6 Tips to Help You Pick Up Girls on Halloween
It's time for a Girls Chase Spooktacular... how to pick up girls on Halloween!
If you're a fan of that most debauched of traditions, you know that Halloween wasn't always a time for drinking, wild parties, and young women barely attired in scanty little outfits. It was originally a day of fearfulness and waiting on-edge... it was All Hallows Eve, the day before All Hallows Day, when the dead were to celebrated and revered. Well, we don't spend much time either fearing or celebrating the dead anymore these days, and we've transformed what fear there was into... festivity, instead.
And with that festivity, has come costumes and candy. And with the costumes, mixed in with some good old fashioned sexual revolution, has come... women acting out their most seductive fantasies.
In modern American and other Western countries the American Halloween tradition has emigrated out to, women have taken the holiday up as an occasion to let loose, dress sexy, and turn themselves into legendary flirts. Halloween affords them the chance to throw off social convention and rebel in ways that no other time or place does. And some of it is just for fun.
But sometimes, on Halloween, some of those deep, dark desires get transformed... and in today's article, I've got everything from tips to anecdotes to research to show you how to end up on the receiving end of the repressed carnal passions of that normally-conservative girl who's now dressed up like a naughty forest creature.
Let's get to it.
Playing Dress Up
A few years back I saw a study that found that costume parties led to the greatest amount of hooking up of any other kind of party by far. I can't for the life of me find that study anywhere (usually I like being able to actually cite studies in articles like this), but I'm confident of seeing it so I'll just repeat the results as I remember them.
The psychologists holding the study theorized that people when dressing in a costume are able to take on a different "persona" and to assign their actions to that persona, rather than to their own persona.
So, when you pick up a girl on Halloween, it wasn't HER you picked up - in her head, anyway - it was the girl she was dressed UP as.
What this means for you is this: when a woman's in costume, her normal inhibitions are lower, and her hidden predispositions are made bare.
That means, she's more likely to tease and flirt and be rude to men, simply because she feels like it. It also means she's more likely to sleep with you if she feels like it, too.
What you've got to do is make her feel like it.
Fortunately, Halloween gives you the chance to use one of the best props that YOU can use to help you sleep with girls - a costume and uninhibited behavior all your own that themselves would leave polite society aghast any other time of year.
The Right Costume
I had a friend who used to reliably pick up a new girl every single Halloween. Often, multiple new girls, because he had multiple Halloween parties to go to on multiple nights around the holiday.
years of picking up and sleeping with hundreds of women at dive bars
and parties, he's been tamed and domesticated by a nice girl who used
to bartend for him, and they live together these days with a puppy and
another roommate, and the last time I hung out with him he was talking
to me about marriage and children.
Anyway, since he no longer uses it, I'd imagine he wouldn't mind me sharing his recipe for how to get girls on Halloween - and in fact, it's quite simple: he'd get a really, really, super outrageous costume that made him look very big, manly, ugly, and intimidating, and then he'd go out and be the "loudest" guy in the room, until every girl there was going nuts trying to meet him.
From there, he'd just pick the girl he liked best, chat her up for a few minutes, then drag her out of the party or bar.
What made his costumes so outrageous was how he put them together. His costumes consisted of a specific mixture of elements:
- Costume clothing
- Football pads under shoulders
- HUGE mask for his face
I'll describe this so you get a picture in your mind. One Halloween we went out together he dressed up as a Viking. Sounds ordinary, except that the shoulder pads gave him look extremely big and powerful, and the huge Viking mask made him look surreal and rather intimidating.
Everyone else at the bars and costume parties was dressed in their silly or boring or cute costumes, pulled off the rack at the local costume store. But he stood out. And he'd bounced around in his costume (in the case of the year when he was dressed like a Viking, he was swinging a little plastic axe around) and go up and bounce at random people.
Another Halloween a year or two before this one, he was dressed as a gangster in a pinstripe suit, again with the shoulder pads, and a giant gangster mask. This was how I first met him - the guy came bounding up to me, and the shock value was enormous. Who or what IS this guy? I had no idea.
He later walked on stage in the midst of a costume contest, right between contestants, and the operators of the contest were speechless since they didn't know how to introduce the guy who wasn't on their list, before he bounded off the other side of the stage.
A while after that, he met a girl who kept insisting again and again that he take off his mask, but he refused and simply kept talking to her for 20 minutes. Finally, he told her they needed to get out of there, and she practically screamed at him to take off his mask, which he did... and she, satisfied enough with his looks, simply responded, "Okay," and the two of them left.
When I ran into him at a barbecue the next day, I didn't even recognize him without his gigantic shoulders. The skinny guy in front of me looked nothing like the massive force to be reckoned with I'd encountered the night before.
Now, you don't have to have a costume as ridiculous as this one. You can go understated, too (my personal preference).
