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The whole bar/club thing

Mace1370Mace1370 Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm going to try and not make this a really long post. Basically, I dated pretty infrequently throughout college (only two or three dates a quarter). The only girls I met were ones through class/clubs/dorms. I've never been into the whole bar or club thing. I feel like there is some instruction manual that explains the socially accepted steps to picking up women at these places that I never read. Also, I can't dance.

I'm curious if any of you use a particular strategy or plan of attack when going into a bar (or a club, but I'm more interested in bars than clubs). Do you just walk up to a girl standing there and offer to buy her a drink? Any general tips about conversing would also be helpful.

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  • Farout FoolioFarout Foolio Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Forgive me if this comes off as pontificating, but if you're actually looking for a meaningful relationship of any kind then a bar/club is a terrible place to start. :/

    More helpful advice, I guess, is to just talk to them as though you were talking to anyone. Don't think of yourself as 'on the attack', that's a sure-fire way to fail.

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  • Mace1370Mace1370 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm honestly don't care if someone I meet turns into a relationship or a one night stand.

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  • TopiaTopia Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Don't ask to buy a girl a drink. If she is hanging out, and dancing a little bit(just kinda groovin, but not actually dancing, you know what I'm sayin?), then there's your girl. Go up and ask her to dance. I know you say you can dance but at a club, grab the girl by the hand, drag her out to the dance floor, get right up in the shit, and just follow her lead. Seriously, grinding at a club will get you somewhere. If you're really worried drop this line "wow, I know I suck at dancing, but you make me feel a lot better about myself." Follow that up with a sly wink or something. Let her know you're kidding, kind of. Be smart, put one hand on the small of her back, and do whatever feels natural. Shoulder, leg, ass, whatever you're comfortable with and get away with. A bit of touching and dancing will get you a long way with a girl at a club. THEN you can offer to buy her a drink. But say it casually "wanna grab a drink?" not "can I buy you a drink?" She's the one benefiting here, not you. Start the small talk, and if you start to lose the conversation, dance some more. ??? Profit.

    Edit; Oh I should say this because sometimes people don't understand that it's a given, but be fucking confident. Pay attention to her, but you're the important one in this relationship you've just started. When you ask a girl to dance, if you can open up with a joke, then golden. If you can find a smooth way to insult their dancing abilities before you start, most girls will jump on the chance to "prove you wrong." And shit son, let them.

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  • Kate of LokysKate of Lokys Registered User
    edited December 2008
    If you don't enjoy the bar/club scene, why participate in it? Personally, I figured out pretty early on that bars just aren't for me - I don't like the music, I don't like the noise, I don't tend to like the people, and I don't like alcohol to begin with. I last went to a bar four years ago for a post-exam celebration with some university friends, and I haven't felt inclined to go back to one since. I recognize that I lack the ability to comfortably interact with people in that particular situation, but I don't really think I'm missing much, because I don't enjoy the situation in the first place.

    If you're looking for one-night stands, then yeah, bars can be great for that, because the odds of finding someone else looking for a one-night stand are pretty high. If that's your thing, I'm sure other people here have some useful advice.

    If you're looking for a relationship, honestly, there are better places to look. Online dating is pretty awesome, and it's absolutely not just for internet people anymore - my technologically-useless sister met her husband on Lavalife.

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  • Bliss 101Bliss 101 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    How about you forget that they are girls. Just learn to strike up conversations with people. If girls make you nervous, practice on random dudes (or girls you aren't at all attracted to) at the bar; talk about the beer or football or whatever comes to mind. The topic isn't important; striking up a conversation is. Girls aren't a different species.

    (But if the guys you talk to freak out and think you're gay, know that you've found the right lines and apply them accordingly.)

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  • Mace1370Mace1370 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Thanks Topia, that seems like good advice. I really feel like I should take a few dancing lessons, or something, because I seriously don't have a fucking clue what to do with my limbs on a dance floor.

    Kate, the whole reason I want to know what to do at bars/clubs is because I've basically stopped meeting women. All I do is sit around all day and study and I feel like this is sort of the time in my life when I should be meeting people. Bars seemed like the place to go to meet people, although I have been meaning to give online dating a try.

