What Would Sean Lennon Talk to Her About?
Im an avid fan of The System and I read your articles every day during my lunch break. I think youre doing a great thing for all men by coaching us with your valuable knowledge. However, theres one subject that I dont think you cover directly. How do you persuade a girl who is a casual acquaintance to go out on a date without looking desperate or overly eager and at the same time maintaining Challenge?
I am currently a college student who is very sociable and quick to meet and greet people, especially females. I met Anoushka last year while going out with a large group of friends. We chatted, had a few laughs, and exchanged cell phone numbers (I know you teach us to get home phone numbers but she lived in a dorm at the time and used her cell phone for most calls). Truthfully, I sensed no spark between us and only asked for her number so that I could brag about it to my friends. Also, Anoushka was in a relationship with someone at the time.
One year later, Anoushka is single and has become much more attractive, enhancing her appearance by losing 20 pounds since shes back on the market. My dilemma is that although Im dying to strike up a conversation with her and ask her out on a date, Im not sure how I should go about it without looking desperate. We have not been talking regularly at all, just occasional greetings whenever we see each other on campus. I would try and just give her a call and ask her out but I feel as though the conversation would be awkward since weve not had a real conversation in person in about a year. I would also try striking up a conversation when I see her around campus, but Im stumped as to what I should talk to her about that would smoothly transition into an invitation for coffee.
Another big problem is that Anoushka has three friends who shes constantly with and I rarely see her by herself. I really dont feel like trying to figure out how to separate her from her friends. Every way I think to approach her makes me look too aggressive and not challenging at all.
What should I do? Did I miss my chance by not staying in contact with Anoushka for the past year? Should guys always stay in touch with a girl who has potential even if shes not immediately attracted to him?
Drake - whos stumped
I do cover the subject of asking out a so-called casual acquaintance in my book, but you must have missed it. But thats okay. Well cover it again. Like my Uncle Jethro Love says, Some of you boys is a little slow. But asking this girl out is a piece of cake, so dont worry.
Your ability to meet and greet females and chat them up is a great quality, pal. Most guys dont have it, so you should be grateful. Let me compliment you on that. It can take you far with the babes.
Please dont misrepresent me here. I dont teach men to get home phone numbers. I teach them to ASK for home phone numbers. Theres a big difference. If Anoushka has a cell phone and thats the one she always uses, its fine to call her on that one. You just want to make sure she doesnt have a hardwired phone in her dorm room, thats all.
I have to hand it to you, Drake. Getting Anoushka to give you her number so you can brag to your friends about it shows that youre really mature. Like the old cowboy saying goes, Its a step away from notching your belt.
Now lets take a look at what has you bent into a pretzel here: asking Anoushka out for a date without looking desperate. Its simple, dude. Just do what I tell you to do. You have the vastly mistaken notion that any forward move toward this girl is going to be seen as desperation. But not if you go in slowly.
The fact that you havent been talking to this girl on a regular basis has nothing to do with anything. The point is that shes comfortable with you and she knows who you are. This gives you an advantage. Use it.
Why would the conversation be awkward if you ask Anoushka out? Just because you know her? Like my cousin Brother Love down in Watts says, Dog, youre laying a heavy head-trip on yourself. Forget everything that happened between you and this girl in the past. When you call her up, act like nothings ever happened between the two of you. And then youre going to ask her out and start finding out her Interest Level if there is one -- which is the whole idea of the Starbucks date.
If youre stumped about what to talk to Anoushka about leading into asking her out, just ask what classes shes taking in college. Like the great Doctor Freud once said, Thats a real hard one!
Youre not going to pull a divide and conquer with Anoushkas friends. Like my cousin General Love says, Youre going to do an end-run around them! Let me say it again: youre going to call Anoushka on her cell phone and youre going to make a date for Starbucks. Forget about her friends, and forget about the fact that you know her. Like I said earlier, none of that stuff matters.
See, Drake, youve got something really mixed up here. Its a mistake to think that any action in the direction of this girl is anti-Challenge. I teach you to make that first move. I coach you to ask for her home phone number. I tell you to kiss her on the date. To you Psych majors, these are confident, aggressive moves. But dont forget, prior to doing any of that, youre making her laugh 99% of the time. Keep it light and keep it funny. Along with moving in slowly, thats an essential part of your battle plan.
Its better that you didnt stay in touch with Anoushka over the past year. Because now youll have things to talk about. Staying in touch with a girl whos got a boyfriend is a waste of time and effort. Like my cousin Fast Eddie Love says, You could be hustling the phone numbers of other females during all the time you squandered mooning over the one whos kissing somebody else.
Remember, guys: if youve got her phone number, just call her up and ask her out to Starbucks.
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