Get to Know a Girl: Connection-Building Tactics


get to know a girlA guy meets a girl he thinks he might really like. She's cute, she has a great energy about her, and there's something about her – the way she looks at him, the way she smiles and laughs when he says something funny, the way he feels just being in her presence – that makes him get a little excited about her.

What comes next though is that one thing that's troubled so many men throughout history: once you've found one that you like, how do you get to know a girl?

In this post, I'm going to take a look with you at the old concept of "screening and qualifying," at how men usually get to know girls – and the mistakes they make – and at deep diving once again.

Best of all, I'm going to introduce you to a very different way of thinking about getting to know women from the traditional screening and qualifying mindset that's so pervasive out there right now, that's guaranteed to help you fit the pieces together in a much more streamlined way.

Let's dive in.

 

Mistakes Men Make Trying to Get to Know a Girl

When most men meet a girl they like, they make a valiant effort to get to know her – and usually end up doing it all wrong. Common things guys do include:

  • Talking about themselves a lot
  • Trying to be impressive
  • Trying to carry much of the weight of the conversation
  • Actively seeking to keep things moving smoothly constantly
  • Being clumsy or obvious in things like screening and qualifying
  • Acting overly interested in uninteresting topics
  • Venturing onto uninteresting topics themselves

And there are a lot more than that. But you get the idea. Point is, most men mess themselves up while trying to get to know a girl. They have missteps and make some clumsy maneuvers and they end up knocking themselves out of contention for the girl.

Why do guys do this? It mostly comes from lack of understanding. Lack of understanding of some basic core social dynamics that influence how we become intrigued by and attracted to others.

For instance, most men take the "be overwhelmingly impressive" approach to attempting to woo women. The thought behind it is, "If I can communicate to her just how amazing I am, she won't have any choice but to become insanely attracted to me!"

Except, attraction doesn't quite work that way.

Women are hardwired to not take men's words at face value. The easiest way to present yourself falsely is through the words you speak; because of this, his spoken word is the least reliable indicator of a man's value as a potential boyfriend or lover. And women know this, both intuitively and (quite often) consciously.

The man who's a skilled conversationalist realizes this. This is why he seeks not to impress, but to understate and use humbleness to remove some of the glare from his presentation with others. A woman isn't going to feel comfortable opening herself up to you when she feels like you're positioned 3,000 feet above her as vastly more accomplished and ridiculously superior. Instead, she'll close off.

And this is what happens with most men's efforts to get to know women: they cause women to close off, either by being too impressive, or by trying too hard to force rapport.

All those mistakes we listed above either end up making a man seem like too much, or like he's working too hard to come across a certain way or achieve a certain objective. He isn't using the effortlessness of sprezzatura and he isn't minding the Law of Least Effort. He's seeming too high and mighty, or too artificial and needy.

 

What the Seducer Knows about Getting to Know Women


A man who's a seducer doesn't make those mistakes mentioned above. Part of that is his mindset – he doesn't view getting to know a girl to be as much of a life-or-death kind of deal as an average man does, and so doesn't place inordinate amounts of pressure on himself to perform – but a larger part of it is his simply knowing what women want, like, and enjoy in a man they've met, and his knowing how to genuinely connect with a woman and get to know her.

The seducer knows that most women aren't pop stars or supermodels or CEOs. He knows he doesn't have to be the most impressive man of her life to catch her attention – and that, in fact, positioning himself as such is likely to put him out of her league. And he knows that women don't want to meet a man who wants to tell them all about himself – they want to meet a man who wants to know all about them.

But not just any man. They want a man who's charming and attractive – a man they're going to want to open up to.

Women want to open themselves up to a man they're attracted to off the bat.

That takes working on your fundamentals – on things like how to be a sexy man and on things like understanding why girls like bad boys and how you can use that knowledge to make yourself into a more attractive man.

