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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:22 PM 
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why i am even bothering posting here, right off the bat, shows how dumb i am. but i digress. have fun if you wish, or offer legitimate advice if you wish. or ignore it.<
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mutual friend sets me up with her friend. meet her for the first time a few days ago. we had talked
iefly on the phone, then met each other in person at a small gathering. we are making small talk, nothing major, just the standard getting to know each other.<
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when we leave, i walk her to the car. we chat some more, maybe around 30-45 minutes. again, standard getting to know each other chat. fine. however, she is standing a good 6-10 feet from me. now, i am not asking to invade her personal space, and i am respecting it. but that just seems like a very long distance for two people to be having a conversation, alone, outside in public with no one else around.<
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i call her yesterday, wish her a happy easter. i don't get a return call from her. i can semi understand, as she was going to be with her family all day. yes, it really would have been cool to just get a quick message saying 'happy easter' either by text or answering machine or phone call, but i digress.<
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i surprise her at work today. just wanted to say hi, i was in her area on my way to do other errands. i approach her, smile and friendly posture. she looks at me, and asks me if i need any help (she is in customer service). she asks the question like she would anyone. after a second, she realizes who i am and gets excited and says 'omg i did not recognize you for a second, hi there!'<
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now. she is a cool person. i like things about her. and i realize all of us have our own quirks, and no one is perfect (heck, i know i am not). but these above three paragraphs just.... bother me for some odd reason. standing far away, not returning a quick phone call, and not immediately recognizing someone... do i have a leg to stand on if i was to say i am a bit disappointed? or are these three situations legitimately fine, and i should not worry bout trivial things like this?<
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i know i am dumb for even coming to these boards to ask. i do consider a few of you guys friends (albiet online), and i do respect the opinions of a few of you who are legitimate and serious.<
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:29 PM 
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You are trying way to hard and if you keep it up will scare her off. If she is interested in you she is prob just playing it slow to see how you act lay off a bit and see what happens.<
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Other then that what was the chat like did she seem to care or was it like she was off in another place and looking for a reason to leave? Drundor Ducex Warlord Co-Leader of Fearless Alliance <
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:35 PM 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:38 PM 
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Quote:i surprise her at work today. just wanted to say hi, i was in her area on my way to do other errands.<
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Okay here's my advice, just from a woman's perspective. You two haven't even gone out, she may or may not know you're interested. You meet on neutral ground at the picnic, and her standing a distance away, is something I do if I want to leave. It's my signal saying basically nice conversation, but I need to go. That's what it means if I'm in a parking lot standing 10 feet from you. YMMV.<
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Now, calling on a holiday...well, okay. But I wouldn't return the call because holidays are for family. There are relatives I have that I don't even call to wish a happy easter to because I assume it would be intrusive on their preperations for the day. Same with close friends, etc. What I personally do is send e-cards, that way people get my 'Happy Holiday' message without me interrupting any cele
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And that's with people I'm pretty close to or friends with. I don't think I'd even call someone I had just met...unless they had specifically said they'd be alone that day or were sad they had nothing to do then I'd call to cheer them up.<
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Dropping by work...huge no. I would honestly freak out if some guy I had just met, called me on Easter then "casually" dropped by my work. I would think they were stalker-ish. <
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Now I'm not saying YOU are like that, you're a decent guy cc, but we're talking about someone who doesn't really know you. At the very least it smacks of desperation and no woman is attracted to that. Or at least no one you'd want to be with. But it would be...well something that would freak me out a bit.<
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Just giving you some feedback, hope you find it helpful. Def. do the casual 'hey what's up stuff' but better it's done in a phone call during like the week, with the intentions of setting up a date or something. The Birth of Tarot (NSFW)<
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:03 PM 
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Honestly, it sounds like she's just not that into you. =/ One thing I could understand, but not all three.<
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:12 PM 
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Find someone clingy like yourself, otherwise its giong to be difficult.<
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Non clingy people dont like clingy types, and vice versa. You sound like the kind who could care less whether she was around 24/7 after knowing her for 2 hours, she does not.<
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Theres nothing wrong with you, but I tend to think youre just going 'too fast' for her, because your version of slow and hers are simply different. <
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:17 PM 
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I'm not sure I understand your question. I'll be honest in saying you haven't exactly handled yourself well with this girl, especially the dropping in on her during work part, bad idea. However nothing you've said about HER actions so far suggest you've blown it with her yet, even though from my perspective you have. My advice is keep it as casual as possible and try and set up a date, her reaction to your request will tell you if it's already game over or if you still have a shot. <
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:19 PM 
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Sounds like the romance between Sling Blade and that fat retard that worked at Family Dollar.<
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:13 PM 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:15 PM 
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Didn't we recently have a "This is what happened with my date, does this chick dig me?" thread from CC?<
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:38 PM 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:42 PM 
