Though I’m neither Don Juan nor James Bond, I have enjoyed some successful and fulfilling relationships. In fact, I’ve shared my bed with sixteen intriguing women through the years, and while I acknowledge that far more women have rejected me, I nonetheless seem to know something about picking up women; given the successes I’ve enjoyed. My approach is easy, and I’ll share it now. Use this information to help you find a girlfriend, a wife, or friends-with-benefits lover. Whatever your objective, you won’t go wrong being sincere.
Generally speaking, I focus more on being the right way to interest a woman, as opposed to doing the right things to seduce her. In fact, my most enjoyable love connections required very little effort to be different than I actually was. I’ve come to understand that pretending to be stronger, wiser, richer, taller, older, younger, or in general, better than I actually am only works in the short term. Soon, reality surfaces, and as I’ve found, if she doesn’t like the real you, you’ll lose her regardless of how well you deceived her prior.
I don’t believe in exaggerating our accomplishments or hiding our shortcomings. My conscience won’t allow it. In short: Leave that best foot at home, and let people meet the real you, right from the start. While you may not interest as many women initially, the ones that do come to you will probably stay interested longer, and the connections you form with them will be more rewarding.
This basic philosophy is the cornerstone of my entire “technique” for impressing ladies.
Be Assertive But Reserved
One lesson I learned early on how to attract women is: Don’t try too hard. I’ve found that scheming, gaming, and other covert sorts of persuasion don’t work usually. There’s only so much you can do, and attempting to do more than that might make you appear pathetic and excessively needy, as illustrated in this story about trying too much.
Remember, it’s not about quantity; but quality. Attracting one right woman is worth way more than drawing fifty of the wrong ones.
Pursuing more than one lady at a time can land you in hot water; particularly if they learn about each other. You may be drawn to one very special lady. But if she discovers that you’re courting several, she may cut you off, for good. Then, for the pursuit of quantity, you’ll have missed out on the opportunity for quality.
However, for those women that you most desire, make sure they know of your interest quickly. If you’re too slow about letting them know you like them, someone else may come along and sweep them away from you forever.
Be Kind But Careful
Be kind; but not so kind that you seem too good to be true. Exaggerated kindness can in fact work against you.
Indeed, kindness only goes so far to persuade a woman to fall in love with you. While it may convince her that it’s safe to fall and that by all rights she should fall, the truth is that unless she’s already attracted enough to you to fall, all the kindness in the world won’t make her fall. In these cases, the energy you spend on being overly kind will not secure her heart; even after years of pursuing. This waste of your good energy is often humiliating and frustrating. Rejection particularly hurts when you’ve spent much of yourself to win her, only to have her tell you in the end that you’ve lost her. In this way, expending too much effort at kindness without first assuring that it’s going to be well received, is foolhardy. Make sure that she can love you before campaigning too hard to convince her to love you.
But if you’re too unkind or mean, you’ll put off any self-respecting lady worth loving.
Get control of your anger. If a lady makes you angry very often, your best bet is to find someone else more compatible with your temperaments.
Be Honest But Tactful
If you’re dishonest, you’ll mislead her. You may fool her now but will probably be sorry for it tomorrow.
Getting a lady’s attention with pretense is risky business. Not only do you risk her being disappointed with the real you once that comes out, but also, she’ll likely find your deceptions highly offensive. This can cause irreparable damage to your relationship in that she’ll have problems trusting you going forward. Indeed, in my opinion, little good ever comes from lying in a relationship.
More on honesty later.
Be Urgent But Patient
If you’re impatient, you’ll scare her. But if you’re too laid back, she’ll think you’re not interested. So if you want to find a girlfriend, you must be able to walk this very fine line and stay balanced.
Be Available But Busy
If you’re unavailable, you’ll risk losing her to someone who is easier for her to access. Dating more than one at a time can make you less available than you need to be to any one of them.
Hobbies keep you from feeling too lonely when she’s not around. Plus, they give you things to bring to your relationship and make you a more interesting person. Now don’t fake a hobby. If you’re not interested in tuning pianos, then avoid doing that just to win her heart. The most interesting people are people who do the things most interesting to them.
Be Slow But Move Things Along
Learn to slow it down. Asking for too much, too soon can not only make you appear desperate, but can also suggest that you’re too single-minded and that all you want from her is the very thing you’re campaigning for. The sorts of ladies I’d pursue, would not appreciate premature expressions of sexual interest.
Be Gentle But Forceful
In these times of heightened violent crimes committed against women by men, ladies are understandably concerned for their safety when they meet any new fellow; no matter how attractive they may find him.
Be Courteous But Natural
Always respect her. However this does not mean to forever yield. in fact, it’s normal to disagree sometimes. So by all means, disagree, when there’s readon. But argue respectfully. Calmly stick to the issue. Avoid personal attacks on her character, history, family, and so on. Yet avoid shying away from contention now and then. This demonstrates that you “have a back bone” and can in fact stand up for yourself when needed. It also shows her that she cannot push you around. So, she’ll be less likely to take you for granted. Gently remind her occasionally that you bring some power to the relationship too.
Be Confident But Humble
Being confident is not so much about all that you’ve done, the places you’ve been, the money you’ve made, and the people you know. It is however, about you being comfortable with who you are, no matter what you’ve done or failed to do with your life.
A degree of confidence comes from realizing that so much of that “chemistry” that most of us seek in our relationships these days, is actually beyond our control.
If you try to control something that’s not controllable, you’ll fail, and this can undermine your confidence and make you afraid to try it again.
Be Quiet But Expressive
Keep the details about what you like and dislike in women to yourself. If a lady gets the idea that you’re too particular, or suspects that she won’t measure up, this can complicate your efforts to take her home. You’ll heighten her insecurity if you supply a laundry list of your requirements. Being honest is not the same thing as complete openness.
If you think about it, there’s really no need to get specific. As long as you know that she either meets or fails to meet your standards, that’s what’s really important. She need not know why you like or do not like her.
Be Yourself — No Buts On This One
It’s supremely important to be yourself in any dating relationship. For details, see my Tom’s Views –> To Best Attract Women, Be Yourself! piece.