But even if you haven't yet started working on your core fundamentals, there are still women who like you and want to open themselves up to you. You cross paths with these women all the time – the girl in line at the coffee place whose gaze lingered on you a little too long; the woman you met at happy hour the other day who couldn't seem to get enough of talking to you. All you need to do is find these women – and get to know them.

And it's not about being impressive. Nor is it about putting the weight of the conversation on your back and carrying it forward. Nor is it about struggling, tooth-and-clawing it, fighting to make an interaction work.

If a girl likes you, you shouldn't have to fight her to get to know her. It should be easy... right?

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Screening, Qualifying, and Connection-Building

The first thing you normally learn about within the circles of men training for success with women is a concept known as "screening and qualifying." It's an old standby that's been a fixture in the industry for a long time because, quite frankly, it works.

Screening is the term for the practice of (usually) asking women questions about themselves to get to know them better. Statements can also be used to encourage women to self-screen, but for beginners the easiest things to start off with typically are screening questions.

A few very basic examples so you know what I’m talking about:

  • "Do you cook?"
  • "What sort of creative stuff do you do?"
  • "Do you travel at all?"

Those are basic screening questions, and they'll help you quickly find out things about a girl that you're curious to know. Screening is a normal part of human interaction and dialogue. It's how we get to know one another.

Screening is great, wonderful, and absolutely essential. BUT, one of the things you're often told about it is completely wrong.

A lot of the guys in the seduction industry recommend "screening hard" to "show women you have standards." They're coming from that same mindset that you need to "display higher value" in order to "impress" women, basically. In this instance, by screening you "impress women with your standards."

Actually, for a while I thought about screening this way myself. It's a pervasive mindset. But there was something about it that never quite clicked for me mentally...

But we'll come back to that in a second.

There's a second part to screening, and it's known as "qualifying." Your screens won't get far without qualifying statements, which are, simply put, how you show a woman your approval of her answers. At least, again, that's the thought behind it in mainstream seduction circles.

So, an exchange with a screen like the following occurs:

Guy: Can you cook?

Girl: I sure can! I've been cooking since I was ten.

And in response, the guy qualifies the girl to reinforce his approval of her passing his screen:

Guy: Oh, that's great! I love girls who can cook.

And as far as building connections and boosting attraction goes, screening does its job really well. Screening works, hands down.

But the explanations for why it works always seemed a little clunky to me.

"Screen a girl to show her you have standards. Then, qualify her to show you approve of her and get her viewing you as higher value and an authority figure."

That felt a little... misunderstood to me.

Once I started putting together the framework of connection building that became deep diving though, things started to click better and make more sense.

I realized that people became comfortable with other people and let their guards down the more connected to someone else they felt. And as they became comfortable and as their guards went down, they allowed themselves to become attracted.

Actually, that last part's a concept I owe to my old business partner, MNX. He first introduced me to the idea that a lot of women are controlling themselves and preventing themselves from feeling attraction.

They're putting the dampener on their feelings for men.

And as I learned more and more about connection building, I began to realize why:

It's because most men don't make women feel comfortable, connected, and understood.

And people don't open themselves up to people they don't feel comfortable, connected, and understood with. They keep their defenses up, raise the bridge over the moat, and plop archers into their towers. They stay at the ready to defend against attacks.

But when you build a connection with them – when you make them feel comfortable and understood – those defenses come down. The bridge gets lowered and the archers head to the cantina for a pint of ale.

So, building connections helps people to lower their defenses and really feel around you.

And what's one of the key tenets of building solid connections with people? Helping them to feel like you know them better. By finding out more and deeper and broader things about women, you enable them to connect to you more thoroughly.

And by enabling women to connect to you more thoroughly, you enable them to allow themselves to feel attraction.

What I realized was that screening worked not because it "shows women you have standards," but because it helps women to CONNECT to you! It helps them to help you know more and more about them, and thus they begin to feel increasingly comfortable, connected, and understood – and, thus, they put their guards down and allow themselves to let their mounting attraction for you run free.

