2ND MELBOURNE NKOTBSB DATE ADDED

Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

NKOTBSB has added a 2nd show at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, AUS on May 18th 2012!
The Block Nation presales for Melbourne will be as follows:
Block Nation Full Service Presale: 9am Melbourne time on Wednesday, February 1st
Block Nation Premium Presale: 9:30am Melbourne time on Wednesday, February 1st
Block Nation Full Service VIP Nation Presale: 9am Melbourne time on Wednesday, February 1st
Full Service password will be posted here.
Block Nation Premium VIP Nation Presale: 9:30am Melbourne time on Wednesday, February 1st
Premium password will be posted here.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 8th at 9am Melbourne time.

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NEW DATES POSTED FOR LIVE AND UNFINISHED!

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Sat, Jan 28, 2012 
ON SALE TODAY 12pm EST @jordanknight #liveandunfinished at The Alter Bar, Pittsburgh March 23http://t.co/AhCNo6lb 
ON SALE TODAY at 10am EST @liveunfinished #liveandunfinished at The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD on March 25thhttp://t.co/3lPCd48I 
ON SALE NOW @jordanknight #liveandunfinished at The House Of Blues, Cleveland, OH on March 22http://t.co/p6TTuxWl 
ON SALE NOW @jordanknight #liveandunfinished at Irving Plaza NYC March 31: http://t.co/zkKbllfy

Boston Herald: Gun play. Donnie Wahlberg & ‘Blue Bloods’ take serious look at crime aftershocks

Donnie Wahlberg & ‘Blue Bloods’ take serious look at crime aftershocks

By Bill Burke
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Donnie Wahlberg in ‘Blue...
Photo by JOJO WHILDEN
Donnie Wahlberg was surprised when he got his first look at the script for this week’s episode of CBS’ “Blue Bloods” (Friday at 10 p.m. on WBZ, Ch. 4).

“There’s this very intense situation where (his character) Danny and his wife and kids come across a violent crime on the way home,” the Dorchester actor/singer said from the set in New York. “That was jarring enough, but then the episode takes a turn.”
Instead of Danny Reagan — the cop on the warpath doing things his way — viewers get an emotional look at how a police officer prepares his family for the potential of violence.
“It’s an inevitable moment for any cop who keeps a firearm in the house,” Wahlberg said. “He has to discuss it with his wife and kids — and for me, doing that scene was powerful.”
The episode, and the family element to the plot, left Wahlberg with a new “profound respect” for police officers.
“He has to slow down and take care of his children, who are very affected by this violent encounter,” Wahlberg said. 
“In doing so, he has to teach his kids and show them his gun. It really struck me — my initial reaction was, ‘I’m not sure I want to do this.’ But that’s Donnie speaking. I never dealt with guns. We didn’t have guns in the house when I was a child.”
Recently, his brother, actor Mark Wahlberg (“Contraband”), made some ill-considered remarks about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, leaving him red-faced and remorseful.
“I haven’t spoken to (Mark),” Wahlberg said just after the blowback from the quotes started to take hold. “But I think he said it all in his apology. It was in-appropriate. I don’t know the context of the quote or how the subject came up in the interview, but I’m concerned for him. He apologized, and I think he did the right thing in apologizing.”
Anyone curious about Wahlberg’s thoughts on how things are going on the set of “Blue Bloods,” opinions on certain episodes or even the possibility of a Patriots Super Bowl win need only to check out the actor’s blazing Twitter account (@DonnieWahlberg).
“It’s something that didn’t exist in the music business in the late ’80s and early ’90s,” he said.
“If I wanted to connect like I do now, I’d have to write 500,000 letters, get 500,000 stamps, send them out and wait for them all to come back. This stuff is instantaneous. I can see if someone is having a bad day and send them a smiley face and have an effect on them. It’s fun, but it’s also a very powerful thing.”
When does the 42-year-old actor finally stop tweeting? When the camera starts rolling.
“I tweet from the set,” he said, and then laughed. 
“Fans are waiting to see if I ‘twug’ (Twitter hug) them, and I’m just waiting for the director to say ‘action.’ ”
SOURCE: http://bostonherald.com/entertainment/television/general/view/20220129gun_play_bdonnie_wahlberg_bb_bblue_bloods_take_serious_look_at_crime_aftershocks

