DATING ADVICE FOR MEN: OBSERVATION
I was at the post office this morning, arranging shipments and business, when I noticed a fairly attractive woman with a young boy in line. Now, I don't think it was her boy (there are certain tell-tale visual cues for this) and I was thinking about saying something to her after I finished at the window.
Then I realized something. I was in Dork Attire. (That's D.A. for short.)
What is Dork attire?
It's when you're wearing something that will either NOT attract a woman, or will repel her.
I realized that I had gone out in my Punisher T-shirt. It's got the skull emblem of the Punisher on the front of it.
Now, while you comic-reading dudes out there know how bad-ass the Punisher is, many people do not.
They would take one look at my t-shirt and go, "ewwww!!"
And rightfully so. It's kind of anti-social to run around with a t-shirt with a skull on it. Even a nice lovey-dovey skull with flowers on it. Or a Grateful Dead skull.
Remember that equation. I will next time.
On the other hand, I have another t-shirt that is only slightly dorky, but it works a lot better. It's got Tintin on it, with Snowy his dog. (If you don't know what Tintin is, I can't help you.)
That one is rather amusing and brings back memories of childhood for a lot of people. And, on the front of this shirt is a little emblem on the left side with Tintin and the word "Adventure" under it.
I liked the message.
Next time, I'll be wearing that one out, or perhaps something more stylish.
The short lesson?
Don't try to make a statement of your dorky interests. Make a statement of presentability.
You'll go much further with the ladies.
Oh, and here's the preliminary results of my poll about where guys meet women:
Question: Where do you go to find women?
Speed Dating 6
Online Dating 30
Looks like clubbing/pubbing and Online are the current favorites.