Eric Payne aka E. Payne

Eric Payne aka E. Payne

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There isn't much to see here because this a pure donation. Much like my early twenties in NYC, I would often hit the clubs with my friends, but I wouldn't go inside, preferring instead to keep my money in my pocket (because I was cheap) and soak up the atmosphere — the beautiful women walking inside (who ignored my efforts to catch their attention) and the muffled music pouring outside from behind the doors of the club.

Unlike those women and the bouncers who managed the door, I value your presence and appreciate your support at this level. Although you won't have access to any exclusives at this level, your support here means you're committed to my mission to pursue my passion to entertain, inspire, and empower via my original content. You're helping to keep the lights on and helping me stay focused (so I don't have to worry about the lights and other stuff like bills) on those nights when I'm up all night writing, editing, or recording, or all of it.

We're at the start of something beautiful. Thank you for being here.

I see you. 

Here For It!

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Here come the perks because you're here for it and I am too!

  • Early ad-free access to The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide

  • Let's Talk Dating After Divorce - live stream recaps of each episode

  • First looks at all new content series in production (please, see my intro video for details)

  • Video updates from yours truly, Eric Payne

  • Network with other Patrons via Discord

All In!

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Because you're All In! you'll have access to the same stuff as the Here For It! crew has, PLUS:

  • a once-a-month 60-minute Zoom chat where chat it up about dating, sex, what goes on in a man's mind, or whatever comes up when we're going in.

  • Masterclass content on overcoming setbacks, the dating game, and strategies to how to be an overall happy human.

  • Access to Eric Payne reads Po-eh-tray. You're just going to have to tune into this one to see it in order to understand it (and believe it).

  • a free 12-month subscription to The Dating After Divorce Survival Kit Subscription Box (kits will be delivered quarterly and will include one (1) signed copy of my very first book, I See Through Eyes).*

  • Discounted tickets to all virtual and live events.

*Available to patrons in this tier once we hit the monthly goal of $500 (see the goals section for details).




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About Eric Payne aka E. Payne

"What do you want to do for a living?"

"I want to write books and tell stories, like movies and stuff like that."

(Insert long and awkward pause)

"Oh, you'll never make any money doing that."

"Do you know how hard that is?"

"Prepare to be broke for the rest of your life."

"What kind of grown man puts his family at risk by playing games with his career?"

The funny thing about the last comment above is that I was neither married nor a parent when it was said to me. No, these are not lines from a story or a script. These things were said to me over and over again by friends, loved ones, and even my ex-wife throughout the late Nineties and the first few years of the 2000s. The mistake I made was that eventually, I believed the naysayers. I put my dreams on a shelf, bundled up all my manuscripts in manila envelopes, and put them in a trunk that now sits in the breakfast nook of my kitchen. I began a career in events and marketing, and eventually got to a place where I was making six-figures, had the beautiful wife, 2.5 kids, 2 dogs, and a rather large townhome. Together my family and I looked like we were stock models for the pretty black family that you see in magazines advertising kitchenware or drugs that will grow you a third eye, or on giant placards hanging above a clothing section in Target or Kohls.

Then Life showed up and really showed out.

Over the course of ten months, from November 2014 to October 2015 everything I knew was stripped away. My wife filed for divorce. I was kicked out of my rather large townhome. Some other wild things happened that have nothing to do with what I'm sharing here. I took it hard. So hard you might say it triggered a breakdown. I bought an expensive car, thinking, at least I have the money to look good. Then three days after my 44th birthday I was unceremoniously laid off, without warning. And it didn't stop there.

The good news is that I've since bounced back. What I didn't know then was that Life was realigning me with my purpose by removing everything and everyone from my life that had been keeping me from my purpose for decades.

What at first appeared to be an ending was actually a 2nd Chance.

I was born a storyteller. I wrote my first play in the 2nd grade. It was an adaptation of a Charlie Brown Christmas that my classmates and I performed for our entire school. Storytelling has been in my blood for a very long time. Several years back I published my first book of poetry and short stories. I went on to launch the award-winning blog,, and these days I'm the host of The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide. But now I've reached a point where I can no longer support the growth of least, not by myself. 

This is where YOU come in. 

Your support will allow me to create and deliver top-quality, entertaining, informative, and empowering content. My podcast,  The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide is just the tip of the iceberg of what I'll be able to give you here. And it's not just about me. My goal is to evolve this platform to be able to produce other people who, like me tell stories and have dreams of making those stories come to life for all the world to experience. 

Because of you, I'll be able to accomplish this goal and live in my purpose and help others do the same. What's the payoff for you? You'll get the content you want to see and experience. I tell the stories of everyday folks thriving and surviving in their daily grind — fathers, mothers, and lovers, all navigating life and living to tell about it. The beauty of the everyday experience is that it's extraordinary. This is what I'm sharing with you here. 

Please become a Patron today. Your contribution, whether it's $5 per month or $500, is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you for supporting me on this journey. 🙏🏾

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Reaching the goal of $350 per month will allow me to retain legal counsel to protect the brand I'm building as well as the intellectual property I'm creating here for you.
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