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If a woman is intelligent and gives it up easily, she is not considered to be a slut. The guy is considered to be lucky.
I have trouble believing that an intelligent woman will give it up easily but zoob was talking about providing clear signal (which is co-related to the personal confidence) not easily giving up.
 
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I believed the purpose of their existence was to crush males when one crushed me few years ago.
It is their purpose, but it's not intended to kill or maim, they just want you to go back to the drawing board and figure out what you did wrong.

Without even knowing you or the girl I am going to guess, based on the fact she crushed you, that what you did wrong was to telegraph to her that you were bedazzled or in awe and couldn't live without her. Girls hate that and their interest is only piqued when they sense the guy can take them or leave them with equanimity.
 
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Without even knowing you or the girl I am going to guess, based on the fact she crushed you, that what you did wrong was to telegraph to her that you were bedazzled or in awe and couldn't live without her. Girls hate that and their interest is only piqued when they sense the guy can take them or leave them with equanimity.
You make too many assumptions or guesses :rofl:

I don't care about it now neither consider it time worthy. In addition, I am better off.
 
  • #79
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I must have gotten lucky in HS. Never got my feelings hurt too bad.

After I had been steady-dating a young lady for almost a year, she told me that she had engineered our "incidental" hook-up at a party so she could get closer and hint around that she wanted me to ask her to our school's winter dance. At the time she had been a Freshman, and I was a Sophomore. She told her nearest neighbor (a Junior) that she wanted me to ask her to the dance, and her neighbor told her to organize a little get-together at one of my friend's houses by offering to bring sandwiches, chips and stuff. Being a guy who was offered free refreshments for a family-room party, he'd jump at it, and I'd be invited because he and I hung out a lot. My soon-to-be girlfriend said she didn't know if she could do that, and her neighbor said "He's cute. If you can't get him to invite you to the dance, I'm going to invite him myself." That was enough to get things going.
 
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You make too many assumptions or guesses :rofl:
Hmm..this could mean you were in a relationship that seemed to be going well but you caught her with another.
 
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I have trouble believing that an intelligent woman will give it up easily but zoob was talking about providing clear signal (which is co-related to the personal confidence) not easily giving up.
Yeah ok :biggrin: Then again, it depends on your definition of 'intelligent'. The truly top percentile seem to have no social skills, and the bottom percentile seem to have a lot of social skills to the point you want to vomit all over their kabala obsessed new age monologue
 
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Yeah ok :biggrin: Then again, it depends on your definition of 'intelligent'. The truly top percentile seem to have no social skills, and the bottom percentile seem to have a lot of social skills to the point you want to vomit all over their kabala obsessed new age monologue
In my experience the yoga/new age/mystical crowd is pretty deficient in social skills. They're so concerned about being nice they seem to go into denial about "bad vibes" and experience melt down instead of knowing how to handle them. My impression is that what binds these people together is that they sense in each other that they are all overly sensitive and will all go out of their way not to step on each others' toes.
 
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Guys really shouldn't beat themselves up when, years later an insight suddenly pops into their head, "OMG! She was coming on to me!" If it took years to decipher, how strong and clear could it actually have been?
So, when a girl I'd never met stopped me on my bike in front of her house to chat and said

"I have a joke. If I told you you had a great body, would you hold it against me? Ha ha."

.. I can take heart that she was probably not sending a very clear message?
 
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So, when a girl I'd never met stopped me on my bike in front of her house to chat and said

"I have a joke. If I told you you had a great body, would you hold it against me? Ha ha."

.. I can take heart that she was probably not sending a very clear message?
It depends on what you eventually figured out the message to be, Dave.
 
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It depends on what you eventually figured out the message to be, Dave.
My friend at school mentioned he knew her. Actually, that he Knew her. And so did half the gym class.
 
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My friend at school mentioned he knew her. Actually, that he Knew her. And so did half the gym class.
OK, in your case, you should probably beat yourself up pretty bad. As soon as my friends even mentioned they'd once made out with a girl I was on her ASAP.
 
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So, when a girl I'd never met stopped me on my bike in front of her house to chat and said

"I have a joke. If I told you you had a great body, would you hold it against me? Ha ha."

.. I can take heart that she was probably not sending a very clear message?
Was it
ha ha
ha ha ha
he he
hehehehehehehehe..
or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iys86OcXPY8
?

I believe something like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpripwOz2is
would have made clear that she is making fun of you..



I thought only males do ha ha
 
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What's up with the guys who ask for advice and then disappear without dispensing the results? It's none of my business, but I want to know what happened.

Those are some funny vids. If a guy can make a girl laugh like that then getting a date is as simple as asking for it. Other girls nearby will immediately become attracted too. I've found that if I'm enjoying myself and smiling a lot then interactions with women seem much more natural. Anxiety and moodiness seems to attract women who are similarly anxious and moody. It's nice to be around someone that one can feel comfortable with, regardless of sexual interest. For a woman, the prospect of sex is not difficult. If she feels comfortable around a guy then she begins to open up. Learning how to do this gives a guy a huge advantage over guys who can't, all other things being equal. This is why guys who are comfortable in the presence of women get more play. She doesn't want to feel awkward. Who would?

