The ultimate guide to talking to a woman with headphones on

As far as I can tell, this guy thinks every conversation with a woman should go like this:

Man: Says something
Woman: Responds only to direct questions
Man: Says something else
Woman: Makes noises acknowledging she is listening but not speaking
Man: Talks about himself
Woman: Gets the vapours from his confidence

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That last line is poetry.

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Roger Bacon says:

their intellect in this matter is as it were deaf from their very birth.

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My friends who I’m normally happy to see and chat with have reported to me that when I’m walking about town or campus with my headphones on, I tend to be oblivious to their proximity. So they don’t bother me. I wouldn’t mind, but they’re working on the assumption I’m busy and going somewhere and don’t want to be bothered. So despite my willingness to have them grab my attention, they haven’t tried out of respect for me. Why do people think they can walk up to some complete stranger and gain their respect by acting disrespectful in the first place?

My two exceptions to strangers breaking in: Emergencies and panhandlers. One is practical, and the other is a price we pay for choosing to construct a stratified society.

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Oooooh, is it A. B. Dada?

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Deaf people can and do jog, you know.

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And they don’t want to listen to you, either.

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they do have the benefit of extra brain power devoted to the processing of all of their other senses.

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See I thought a neg was a way to put a woman off balance (because she usually only gets compliments?) so subtly insulting her brings her down a notch to your level and thus she’ll be intrigued… apparently. Like this: “I don’t usually like girls with big feet, but yours look ok.”

Always relevant and I cannot believe no has posted it yet!

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Couldn’t find your article, but this one is fascinating: Hambling-Jones, O. & Merrison, A. (July 2012). “Inequity in the pursuit of intimacy: An analysis of
British pick-up artist interactions.” Journal of Pragmatics 44, no. 9 (1115-1127). I would provide a link to the full text but I couldn’t find a freely available one. :frowning:

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And drive. Although the Deaf people I’ve known have told me driving is very boring for them, since they can’t listen to the radio while stuck in traffic. My last ASL teacher said he’d rather take the bus so he can read a book.

I used to always have guys pull the “omg those aren’t your real eyes, you’re wearing colored contacts!” Which I didn’t realize was a neg for years; I do have striking eyes so I’m not surprised when people comment on them. But at the same time I was always annoyed and baffled at their insistence. I already told you I’m not wearing contacts, and I can hardly prove a negative. What do you want me to do, pop my whole eyeball out?

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Working for a university has its benefits, I just downloaded the whole thing. :wink:

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Wait there is a non weirdo internet? Who the hell wants to use that?

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That would be a pretty cool if gross party trick though and probably scare them away.

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tauro-scatological reference?

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Any internet I’m on is weird by default.

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I think one of the sad things is that the underlying message seems to be that a man looking for this advice is fundamentally lacking - they mustn’t show their real character, because it’s defective and no woman would accept them if they knew who they really are. You have to put up a mask, adopt a role and follow a routine, and then you will have hundreds of women to choose from. Instant results too, as you can see from his profile photos of him with women who apparently fell for him briefly before quickly realising how good and honest he actually was:

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Real weirdos, that’s for certain.

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