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  • TopiaTopia Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    If you're trying to dance with a girl and get with her, either one night stand or not, your hands will be on her, and your feet won't move too much. It's usually the arms people are worried about anyway. Dance lessons won't help too much in a club, unless it's country, then if you know how to two-step oh ho ho will you be set.

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  • LailLail Surrey, B.C.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    If you have a female friend that likes to dance ask her to take you out and teach you how. I had no clue what to do on the dance floor, and felt uncomfortable as fuck out there until I had a friend of mine show me the ways. She honestly had to ask me if I could hear the music I was so off-beat, but by the end of the night I was started getting it. Like anything else practice makes perfect (and a couple drinks to loosen up doesn't hurt).

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I disagree with these people. A bar is a great place to build confidence if nothing else, because you probably don't know anyone, everyone is there BECAUSE they want to pick up/be picked up, and there's a regular supply of alcohol to make everyone's nerves chill out for a bit.

    Practice at it. Get shot down, it happens and it teaches you things. Yes, you can, in fact, just walk up to a girl who is obviously sitting at the bar waiting to have someone buy her a drink and then buy her a drink.

    However, I agree with the poster who stated that it's better to find someone who is dancing and get them to dance with you. Part of this is because they might not be the girl who sits at the bar all night being fed free drinks with no intention of actually getting to know you, and part of it is because dancing is physical. You're at a bar looking to meet people, and sex is a factor in this, whether it's the primary one or not. You will still generate more attraction dancing together. It also gets rid of the awkward conversation.

    In addition, when I was a single bar-hopper, I found it really rewarding just to spend an hour dancing with a girl, even if I didn't intend for it to lead to anything at all. Dancing with pretty ladies is fun! ;P

    Anyway, get out there, belt down some drinks and make a fool of yourself. If you find that you just don't enjoy yourself at all, stop. If you like it, keep doing it.

    Oh, one last note. Age isn't totally important, but if you're almost 30 or something, don't go to the 18 and up bar, etc. Age isn't THAT important, but you should get a vibe pretty quickly if you're in the wrong bar.

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  • 2and2is52and2is5 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    A bar isn't a bad place to meet people. Go to a bar, talk to a girl(s), get her number if things go well, call her a few days later, go out on a date.

    Voila. You don't have to dance, you don't have to sleep with her, all you really have to do is be able to hold a conversation.

    Also, it helps to go out with friends. Going by yourself can be a little sketchy.

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  • Aurora BorealisAurora Borealis Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I disagree with whoever said to insult the girl's dance moves first thing to get her to 'prove you wrong'. For me at least, this will make me not want to dance with you. This just makes me nervous and uncomfortable and proves to me you are an asshole. So unless you are super smooth and have a face that charms the glitter off the fairies, don't do this.
    I do kinda like the line "you make me feel good about myself." This says to me that the dancing isn't a contest of skill, just two people having a good time together. Which is also what I want out of sexy times too, so that bodes well.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I love the bar/club scene, mainly because nightlife in my city is superb. They are a great place to meet people for all kinds of reasons, innocent and not so innocent. Depends on who you are and, more than that, your personality will dictate what "moves" work for you. That said, you say this:
    All I do is sit around all day and study and I feel like this is sort of the time in my life when I should be meeting people. Bars seemed like the place to go to meet people, although I have been meaning to give online dating a try.

    You have a lot more options than bar/club or the internet and it's been said so many times in this forum it's starting to become a copy+pasting thing.

    Volunteer work. Join a club of some kind. Join a sports team. If you have the time to go to a bar/club and put in the hours there, you have time to do these things, too.

    Don't limit yourself to just one option. Meet people different ways and see what works best for you. For most people, it's a combination of methods.

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  • TrentusTrentus Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Mace1370 wrote: »
    Also, I can't dance.

    I learned all I know about dancing from Pulp Fiction. Although, I always go home alone, so this may not be the best advice. But I've got a mate who gets by with a bit of the twist.