MIX 96.5: Blake Hayes Interviews Jordan Knight On MIX 96-5 01/27

(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Jordan Knight called up Blake Hayes to talk about the tour and his upcoming show at Stereo Live on February 24th.
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Chicago Tribune: "New Kid on the Block's Jordan Knight pictures life as a teenage boy band in 2012"

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Imagine if the five members of New Kids on the Block — who sold more than 80 million records in the 1980s and ‘90s thanks to their hits “Hangin’ Tough” and “Step By Step” — were coming up in today’s music industry rather than in 1984, which is when they were assembled in Boston.
Would the boy band have an easier time getting its big break these days? Would the guys find life as pop stars in the TMZ era more challenging? And what would the band members once known for their acid-wash jeans and rat-tail hairstyles look like as teenagers now?
Here is what New Kids on the Block’s Jordan Knight — who is touring on his own in between NKOTB tours, including a solo show at Mojoes in Joliet Friday and Viper Alley in Lincolnshire Saturday — described when asked to picture life as a teenage boy band in 2012:


Social media would have made life easier:
“Back in the day, we tried starting our own grassroots fan club in Boston,” Knight said. “We figured we could start having parties at one of the fan club leaders’ houses and perform at high schools and grow from there. It never worked. It would have been a lot easier to do that with Facebook and Twitter. And now you can get on Youtube. Justin Bieber got discovered on Youtube.”
Camera phones would have made life harder:
“(Tabloids) were around then like National Enquirer and ‘Inside Edition.’ And you’d go to the Roxbury on the Sunset Strip and the paparazzi would be there. But it wasn’t as easy to get a video of you, like of Miley Cyrus smoking a bong or Beyonce falling (during a concert). I wiped out on stage once running down a ramp signing ‘Right Stuff.’ Busted my (butt). Luckily, there was no YouTube or camera phones back then.”
The public is now more open to boy bands:
 “If you’ve got the chops, people these days are more accepting of you,” Knight said. “Like Justin Timberlake with ‘N Sync. They were extremely pop. They liked loud, fun colors. I think it now comes down to whether you have the skills or not. We had more of a struggle.”
Tour buses have come a long way …: 
“We toured back in the day with all five of us on the same bus with bodyguards and a tutor,” Knight said. “We were like sardines — nine dudes on a tour bus. Now I have a shower on my tour bus and satellite and Wi-Fi. We didn’t have that. We had Nintendo in the back of the bus. Later on when we started doing stadium tours, it got a little better.”
… And so have celeb gift suites: 
“When you go to awards shows these days, you can walk through a room and they give you everything for free: sunglasses, guitars, stuff for the wife,” said Knight when asked to name what he feels the band most missed out on.
Endorsement deals are no longer as frowned upon: 
“Back in the day, if you did any commercials or were affiliated with a company you were a sellout. Now it’s kind of normal to do that,” said Knight, whose band endorsed Coca-Cola. “We didn’t take any heat for Coke, but we did for the merchandise and the 1-900 numbers where you would hear recordings …”
Tattoos might have been unavoidable:
 “We would look like the teenagers out there,” Knight said. “When we came up, we hit the scene with stripes in our hair, rat-tails and rope earrings. We would have all the different fashion statements you see these days.” Cyrus, Bieber and fellow pop star Demi Lovato have tattoos, and Knight believes some of his band members might have followed the trend as well had they been teenagers in this era. “A couple of us would probably rock tattoos,” Knight said. “Not me, but Donnie (Wahlberg) for sure.”
Copyright © 2012, Chicago Tribune
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103.5 KTU FM: The Morning Show interviews Jordan Knight 01/25/12


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Daily Herald: New Kid Jordan Knight brings solo show to Lincolnshire


 
Lincolnshire’s Viper Alley hosts Jordan Knight on Saturday for his “Live and Unfinished” tour.


