Since most women are firmly against approaching men, they don’t know the terrifying joy of walking up to a complete stranger and trying to convince them you are worthy of their time.
To be successful in dating, a man must be a salesman, a public speaker, and a preacher. We have a small window of time to convince the woman of our dreams that we’re not just another man trying to get in her jeans. While the final outcome is usually seamless to the woman, there are in fact 5 very distinct steps to how men approach women.
Step 1: Spot your prey
If we’re lucky this happens as early in the process as possible. This gives us time to observe your style and grace. How many guys do you turn down before we arrive. Were you mean while doing it? How many drinks are these guys buying you? Are you getting sloppy? Are you carrying yourself like a lady in the streets or a freak in the sheets? How are you dressed? What does your face, breasts, hair, nails, legs, feet and shoes look?
Step 2: The Decision
Having answered all these questions and more we decide whether to approach or not. If we’re in a group, we might consult with our hype / wing man. His whole purpose is to convince us of the following: 1) we can successfully get your number; 2) tell us “that you ain’t that fine anyway”; 3) distract the least attractive girl in the group so she doesn’t hate on the rest of us having a good time. This is also known as “taking one for the team.”
Without a hype / wingman, you are left to hype / wingman yourself, a more difficult yet not impossible process. Usually this involves convincing yourself you’ve pulled finer or hype yourself into a confident fury.
Step 3: The Approach
There are few things more awkward on this Earth than walking across a crowded room to approach a woman. There’s no telling what will happen on the other end of that journey. You have no idea what kind of day or state of mind this strange woman is in. It’s that mysterious cycle of unknown that keeps strange men across the globe walking up to strange women across the world and forcing you to listen to our hopefully slightly less than moderately boring conversation. As a man, all you can do is hope for the best and expect the unexpected.
Step 4: The Game
The Game is the hardest and funniest part of being a man. No two women are a like. Some women like a courteous gentlemen while other women prefer a street tough thug. Because of this, a man has to skillfully dance through an obstacle course of unspoken social clues from the woman. Whatever happens, your conversation has to remain uniquely adaptive to the woman on the other side of the conversation or you will fail. That’s the nature of the game. Successful men must learn to navigate the ever changing conversational landscape.
Step 5: Victory or Defeat
When it’s all said and done, there are only two inevitable outcomes: victory or defeat. A man’s objective is to impress and eventually part ways with some form of contact that will allow him to keep interviewing for a position in your life. Eventually fooling you into thinking he is the man of your dreams, until many many years after he has put a ring on it and you finally realize that he is just as lame and average as all those other men you passed up in the club in your youth. At least he keeps a ring over your head though.
This, my friends, is the burden of being a man. Every day, whether you realize it or not, some man has progressed through all these steps long before he walked over and opened with, “Excuse me, miss?” or he grabbed you romantically by the buttox while looking you deep into your eyes like a predator and connected with you on a carnal level that shames all the life lessons you learned growing up. The ends justify the means. No judgement here.