I pondered how to start this article about dating advice for women. Hell. I pondered whether I should even publish it.
My outline was completed long ago. I knew exactly what I wanted to say.
I just didn’t know quite how to start it. But now I know.
I’m going to begin by issuing a warning.
If you decide to read this article, you may lose much of the novelty of dating.
You might become the person at the magic show who already knows all the tricks.
But, if you decide to continue reading then I’ll make you a promise in exchange for your time.
By the end of this short article, you will be armed with enough knowledge and a trick to help you expertly navigate the start of all future romantic relationships.
I will give you two pieces of my best dating advice:
This rule is designed to keep you out of trouble in the first place. Specifically, sex too soon if you don’t want it.
It’s very easy: Don’t go to his house.
By not going to his house, you are not permitting the necessary logistics for sexual advances.
But if you go to his house, even without the intention or thought of sex, it becomes much easier to say yes if he knows how to turn you on.
A man becomes very available to meet a woman he has no long-term intention with if the likely outcome is sex on the first or second date.
If you’re not interested in quick sex and want to know his true intentions, I recommend you not ask directly. After all, he doesn’t know who you are and you don’t know who he is. It’s best to obey the first dating rule and not allow logistics.
The first dating rule sounds easy and it is. But there’s some trickery that men have developed to circumvent the alert in your head.
Let me provide some examples…
Are you meeting at his house before the date? Not anymore.
Did he buy something during your date which he needs to drop off at his place? End of date.
Did he invite you inside while he calls the cab? No thank you.
Does he want to show you something at his place (his dog, a nice view, etc.)? It can wait.
This rule should be followed with one notable exception: when you want to have sex.
This article is not about cockblocking men or slut-shaming women. It’s about putting the decision into the hands of the woman. It works out better for both parties this way.
The second dating rule is designed to keep you out of trouble when you’re already in trouble.
It’s your insurance policy. Plan B. But, it’s not easy. First, I need to explain the “awkward threshold”.
Remember the last time you got that awkward feeling in your stomach when you wanted to, but didn’t say something? Maybe you weren’t sure if you’d sound like a dummy? Maybe he was really cute? Possibly you just weren’t sure if it was appropriate? Or maybe it had the potential to be socially embarrassing?
I’m sure you can remember an example from just the past week, but if not…
Could you look your Mom or Dad in the eye and say “I love you.”
Could you go up to a cute guy on the sidewalk and start a conversation?
How do you feel when a homeless man asks you for money on the street?
Anytime that you are unsure how to communicate in real life, that is your awkward threshold.
If you have a low awkward threshold, which you probably do, it might look something like this…
My roommate and I came back one day to find ant spray on the table. The cleaner must’ve left it. Upon examination, the stuff was straight poison. We also realized the pleasant smell we came back to after the cleaner finished, was actually the smell of this poisonous ant spray. We both decided we didn’t want her to use it in our house anymore.
When the cleaner came back, I tested my roommate’s awkward threshold by asking her to tell the cleaner not to use it anymore. Well, she didn’t. Instead, she hid the ant spray to avoid the “awkward” conversation.
I put “awkward” in quotes because this situation was not at all awkward. It’s totally normal to tell your cleaner, who you’re paying, that you would prefer she no longer used the ant spray.
Coincidentally enough, in the middle of writing this article, I got the opportunity to increase my own awkward threshold.
I was at a Starbucks in Jakarta, Indonesia on the day of my flight and I was about to go back to my room to pack, but I had a Starbucks gift card only valid at this cafe with a balance of about two coffees.
I figured I should probably give it to someone. The shop was packed. Who do I choose, I thought? What if the person doesn’t speak English? That will be awkward.
I see an older white guy sitting in the corner. I think that he most definitely speaks English, but now will people think I’m racist, choosing the only other white person in the cafe?