By Josh Stockinger
Jordan Knight will always be a New Kid. But he's also a married father of two, a solo artist and an occasional TV star.
On Saturday, the New Kids on the Block lead singer brings his “Live and Unfinished” solo tour to Lincolnshire's Viper Alley for an intimate, 500-capacity show.
Taking a break from rehearsals in the Boston area, Knight, 41, spoke to the Daily Herald by phone recently about why he loves touring on his own, and how it's different from what he does with the New Kids.

Q. Your latest solo effort, “Unfinished,” came out in May. What are you looking forward to about finally touring on it?
A. It came out, like, right before the New Kids went on tour with the Backstreet Boys. So when you go on an arena tour with two mega-groups like that, you bring a whole bunch of people out and it's more than just the real die-hard dedicated fans. It's kind of the general public. You have to sing the hits. You have to sing the songs on the radio, and all the songs that were extremely popular. So I wasn't able to sing the songs on “Unfinished” because it's more of a fan-driven album.
Q. How do the performance and choreography differ from New Kids?
A. The choreography is a little more intricate. I sit down at the keyboard and sing a few songs from my past albums and that's really cool. You can't really sit down and settle into the crowd and relax and tell little jokes and stuff like that when you're in an arena. With this, I've kind of hand-picked all the places I'm doing in a way where I can be really up-close and personal. It's almost like just kind of hanging out with the fans.
Q. Do you mix in New Kids material?
A. It's pretty much all my own. I'm not trying to break out of the New Kids whatsoever. This is like a spinoff, and I'll always be a New Kid for the rest of my life. New Kids comes first, and I want to save that material for the New Kids. That being said — every once in a while, just to throw people off — I hit them with a New Kids song.
Q. How do you manage life on the road with two young sons and a wife at home?
A. When I'm on tour, I'm on tour. But when I'm home, I'm really home. My friends are my family. I don't hang out. I don't go to clubs. Having a Boston-based team really helps out because I can go to rehearsal and come back by dinnertime, instead of, “Oh baby, I've got to go to L.A. for two weeks to rehearse for my upcoming tour.” I kind of just want to make sure that I don't push myself too much and go off balance. I don't want to put too much stress on them.
Q. Has having children changed your approach to making music? You were a kid yourself when you started.
A. I think it probably keeps me fresh. I listen to what they listen to, and they listen to what I listen to. When I was in my 20s, I wanted to prove myself too much. But I'm an entertainer. That's my job. I should entertain other people — not try to have them think I'm cool or approve of me. When I was in my 20s, I really wanted to impress people. But now it's like my main goal is to entertain people and try to make them feel good when they come to one of our shows. It's really just to help them get away from everyday life.
Q. Your shows are physically demanding. How have you managed to keep up?
A. I don't live a hard life. I don't drink or smoke. I eat pretty healthy. And I try to exercise every day. A lot of people ask me, “How do you stay slim?” If you had a job where you needed to get onstage in front of millions of people, it would give you so much motivation. It's not like I'm some fitness guru or I'm naturally slim and healthy.
Q. Every year, you and the New Kids offer cruise packages to fans who essentially spend their vacations with you. What's that like? Got any crazy stories?
A. It's madness. We had a toga party last year, and it was pretty wild. We dressed in togas and all the girls dressed in togas and it was a very windy night, so I'll just let your imagination fly with that one. The girls, they come and they're like, “We want to get away from our kids, our bills, our husbands, our jobs and we want to hang out with the guys we fell in love with when we were 12 or 13 years old.” So it's like, let's have fun. We do the cruise. We do a show on the beach. All the girls will be drinking and wading in the water, and we'll be performing. We do theme events every night. We'll play games like “Family Feud.” It will be like the New Kids against five fans. We just do fun stuff, you know?
Q. What should fans expect coming up?
A. Besides the “Live and Unfinished” tour, which is going across the country really, the New Kids are going to get back in the studio. It's been about four years since we recorded. We're really due for some new songs and we want to put a new show together for North America in 2013.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120125/entlife/701279964/

new dates for JK Live and Unfinished 2012 Tour

Here you have new dates for the upcoming tour:


