU* <3!!!!! and no more love for poo-boy! (that is what i refer to him as now)

      • chilljill47 April 3rd, 2012 1:37 AM

        *that is what i now refer to him as

  • saltwater March 22nd, 2012 1:04 PM

    the purple velvet blazer! the wallpaper! the banjo! this video has been super adorable.

  • MissGorgeous March 22nd, 2012 5:42 PM

    I love this! :D It’s just so wonderfully perfect in every way. Fantastic “Ask A Grown Man”, Mr. Hill! <3 I'm asking for his book for my birthday now! ^_^

  • atticus March 22nd, 2012 10:45 PM

    By far the best “Ask A Grown Man” ever

  • Bren March 23rd, 2012 1:17 PM


    What a charming, charming, sweet man.

    Must go check out all of his stuff now.

  • Jenn March 24th, 2012 1:18 PM

    Ah! This is literally my favorite thing I’ve seen on Rookie. He’s just such a genuinely witty but sweet man and I like that he refused to belittle anyone that asked him questions and just AH.

  • MissKnowItAll March 25th, 2012 6:48 PM

    This video + One Direction marathon = Ovaries exploding

  • MissKnowItAll March 28th, 2012 6:30 PM

    Ah, my ovaries exploded when I watched this.

  • Tasya March 29th, 2012 10:16 AM


  • cleobea April 21st, 2012 10:41 PM

    I loved this!! So much! It remeinded me of the begining of Ferris Buller, somewhat. Thanks for the awesome answers and music Dave. Made my day

    • Emilie May 23rd, 2012 9:10 PM

      Oh my gosh, I had the same thought about him being like Ferris!

  • feryhdz April 24th, 2012 1:16 AM

    This guy is great.

  • Antionette April 12th, 2013 2:23 AM

    Still Absolute Gold.