We’re in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic, will he get offended that I came so close to hand him something? All these thoughts ran through my head. Plus, it just felt a little bit awkward to go up to a stranger and give them something. There was that awkward feeling, so I went for it.
Sure, it was a little bit awkward. But it was much more rewarding to increase my awkward threshold.
Can you think of another situation, specifically a sexual one involving a man who you’ve been on at least one date with, which might require an in-person awkward conversation or comment?
You want to increase your awkward threshold. More on this below, but you do this by acting on that awkward sensation next time you feel it. Let me emphasize once more how difficult this is. It’s tremendously difficult!
But, super important. Even more important than the first dating rule.
Having a high awkward threshold can get you out of sexual trouble when you happen to find yourself in trouble.
Remember the trickery from above? The more times you go to Mexico, the probability of being ripped off is astronomical. Likewise, the more times you date, you’re likely to accidentally find yourself in an awkward situation.
Assume you’re already in his house, maybe his bedroom. How awkward would it be to stop everything in the middle of a sexual encounter and tell him that you’re just not 100% into him right now?
Let’s back up. Take this common example:
You go on a date with a guy and it’s going well.
You’d like the night to continue and the next stop is his home. You may or may not know this (ie he may or may not tell you where he’s taking you).
Assuming you do, you let him take you there. After all, you haven’t read this article yet. Plus, he told you he had a balcony or a cute kitten or a rooftop or wanted to watch a movie or share a nice bottle of red wine or…
Things progress slowly. A small kiss. Some cuddling. Making out. Conversation.
Somehow your clothes slowly come off, including your panties.
He goes down on you. You don’t resist. Now you’re turned on. Then, you reciprocate with your mouth.
Things get a little more aggressive as you both get more turned on.
Then all of a sudden you realize “crap! I don’t want to have sex! Feels good, but I just wasn’t planning on it and I don’t want to right now.”
Well, that’s all great. But the reality is your awkward threshold is too low. You don’t have the ability to calmly and confidently stop everything and tell him that you’d like to slow down or not continue.
Maybe you’re even thinking whether or not you’re even allowed to do this after everything that’s already happened? Of course you are. But in the moment, you might be thinking about how selfish you would be if you stopped everything after you already let so much happen.
After all, you’re willingly there. It does feel great.
If you stop, you would be rejecting him. Rejection is awkward, especially in real life. Maybe he will think you don’t like him, but you do. Will he want to see you again? You’d feel so bad for rejecting him.
Maybe you’ve never rejected a guy in person whom you’ve already become intimate with in person before.
It’s all too much and you decide to relax and see where it goes knowing full well that it always goes to sex.
However, if you did manage to stop things or once your awkward threshold is high and this situation becomes easy for you, there’s one more rule you must follow.
This point is important. Don’t stick around. Get the hell out of there.
You’ve already shown yourself that this guy has outmaneuvered you. After all, you’re naked or half-naked in his room and that was not your plan. He’s savvier than you. Admit it. In no time, he will be inside you if you give him a second chance. Get out of there before he tries again.
This will also have the effect of making him chase. You’ve just rejected him. Depending on his success with women, this could be a very powerful technique. At the very least, you’ll better know his intentions.
I can tell you for certain that this maneuver has never happened to this future guy we’ve been discussing. It will confuse him.
I believe the reason why girls have low awkward thresholds is because they’re too nice at the wrong times.
Girls try to be nice about everything. This is beautifully reflected in their texts. When was the last time you told a guy that you do not want to go on a date with him because you’re not interested?
What did you do instead when he asked you out?
“I’ll let you know later”
“Sounds fun but I’m busy.”
“I think that works for me.”
All of these answers are as direct a NO as a guy is going to get. We even have our own strategies on how to respond to these non-commital answers.
Anecdotally, the only place on the planet which a girl was genuinely direct with me was in Moscow, Russia. Girls told me straight up they were not interested and why. One told me that I seemed dry. One told me that I invited her over too soon. I’ll stop there…you get the point.