More Info AboutJordan Knight

  1. The Fillmore Silver Spring / Sun, Mar 25, 2012 08:00 PM
Onsale to General Public Start: Fri, 01/27/12 10:00 AM ESThttp://www.livenation.com/event/1500483891A347C0?artistid=780307&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

       2.  New York/  New York, NY Sat, Mar 31, 2012 07:00 PM

WKTU Presents Jordan Knight: Live & Unfinished - Irving Plaza powered by Klipsch
Onsale to General Public Start: Fri, 01/27/12 10:00 AM EST

      3.  San Antonio / February 23

      4.  Los Angeles / March 8

     5.  San Francisco/ March 9

     6.  Las Vegas/ March, 10

     7.  Cleveland/ March 22

     8. Pittsburgh/ March, 23

          
More details to come, follow  on twitter for official announcements.


Twincities.com: New Kid Jordan Knight by day: A stay-at-home-dad

By Ross Raihala
Updated: 01/23/2012 
Jordan Knight
By day, 41-year-old Jordan Knight is your typical stay-at-home father.
"I'm a hockey dad," he said during a phone interview last week. "Actually, today, I'm a basketball dad. I get up with the kids, get them dressed, take them to school. All that good, fun stuff. That's what life is about, the little moments."
But by night, he deals with a different breed of kids as leader of the reunited boy band New Kids on the Block. It's a lucrative business, too, as NKOTB drew about 13,000 fans to Xcel Energy Center in 2008 and a similar number to Target Center last summer on a joint tour with the Backstreet Boys.
Thursday, Knight kicks off his own tour at the Cabooze in support of his third solo album, "Unfinished." He initially hoped to hit the road last fall but, like most stay-at-home dads, he took another gig as a judge on a Canadian "American Idol"-style TV show.
Here's what else Knight had to share about life as a middle-age New Kid:
On the joint New Kids/Backstreet tour, which earned surprisingly glowing reviews:
"It was fun to do. I guess I can say it's probably maturity. When you get a little older, you're not as worried about what people think. You're able to be a little freer. The same thing goes with the crowd. We all just want to get away from our troubles and have some fun, reliving great moments from when we were kids."
On his social media-driven relationship with fans:
"(In the early New Kids days) we didn't even do meet-and-greets. They were unheard of. We'd go into a city and the crowd was just one big blank mass. Now, it feels a lot different and a lot more personal. We know the people in the audience personally - or at least we know their Twitter names. That's why I'm doing the solo tour. The fans were asking for it on Twitter."
On what makes his solo work different from NKOTB:
"I don't have to put as much pressure on myself, to make every song commercial and to watch what I say. With the New Kids, there's a certain responsibility there. (On my own), I just kind of imagine what the fans really want, not what a record company wants. I didn't have to put the latest rapper on there, or try to do something that would appeal to both a 40-year-old and a 14-year-old. I directed it to a target audience, right to our fans."
On what to expect from his solo performance:
"Honestly, it's like a scaled-down New Kids show. There will be some good choreography, a full band and a lot of moments with the crowd. I'll be playing the keyboard and singing and pulling a few fans on stage here and there. In an arena, you have to do all the hits and it's harder to relax and look people in the eye. Here, it's a more intimate level and I can do more obscure songs for the more dedicated fans."
On what's next for the New Kids:
"We haven't recorded in almost four years, so we need to get back to the studio. We will be recording another album, creating new visuals, new videos, new numbers on stage, all that stuff. I would think possibly a late 2012 or early 2013 album release."
On what his sons, Dante (12) and Eric (4), think about his job:
"They're used to it. My 4-year-old thinks it's silly to see dad messing around and making noise. My 12-year-old saw the whole reunion thing happen and he was awestruck, I'd say. I pulled him onstage at one show and his eyes bugged out of his head. I could tell he was really proud."