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I'm currently trying to coach a buddy through similar issues, heh. Sounds like the two of you have similar issues. The secret to relationships is not to make yourself too available. Never fall into the trap of being "the nice guy". That's not saying you have to be a dick, but don't crawl up a chick's butt.<
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It's funny - the car situation you describe is one I yelled at him about. You probably need to close encounters more tightly. <
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Don't linger in that small talk crap. Seriously, "nice guys" get this idea they're getting to know somebody. Nope, you're tripping into the category of BORING! Sure, women SAY they wan't conversation, but they don't. <
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The small gathering was a nice start, but you need to treat that like a first date and close it appropriately. It sounds like you did OK, but when you walked her to your car you partially buggered it up. Don't stand around chatting. You might think it's nice, but there's a chance it's awkward. My buddy and I just had this talk. When you walk someone to their car, you need to do this:<
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Say: "I had a great time, it was awesome meeting you."<
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Extend your right hand to shake hers.<
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She'll shake your hand (maybe a hug or peck, go with it if she does).<
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When she grasps your right hand, you put your left hand on hers - effectively trapping hers.<
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Make eye contact and say, "I'm looking forward to getting to see you again. I'll give you a call."<
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Let her say something as you give her hand a gentle shake. <
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Don't hold this more than 20-30 seconds.<
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Let go say, "Goodbye".<
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Let her say bye.<
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Turn and walk away.<
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Standing around drags out the situation. It sucks mystery or excitement from the encounter. 99% of the time, you're better off with the quick close and leave.<
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#1 - it's more intimate than a regular handshake. The clasp and eye contact says, "I would like to fuck you someday".<
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#2 - it's quick, so she doesn't have to worry about you trying to tongue wrestle her.<
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#3 - it shows you respect her space<
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#4 - it's quick, and if she likes you, it will make her want you MORE than if you stood around jerking off<
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#5 - it's quick, and if she thinks you're a pud, you didn't waste a ton of time.<
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Married with Children is a great show. There is one line from it that effectively says: "within 10 minutes of meeting a guy, a girl knows whether she's going to sleep with him".<
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That's good fucking advice, and dead on in 99% of situations.<
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So - be quick. Don't fall into the "i'm a nice guy and I want to get to know someone". Nope - that's pure douchebag and will lead to frustration.<
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Get in and out of the first 2 dates as quick as you can. But, you have to follow the general rules:<
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1. First date can be about anything. As long as the event lasts over 2 hours, it counts. Use the handshake close.<
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2. Second date needs to be on a weekend night and be official. Don't dick around with "half-dates". You know: things like meeting for lunch or dropping into her work to say HI. It kills the mystique. <
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3. ALWAYS go for a small kiss on the second date. YOu don't have to suck face, but if a girl won't give you anything at all on the second date: she thinks you're a douche.<
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Cicely, those are general tips for the future.<
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Within the first 10 minutes of meeting, she knew whether she was interested. If she wasn't interested, there's nothing you could do to change it. If she was interested, you could hose it up by being too needy.<
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Honestly, if she was standing 6-10 feet away, it sounds like you had already gotten lumped into the "friend" category. However, if she was interested, the long conversation at the car could ice it. Next time, close faster - in and out. Frankly, she didn't know you that well and the situation could have intimidated her.<
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The Easter call was bad. One of the secrets of calling girls is to hedge your bets. Try to get a feel for when they'll be available so you don't have to drive yourself crazy wondering if they intentionally avoided your call. Never call on holidays or wierd hours. If they work a 8-5 job, call between 7pm-8pm. That's the best spot. For peope with odd schedules, you have to think it through.<
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If she was interested, odds are the drop-in at work was the death sentence. It's just a little too much. Any time you don't get a return phone call, there's a minimum 3 day cool off period. The worse thing you can do is follow up quickly.<
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The reason is this: if she doesn't like you - your clinginess confirms that in her mind and eliminates any possibility at all. If she does like you and was sincerely tied up, you're putting doubts in her head.<
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Call her Sunday at 7pm-ish. <
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Don't fool yourself into thinking a 2 hour conversation means she wants to hump you. If she likes you at all - 5-10 minutes is all you need.<
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If she makes an excuse why she can't - let it go at, "that's cool - here's my number if you get a free minute, give me a buzz later this week."<
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:51 PM 
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These three situations are legitimately fine, and you should not worry bout trivial things like this.<
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Tarot's explanation of the holiday thing is probably right on. There are any number of reasons a message isn't responded to.<
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Some people are bad with faces. I'm personally finding more and more that unless there is something that is distinct about a persons face, which I can point to, I might not recognize them. Especially in an environment I wouldn't expect to see them, like work. I've not recognized family members right away while I'm at work. Just think how many faces she must see in a work day.<