This is also why women you don't screen properly go into auto-rejection and leave; they start feeling like you aren't getting to know them and don't care to, and eventually the conversation feels to uncomfortable for them to remain in and they make their exits.

Screening works because it helps women feel connected, which frees them to feel attracted.

What about qualifying then? Is it still about showing women you approve and getting them to view you as a leader?

Well, the current thinking on qualifying I think is a little closer to the mark than the current thinking on screening... but, it's still off the mark, nevertheless.

Let's look at qualifying from the same perspective as screening. Screening works because it helps you build better connections with women by encouraging them to share things about themselves with you and you get to know them better. How does qualifying advance a connection?

Simple: see if you can feel the difference between these two interactions:

You: Actually, it's something of a hobby of mine.

Girl: How long have you been doing that?

You: Almost four years. I've gotten pretty good.

Girl: ...

You: So... do you have any hobbies?

Girl: Not really. I'm too busy for hobbies.

and

You: Actually, it's something of a hobby of mine.

Girl: How long have you been doing that?

You: Almost four years. I've gotten pretty good.

Girl: Oh, so cool! I really admire that you stuck with it that long and developed your skill... most people never do that, they give up way too early! What made you keep at it?

You: Well, I...

Huge difference, right? What's the main difference?

The girl in the second conversation qualifies you for what you've shared with her. The girl in the first example does not.

Why's it matter? Is it because Girl #2 is showing approval over you and you're accepting her as a leader?

No. It's because you feel like Girl #2 gets you and wants to build a connection with you. She appreciates you. So, you lower your defenses, you allow yourself to feel more connected to her and feel more attracted, and you start viewing her as someone who's on your side; she's "one of us" instead of "one of them."

That's why qualifying works. Because, like screening, it helps you build connections with women, which allows women to feel attracted to you.

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How to REALLY Get to Know a Girl

Ready to step your connecting game up and take it to the next level?

Good. Because if you've made it this far in this post, I've got something special for you. It's new, cutting-edge stuff I've been using for a little while but have only recently broken down well enough that I feel comfortable putting pen to paper about it.

And that is the concept of how you can integrate screening and qualifying seamlessly with deep diving.

Deep diving is all about forming fast, rapid connections with women. Screening and qualifying is all about finding out the things you want to know from women.

If you want to get to know a girl fast and well, you must combine these two things.

To do so, there's something you must understand first about qualifying: the reason it works is not because you are verbally saying "I approve."

Nope, that's not why qualifying works at all.

The reason why qualifying works is because you express INTEREST in another person.

Look back over those last two examples above about the girl who qualifies you and the girl who doesn't. What's the deepest emotion you feel about what those women are conveying?

The first girl doesn't care about your hobby. The second girl DOES.

So, rather than look at qualifying as necessarily something in which you must explicitly convey approval for what a woman shares with you, instead you can look at it through the far more flexible view of seeing it as expressing interest in her and what she's sharing as she seeks to connect with you.

Here's how we combine all three elements (screening, qualifying, and deep diving):

You: When you're not crunching numbers or saving small animals, how do you spend your time?

Her: Well, actually I sculpt.

You: Really? No way! Sculpt what?

Her: Mostly 12 inch or smaller sculptures, though I've done a few human-size pieces.

You: Hmm! That's wild. I never would've taken you for the eccentric artist-with-a-hammer-and-chisel type. How long have you been doing that?

Her: Since I was 5 years old. My father taught me.

You: That makes you something of a prodigy then, right?

Her: Well... maybe if I'd kept at it. I slacked off majorly in high school though.

You: Ah, so maybe you could've been Raphael... but you got too interested in skipping class and chasing boys, huh?

Her: Haha, well, maybe... do you do anything in the arts?

Notice how we use screening questions ("How do you spend your time?" "Sculpt what?" "How long have you been doing that?" "That makes you a prodigy, right?") both to find out more about this topic in particular and to advance the deep dive overall, and we use interest and excitement and further screening questions (which convey further interest) to serve as our qualifiers.

