I must’ve walked under some ladders and kicked some black cats because my luck has been shitty of late. I’ve had flu twice in three months and two minor colds. Waking up this morning to teach bootcamp the glands around my throat were so swollen it hurt to swallow and tossed and turned in bed getting a sum total of three hours sleep. Very much breaking my daygame rule of “get a good nights sleep and feel refreshed”.
Nonetheless I stumble out and do a few demo sets for the students. This is the best of them. It’s really nothing to get excited about because at best its a 50/50 she’ll contact me, probably less. But she had a bizarre vibe to her and there was some fun challenging interplay between us.
0:29 – She’s pulling a “what’s going on” face
0:36 – Don’t be scared to comment on racial factors. Girls really don’t care.
0:38 – The first indicator that this is a confident girl with some creativity on her side. She’s not going to lock up.
0:44 – So I go straight into a tease to show I can play this game too. I’ll keep coming back to it.
1:00 – Personalise it all to her.
1:07 – She’s very comfortable now she knows I’m not a mugger. I’m pegging her as having high self esteem and good social skills. Nice.
1:14 – More teasing but also screening to see if she’s a perpetual student (which I don’t like)
1:22 – The mutually agreed frame is banter and challenge. It doesn’t happen often but when it does it’s alot of fun to have a girl stand up for herself and throw things back at you.
1:32 – Time constraint. So everything now has to be hurried. I manage to string it out eight minutes in the end which is a sign she enjoys the interaction.
1:40 – I was not expecting her to extend this with questions. Might as well run with it and throw in some cheesy obvious DHVs.
2:20 – Very basic mild defiance gets a laugh. Don’t be agreeing to everything a girl says.
2:31 – Callback humour to her posh voice and then a tease about Manchester culture.
2:54 – I’m just free associating because I know she might head off any time this gets boring or has a long pause. She’s enjoying it, but has a real time constraint which I’m gradually weakening.
3:12 – She enjoyed that cold read about “incongrous”. It’s contrast game from me. Act like a retard and throw in some hints I’m actually smart and well read.
3:30 – She’s sharp, relaxed and fun. I’m really enjoying talking to her.
3:44 – Notice how her body never stops pointing vaguely in the direction she was walking. This is because I never fully kill momentum. The time constraint is constantly there.
4:26 – I’m introducing a theme that I drop unexpectedly educated words into an otherwise normal conversation, to see if she notices and plays ball.
4:41 – I really don’t know what she was thinking here.
4:55 – Normally this means a dead end but it does no harm and in this case it sounds like she’s genuinely considering the date. God knows what’s holding her back.
5:30 – More dumbass teasing
6:08 – She likes arrogance so I throw some in and she IOIs twice with a smile and a question.
6:25 – She picks up the ball on the clever word game.
7:13 – Callback humour to her posh voice. My tone makes it a qualifier because I clearly like her accent.
7:48 – She does the clever word game again.