How to talk to a woman.

If you’re a socially awkward Christian straight guy who just doesn’t know how to talk to women, have no fear. In just a few short lessons, Greg D. will show you how to get all the women at your church talking about you. They’ll be calling you “that skeevy guy in the singles class,” but at least they’ll be talking about you.

Via Pharyngula.

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5 Responses to How to talk to a woman.

  1. I’m going to be more charitable to the guy than was PZ Meyers. Sure, the guy’s body language says, “Dork” or worse, but Meyers’ criticism of him — essentially, that he does not approach women the same way PZ Meyers would approach them — was unfair.

    Given the right circumstances, and the right women, all three of the video dude’s ways to open a conversation with a woman would probably have a fair chance of working. Yes, his approaches are unlikely to pick up the snarky women Meyers is after, but video dude gives us no indication that he himself is after the same women Meyers wants. Is that really a sin?

    My main criticisms of video dude are the same as my criticisms of Meyers: So far as I can see, there is only one sane way to go about picking up women (if one wants “an authentic, genuine connection”), and that involves (1) being yourself and avoiding any acts; and (2) playing the odds. If you start by putting on an act, you are going to invite all sorts of problems. And if you don’t meet enough women, the odds are against your finding one (or more) who will like you for yourself. But neither Meyers nor video dude seem to be aware of either points one or two. So a pox on both their houses.

    • The DV8 says:

      I’m sure that social skills can be learned, and I should probably be learning them rather than teaching them. But I dislike the idea that you should try any particular set of tricks to get women (or men) to like you. It seems like you’re literally objectifying that person — making her (or him) the object of your skeevy little strategy. Even if it works.

      • I dislike the use of tricks, too. But I guess I read video dude a little differently. As I see it, he’s not encouraging people to employ tricks to get people to like him. Instead, he is addressing an audience so naive, inexperienced, or socially awkward, that they don’t yet understand it’s OK to get a conversation going by asking for someone’s opinion, etc.

        But maybe I don’t understand where video dude is coming from.

  2. Ahab says:

    Out of curiosity, I took a look at his website, “Pure Attraction”, and it’s full of videos just like this one. The idea that a man has to put on an act to attract a woman is a bad one, since most women can see through insincere acting. To boot, two people will have to be themselves around each other at some point, so why not be themselves from the get-go?

    I agree with Paul. If you want to get to know someone, BE YOURSELF.

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