Thursday, June 17th, 2010
We’ve all heard the cheesy lines. But a couple of readers this week shared pick-up stories that veered toward the bizarre side.
One reader attempted to flirt, but it didn’t work out so well.
“I was at a friend’s pool party and noticed a beautiful woman sitting at the edge of the pool. I gathered the courage to go up to her, and as I said hello I tripped over one of those noodles and fell into the water. It really got embarrassing when my friends started laughing.”—Clumsy
It was probably difficult to play that one off. But hey, you entertained everyone watching. It could’ve been worse; at least the water caught your fall instead of the cement. But the big question I’m sure we all have on our minds is: Did she talk to you after that? Or did she just join in the laughter?
“Getting hit on at the doctor’s office? That’s lame. One time a guy tried his best to flirt with me while I was deciding between melons at the grocery store. He approached me and explained how to choose the best melon. I thought he was just being helpful at first, but then he asked if I wanted to join him for melon balls and wine that evening. No!”—Melonee
Sounds like this guy’s a melon connoisseur. Did you make sure to ask him, before you said no, what type of melon and wine pair well together?
Initiating conversation with somebody you’re interested in is not easy. You may give it your best shot and fall flat, sometimes literally. Don’t over-think it. Oftentimes, the best way to flirt is through body language, eye contact and a smile.
As always, share your stories, ideas, or comments by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.