I got an email yesterday from one of my email coaching clients with the subject line: The Cutest Pickup Line She Ever Heard which is exactly what was inside. A good pickup line that wasn’t my style, but it was a great way to start conversation with a woman.
My client, who I’ll call L for now, said the email was a little gift form him and attached was a run down of an interaction he had with a woman at a bar.
I read it, smiled and then wanted to share it with.
Heads up, a lot of L’s style isn’t my cup of tea BUT what he consistently did through his interaction with this woman was super attractive and awesome. I want you to pay attention to how he handles every “test” and thing she throws his way.
L does not get rattled by her.
He does not feel rejected or less than.
In fact, every time she throws a jab to mess up his approach, he comes back with an even bigger jab that can’t help but win her over.
Anyway… I’m ruining it for you but here it is as well as my commentary here:
The Cutest Pickup Line She Ever Heard
I bopped into the pub where friends were gathering to celebrate one of our birthdays. I ordered a draft and headed for the back room only to find the place empty.
Turned out I had the right day but the wrong week. As I’d already sprung for the brew, I wasn’t going to let it go to waste it.
So I toodled back to the bar and perched on a stool, gazing up at the baseball game in progress on the overhead tube.
“’Scuse me,” I turned to the lady seated on the stool beside me, “I’m new around here and I need to set the clock thingie on my cell. Do you guys do daylight savings time?”
“That,” she gave me a droll look, “has got to be the cheesiest pickup line I’ve ever heard.”
“You didn’t like it?” I said. “I made it up myself.”
“That’s an achievement?”
“Beats, ‘Hi, name’s L. What’s yours?’”
She rolled her eyes and nodded in agreement.
Her: “Ooh, look, the Sox are playing the Yankees. What do you think of Derek Jeter’s recent bid to purchase the Marlins?”
Me: “The Marlins? You know Dan and Lisa?”
“The Miami Marlins. They’re a baseball team.”
“You must be a Yankees fan.”
“Bite your tongue. Big Papi was my childhood hero.”
“Big Papi was your child… How old are you?”
“Tut, a lady should never ask a gentleman his age. Why? How old are you?”
“None of your business!”
The guy on the stool on the other side of her, who I took to be her boyfriend, looked to be getting antsy.
“I was a jock back in high school, though you’d never know it to look at me now,” I grumbled.
She eyeballed me.
“Intramural softball. Slow pitch.”
“So what do you do now?”
“Shoot potato guns. You take a length of plastic tubing, stick a potato in the barrel, give it a shot of shaving cream for the nitrus oxide, squeeze the triggering mechanism and blam! Range is nearly two hundred feet.”
“Who are you talking to,” the guy on the other side of her mumbled.
“Some guy who shoots potato guns.”
“Well, tell him to do it somewhere else.”
Just then, one of the Sox doubled and drove in a run.
The patrons at the bar cheered.
“What this town needs,” I polished off my brew and clanked the base of the empty glass on the bar top to show I meant business, ”is a good minor league franchise.”
She didn’t respond.
“Been nice chatting with you,” I slid off my stool and leaned around behind her. “And you too,” I burbled at her boyfriend’s back.
As I got to the door, the lady shouted, “Hey, L!”
I turned around.
Her: “Cheesy, but cute.”
I loved this and it made me smile. As I mentioned above it’s not my style but I can see that even I would have been engaged in L.
This woman was giving it to L and he handled it beautifully. Every time that he could have crumbled or withered away by her snarky comments, he came back at her with full confidence and an equally snarky comment.
L was not affected by her. In fact he enjoyed what she threw his way and injected humor into the situation. When a man can do this he instantly shows a woman that she can’t effect his emotions.
This is the little dance that women want. From first interaction to deep in a relationship.
The inability to rattle a man is addicting, intoxicating and reassuring.
That doesn’t mean that as a man you can never be rattled or lose your cool. You can be emotional and frazzled every other Tuesday 😉 Kidding.