If you're going to go for understated rather than ridiculous, you want to target:
- Fashionable / sharp
For me, this usually means vampires. Sometimes 19th century
gentlemen (e.g., Sherlock Holmes); occasionally a pirate, but not the
ratty-looking ones - the really classy ones.
Basically, if your purpose is to get girls on Halloween, you should choose either:
A completely OUTRAGEOUS costume that exaggerates your ordinary masculine proportions (e.g., shoulder-to-hip ratio) and creates a great deal of intrigue (e.g., a big mask) if you're a high energy guy, or
Something sensual and seductive or otherwise charming and alluring, probably also with a masquerade-mask where possible to up the intrigue you cause, and some shoulder padding to raise your shoulder-to-waist ratio like my friend in his ridiculous costume, if you're a lower energy guy.
How to Pick Up Girls on Halloween
So now that you're starting to get some sense of the effect of
costume parties on female mating psychology and the role of YOUR
costume on the impression you make on said females, let's get our feet
wet with some specifics on how to pick up and how to get laid on
Halloween. What's the fun of dressing up like someone else if you don't
get to go on any adventures?
Pick the right party. Going to a tiny party with no one present is going to be a colossal waste of your time (and holiday). So is going to an upscale masquerade. If you want to pick up, you need to do that somewhere fun, somewhere with a reasonably large crowd, and somewhere either with a lot of turnover (continual new people) or a lot of alcohol (continually less inhibited people). The right party (or bar, or nightclub) can make or break your night - so choose wisely.
Pick the right costume. Are you thinking about going in some standard off-the-shelf costume? Would you like to have some standard off-the-shelf evening? If your answer to Question #2 is "no," your answer to Question #1 must be "no" as well. Put something together that's stylish, unique, and visually arresting - your costume is your showpiece for the night, and it's what's going to attract women's attention first and interest them most. Think of it as an opportunity to show off your creativity - and according to researchers, creativity is one of the single most sexually appealing traits to human females.
Amplify your masculinity. Take one look at all the barely-dressed women out on Halloween. Are they REALLY beautiful? Only a handful of them. But most guys are drooling all over the place because women know how to do something few men do - amplify their femininity. If you want to play in the Big Leagues with the girls on Halloween, you want to be wearing a costume that accentuates your shoulders the same way women wear costumes that accentuate their breasts.
It's weird that it works, and it's primal, but it flips a trigger that women find oddly difficult to resist when a man walks in with really broad shoulders. You know how women go crazy for weight lifters and football players? That's the reception you get, in your broad-shouldered costume.
Wear a mask. This can be a giant, exaggerated rubber mask, like my friend used to wear with his costumes, or it could be a classy masquerade-style mask; either will do, just make sure to pick something appropriate to your costume. However, the important thing is that you do wear one... the mask is how you create intrigue and get women wanting to know you, and it offers you a bargaining chip in increasing investment and attraction, as women struggle to convince you to take it off and let them see what you look like.
This is where your skill as a conversationalist and knowing how to be playful comes into play... if you can keep a woman engaged and interested with a mask on, she'll be dying to see what you look like with that mask off (just don't show her too soon and kill the intrigue!).
Meet a lot of people. Meeting lots of new people is easier than usual on Halloween, because you've got an instant opener ("I love your costume!" or "What are you supposed to be?") and everyone wants to meet more cool people in costume. You're there for the festivities, and so are they. By meeting a lot of people, you can sift through new women even more quickly, and keep your radar pricked for women who're showing you they're interested.
Escalate fast and get her out of there. You know the motto on here is move fast, and Halloween is no exception to that - if anything, it's even more important! The more heightened the emotional state, the more quickly you need to move (or risk having that emotion pass you by), and on Halloween women's emotions are heightened to a fun and fevered pitch. She's excited, she's turned on, and a finger snap later she's annoyed that you didn't get her out of there. Meet her, drum up her interest, then invite her hom e - she'll appreciate it, and even if she doesn't say "yes," you'll be freed to move on and find someone else.
Halloween's a really fun holiday - probably the most out-and-out fun of any Western holiday, really. It's great unwrapping Christmas presents, and a lot of fun tearing into a chocolate rabbit-filled Easter basket, but nothing quite beats dressing up as your favorite ghoul or goblin and heading out to some wild party with women dressed in underwear that's not labeled as underwear chatting and dancing the night away.
It's your responsibility to turn yourself into women's Halloween fantasy man - just as it's theirs to dress up in outfits that make all the guys around them drool, too.
Don't blame the girls if you grab some lame off-the-shelf costume and look like everyone else and then don't get any different a reception than anyone else... or if you end up at a lame costume party instead of a happening one. Instead, take charge and make yourself a great Halloween - it's within your power to do so, and you've got nothing standing in your way aside from a little creative brainstorming, and a little desire to go do it.
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