5 Things NOT to say to Women

While we are waiting for our technical difficulties to resolve themselves (the next podcast with Melissa and Tracy will be up Saturday, followed by one by me alone next Wednesday), I thought I’d share this with you, a slight addendum to my last solo one about how to talk to women.

Here are a few things NOT to say to get the ball rolling with the fairer sex:

“Do I know you from somewhere?” I tried this the other day in DC, and guess what?  I was being sincere; I really thought she looked familiar (I’m convinced we went to college together).  But I got shot down like an idiot.  Big mistake.  Even sincerity doesn’t work with this one.

“You’re hot”: She already knows that, and you are now pathetic for trying.

“What’s going on/What’s up?/Hey” Ditto.  Says the same thing, and you are boring.  You need to ask an open ended question that shows your wit and your sincere interest in her, not a couple of syllables that ask her to do all the work.

“Are you going to keep staring or are you going to come over?” Yup, tried this one a few years ago, got shot down in flames.  You want to appear the alpha and confident, not an arrogant jerk.  Indeed, I know when I’m being checked out.  But this is not the way to handle it.

“Put them away.” Yes, this happened once, by my hand.  Guilty.  Yes, girls will show off their assets, and the unfair world we live in dictates that we must pretend to ignore them (all two of them).  It sucks, but if you can keep your eyes engrossed in hers and not her amazing cans on display, you just might be able to see said-cans in the nude later on.

Any more you wish to share? Ladies?  Jump in!