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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dating Tips For Women?

OK girls seriously do we really need these articles that state the obvious? And please tell me why I am supposed to follow advice from someone who gets paid to write and post this crap on Yahoo! when clearly they cannot even count!

This was written for Cosmo. UGH!

Do you ever go out sometimes and feel like guys aren't giving you the attention you deserve, and you can't figure out why? That used to happen to me too. Then I became a part-time "wingwoman" -- a girl who helps guys meet chicks by posing as the guys' platonic female friend. (Wingwoman services are available in many cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, and St. Louis.)

While earning my wings, I learned lots of little tricks every single girl can use to improve her dating success with guys. Warning: Once you perfect these moves, you might find that you're such a powerful man-magnet, you attract guys everywhere. I used to date a guy who asked me out at the ATM!

Dating tip #1: Go out in groups of no bigger than three. Larger groups of girls are supertough (read: intimidating) to approach. Three is a good number because your two friends can keep each other company when a guy walks up to chat with you.

Dating tip #3: Smile genuinely. So obvious, right? But I can't stress it enough -- and I can't believe I ever acted aloof in an attempt to seem more cool. Now I know that women smile all the time naturally (when we're nervous, when we're trying to be polite, etc.), so if you don't do it at all, you look unapproachable.

Dating tip #4: Work the eye contact. To reel him in from across the room, tilt your chin down a bit and flash him a couple of sultry glances. (Guys love it when you look up at them -- it makes them feel manly.) If the guy across the room is so gorgeous you have a hard time looking straight at him and are simply too nervous, fake it by focusing on the tiny area right between his eyes. He won't be able to tell the difference.

Dating tip #5: Don't immediately ask him what he does. Some men think all women are gold diggers. A lot of my clients hated being asked what their job is. It's that fear-of-being-used thing again.


Clay Bowler said...

I think many of these articles give people the wrong expectations about relationships including the physical part of it.

Chat Blanc said...

oh that makes me so proud to be a woman. HA! :P

Jessica said...

I'm gagging a bit now!

Swirl Girl said...

I am so glad I don't have to 'do' this anymore.

chandrakant said...

I have to say I agree with you on this Lauren. More and more it seems like these "dating gurus" tend to portray dating and meeting someone as something of a devious, scheming, planned activity. The tips are either totally obvious or completely ridiculous..making it more like a chore rather than an enjoyment!
Wish we could vote these writers out of their profession ;)

Da Old Man said...

Guys never have to worry about this stuff.

Lauren said...

@D.O.M, NOPE you all just create the STUFF...HAHAHAHAHA!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

... women gold diggers???

I think that the minors should be men. I worked in one once and had a hat with a light on it ... which I stole because it was cool.
Chicks dig it to - esp when I wear it with my loin cloth.

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Anonymous said...

It makes it all seem so devious doesn't it?

Aleta said...

See now.... that's just disgusting. I'm me, that's all, no games. Can't stand these types of articles!