NKOTB.com: New Site and Points Store Launched!!

Mon, Jan 23, 2012 

Hey NKOTB Fans!
In honor of the new year, we just launched a brand new look to our website, complete with a POINTS STOREwhere you can redeem all those points you've racked up by being social on the site for goodies like a signed, framed NKOTB poster, twitter shout out from @NKOTB, or even a Skype call with your favorite New Kid! We are continually improving the site and features to give you, our most loyal fans, the best NKOTB experience possible.
We look forward to sharing 2012 with you, and all the fun stuff to come.
Love,
NKOTB


MIX 106.1 interviews Jordan Knight 01.20.12

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Jordan Knight Wants You To Meet Him.


Jordan Knight's "Live and Unfinished"  tour is coming to Philly March 30th to the Troc.
Tickets are here.
Jordan talks about NKOTB NEW music, his solo tour..Nickelback, cookies, and even whether he'd go on Celebrity Wife Swap.

 

JordanKnight on GRLZradio, January, 18, 2012


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Howie D Ready To Jump Back Into NKOTBSB Tour

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http://newsroom.mtv.com/2012/01/18/howie-nkotbsb-tour/

The nine guys will once again hit the road this spring, taking their act to Europe and elsewhere for the next leg of the tour. When MTV News caught up with BSB's Howie D while he was promoting his solo album, Back to Me, he said he hoped the show would stay the same — mostly because he didn't have much time to start from scratch.
"For the NKOTBSB show, it will be the same show as of right now," he said. "We haven't really gotten into re-rehearsals until probably March, so as far as I know, we're not changing anything. I hope not, because that means I have to learn new choreography, and I don't have much time to learn new stuff."
There is some time, however, for other stuff. With tourmate Jordan Knight hitting the road on his own later this month, Howie said he'd "love" to go on a headlining Back to Me trek too.
The NKOTBSB Tour kicks off April 20 in Belfast, Ireland, before wrapping up June 1 in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

MTV Newsroom: Jordan Knight Solo Tour: 'The Fans Really Cheered Me On To Do It'

Earlier this week, the world’s collective boo, Jordan Knight, announced his plans to hit the road for a solo tour. The jaunt kicks off later this month, and in anticipation of what we are sure will be the greatest night of your life, the New Kid himself hopped on the phone with us to preview his tour plans.
“I have a full band; I have two dancers, so they’ll be some good choreography. It’ll be a real show. It’s not me just kind of going around taking up my time,” he teased. “And, it’s a real deal thing: a band, dancers, full-length show, a lot of excitement, a lot of crowd participation, singing a bunch of songs from the album Unfinished and also other solo songs as well from the past.”
Given the fact that Jordan has been busy touring with his boys in the New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys, it would seem like he might want to chill out for a bit, but that’s not the case. At all. “I think I had to do it because I did an album and I never got the chance to go out and actually perform the songs. I did it at after parties, but that was just off-the-cuff,” he said. “I wanted to do a real show because I put so much into the album and the songs I believe are so great and I got such a great response from the fans, so it's the fans [who] really kind of cheered me on to do it. They really wanted me to do it.”
With several dates already on the docket, Jordan does want to expand it a bit more before his spring European tour with NKOTBSB. “I plan on doing Philly, New York, Ohio, the West Coast, Vegas. It’ll be like a 20-city run. I’m gonna hit a lot of places,” he said. “I wanted to do 40 dates, but I didn’t have the time. Maybe next fall I’ll pick up again.”
We plan to hold him to that!