And right away, you have a very smooth, natural, intuitive way of getting to know a girl. You find out more about her, show her that you're genuinely interested in what she has to say and encourage her to share more, and help her to grow her connectedness to you, get comfortable with you, and allow herself to feel attraction for you.

By rolling screening and qualifying into your deep dives, you enable yourself to do away with the rather clumsy way most folks advocate using screening and qualifying – as stand-alone screens with an accompanying qualifier – and integrate them into your overall conversations, and then use them to explore deeper aspects of a woman's life, self, and history.

Once you get this down, it is easy to get to know a girl. Stuff's only hard when you're doing it in a disjointed, unnatural way. Start plugging it all together, and you'll find your interactions hit a lot fewer snags along the way, and feel a lot cleaner and more fluid, both to you and to that new girl you're getting to know.

If you want to know more about deep diving and connection-building, keep your eyes out for my upcoming video program, Spellbinding: Enchanting Conversation to Get Her Talking. In it, I go in-depth into how to transform yourself into an elite conversationalist that women find completely captivating. More information will be available in June 2011 in the program catalog. (update: you can get Spellbinding now right here: Spellbinding: Get Her Talking)

Meantime, use the signup form at the bottom of this page to join the newsletter and stay informed of all the latest announcements, and to find out when Spellbinding is coming out as well. Until then, here's to many exciting and connection-filled conversations between you and a great many beautiful young women.

Always,
Chase Amante

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Jake's picture

True dat...


Hey Chase,
I just came across this blog a had to say, nice work man! Connection building is so important and you really hit the nail on the head with those "mistakes guys make trying to get to know women." Especially 'trying to be impressive' that one's a doozy for sure... Brutal lol.

Jake

Chase Amante's picture

Re: True dat...

Author

Hey Jake, thanks for the commendations, brother. No doubt, trying to be impressive's a big one... and it can be pretty darn tough to root out. The desire to be impressive tends to get under most guys skin pretty deeply...

Cheers,
Chase

Chris's picture

Really good info here, I


Really good info here, I believe screening/qualifying are very important and this breaks it down. I always look forward to reading your stuff.

Thanks!

Mason's picture

Qualifying


Very informative article. I especially liked how you dissected as to why qualifying works, that one is building rapport and showing interest in the other person. This whole "I approve of you" stance to me on an intuitive level had too much hierarchy built into it. Just as yourself I am always seeking to find out why things work the way they do...and once again you did a great job of explaining an elusive concept.

Chase Amante's picture

Re: Qualifying

Author

Hey Mason, thanks for the thoughts here. Yeah, I'm also an anti-hierarchy guy... talking about people being above one another doesn't really jive with my worldview.

In a lot of ways, this is all quite a bit like established sciences. People note that something works (qualifying), and come up with competing theories as to why (approval, vs. rapport and interest). Sooner or later we'll have to get a journal up and running...

Chase

jimmy's picture

dead pan face


Hey chase, i am sure you are familiar with 60's method of using a deadpan face when a girl is talking. And honestly it seems to have helped me a lot lately. I like to mix a deadpan face with a seductive smile, but before the puase becomes to long i might add a question or make a statement to keep it going. It is a mix of deadpan, seductive look, and saying just enough to keep her talking away. So it might look like this:

Her-i get bored staying in this town for too long, there is just really nothing to do.
me-...(deadpan face with slight smile and saying nothing)
her-like in two weeks me and my bestfriend are going to atlanta
me-...(deadpan face no talking)
her-yea..(thinking what to say)
me-..(giving her a second) Atlanta is an awesome city! And i can only imagine you will behave yourself there (Keeping the conversation going)
her-hahaha yea blah blah

What is your whole take on using a deadpan face?
Thanks man!

