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(Slate)   A guide to making yourself less creepy via body language   (slate.com) divider line 39
    More: PSA, John Jay College, Malcolm Gladwell, nonverbal communication, Neil Strauss, dating, habits  
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2012-12-03 11:42:42 AM
13 votes:
farm3.staticflickr.com
2012-12-03 11:56:59 AM
10 votes:
I find that being a little creepy is a good way to filter out the women who aren't desperate.
2012-12-03 11:51:13 AM
7 votes:
i1.kym-cdn.com
2012-12-03 12:12:12 PM
5 votes:
1) Go to Fark party

2) Do complete opposite of what every man there is doing
2012-12-03 11:53:54 AM
5 votes:
I'm married. I'm pretty sure my body language always says "Please Kill Me!"
2012-12-03 12:03:18 PM
4 votes:
The funniest people are the ones who are both desperate and picky.
2012-12-03 12:54:32 PM
3 votes:
Get a haircut
Brush your teeth
Comb your hair
Buy new clothes
Sit up straight
Don't act like the way we treat each either on fark is normal

There I just saved all of you losers the admission fee.
2012-12-03 12:23:07 PM
3 votes:
Hit them in the head. Take them to your woods cabin. Cut off their feet.

Instant chemistry.
2012-12-03 02:10:09 PM
2 votes:
"Like, I tell people I went to Harvard, and I can tell they're thinking I'm a douche bag."

i939.photobucket.com
2012-12-03 01:31:32 PM
2 votes:
Relax
Be confident
Be social
Have fun
Don't think so much
Don't give a fark

Basically...

Drink

Correct dosage is important

Side effects may include: vomiting, diarrhea, headache, sensitivity to light, puffy face, bad breath, beer belly, DUI charges, chronic alcohol abuse.

Results my vary.
2012-12-03 01:18:24 PM
2 votes:
this is how i roll

www.bannedinhollywood.com

/no actual rolling
//back/forth like wiper blade
2012-12-03 12:10:01 PM
2 votes:
I find eye-contact threatening.

Cool story time: I was at a conference for CFAs and the motivational speaker dude that was hired to speak suggested that men prefer to stand side by side when discussing things, and women preferred to stand opposite. So, as something of a party-game, he proposed that men try to speak to women face to face and women try to speak to men side by side. The result turned the conference hall into something of a dance floor, albeit one with no music except for the strange discussion that one gets in rooms full of CFAs and other financial types.

That was cool, right? Right?!
2012-12-03 11:47:54 AM
2 votes:
Masterbating at the dinner table might send a mixed single I suppose.
2012-12-03 11:47:18 AM
2 votes:
Dammit ladies! Isn't it simply enough that I don't stare at your tits for the whole date? Do I learn how to do all this subtle body language crap too?
2012-12-03 06:28:09 PM
1 votes:
I've found the key to building self confidence is to have sex with many beautiful women.
2012-12-03 05:29:12 PM
1 votes:
"Like, I tell people I went to Harvard, and I can tell they're thinking I'm a douche bag."

Ahh...gonna go ahead and agree with your hypothesis, Sherlock.
2012-12-03 04:19:26 PM
1 votes:

Galloping Galoshes: I took this class, it was great! If it weren't for him, I'd still be bringing my axe with me to dates. I still kinda miss pointing out the bloodstains....


i47.tinypic.com
2012-12-03 01:46:42 PM
1 votes:

The sound of one hand clapping: MassAsster: Theaetetus: MassAsster: Dude, you are in the wrong crowd, sounds like some real stuck up witches.

See, I read that the other way... He's apparently unwilling to lower his standards and look for girls his height or less, but when confronted with women who are unwilling to lower their standards for height, he suggests that it's all really about money. Basically, some woman says "sorry, you're too short for me" and he calls her a whore, and she's the stuck up witch?

Well , the way I read this is he stating that they say, in their own words, he matches all the qualities they are looking for, minus the look. Sounds rather shallow to me. A difference of a matter of height has just changed the whole outlook on the person you thought was "the perfect man to marry" ? I doubt that... What was the real reason behind the blow off, because I don't think it was what was told to him..

I've heard of plenty of girls who have rejected guys for seemingly petty reasons like 'too short' or 'not ambitious enough' (in other words, doesn't earn enough money). Women can be quite shallow. But that stuff almost always happens on the first date. Girl decides she will be OK going out with short guy, goes out with him, decides she doesn't like being seen in public with short guy, dumps him.

I've never heard of a girl saying 'You'd be perfect for me if not for the fact that you are not tall enough'. That would be a horrible thing to say to someone. Girls can be damned shallow, but even the shallow ones aren't usually totally heartless.


I once had a girl tell me "You'd be perfect for me if not for the fact that you are not a girl". Talk about shallow.
2012-12-03 01:09:24 PM
1 votes:
Here's the sad part about these sorts of articles:

Creepy people will read it and say "Hey! I will make sure I do not do that stuff with my body language!"