    Also, strike up a conversation? I don't know about anyone else, but every club I've ever been to has been far to noisy for me to understand a thing anyone says (or shouts). Even in the sort of secluded looking drinking areas where people are meant to try and chat. Why does the music have to be so loud? Does it make it more fun?

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Only a fool will fight on a battlefield that is both unfamiliar and unsettling.

    Mr. Tsu over here has a point, but it's not that hard to get used to it.

    Bars with pool/darts are good. It's easy to introduce yourself if all you have to do is ask if you can play winner.

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  • TopiaTopia Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I disagree with whoever said to insult the girl's dance moves first thing to get her to 'prove you wrong'. For me at least, this will make me not want to dance with you. This just makes me nervous and uncomfortable and proves to me you are an asshole. So unless you are super smooth and have a face that charms the glitter off the fairies, don't do this.
    I do kinda like the line "you make me feel good about myself." This says to me that the dancing isn't a contest of skill, just two people having a good time together. Which is also what I want out of sexy times too, so that bodes well.

    Na you gettin it all wrong, it's playful. You joke around with the girl, and she jokes around back. It's a game!

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  • DodgeBlanDodgeBlan PSN: dodgeblanRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Oh hey look at these people on their high horses

    Just because you don't like bars and clubs doesn't mean the people who do are morally bankrupt sluts.

    A bar is a terrible place to start a meaningful relationship?
    Well I guess humanity is kind of fucked because bars have been the hub for socializing for a long, long time. Significantly longer than the internet.

    Mace you need other people to go to the bar with, as going by yourself will probably severely hurt your chances. Do you have any friends that like to go out? People whose company you enjoy preferably? Just go out with them, have a few drinks, and try to have fun. Watch what people do, see who picks up and how

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  • SmurphSmurph Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I disagree with these people. A bar is a great place to build confidence if nothing else, because you probably don't know anyone, everyone is there BECAUSE they want to pick up/be picked up, and there's a regular supply of alcohol to make everyone's nerves chill out for a bit.

    Seriously. You might hate every single person you meet in a bar, but if you can talk to them, compliment them, etc. without coming off as creepy then you might not need the bar anymore. The cute girl in the coffee shop might actually be an option once you know how to strike up a conversation with her. And you'll know how to do that because you'll have experience and confidence.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Topia wrote: »
    I disagree with whoever said to insult the girl's dance moves first thing to get her to 'prove you wrong'. For me at least, this will make me not want to dance with you. This just makes me nervous and uncomfortable and proves to me you are an asshole. So unless you are super smooth and have a face that charms the glitter off the fairies, don't do this.
    I do kinda like the line "you make me feel good about myself." This says to me that the dancing isn't a contest of skill, just two people having a good time together. Which is also what I want out of sexy times too, so that bodes well.

    Na you gettin it all wrong, it's playful. You joke around with the girl, and she jokes around back. It's a game!

    Yeah, insulting them is a great first impression, and will never turn out poorly. All women will enjoy this and none will take it as face value and ignore you, insult you back, or throw a drink in your face. Ever.

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  • TopiaTopia Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Topia wrote: »
    I disagree with whoever said to insult the girl's dance moves first thing to get her to 'prove you wrong'. For me at least, this will make me not want to dance with you. This just makes me nervous and uncomfortable and proves to me you are an asshole. So unless you are super smooth and have a face that charms the glitter off the fairies, don't do this.
    I do kinda like the line "you make me feel good about myself." This says to me that the dancing isn't a contest of skill, just two people having a good time together. Which is also what I want out of sexy times too, so that bodes well.

    Na you gettin it all wrong, it's playful. You joke around with the girl, and she jokes around back. It's a game!

    Yeah, insulting them is a great first impression, and will never turn out poorly. All women will enjoy this and none will take it as face value and ignore you, insult you back, or throw a drink in your face. Ever.

    Dude. Do you know what a joke is? Cause I've never been ignored doing this. Or insulted. Or a drink thrown in my face. Holy shit dude. Obviously you don't know how to use body language or tone of voice to portray a joke.