Chase Amante's picture

Re: dead pan face

Author

Hey Jimmy,

Yeah, I'm pretty familiar with 60's methods. Lots of really good stuff he discusses -- he's far more focused on being a sexually attractive man than on learning to say the right lines, which is the true road to success if you ask me. (For anyone not familiar with 60 Years of Challenge, good guy; he's in my "Friends" list to the right of this post)

Using a "deadpan face" is a great strategy. I feel like a lot of guys when they're starting out are trying to smile the entire time they're talking to a girl, which seems a little fake and also comes across like they're trying a bit too hard to please the girl / not scare her off.

I'm of the mind these days that it's better to be mysterious and reserved in what you show to women, particularly early on. Women love mysterious men and they chase mysterious men. The men who are being overly approving too soon signal to the women that they are in pursuit, and as soon as women feel pursued, they start to run away or put walls up or hoops for men to jump through.

Actually, a problem with a lot of stuff that was/is taught widely in the community was that it was typically hardcore chasing-style stuff. The reason guys used to complain so much about girls "putting up hoops" was because they were chasing, so the women began looking to make them prove themselves.

When you're chiller, more mysterious -- using a deadpan face is one way of doing this -- you don't come across as a pursuer, and you don't get women putting up hoops to try and have you prove yourself. It's a total dynamic shift -- if you're seeing a lot of good results from wearing a more reserved face much of the time and only jumping in when a girl needs help getting back on track or reassurance that you're paying attention, that's why.

Cheers,
Chase

lucifer's picture

Dead pan too close too dumb looking?


I would scrap it for something else that doesn't make you look dumb.

And "dead pan face" come dangerously close to that.
At least the way I imagine it.

Then again, I'm not there to watch the face and I'm not an expert.. :)

jimmy's picture

Thanks for the response


Thanks for the response chase!!

Jamal's picture

CONNECTION ---- INTERRUPTED BY AWKWARDNESSSS


Hey nice article!
but what is your a approach when the conversation gets a little unexpected?
in the brink of knowing someone, she completely tells you something that turns you off. lol.

so lets say i meet a cute girl (alone) i find attracting on the bus stop, and i start up a screening/ qualifying conversation.......

him: hello over there? my name is ______. since were both waiting for the bus, i wanted to know a little about you. what do you do for a living?

her: hi my name is _______. i'm actually an exotic dancer at the night club down the street.

him: oh wow! how long have you been doing this for?

her: about two years, i started out a little shy, now i'm so wild, i end up waking up in different beds every morning.

him: hmm is that so? its seems like tomorrow your going to wake up in a new bed!

her: how so? im a lesbian, i dont see no girls around.

him:.... (walks away)

this is an example of something that happend to me a couple times. its like when your so caught in the rapport and liking things about a woman, she hits you with something incredible awkward. for me it feels like i'm embarrassed and rejected at the same time and i know this isn't the case. how do you rein-act this? because i would always walk away it from it. it's to weird, you know?

BTW, i love you blog; i recently found it and it became very helpful for me.

Chase Amante's picture

Re: Awkwardness

Author

Hey Jamal,

With conversations with heavy sexual content like that, you end up needing to play hard or go home. That stuff scares some girls off, but the ones it doesn't will swing back just as hard at you. Normally I stay away from it, just because I don't want it scaring off the girls who aren't as sexually open (and instead of being directly sexual, I use chase frames).

Also, bear in mind that women will throw things out there just to see if you'll bite, and when you do, they've "got you." Stuff like telling you she wakes up in different beds is one... less experienced guys will get excited and see that as an invitation, but then they lose their shot with her by "showing their hand." A more experienced guy is going to stay mysterious and sexual and challenging -- so his conversation might go more like this:

Her: I'm an exotic dancer at the club downtown.

Him: Rock on. How long've you been at that?

Her: About two years. I started shy, then got crazy. Now I wake up in different beds every morning.

Him: You sound like a hell of a thrillseeker.

Her: Do you like thrillseekers?

Him: Well, you know, I'm such a shy guy...

Her: How shy are you?

Him: I guess, when I wake up in different beds, I blush a little bit. "How'd that happen? She told me we were only going back for one drink and that's it!"