But, let’s assume that you wanted to go on a date with him and you go.
The next time you are on a first date with a man and you are just not feeling it, let him know.
It’s not that you even have to leave. But you can say ‘hey, I want to know how you think this date is going so far?’
Someone with a high awkward threshold can say this.
Or, you can leave. If you’re just not interested, then calmly and confidently tell him that you’re glad you came, but that you can tell you’re not a good fit for him. You can even say you’re open to staying in touch.
The next time something is awkward to talk about, promise me right now that you will actually have that conversation in real time and in real life. Promise me in the comments with an “I do”.
I’m serious. Once you start doing this, you will get addicted because you are constantly the power force in the relationship. You are killing any and all animosity in the relationship early and often.
Once I was in Moscow hanging out with a female friend at a café when we had a disagreement. Though I forget the details, it got awkward. We sat at the table not talking. I took out my kindle and started reading. Then, I realized, I needed to increase my awkward threshold by talking about what just happened.
All I did was explain my position. I explained my perspective and that was all that was needed. Now I was the bigger person for having the guts to kill that animosity and leave it dead on the table in the café. The problem and awkwardness was solved as soon as the discussion began.
Not to mention, if you’re already in a relationship, this will strengthen your bond because of how uncommon this skill is.
Who’s the last non-family member male you talked to?
He would have sex with you.
And the man before that? He also would have sex with you.
The next guy you talk to whether it’s the security guard or the garbage man or the president also would have sex with you.
That’s not to say you’re hot shit. That’s to say you have a pu$$y and most guys are desperate for some. There’s a big difference between having sex with you once on the first or second date or wanting a relationship.
I remember watching Sex and The City when Carrie, trying to cheer up Charlotte, said to her “has a man ever seen you naked and not wanted to have sex with you?” The obvious answer was left unsaid. I thought ‘huhm, what an interesting perspective’. Of course, we already know that as you lower the commitments for sex, more men will become interested.
Nevertheless, keep that mindset with you forever.
It’s good for two reasons.
The first is that it’s just a better, positive mindset. Guys do this all the time. It’s better than thinking ‘he’s too hot for me’ or ‘I’m not good enough.’
The second is that you’d be more right than wrong. And, it will keep you out of trouble more often.
But women don’t think like this and it prevents them from recognizing the current step or the next one.
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For women, it’s called plausible deniability.
Men know they cannot straight up ask if you want to have sex on their couch. Neither do they want to. Men like the game, too.
They know they need to play the game by giving you a plausible reason for coming over with a likely outcome of sex.
Anything that you can blame. Drunk or tipsy? Massage? A swim? A cute kitten?
Literally anything that you can tell yourself (or your girlfriends) you were going to do and then ended up having sex.
“He told me he had a really nice twilight view of the city. I wanted to see it”
“I wanted to meet his cute dog.”
The point of this article is not to be a game killer for guys. It’s not to ruin the fun for girls.
It’s most definitely not to suggest sex on a first date is always a bad thing.
The desire for sex on the first date may be higher on the man’s part, but women still love sex.
In fact, it’s apparent to me that girls want sex more than guys. I’ve met few women who wanted less sex than me after we had sex the first time.
And, it’s ok to want to have sex on the first date. I just don’t want you to regret it. I don’t want you to be manipulated. And I think neither do you.
As a general rule to squeeze out any thirsty guys or fuck boys, don’t have sex until the 6th date. With my female friends, I find that to be the magic number. The guy almost always loses interest before then if he was only seeking sex.
My point is to open the eyes of women to the reality of dating in 2020. Online dating keeps us well connected with limitless options and few social repercussions due to online dating.
That’s not a recipe for being on your best behavior.
The point is to make you conscious about your dating life.
This makes it more fun for both parties rather than an uphill battle in the dark for the man.
Whew, you did it. Naughty girl. Are you satisfied?
What is your best dating advice for women? See you in the comments.