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yes, i had something similar a few months ago. really says a lot about how crappy and pathetic i am at dating, isn't it? also, quite an embarassment as well. i suck at dating, i suck at 'the hunt', i am just simply no good. i am surprised someone hasn't told me to 'shoot myself in the face' or something like that. <
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Quote:yes, i had something similar a few months ago. really says a lot about how crappy and pathetic i am at dating, isn't it? also, quite an embarassment as well. i suck at dating, i suck at 'the hunt', i am just simply no good. i am surprised someone hasn't told me to 'shoot myself in the face' or something like that.<
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ing you down. Look at it as a learning experience. No matter how many times people tell you what does and doesn't work, the only way you know for sure is doing it yourself. There are 3 options when you take a risk. It works and you are both happy, it fails and you are miserable, it fails and you chalk it up on the "don't do again" list and become wiser because of it. In other words, you have a 66% chance of it not being bad. Keep in mind though, some things work on some girls that don't work on others. Especially early on, you need to really read the body language and make your next move based on that. Beware though, Women have abilities way beyond our comprehension and understanding, so always keep your guard up. <i></i>


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Sounds like she's not interested to me, but the signs are vague. I'd take Orme's advice in your situation.<
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:06 PM 
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Everything Orme said is dead on. If you do manage to get a real date just make sure you close it right. It sounds like for all your weaknesses you're not a horrible conversationalist (or you wouldn't have been able to talk to her that long) so if she calls or you ask her out and she accepts you're set, as long as you don't puss out and not kiss her. Going for that first kiss is hard, hard, hard, especially if you're inexperienced or nervous. In any case we may have more in common than you think, because for a long time I was always the nice guy who all the girls felt comfortable talking to and befriending but not fucking. Then I realized as the guy you either make the move or nothing happens, the girl isn't going to act like a bad movie character and suddenly kiss you, you've got to be
ave and take it. There's not information to tell for sure, but I think from the limited amount you've told us about her reactions (especially since you've already fucked up and she hasn't run screaming yet) she must at least somewhat like you. Assuming that's true and she's a regular girl if you ask her out she'll probably accept, I'd just go for it, you don't have much to lose. <
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Watch Hitch and the advice he gives the fat accountant. It is pretty much teh same thing Orme said.<
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Man...I am so fucking glad I got lucky and managed to find a good woman while avoiding all this psychological maneuvering and posturing and stuff. I'll seriously just go and jump off a building if I ever have to deal with it, it all sounds so fucked up, heh. <i></i>


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:17 AM 
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Quote:I venture to say that most women who say this will look back on their lives and realize just how unhappy they really were.<
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Quote:So you WANT your partner to say, "Hey, buck up you fucking pussy." when you're depressed or hurting or screaming in the middle of child birth?<
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Quote:Sometimes I really think that a lot of people watched so much TV in their life that they really start to believe that's how life is, or is supposed to be.<
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eak out in tears every time she came over-EVEN STONE SOBER! That's why large numbers of them working or living in one place is a bad thing. They create their own little soap operas. Maybe its the same with their love lifes. They chase jerks for the drama, then later realize they're with a jerk. <
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I mean just what I said. They will look back and see that they were in and out of failed relationships more often than they care to admit. They will look back and answer the "if you could do it all again, would you change anything" question with a "yes" rather than a "no". Saying you're happy now is one thing, looking back years later, who can say? <
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I think we are just using two different definitions of sensitivity. <i></i>

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Dating is a numbers game. I am 31 and I have dated a ton. But, that's because I am incredibly picky and crabby. I'm not a player by any means. I've always joked that if I was good looking, I'd get laid every night. I have game, but not the looks, heh. I used Match.Com. I think it's great. When I was younger, I relied on bars, but I'm old enough now where that's not the best avenue. On Match, I went through a lot of women. Finally, I stumbled onto an incredible girl I would have never met in a bar (or anywhere else). <
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#2 - After 3-5 good dates, you need to have had some serious intimacy. I'm not saying fucking. As a rule, I almost never fuck within 30 days of meeting someone unless they're just giving it away and I have no interest beyond a nut. If you've been daying for a month or more, and haven't had your hands in a place she wouldn't let her
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:19 AM 
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Quote:Saying you're happy now is one thing, looking back years later, who can say?<
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After everything we have been through together and still remained together. Our three wonderful kids etc... I can say I am and will be able to say i was/am happy. /shrug no one can see the future but after everything I highly doubt there is anything that can rip us apart and make me unhappy when I look back.<
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Oops! I didn't comment on my #1, #2, and #3 about going from "slight bad boy" to "slight pussy".<
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I wasn't referring to YOU, per se, but rather anyone who dates the bad boys, has been in 8 relationships in 2 years, yet will tell you that she is perfectly happy even though she can't figure out why she's still not (re)married at age 37 and why her little girl is on birth control at age 11.<
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Quote:I think we are just using two different definitions of sensitivity.<
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Quote:Perhaps we're using the same definition, just different magnitudes of it.<
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Orme is hitting the nail on the head everytime, and the toughest thing I find to do, is not make myself available, and be distant. Instinct forces you, especially if you really dig someone, is to get as much of them as possible. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, as tough as it is to do. <i></i>


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