Then no-one will be able to tell who is creepy based on body language.

Thus negating the value of any of the information in the article.
2012-12-03 01:08:56 PM
1 votes:
i560.photobucket.com
2012-12-03 01:01:00 PM
1 votes:
why would i want a girlfriend when i can just masturbate
2012-12-03 12:57:46 PM
1 votes:

EdNortonsTwin: The funniest people are the ones who are both desperate and picky.


I'm funny, how? Like a clown? Do I amuse you?
2012-12-03 12:56:08 PM
1 votes:

Kuroshin: MassAsster: It's funny , because here is the key...

Acting confident and relaxed . That's the key in everything, getting a job, getting a date etc...

Relax, be confident and just go with it. I found when you didn't care if you got something, you ended up getting it.

How does one act "confident"? That's always been my issue when people say things like this (not that they're wrong!). Nobody can explain to me what "confident" acts like, or how to arrive there. For someone who has never been truly confident in his entire life, this is as foreign a concept as quantum mechanics is to a layperson.

I'm not even confident when I know for certain that I'm going to win a race. I know the lap times of all the competition, but I'm still unnerved by all the things that can go wrong (including just being shiat behind the wheel that day). Some of us have never known confidence.

/could really use this class


Arrogant, uncaring and definitely not needing said person in your life.

I only fail when I start thinking.
2012-12-03 12:42:17 PM
1 votes:

meat0918: Guess the moral is, don't be a creepy ass dude.


Or, more likely, find women who are attracted to creepy ass dudes.
2012-12-03 12:40:47 PM
1 votes:
2012-12-03 12:15:20 PM
1 votes:
I'm just glad that I'm forever alone because I'm ugly and boring, at least I'm not creepy
2012-12-03 12:14:14 PM
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: cgraves67: I find that being a little creepy is a good way to filter out the women who aren't desperate.

By scaring them away?


Precisely. The desperate ones will sleep with you out of some obscene hope that you will be able to provide whatever it is that they are looking for.
2012-12-03 12:14:04 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: I'm married. I'm pretty sure my body language always says "Please Kill Me!"


hahaha, I understand this.

Mostly it's more like "please stop acting friendly to me when I'm being polite, because you're making my wife jealous and I know she's going to biatch about it later"

I hate it though, because who wants to turn down talking to people they're attracted to?
2012-12-03 12:13:46 PM
1 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: I'm mid-40s, ugly and never-been-married. There is no cure for this kind of creepy.


Yes there is, it's called money.
2012-12-03 12:13:44 PM
1 votes:
i've been told by close friends that my body language is all kinds of screwed up. i tend to slouch and slump down a lot, which makes me look bored or insecure. i'm also very weird about my personal space, so i shy away from people and flinch if someone touches me unexpectedly. just more things to put on the list of reasons i'm going to be single forever.
2012-12-03 12:12:00 PM
1 votes:
i3.ytimg.com

It worked for me!
2012-12-03 12:11:47 PM
1 votes:

Rev. Skarekroe: So squeezing my crotch while talking to girls ISN'T what I'm supposed to be doing?


seriously, i knew a guy that always had one had in his pants playing with his favorite pull toy, always, no matter what. it was disturbing to say the least. he was an ugly little fellow that lied like a rug and that moran got more pussy than a no-kill animal shelter. even when he was going out with a decent girl he had to cheat on her with two others on the side. simply amazing what females can be attracted to.
2012-12-03 12:10:51 PM
1 votes:

cgraves67: I find that being a little creepy is a good way to filter out the women who aren't desperate.


By scaring them away?
2012-12-03 11:58:46 AM
1 votes:

Galloping Galoshes: I took this class, it was great! If it weren't for him, I'd still be bringing my axe with me to dates. I still kinda miss pointing out the bloodstains....


thumbs.anyclip.com
2012-12-03 11:57:56 AM
1 votes:
For Guys

Scenario A) You are poor -> she chooses the guy with the BMW and nice suit.

Scenario B) You are rich -> you think her left knee is pointy.

------

Women

Scenario A) You are poor -> want a fark?

Scenario B) You are rich -> like my abs and tan?

(this could be a bit overly simplified)
2012-12-03 11:52:58 AM
1 votes:
I took this class, it was great! If it weren't for him, I'd still be bringing my axe with me to dates. I still kinda miss pointing out the bloodstains....
2012-12-03 11:49:03 AM
1 votes:
Being interested but poor is a sure-fire way to creep a woman out.
2012-12-03 11:48:09 AM
1 votes:
I could use this.

/why are you all edging away from me?
2012-12-03 11:43:35 AM
1 votes:
So squeezing my crotch while talking to girls ISN'T what I'm supposed to be doing?
 
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