5 Date Tricks To Make Him Want You

Maura Kelly from Marie Claire wrote this list of Five Subliminal Tricks To Try On A Date that I wanted to share with you. If you’re worried about how to get from Date #1 to Date #2, this cheat sheet may help.

1. Reach out and touch.

Being touched by someone, even briefly and unintentionally, increases liking for the person. Men love it when a girl laughs and touches their shoulder.  We have no idea why.  Make it seem accidental or natural, like touching his hand briefly and saying, “I know!” will definitely get his mojo rising.

2. Get the dude to hold a hot cup of joe.
According to Ruud Custers, a psychology professor at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, research has shown that when you get someone to hold a cup of coffee, he will see you as a warmer person whereas the opposite is true for anyone holding a cold drink. It’s a weird association thing, but basically if one thing is hot, then it’s easy to assume everything in the situation is hot.  Including the date.  So pretend you’ve got to get something out of your bag and ask him to hold your coffee for a minute.

3. Be smooth. (Or soft. Or fluffy.)
A very recent study published in the Science journal found that when participants were asked to work together to assemble puzzles, they would say that cooperating with their partners went less “smoothly” if their puzzle pieces were covered with sanding paper. See? It’s that crazy word-association stuff again. In other words, go to a restaurant or bar where the chairs and couches feel good, or wear a smooth or soft sweater.  Ask us to touch it.

4. Imitate him.
Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. A study out of Raboud University, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, found that waitresses who simply repeated the orders of their customers back to them received larger tips. Occasionally repeat something your date says and ask, “Is that right?” or some other comment.  Don’t play the Shadow Game.

5. Make sure he’s in a place full of things he likes.
More association stuff!  Ruud just finished a study about how if we are in a place (like a bar) in which there is a stimulant (like a band) that another person finds pleasurable, he will come to associate the pleasure of that stimulant with the people around him. So stalk his Facebook profile, and take him to see a band or a club that plays his kind of music, or maybe see a movie that he’s likely to be a fan of.

The truth?  Men are simple creatures.  If we have fun on a date, whether it’s because of the other person or not, then we’ll assume the other person had something to do with it.  “I had a really good time last night” could have nothing to do with you, but the psychology of it is that he’ll (and you’ll) interpret it as “I had a really good time last night with you.”

100 Worst Songs Ever

AOL Radio posted their list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever and most of it is easy enough to agree with.  However, I actually like about 15 songs on the list (denoted in bold) – which songs do you like?  Which songs aren’t on the list that should be?

100 Worst Songs Ever
1. DJ Pauly D – “Beat Dat Beat”
2. Baha Men – “Who Let The Dogs Out”
3. Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”
4. Ricky Martin – “She Bangs”
5. Aqua – “Barbie Girl”
6. MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”
7. Helen Reddy – ” I Am Woman”
8. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
9. Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – “Ebony & Ivory”
10. Los Del Rio – “Macarena”
11. Celine Dion – “My Heart Will Go On”
12. Spice Girls – “Wannabe”
13. Creed – “With Arms Wide Open”
14. C.W. McCall – “Convoy”
15. Gerardo – “Rico Suave”
16. Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
17. Hanson – “MMMBop”
18. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart”
19. Will Smith – “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”
20. 4 Non Blondes – “What’s Up?”
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Top 10 Funniest 911 Calls

The 911 emergency phone number is just that – for emergencies.  But with the advent of the internet, it’s so easy to spread just how dumb people are and brand them for life as “the McEmergency lady” when you hear about them calling 911 three times to complain that McDonald’s ran out of Chicken McNuggets.  And believe it or not, she barely even makes the top five.  Here’s the rest of the Top 10 Funniest 911 Calls (from Manofest.com):

10. Man calls 911 after having an erection for four days straight 
9. Redneck hits a deer with his car
8. Burger King is out of Lemonade
7.  Mom doesn’t like her disrespectful son (and calls him not-so-nice NSFW names)
6. Kid calls 911 for help on a math problem
5. 911 dispatcher makes a horribly inappropriate joke (“OK, did you want us to come over and shoot her?”)
4. McDonald’s is out of Chicken McNuggets (she got arrested after calling 911 three times)
3. DWI suspect calls 911 as train hits Ferrari he left on tracks (this happened last week!)
2. Fat woman upset that Burger King got her order wrong
1. The funniest 911 call ever:

I love how the reporter can’t keep a straight face after airing the call.  Who could?  Afroman?