Jonathan Knight dancing waltz with Kirstie Alley (100 days of dance project)

from Kirstie Alley's project "100 Days of  Dance", on day #13 here is Jon Knight dancing a waltz with Kirstie. Go to this link to see the videos:

#13: Jonny Waltz
http://www.100daysofdance.com/#play::Day13-201201131946-360p_24fps.mov
#14: Goodbye Jonny Waltz
http://www.100daysofdance.com/#play::Day14-201201141300-360p_24fps.mov

TheSingleWoman.net: Behind the Curtain: Jordan Knight Offers a Fascinating Peek Into the Male Mind


January the 12th, 2012 
BY: Mandy Hale, "The Single Woman"
Jordan Knight.
He’s mysterious. He’s a bit of an enigma. We think we have him figured out one minute, and the next, we’re just trying to keep up. He sings passionate love songs…yet we rarely hear much about his personal life. He’s a firecracker on stage…yet sometimes shy and reserved face-to-face. He’s the object of desire for legions of women across the world…but he’s happily married. And he laughs when you call him a romantic…swears he’s not, even…but the very next minute he’s telling you a story about the song he wrote about a girl he used to see on the subway at age 14 who he fell in love with from afar but never quite got the nerve to talk to.   
Just who IS Jordan Knight?
A few days ago, I asked my readers and followers to submit their most burning questions they wanted the male perspective on…without telling them that Jordan would be the male perspective.
Since the only thing possibly MORE mysterious than Jordan is the male mind itself, it seemed to make sense that by asking Jordan to weigh in on some of things that puzzle women most about men, perhaps the other mystery – Jordan himself – would be solved.
Sometimes you peek behind the curtain of a magic show, or a band, or even a person or a relationship…and you’re disappointed.
But every once in awhile, you peek behind the curtain, and the person you see standing there shines just as bright with the spotlight nowhere in sight.
That person is Jordan Knight.

*  *   *  *  *  *
My phone rings promptly at the time Jordan and I had agreed upon for the interview (a rarity in the business.) It’s snowing in Boston, he says.“My son thinks he made it snow,” he continues. “He told me this morning, ‘Daddy, I wished for snow last night and it snowed!’” He laughs, sounding less like the lead singer of one of the most successful boybands of all time and platinum solo artist and more like a proud papa.
He’s on his way to rehearsal for his upcoming solo tour, “Jordan Knight: Live & Unfinished,” which will be hitting a series of handpicked cities across North America over the next couple of months. After a wildly successful summer tour with NKOTB, where they teamed up with Backstreet Boys to create supergroup NKOTBSB, Jordan says as much as he loves his band of brothers, he’s excited, if a little nervous, to fly solo again.
“With solo shows, there’s a self satisfaction,” he explains. “You feel really accomplished, like ‘Man, I’m doing this by myself!’ With a group, you feel like you’re part of something a lot bigger. It feels like a brotherhood. For me, both are necessary.”
With an overwhelmingly female audience, it’s not unusual to think that Jordan might have picked up a word of wisdom or two along the way for the fairer sex. What is unusual was the candor and genuineness with which he spoke. Within minutes I felt like I was getting advice from one of my guy friends rather than interviewing Jordan Knight.
The popularity of the book and the movie “He’s Just Not That Into You” (which Jordan hasn’t seen but is familiar with the concept) has left many a woman scratching her head, wondering:Are relationships and love REALLY as black and white as they seem?It was time to find out.