Her: [laughs]

Him: So when you're not dancing wildly on stage or waking up in strangers' beds, how do you spend your time?

You basically want to communicate to her that you're "on the level" with where she's at, you aren't amazed or excited, and you do the same things -- without looking like you're trying too hard to force a connection.

Just more like, "Eh, yeah, happens to me too... ah well, it's a crazy world."

If you get the "lesbian" thing, it probably means you pushed a little too hard on sexual stuff. You should respond to it, and then cut the sexual stuff out, at least until she's more comfortable with you.

Her: I'm a lesbian.

Him: How's that working out for you?

Her: I like it. Nothing better than another girl in my bed.

Him: Yeah, if I didn't have a dick I'd probably be a lesbian too. Men! Who needs em?

Her: [laughs]

Him: So what do you do when you're not entrancing desperate men for a living?

Chase

Anonymous's picture

Screening but get negative comments


First off, I wanted to mention what an awesome post this is and it has really helped me in getting to know some girls.

My question is what do you do in a scenario where the girl is answering negatively when you are screening/qualifying? example:

guy: can you cook?
girl: no not really./ I don't like to cook.

How should I respond to this? I feel like asking question after question is to pushy, especially if she shoots them down.

Thanks a bunch!

Chase Amante's picture

Re: Screening but get negative comments

Author

Hey Anon,

Thanks for the kind words, man. Way cool to hear you're having an easier time of connecting with some girls thanks to the site.

With regards to failed screens, this is a pretty common phenomenon. It goes two ways:

  • She failed the screen because she really legitimately doesn't measure up in that area, or
  • She failed the screen because she's disinterested or doesn't care.

With these, I find the best approach is to treat her as the one being socially awkward and breaking the flow of rapport. So it goes something like this:

You: Do you cook?

Her: No, I don't.

You: Oh... okay. [bored look... look distracted... look away]

Save that for the girls who're being difficult / acting uninterested in you. It heaps a lot of social pressure on them to cut the act out.

For a girl who's just not very socially savvy / none too quick on the draw and doesn't know how to maintain forward momentum in a conversation when she's failed a screen, you'll have to lead the conversation -- like so:

You: Do you cook?

Her: No, I don't.

You: Really? What do you do for food then? You're a TV dinner kind of gal?

A lot of it then is going to come down to how you read her. So:

  • Interested but awkward -- you keep things moving
  • Uninterested / distant -- you act bored and put pressure on her to shape up or ship out

Recognize that you will lose some of the uninterested girls who really are totally uninterested. The rest -- the ones who were curious about you but it was just an act, and the ones who just weren't paying attention but then realize you're a really attractive guy when you hold your own, socially -- they'll get in gear and start talking with you as an equal.

Cheers bro,
Chase

pg's picture

leading without talking a lot


sometimes, ive noticed, with just people in general, that if i deep dive a lot/explore something they talked about, that eventually they kind of stare at me, not in a bad way im pretty sure, as if they want to know where I'm gonna take it or where I'm gonna go next (like its a movie or something).

if I'm the one leading the interaction even though 1.I'm asking about them a lot 2. they are sharing and 3. im branching off of things they say into other things to find out more about them, does that subconsciously make me the pursuer/investing too much?

also as a side note, sometimes i dont actually like dropping the conversation/appearing bored, because if they reengage, the questions they ask me or the branches they make are usually uninteresting lol, and that eventually leads into me just asking more stuff to them, so my brain is like 'oh that was a waste of time'. sometimes i just enjoy finding out a ton about someone im talking to, its like doing commentary on a movie I've never seen.

Humble's picture

Gr8 Job! I Love It


Gr8 Job! I couldn't Stop Reading This Forum. I've Asked Out A Girl At Work Plenty of times and she keeps saying maybe. With her playing hard to get, it's starting to turn me on and now I really want to get to know her better. I'm Gonna Give It a shot though. She Smiles at me when I walk through the door so that means something. I'm Definit3ly Going For It. Time To Put The nail in the coffin. :)

J. M.'s picture

Hey Chase, enjoying the site.