There is a subtle difference in approach that, from my experience seems to be more effective. Don't bother trying to convince a woman to be interested in you. She either will be or won't be. There isn't much a guy can do about that. Rather, just avoid unconvincing the women that would consider you. The best way to do this is to be comfortable with yourself. Confidence seems particularly fascinating to women.

My advice to any guy that is considering asking a girl out, but is afraid of getting crushed, is to ask her out and fully expect to be crushed. You'll be stronger for it, and if she already likes you then she might think your anxiety is cute and give you a chance. Don't be bitter or melancholy if she shoots you down. There will be others. Stop thinking about that girl by finding another that is better suited for you.
 
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Sorry about that huckleberry, lol. I thought that the thread had pretty much died down and no immediate changes had occured when it did, so I pretty much left it, haha...but thanks for your attentiveness, you got me to give you guys an update!

Since me and this girl have no classes together and sparingly used to give some glances in passing through the hall, I introduced myself but quickly learned that she isn't really the type of person whom a guy can just ask out without previously knowing on some sort of friendly level..we're starting to get into contact, I guess I could be considered an "acquaintance", but I did get her number, and she is showing signs that she might like me :D lol, I plan on progressing things just a little bit over the week, and hopefully by Friday I'll be at the stage where I can give her a small valentine's day gift and she'd expect it, more or less :P
 
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Way to go. Glad to hear it. You've got the courage to actually do something, and you maintain realistic expectations. That's refreshing. I think you'll be alright.
 
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I plan on progressing things just a little bit over the week, and hopefully by Friday I'll be at the stage where I can give her a small valentine's day gift and she'd expect it, more or less :P
I wouldn't give her a Valentine's Day gift. A gesture like that doesn't work the way you think it is supposed to, and is counter-productive on many levels. It's very likely to turn you into a supplicant in her mind. She may enjoy that for the ego boost, and to milk you for more gifts, or, she may get the queasy feeling you feel she's too good for you which will drive her away. Either way you have lost the appeal of being a challenge, and her interest will dwindle. There is really only a small subset of women who are romantic in the way women are alleged to be romantic. The rest view gifts like this as guys sucking up to them in the hope of getting affection or sex.

If you hear a woman say she wishes men gave more flowers and made romantic gestures you can be sure she's complaining about someone she's been involved with who has a long, unmitigated history of thoughtlessness and selfishness. Women pretty much only want a gesture like that from a guy who wouldn't make a gesture like that.

I wouldn't give her a Valentine's gift unless you're absolutely certain she's already secretly harboring a serious case of the hots for you. Those are the only circumstances under which it will have the desired effect. Otherwise it will be an invitation for her to exploit you, or a cause for her to withdraw from you.

Down at the cafe where I hang out I am currently watching a little drama of a very hot girl being pursued by a "nice" guy who plies her with presents. In fact, he once interrupted a conversation I was having with her to give her a box of relatively expensive chocolates. She received them graciously, and with apparent gratitude, and after she'd ate a couple she offered me some, right in front of him. I'm not sure he was happy about that. "He's a very sweet guy", she said after he'd left, "Very, very sweet guy."

"Has he asked you out?"

"He's asks me out all the time."

"You're not interested?"

"Nope, not really."

This guy has telegraphed loud and clear that he thinks she's out of his league, and his presents just come off as 'tributes to a superior being'. That's not attractive.
 
  • #92
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This thread is full of great advice by Zooby, Dave, Georgia, Moonbearand Russ. You can actually breathe the experience of dealing with rejection :shy: and you can almost see the passing memories of regretted events :tongue2: . That's how Life is. Life is about risks, so stop being so damn risk averse, and be confident :wink:. Don't wait for the kiss, go for it. Don't wait to ask her out, ask her out, and so on. And most importantly, RESPECT yourself!, and have STANDARDS. No Mr. Doormat, be NICE and recognize when it's NOT worth your time (i.e. 2-3 years pursuing the same girl?).
 
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lol, thanks to everyone who still pays enough care to mind this next post, and i'm sorry for such waits between updates!

I didn't see zoobyshoe's message until after i had already done the deed, but i did work up a small relationship and gave her a red rose on friday morning, swooning her just a bit and showing her outright that i am highly interested...i'd been hinting at it before and now there really isn't a doubt in my mind that she knows. She welcomed it with open arms, and i can honestly say that i've never seen a girl smile so much :smile:

We've been talking a lot soon after, and i have a date-esque thing going on next Saturday. Thanks everyone for all of your great advice, i'll try to keep updating regularly :smile:
 

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