Tonight we were talking about subtlety. In particular, do men get things we girls do and do we get things they do? Or all we all trying so hard to be subtle that we miss it all? We didn't exactly come to any conclusions.
Somehow this lead to a pretty hilarious conversation on pickup lines. Suggestions ranged from "do you have a pen?" to "You're attractive and I want to have your babies." Danielle and Danielle definitely had very different styles. Julie was working the batting of her eyes.
Somehow in all this I recapped Henry Cloud's book "How to Get a Date Worth Keeping." (As much as I hate dating advice books, this one is pretty good. He goes beyond dating and talks alot about good social skills.)
One of the bits of advice in this book is to just practice talking to people whenever you have a chance. Which got us back to pickup lines.
Not one of our ideas was in the least bit sublte. Hilarious but not sublte.
As we were leaving, Julie says to Andy and Will, "You're both attractive. Which one of you wants to take me to dinner?"
Hilarious. Unsubtle. Brilliant.