It’s 2017 and the current dating epidemic is your 20 something year old at home on a Friday night, with good internet connection swiping simultaneously on various dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble, Ok Cupid, Plenty of Fish, Mat & Minah etc.
Not so long ago before dating apps became the current dating scene, people had to brace themselves with IRL interactions, cheesy lines and personal-space invasions. I guess you could say this was a lot more organic is a sense; but if you’re anything like me, you probably romanticize the era of actually asking out or being asked out on a date. There is just something about that ball bracing moment before you ask a hunny to see you this Friday – that you will never get from swiping on a screen. Or for the ladies who enjoy the game of curating the perfect moment to lure in some boy you’ve just been making eyes with from across the room.
So fret not! I am here for you today to help you lock it down, get them digits, and score yourself some dinner that’s not microwaved and eaten alone in front of your laptop, while you re-watch another season of Sons & Anarchy on Netflix. While good charisma and a thick skin can get you very far, it wouldn’t hurt to have additional accessories to capacitate your end game of the night. Here are 5 useful accessories when trying to pick up a stranger.
By far the most useful and convenient of accessory on this list! And not to mention the cutest. Picture this: you’re walking your dog at the park on a Saturday afternoon. The sun is glistening off the water and litter on the ground, your beloved mongrel Rover drags you around to be bumped into the potential love of your life. Do I hear a Lady and the Tramp themed wedding? I mean, everyone knows that the basic characteristic of a pet owner is committed, patient, caring and adherent – if that isn’t bae material, what is. On top of that put your fluffball in cute animal sweaters and you might as well put a ring on me too.
You know what goes on easier on the eyes than melted cheese dripping off fried food? A hottie with a devilishly good smile. An electric toothbrush isn’t something you may optimally use on the field, but fresh breath and a good smile just makes you more approachable and frankly helps a lot with delivery. Plus according to my extensive research (hours of stalking on Instagram), the common denominator between all heartbreakers is just simply a good smile.
Here is why everything battery operated is just simply better: less work for better results, more fun to use, and the electric toothbrush has been proven by my fellow dentists to rid of plaque and gingivitis better.
Carrying around an umbrella showcases your ability to always be prepared for a raining day. This type of ever-readiness indicates the characteristic of a good potential boyfriend of girlfriend. ‘It’s okay babe, I bought some milk on the way home’ – kind of potential.
Also, an umbrella serves many different kind of purposes. Other than a shield against the rain and sun, it also serves as an accessory to pick up a stranger in the following senses. You could use it as a cool walking stick for added swagger. An umbrella can be used to defend you and your new friend against wild geese. If you’re feeling reluctant about touching something you may poke it with your umbrella to see how it fares first. You can offer that cutie a walk to her car when it’s raining and talk about exchanging numbers on the way. God bless umbrellas
Need an exercise? Hop on a bike and travel around while you get out there, meet people and burn some calories while you’re at it! Owning a bike is a good accessory to pick up a stranger because it depicts you as being extremely health conscious and environmentally friendly. Also, you’re already miles ahead in good karma when you offer anyone a ride on your bike as good gesture. Of course I understand that this isn’t for everyone, as I personally am not a big fan of sweating. But if you’re looking to attract a lot of attention at a new cafe while you order some kale and quinoa based food. This is the accessory for you.
Yes you heard me. I don’t mean to go all Eat, Pray, Love on you but the best accessory you can bring to the table is a very well groomed version of you. While I’m all for it’s what is on the insides that counts, I’m also going to quote my boy Georges St-Pierre who said “If you look good, you feel good, if you feel good, you do good”.
There is just something about putting on something suede, leather, or even linen and heading out. This well dressed version of you does not only exude more confidence and charm but inherently pushes you to go out of your comfort zone and show off all the good and attractive sides of yourself. Plus, I am yet to meet a girl who didn’t appreciate a well dressed man or a man who didn’t appreciate a girl in a little black dress.
When it comes down to it you can have a billion dollars, a Maserati, a butler and a alpaca to help you pick up a stranger – but none of it will matter if you don’t take the initiative to make the first move and see how far one small step outside your comfort zone can really take you. Also, gifts really help so visit ezbuy to look for gifts to woo your stranger.