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  • SammyFSammyF Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    It's a horrible movie, but you should watch the Tao of Steve. Everytime I've ever met a girl in a bar, it was because I wasn't on the hunt or faking confidence or something stupid like that. I was just hanging out being myself. And when someone came up to me, I didn't immediately move in for the kill. I flirt for a little bit, try and segue into a funny story by whatever means necessary, flirt for a little bit more, and then thank them for the conversation and tell them I have to get back to my friends at our table (which is just in the back corner over there if you want to follow me...).

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Topia wrote: »
    Dude. Do you know what a joke is? Cause I've never been ignored doing this. Or insulted. Or a drink thrown in my face. Holy shit dude. Obviously you don't know how to use body language or tone of voice to portray a joke.

    Telling a guy with next to no experience in bars/clubs to jokingly insult women as a first approach is likely going to end badly, especially if that's not his nature, since he'll faking it harder than a guido with a spray-on-tan.

    It's one thing to come off as a smartass, or a jackass - it's another to come off as an asshole. And it's a very fine line that separates the two.

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  • c4tchc4tch Registered User
    edited December 2008
    unless it is among a circle of friends - this has always been my ONE rule when meeting women when going out:

    - meet a girl at a bar, lose a girl at a bar -

    then ask yourself if it's worth it. every worthwhile relationship i've ever had with a girl has been someone I have met outside of a club/bar.

    if you still want to go that direction - house parties are much, MUCH better.

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  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    SammyF wrote: »
    Be desireless. Be excellent. Be gone.

    "What is the one thing you're excellent at?"

    "I'm an excellent...camper."

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  • SammyFSammyF Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    SammyF wrote: »
    Be desireless. Be excellent. Be gone.

    "What is the one thing you're excellent at?"

    "I'm an excellent...camper."

    "Great. Too bad you can't camp in front of a chick."

    I'm really glad I'm not the only person who saw that movie. Please don't let girls know about it, though. The moment they become aware of it, they think you're just playing another game, and suddenly the fact you wait for a girl to come and kiss you "hello" at a party instead of rushing over to make a move isn't you being yourself, it's just another creative strategem that makes you look like an asshole, even if you're just trying to be friendly and have a good time.

    And that's super annoying, right? The guy going on about how you should make fun of girls when you go up to them is basically telling you to be someone else, and he probably doesn't particularly care if a number of people think he's an asshole for trying that game. What I'm trying to endorse is being yourself and enjoying the moment instead of pursuing an agenda, and if people start thinking that being yourself is, in itself, a game, it's basically impossible to have fun.

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  • TopiaTopia Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    SammyF wrote: »
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    SammyF wrote: »
    Be desireless. Be excellent. Be gone.

    "What is the one thing you're excellent at?"

    "I'm an excellent...camper."

    "Great. Too bad you can't camp in front of a chick."

    I'm really glad I'm not the only person who saw that movie. Please don't let girls know about it, though. The moment they become aware of it, they think you're just playing another game, and suddenly the fact you wait for a girl to come and kiss you "hello" at a party instead of rushing over to make a move isn't you being yourself, it's just another creative strategem that makes you look like an asshole, even if you're just trying to be friendly and have a good time.

    And that's super annoying, right? The guy going on about how you should make fun of girls when you go up to them is basically telling you to be someone else, and he probably doesn't particularly care if a number of people think he's an asshole for trying that game. What I'm trying to endorse is being yourself and enjoying the moment instead of pursuing an agenda, and if people start thinking that being yourself is, in itself, a game, it's basically impossible to have fun.

    Unfortunately half the people in this world being themself couldn't so much as get a smile from a girl at a club.

    And in no way did I ever say anything to condone lying or putting on a fake personality. Giving lines or hints at what to say isn't changing who you are. Everyone is going to approach the situation differently, but in general, I'm giving advice that works for me, so why the fuck not let the OP know? Shit, he said he thought I gave good advice, so it seems it sounds plausible to fit his personality, no?

    Whatever guys and girls, everything works differently for everybody, and if you think what I'm doing is completely wrong, then we're completely different.

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  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    SammyF wrote: »
    What I'm trying to endorse is being yourself and enjoying the moment instead of pursuing an agenda, and if people start thinking that being yourself is, in itself, a game, it's basically impossible to have fun.

