Tuesday, September 11, 2007
What happened to the ancient art of eye contact?
Why are people trading in face-to-face meetings for instant messenger icons? First impressions to profile views? Trading e-mails instead of swapping phone numbers?
What's wrong with meeting your mate traditionally?
I just don't believe that a dry spell can be cured by Cupid.com or eHarmony, even if they do have Dr. Phil, mainly because the virtual world is filled with representations of who people wish they were. In the virtual world, I'm 5'8", thin like a Cheez-It, and I have two nostrils of equal size, instead of one the size of Hunter Mtn. and the other the size of an M&M.
Shut down your computer (after you've finished reading this blog, of course)... I have a BETTER idea!
You don't need cyber space, you just need some old fashion eye contact. Ya'all know, I didn't invent this smooth move, but I did master it!
Step one: PREPARE for a night out as if you were going on a date with the man of your dreams, even tho you haven't met him yet. Take the time to actually curl those eyelashes, blow out your hair, pick out clothes that make you feel on top of the world.
Step two: When you make your ENTRANCE at your event, plant a confident smile on your face that says I'm single and happy. Make sure you don't go overboard. You want to feel like Jennifer Love Hewitt in Can't Hardly Wait, not Jaime Pressly in Joe Dirt.
Step three: Once you feel your self-esteem soaring, you're ready to SKIM THE ROOM for someone who grabs your attention. When you spot him, send THE SIGNAL, with eye contact. 3 RULES: Glances not stares. Smiles not drool. Confidence not stuck up.
Step four: If he smiles back and continues to glance at you -- and you are pretty positive there's no girlfriend in the picture -- approach him or create an opportunity for him to approach you. E.g. he's standing in a bathroom line, stand by the bar nearby. E.g. he goes outside to make a phone call, accidentally bump into him as he re-enters the room.
Now get on out there, because an avatar will never take the place of a REAL MAN!
Posted by sarah at 8:27 PM