About The Adult Man

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Our Story

At the ripe old age of 37, I know one thing for sure.

Whether you’re in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, or 110’s, adulthood as a man can be a challenge to navigate.

Since graduating from college in my early 20s, I’ve been on a continuous quest of self-improvement. And while plenty of old habits die hard, I’m still driven every single day to improve as a friend, partner, son, and future father.

I created The Adult Man in mid-2016 to document my own journey and to hopefully inspire other men to choose a path of self-growth over complacency.

Quite quickly, contributors with far more talent and expertise than me joined our cause.

Through the hard work of our highly talented team, we’ve since grown to become one of the largest men’s sites on the internet, reaching over one million readers monthly with our library of over 600 pieces of content.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower men to find more confidence through style, grooming, dating, relationships, fitness, and self-development.

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We believe these are the fundamental building blocks to living a more fulfilling life.

Our expert team is very much on the same journey of self-improvement, and we’re passionate about sharing the lessons we’re learning along the way.

We love trying products and services geared toward men and always give you only our honest thoughts after trying them out ourselves. Read more about our editorial guidelines and standards here.

We always back up our claims with links to scientific/literary sources or our own battle-tested evidence. We’re always learning which means we’re always updating our content accordingly.

Whether it’s outlining the business casual dress code, advising how to text a girl, or simply listing 31 ways to become a better man, we’re committed to helping men navigate adulthood.

Welcome to The Adult Man. It’s our pleasure to have you here.

Where to from here? 

  1. If you’re new to the site, start here for a simple three-step guide to getting the most out of our content
  2. Check out our guides page for a thorough dive into how we can add value to your life
  3. Follow us on Instagram for our latest on-the-pulse updates

We look forward to serving you.

Our Editorial Team

Dean Stephens TAM Owner

Dean Stephens

Founder + Editor in Chief

Dean founded The Adult Man in 2016. Originally one of the site’s primary content writers, Dean’s passion now lies in leading our team of highly talented writers, programmers, sales people, assistants, consultants, and more on our collective mission to empower men to find more confidence.

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Joe Niehaus

Campaign Manager + Senior Writer (Style, Grooming, Fitness)

Joe is a Northern Kentucky native and currently lives across the river in Cincinnati. He’s been covering men’s style, grooming, and fitness topics for The Adult Man since 2023 and for The Quality Edit since 2020. He loves to analyze and write about consumer and retail industry trends and test out new products.

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Joshua Sigafus

Senior Writer (Dating, Relationships, Self-Development)

Joshua has been covering men’s dating and relationships topics for The Adult Man since 2020 and frequently draws on his own journey of self-rediscovery at the age of 30 following his divorce. As a successful dating coach and The Adult Man Dating & Masculinity Transformation System course creator, Joshua’s goal is to make every man the champion of his own life.

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William Barton

Senior Writer (Style, Grooming, Fitness)

William has been covering men’s style, grooming, and fitness topics for The Adult Man since 2018 as both a writer and photographer. Based in North Carolina, he’s also the face of premier men’s boots website BootSpy.com and the popular BootSpy YouTube channel. If William could only wear one outfit for the rest of his life, it’d be slim blue jeans, a green fitted oxford shirt, Chelsea boots, and a nice watch.

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Karlton Miko Tyack

Senior Writer (Style, Grooming)

Karlton began covering men’s style and grooming topics for The Adult Man since 2020 as a writer. He’s also written for other popular men’s publications such as The Modest Man and Effortless Gent. Karlton is an LA-born, New York-based lover of culture and optimism. Perpetual watch-wearer. Always holding a martini or a football, Karlton’s favorite subjects in school were recess, PE and prom.

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David Martin

Senior Writer (Style, Grooming)

David has been covering men’s style and grooming topics for The Adult Man as a writer and photographer since 2020. We asked David to sum himself up in four sentences, and here it is. Serial learner. Aspiring wordsmith. Bourbon enthusiast. Jack of some trades.

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Savarone Ammann

Senior Writer (Style, Fitness)

Sav has been covering men’s style, grooming, and fitness topics for The Adult Man since 2020 as both a writer and photographer. He describes himself as an overly active inkslinger with a touch of self-proclaimed style and an affinity for dark roast coffee. He believes, like the color black, being a gentleman never quite goes out of fashion.

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Matt Gulielmi

Writer (Style, Grooming)

Michigander turned Manhattanite. Tapas Authority. Merchandising maestro in training. Believer of no wardrobe being complete without a worn-in denim shirt. Matt has been covering men’s style and grooming topics for The Adult Man since 2023 as both a writer and photographer.

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Grace Llewellyn

Social Media & Content Coordinator

If you’d like to join our team of passionate and talented individuals striving to improve the lives of The Adult Man readers every day, check out our job openings.

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