    I'm almost convinced that whole "go treat girls like an asshole and they'll climb over each other to get into your pants" crap is pure bullshit.

    Don't act like someone you think a woman would want to see. You don't have any control over what she sees/thinks of you, so just be yourself. Women get pissed if you jerk them around- e.g., trying to be someone/something you're not.

    If you go out and don't come home with someone- well, if that's the whole point of why you go out, maybe you should think it over again. Just go, have fun, and if you get lucky for a lifetime or a night, congrats. Just don't treat it as the ultimate reason for going to a bar/club.

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  • SammyFSammyF Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Topia wrote: »
    SammyF wrote: »
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    SammyF wrote: »
    Be desireless. Be excellent. Be gone.

    "What is the one thing you're excellent at?"

    "I'm an excellent...camper."

    "Great. Too bad you can't camp in front of a chick."

    I'm really glad I'm not the only person who saw that movie. Please don't let girls know about it, though. The moment they become aware of it, they think you're just playing another game, and suddenly the fact you wait for a girl to come and kiss you "hello" at a party instead of rushing over to make a move isn't you being yourself, it's just another creative strategem that makes you look like an asshole, even if you're just trying to be friendly and have a good time.

    And that's super annoying, right? The guy going on about how you should make fun of girls when you go up to them is basically telling you to be someone else, and he probably doesn't particularly care if a number of people think he's an asshole for trying that game. What I'm trying to endorse is being yourself and enjoying the moment instead of pursuing an agenda, and if people start thinking that being yourself is, in itself, a game, it's basically impossible to have fun.

    Unfortunately half the people in this world being themself couldn't so much as get a smile from a girl at a club.

    And in no way did I ever say anything to condone lying or putting on a fake personality. Giving lines or hints at what to say isn't changing who you are. Everyone is going to approach the situation differently, but in general, I'm giving advice that works for me, so why the fuck not let the OP know? Shit, he said he thought I gave good advice, so it seems it sounds plausible to fit his personality, no?

    Whatever guys and girls, everything works differently for everybody, and if you think what I'm doing is completely wrong, then we're completely different.

    First, I reject the premise of the initial argument. I am not so remarkable that I should overperform "half the people in this world" at bars by just being myself. I'm not exceptional.

    Second, I do admit that being a bit of a jerk works--some girls automatically fall into the trap of thinking, "gee, I must not be good enough for him if he thinks he can get away with making fun of me"--but you're thinking tactics, and I'm talking strategy. So let's say you make fun of the way this girl dances, or dresses, or talks, or what have you. Let's say this actually works and you get her digits. Let's say you call her. Let's say all of her friends tell her, "What the fuck are you doing talking to that jerk?" Yeah, that's where this happy train typically derails on its way to Finding-Yourself-A-Girlfriend-So-You-Don't-Die-Alonesville: from the very get go, all of her friends are going to think you're a jerk.

    The notion has been posited here many times that no one ever meets his future wife in a bar so only go if you want trashy girls. That's bullshit; I'm having another date tomorrow night with an absolutely wonderful young woman I met a couple weeks back in a bar. But there's an obvious fundamental truth at play that people still seem to forget: if you want to find a trashy girl, treat girls like trash. If you want to find a nice girl, you have to try being a nice guy.

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  • TopiaTopia Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Cool, and I respect your opinions, and I know meeting bar girls results in, most of the time, no real relationship, but the OP even said that he doesn't care if it's a one night stand or otherwise, so I gave him the means to an end (of the night).

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  • SarcastroSarcastro Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Interesting.

    You can certainly meet people in a club. Decent people. I mean, you're there right?

    There was some interesting one night stand advice. It was okay; I don't think it would pan out for long term success, but if all you want is one night, go hard I guess. I also agree with 'slightly jerky' for such a thing, it makes you more disposable, and its much clearer where things are going. People usually just follow down the best lit path, so a few neon signs- as glaring, harsh and unsubtle as they may be- will often have more success than a dimly lit question wavering unsteadily in the dark.

    I think when it comes to pickups, the big question for me has always been: What are the risks involved when sleeping with someone who jumps into bed with a stranger after just a few hours?