TheSW: As women, society and our moms and friends and the movies always teach us that guys only “pick on girls they like.” Is this true, or is it actually the opposite?
JK: I think there’s truth to that. Sometimes when two people are fighting, it’s kind of like there’s some kind of tension there. Why would somebody really even care to fight with you or pick on you if they didn’t care? I think if they didn’t pick at you, it means they’re not interested in you. Sometimes you try to get a person’s attention by being an irritant.
TheSW: Well, then, that aside…how does a girl know if a guy is REALLY into her?
JK: Little things. Like, is he asking about your life? Is he in tune with your life? Does he really genuinely take time to talk about your life? If you’re spending time trying to make him care, then he isn’t into you. He’s into himself. I think all ladies need to know the secret, though. The way to make somebody into you is to stop trying to get them to be into you. If they’re not into you, do your own thing. Hang out with your friends. Everybody wants what they can’t get.
TheSW: So there’s truth to the whole “hard to get” theory. Men like it when women play hard to get?
JK: If you’re always trying to pull something out of the guy, you create exactly what you don’t want. You’re going to get exactly what you see wrong with that person. It’s human nature. Women don’t like guys who do that, either. If a guy’s always nagging you or being jealous or checking in on you and acting insecure, you’re not gonna want anything to do with that guy. You want a guy who has his own thing going on. It’s not a man or woman thing. It’s a human thing. We all want what we can’t get. Don’t want what you can’t get. Let the other person want what he CAN’T get. Be ungettable and you shall get.
TheSW: That said, who should be the one to initiate the date – the man or the woman? Do men like it when a woman asks them out, or does it take away the “thrill of the chase?”
JK: I think it’s great when a girl asks a guy out. I don’t see any problem with that. I don’t think guys do, either. Women think “I could never do that. He might think I’m too forward.” But I think a girl can ask a guy out, as long as you’re not overly serious about it, like “It has to happen. There has to be a positive outcome.” Don’t be too hung up on the outcome. Don’t be serious with it. If it’s you just casually calling “Hey, I’m gonna be here with some friends. Join us if you want.” Keep it light and you can initiate the meet-up.
TheSW: Speaking of “the thrill of the chase,” why does it seem like as soon as a guy “catches” a girl, he loses interest?
JK: It goes back to everybody wants what they can’t get. You should always make yourself a little unattainable. Of course, at some point that has to come to an end. But if you think love and a man is going to provide you with everlasting happiness, that’s not the greatest attitude. If a man sees that without him, you’re gonna be fine and you’re gonna live a happy life, I think that’s attractive. Don’t just sit at home waiting for the guy. You have to have your own thing going on, not wait on somebody else to provide you happiness in your life. You’ve gotta provide happiness for yourself first, and then other people are going to want to join the party.
TheSW: So what’s sexier for the woman to wear to the party? Jeans and a t-shirt, or a LBD?
JK: Both. Don’t be looking ragged ladies, don’t do it! (Laughs) Men like women who are put together. No doubt about that. But you can still have it going on and have it together in a t-shirt and jeans. That is very sexy. If you can rock both, that’s great.
TheSW: So let’s say at this party, a guy asks for a girl’s number but never calls. What does this mean?
JK: He could have lost the number, he could have been interested at the time but now he’s distracted…there are many different things. Maybe he’s scared or nervous to call. Or he could be just not that into you. There is truth to the “just not that into you” phenomenon. The more you accept that, the better off you are. Move on. Don’t think of striking out as a failure, or somebody not calling you as a failure…it’s just another step in finding somebody. Don’t fear rejection. Don’t put so much emphasis on it. It just may not be the right time or the right person. So what?
 TheSW: What about the serial texters, who never call, but always text?
JK: If a guy’s into you, I would think he would wanna hear your voice and enjoy talking to you. You can only get so much out of texting. Plus, is he only texting you at 2:30 in the morning on a Friday night? If you’re only getting booty calls, you have to decide if that’s enough for you.
TheSW: Is chivalry dead?
JK: I don’t think chivalry is dead. I do think you teach people how to treat you. You carry yourself in a certain way, people are going to treat you a certain way. Holding a door for a woman, little things like that…I don’t think that’s dead. I like doing that kind of stuff just because it makes me feel good, and it shows my wife that I love her.   
