Past posts: March 2011--first one has comments that have to be the lengthiest discussion ever about the nature of RA's perambulation...http://allthingsrarmitage.blogspot.com/2011/03/sir-ian-describes-hobbit-rehearsal.html
Want to hear RA's American accent? He might have more than one - I approve of this one (certain he'd be relieved to know that;) *chuckles* believe it's the third reading..they're all music to the ears..
Plethora of tweets saying someone just saw Daniel Radcliffe's new film 'The Woman in Black' and the viewer can't believe the resemblance to Richard Armitage -- thanks to bccmee for her clever vid..
Oh my! Why would you possibly ever feel this is the appropriate outfit to wear?
Perhaps the only time would be if a certain 6'2" TDH picked you up to attend a Holiday party dressed like this...
Is it a case of severe crinkles?..no need to be concerned--it's not contagious;)
He's so shy....
The askmen.com website states in the following article that picking up girls isn't a science because we're "harder to figure out than the Riemann hypothesis." :) It's a humorous article - worth a read:
Every single poll of women says the same thing: The number one thing they look for in a man is confidence.It's A Man's World" is a column on anything and everything related to the modern man, by Ian Lang.
Who doesn’t want to do better with the ladies? Even if you’re in a steady relationship (or even married), it’s nice to know you’ve still “got it” when it comes to the fairer sex. Sadly, nature (being the mother of all cock blocks) makes it difficult for us by making women harder to figure out than the Riemann hypothesis. This is good for women because it makes it such that only the most capable of suitors find themselves getting the ladies’ attention (a damning example of the 80/20 rule if I ever saw one).
Does this secret weapon even work?
Fortunately for men, all is not lost. Our secret weapon in the battle of the sexes is known as the dating coach, a “professional” who, ostensibly, has the know-how and skill necessary to transform Stan Marsh into Steve McQueen. [R: why would someone today use an example of a deceased movie star as an example of the highest standard for a chick magnet? It's not as though there isn't a long list of today's alive and kissing actors to choose from]
(cont'd)Indeed, many companies and individuals advertise guaranteed results, though I’m not sure how they define a result. Thousands of men spend tens of thousands of dollars every year on books, seminars and boot camps hoping to improve their chances of consensual coitus.
There is such a thing as a good dating coach (I’m by and large a fan of David Wygant’s writing, here on AskMen and elsewhere, and there are a handful of other good dating gurus whose writing appears on this site), but most of these coaches are good at teaching men overall life skills and applying them specifically in a romantic setting. Because, really, that’s more or less what dating success boils down to -- social skills. Men who are able to read into social cues and respond accordingly are simply going to be more successful in any situation (including dating) than men who are not, regardless of looks, status, etc.
But instead of just teaching broad, common-sense concepts that would neither fill many pages nor be considered revolutionary to many readers, many dating gurus develop theories and strategies that promise to unlock the secrets of exactly what you need to say and do in order to score that hot half-Asian/half-Colombian girl beckoning you from across the bar (I know most guys like blondes, but it’s my column, so we’re using my fantasy).
Practice does not always make perfect
[Lee didn't seem to do too bad with practice makes perfect strategy]
Both anecdotes represent the fundamental problem with any dating manual: There’s no such thing as a universally perfect pickup line.
[R: Oh, I don't know, JT's "look back at me" is usually the tipping point when most females watching North and South say to themselves - "if she won't, I will!!" haha Another pick up/chat up line was in response to the question whether or not the Lucas North tatts were real - the reply: "why don't you come over and find out?"(delivered in a very seductive rathskellar level voice - on national TV! *teehee*).
(cont'd) My reasonably good-looking and successful fraternity brother’s lines fell flat for the same reason those of the nerdy kid did. It doesn’t matter how brilliant something is on paper or coming from someone else’s mouth, because if it’s not something that you would naturally say, women are going to know it. A chubby, awkward guy trying to demonstrate status by telling a girl his ex was a model will come across as less believable than a bunch of politicians playing an honest game of poker. For as much as dating books highlight women’s heightened ability to pick up on social cues, much of their advice centers on boldly ignoring that and misrepresenting yourself in one way or another.Every single poll of women says the same thing: The number one thing they look for in a man is confidence. I don’t doubt this, but most men misunderstand or misconstrue what confidence really is. Going out of your way to demonstrate your value as a suitor is the opposite of confidence. All the money, all the status in the world is rendered moot when you have to flaunt it for attention.
Confidence is the starting place
[R: Actually IMO this isn't true for all women. In my case, the guy who caught my permanent attention did not give me the impression he was Mr Cool & Confident when we first met. In fact, one of my first thoughts about him was "he's seems so intelligent, has a great sense of humor but doesn't give off vibes of having nearly as much confidence as he should. hmmm..perhaps a li'l positive reinforcement from me could remedy that situation." We were married a year later and have never looked back. And, yes, his confidence increased dramatically. Suddenly he was determined to set more ambitious career goals and didn't rest until they were reached]
(cont'd) Confidence is a result, not a cause. A lack of confidence isn’t necessarily the result of failure, but rather the failure to meet expectations. If you’re unemployed but feel like you should be working on Wall Street, then you’re not going to feel very comfortable in your own skin. But if you’re unemployed but have a realistic view of what you can do to get back on your feet, you’ll have a lot less anxiety. Women recognize that. Musicians get laid for two reasons: 1) They can play music, and 2) Most of them genuinely believe that the sky’s the limit in terms of their success. That kind of steadfast optimism and self-assuredness is intoxicating.
[Certainly Middle Earth's rock star - Thorin - does not lack confidence..]
If you need a dating or life coach to help you do that, fine. Remember, if there really was a successful formula for figuring out women, whoever came up with it would be a lot richer and a lot more famous than any pickup artist you’ve heard of.
Read more: http://www.askmen.com/dating/curtsmith_600/665_how-to-talk-to-women.html?utm_campaign=Argyle%2BSocial-2012-02&utm_content=johnny&utm_medium=Argyle%2BSocial&utm_source=twitter&utm_term=2012-02-01-16-15-00#ixzz1lASZ17tk
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