There are some guys out there who seem to have mastered the dating world. They might not even be the most physically attractive guys, either. They just have a confident but cool attitude and seem to show genuine interest in the woman they're attempting to court.
Then there are guys who, as attractive as they may be, can't seem to get any luck with the ladies. That's because when it comes to picking up women, these guys use the strangest of tactics. Sometimes, it's easy to forget that life doesn't go the way that movies or dating advice books do. Here are some of the absolute worst ways to pick up women that you should avoid at all costs.
15 Declaring Your Feelings On Social Media
14 Pretending To Be Someone You’re Not
13 Being Too Bold
12 Not Being Bold Enough
11 Comparing Her To Your Exes
10 Talking About Yourself Too Much
9 Using Pick-Up Lines
From the corny, “Did it hurt when you fell from the sky?”, to the clever, “I lost my phone number, can I have yours?” and the downright creepy, “Do you have a mirror in your pocket? Because I can see myself in your pants”, women have heard them all.
7 Ignoring Her Body Language
5 Focusing On Her Looks Alone
4 Drinking Too Much
3 Wearing Too Much Cologne
1 Invading Her Personal Space
If you’re trying to pick up a woman, you don’t want her to think you’re a pervert or that you don’t respect her. So, you should be mindful of her personal space. This means that you shouldn’t stand too close to her unless she invites you to or she moves towards you. If she leans away or looks away, it means you're violating her personal space and making her uncomfortable. According to psychologists, there are four zones that make up the space around us. The personal zone is from 18 inches to 4 feet, and is for those people you are getting to know. When someone violates our personal space, the part of our brain responsible for the fear response (the amygdala) becomes activated. If you stay within the guidelines, you should be safe. Of course, you should pay attention to the cues and know that if things are going exceptionally well, it may be okay to slowly get closer to her.
Sources: Slate, CNN, PsychologyToday, Salon
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