Hey Chase, enjoying the site. Lots of valuable info here, and not just for the lovelorn. I'm discovering that a lot of this stuff just builds confidence in general!

One thing that I'm misunderstanding a bit here though: The idea of connecting with a woman while steering clear of the dreaded "friend zone." A woman may be unattracted to me no matter how carefully I speak and act, but maximizing results is always my goal.

Practicing to the point where it feels natural and unstudied is the big hurdle. The key difference here seems to be not necessarily what is said, but how.

Is tempering the screening/qualifying/deep diving stuff with an occasional tease or an unexpected dose of humor enough? I would think some value should be displayed in order to not come off as a doormat. Not to beat the point into the ground, but I'd really want it to feel natural - I don't want to trade away my pride just to sustain a conversation, nor do I want to sound like another douchebag that confuses asshole behaviors for masculinity.

Thanks,
J

Greg Sanders's picture

Doc/Endorsement


Hi Chase, I stumbled across a couple of your articles...Interesting information and most of your stuff seems spot on. Just thought I would add (for your readers) that your communication techniques are very good and you are utilizing a lot of scientifically valid and proven skills which can also be applied to most other areas of people's life's with great success. I am a doc who specializes in effective communication and the powers of mind in relationships and effective interactions. Keep up the good work Chase!

Anonymous's picture

Getting number


Hey chase can i ask you a question....
How to get the phone number of a girl you are interested in...
Like walk in front to her and ask her number??
Or u recomend something else??
Hope to see your comment

Khastian's picture

Connection-Building Tactics


Very interesting, entertaining and educational material.

Thank You

Anonymous's picture

Thank you SO much for this


Thank you SO much for this article. I'm proud to say I successfully met two (four total actually but the other two weren't targets) girls in one week and got them to go on second dates with me.

They really enjoy talking to me after I learned this tactic of asking questions!

Tavo's picture

opinion?


hey Chase,

Thanks for the great read like always!
I need some advice: I really like this girl; perhaps more than I should. She acts like she feels the same and always wants to hang out. Despite all my efforts, she will still not open up to me. We are getting anywhere. I`ve done all that was listed above, yet still it is fruitless.
Is there anything else to do or does the blame fall on her?

Your faithful reader

Lux's picture

Conversation: questions or statements


Hi Chase,

Thank you for the great content you are providing.
I put on hold all the other things I was reading to concentrate on your website :).

I was wondering, there's a current of thought that states one would better engage in a conversation through statements rather than questions.
You don't seem to advise so and you don't seem to make that distinction at all.

What's your take on it?

Thank you very much
lux

Anonymous's picture

Over approving?


Hi Chase,

Great article as usual, I was just wondering about these lines you've used as an example:

Her: Well, actually I sculpt.
You: Really? No way! Sculpt what?
Her: Mostly (...)
You: Hmm! That's wild (...)

Don't you think the guy's reactions here are a little bit exaggerated? They come across as over approving and overly seeking a connection...

Thank you for the great material!

Andrew's picture

Great article and I have a quetion...


Im in high school right now and there is a girl that I do not know personally who is going to be in one of my classes. She is very popular and beautiful. I have been reading your other articles like on dating advice. Should I use this kind of connection building before or during the date? If not, how can meet her and talk to her before I ask her out on a date? I know this article is older but I would love to have a response from you.

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Interesting approach on


Interesting approach on seeking and "hunting" girls, like your post :)

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Chase


First of all I would like to thank you for all the useful info. on this website . This website has helped me to a great extent . Coming to the question , is it good if a girl qualifies you instead of you qualifying her .

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So basically you are


So basically you are screening and qualifying and asking the right questions as well to deep dive is this right or wrong? And is screening the same interviewing and what tips do you have for beginners for approaching women for the first time?

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