TheSW: A lot of ladies asked “How do you know when you’ve met The One?” How did youknow?
JK: It’s kinda like…you just know. It’s almost like if you have to ask the question, maybe you haven’t met the one. In my case, I just felt like I could be myself. I felt like I didn’t have to worry about down the road…does this person like me for frivolous reasons or because I have money or because I’m famous? I didn’t have to worry about all of that. It’s just an intuition…how do you feel around that person? I felt calm and safe. If you’re always on edge and you’re always worried, then that’s probably a good sign that it’s not ‘The One.’
TheSW: Do you believe in love at first sight?
JK: I believe in love at first sight, sure…but love over time has to be nurtured. You have to grow with that person, you have to grow yourself, and your love will grow. It’s not as easy as love at first sight if you wanna go long term. It’s not gonna be as easy as ‘The Honeymoon Stage’ for the rest of your life. There are gonna be challenges for sure. There is no eternal bliss in love. To have a long-lasting loving relationship, you have to look at yourself and you have to see where you’re going wrong instead of trying to change the other person. I think that’s the only way to have a relationship. Don’t overestimate your ability to change another person and don’t underestimate your ability to change yourself. If you’re always focusing on changing yourself, the relationship will keep getting better. If you’re focusing on changing the other person, the relationship will stay stuck.
 TheSW: Well, let’s say the couple doesn’t make it past the Honeymoon Stage. In that case, do you think it’s possible to be friends with an ex?
JK: I guess anything’s possible, but ask yourself the question: Why are you trying to be friends with your ex? Let’s be honest, folks. Are you just trying to get the ex back? Let’s not lie to ourselves. If you have a boyfriend and you’re telling your boyfriend “My ex is just my friend,” just make a choice between the two and go one way or the other. (Laughing) Why torture all of us?
 TheSW: That begs the question: Can men and women ever be “just friends”?
JK: I don’t think so. I think to a certain degree, yes, but when there’s a guy and a girl saying, “No, we’re just friend, we’re just friends,” one of the two is interested in the other one. They guy might be saying “We’re just friends” but the girl might be hoping it’s more than that, or vice versa.  Any time any of my friends say “I’m just friends with that girl,” I’m thinking “Well, YOU may think so.” (Laughs)
TheSW: Women dream of the perfect “fairytale ending.” Do men have similar thoughts about love?
JK: If you think of a “fairytale wedding”…it’s really just a moment in time. It’s like getting an award and thinking: “My life will be perfect once I get this award.” There’s so much more than just that one little moment in life. You have to live your LIFE. Once you hit that moment, it’s not going to make you happy for the rest of your life. Happiness is in everyday life. That’s why I titled my album “Unfinished.” It’s not about the end. It’s about the process. Did you do it the best way you knew how at the time? Don’t just think about the platinum award hanging on your wall. Think about whether or not you had fun doing it. Life is a work in progress and people are a work in progress. It’s a journey, not a destination.
TheSW: Any final words of wisdom for single women?
JK: When I was in the 8th grade, I would take the train to school, and for the whole school year, there was a girl that got off the train before I did…so I would see her on the train for like 4 stops. I always thought she was really gorgeous. I would fantasize about us being on the train alone and talking, lovey dovey kind of fantasies. I never got up the courage to talk to her. I wrote a song about it called “I Wish.” So there are guys who are shy. Don’t be afraid to initiate. It’s a scary thing because we all fear rejection…but you can take the rejection. It’s not the worst thing in the world. You can’t worry about what the other person is going to think of you, how nervous you are, or if you’ll look like a fool. It’s better to make a fool of yourself than to always wonder. Bottom line, if you love and respect yourself, love’s gonna chase you. It’s gonna follow you. Loving and accepting yourself comes first. Men will see that and know it instinctually, and they’ll wanna be a part of that. They’ll wanna be a part of that party.
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Jordan Knight is currently touring the U.S. on his “Live & Unfinished” tour. To learn more about the man behind the answers and to see if he’s coming to a city near you, visitwww.JordanKnight.com