    There's nothing wrong with that per se, but being personally concerned with sexual safety, it sure freaks me the hell out. Other people are cool with it, hell, sometimes I'm cool with it, but in general terms it seems like bad planning. What I'm getting at, is that a club makes a good place to make a contact, get a number, go on some dates, etc, but isn't really all that awesome a place to have an entire relationship in.

    I've found, the best nights have revolved around making new friends, and having a good enough time to get a bit lost in the moment, so when that time is over, there's still a desire on both sides to have it continue elsewhere.

    Personally, I frequent the same club quite often, and I see those same people over again. I've made a point of getting to know anyone that pops out at me more than twice. Over time, you find the crowd shifts but the major players are the same. You can say your hellos, make your tours, give out hugs, and always have a place to be. A solid wingman is nice, no lies, but if you've worked a place well you can fly solo and still be surrounded by friends.

    Those are the nods that let those new hotties know you're a good guy, those are the smiles and well-wishes that say you're solid. After that, getting a number is an easy, no pressure situation. You're just expanding the list of people that you know. Even if things don't pan out, by being a good joe during whatever time you do have, you'll have another person you can meet and greet, another person who will smile or dance with you, another open invitation to chat for a while. One door leading to another. Open enough doors, and sooner or later you're going to find the one that goes right where you want to be.

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  • SammyFSammyF Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    [everything Sarcastro wrote]

    The regular place can be key, and this applies not only to bars and clubs. If you can have a conversation with a waiter at a restaurant or the guy behind the counter at your favorite deli, you're golden: it demonstrates that you're involved in your community and the people around you, which is a much better signal to women than being involved in yourself. (added: um, plus it's just nice and convenient to develop a rapport with people?)

    And he's also right that the best nights are the ones that leave you and the other person wanting more. That moment at the end of the evening, when you're sharing a cab uptown and suddenly she stops midsentence as she completely loses her train of thought while staring into your eyes, and she gives you that look like she's waiting for something to happen? That's the moment where savor a brief moment of desire before simply saying "We should do this again sometime." Oh, sure, you could go the "my place or yours" route, but why? If you leave her to think for a few days about what she was willing to do to have you in that one moment, the tension will all still be there the next time you go out with her--and you will have one of the best first dates ever.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    But bro, that's totally not going to get you laid bro! D:

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    SammyF wrote: »
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    SammyF wrote: »
    Be desireless. Be excellent. Be gone.

    "What is the one thing you're excellent at?"

    "I'm an excellent...camper."

    "Great. Too bad you can't camp in front of a chick."

    I'm really glad I'm not the only person who saw that movie. Please don't let girls know about it, though. The moment they become aware of it, they think you're just playing another game, and suddenly the fact you wait for a girl to come and kiss you "hello" at a party instead of rushing over to make a move isn't you being yourself, it's just another creative strategem that makes you look like an asshole, even if you're just trying to be friendly and have a good time.

    And that's super annoying, right? The guy going on about how you should make fun of girls when you go up to them is basically telling you to be someone else, and he probably doesn't particularly care if a number of people think he's an asshole for trying that game. What I'm trying to endorse is being yourself and enjoying the moment instead of pursuing an agenda, and if people start thinking that being yourself is, in itself, a game, it's basically impossible to have fun.

    This all really just sounds like a bunch of ASF stuff. I mean it is a bunch of ASF stuff.

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  • CodeCode Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Sarcastro and SammyF have, in just two posts, restored my faith that not ALL people on the internet are hopeless social rejects. You have both summed up what I have been trying to explain to my friends for years, and if it is all the same to you, I will print up and hand out copies of your posts at some kind of seminar.

    As they said, it all comes down to going out and having a good time, not just looking for ass. But actually going out to enjoy yourself, regardless of the outcome in your pants. find a place you like, be it a bar, club, bookstore, coffee shop, or comic book store that hosts game weekends, if you hang out with people who share your interests, well, you will probably meet some people who you have a lot in common with. Some of these people will have boobs. If you make an attempt to be a decent person, and connect on a real level, one or two will even let you touch the aforementioned boobs.

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