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Just to add to my previous post. Women naturally like a man's friendship. You'll never see a woman that doesn't have male friends (I think this is why women love gay men). Mainly because men don't have hormones that changes their mood frequently and usually don't involve petty drama. Lots of guys have natural instincts to give off the impression that he just wants to have sex with a woman that he approaches. So naturually, when female natural meets male natural, women will have a negative vibe of and rejection usually occurs. I don't mean to sound homosexual, but it really worked for me when I started approaching women as if I was just meeting a new buddy for the first time. Don't give off the "I just want to take you back home" vibe, just give her the feeling that you are having a conversation to set up a future friendship. e.g. "You'll have to let me know if you ever have a group of friends get together to catch a game".
Be yourself and be confident. Act like you have talked to girls as beautiful as her before lol. Treat her like a regular person. Hit her with a smile and a hey hows it going. Then see how she acts.
I like the way you think
Just remember that Orange is your connection. Wear your Vol gear and she'll acknowledge that connection. But, JMO, I'd wear matching socks even if they're not Vol wear. GOOD LUCK! GO VOLFAN!
This post was edited by OrangeNCarolina 23 months ago
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
If she scares the crap out of you then give it up. You'll never be able to date her on an even basis and you'll worry about every other guy in the world hitting on her when you aren't around. You need to be secure enough with yourself to date a beautiful woman.
Wear orange our something Vol related, make eye contact between sets and simply approach her and have an innocent conversation. Feel your way through the conversation and the opportunity will present itself to either ask for her number, set a date, or simply get to know her (for the next conversation).
Truth is, you may not even be that into her when she opens her mouth...it happens. Some people don't give the same aura when you talk to them. With that thought in mind, you should feel less pressure.
Remember these two things, "women want men to talk to them" and "10 seconds of courage is all it takes to break the ice". Just don't be a douchebag and you'll be fine.
This post was edited by Agent Orange 23 months ago
You only get a few chances at anything in life. That window of opportunity is getting smaller for you .... the longer you wait. The only thing she can say is no or get the mess away from me... unless you show up in an eye patch and 247 gear screaming, "argggg I'm a pirate".... then she might have you arrested...
I've dated beautiful women my whole life but I've never had to approach one. If she gets to know me I'm good. It's the approach that has me trippin but I'm liking the advice in this thread. Starting to feel pretty good about it.
NoVa gives you perfect advice. Pay attention and follow it to the "T" I met a Miss Knoxville kind of like that, and now she's my wife. We were UT students at the time. We have a great marriage and beautiful kids. This could happen to you, too. Hotties like no-bs guys.
BE YOURSELF!!! We can tell when u are trying too hard! I don't like that! The Vols would be the best way in. I love to talk football and I am comfortable talking about it anywhere. That is a nice neutral topic to start with. You can "hit" on her without actually hitting on her.
Amen, sister. Shy is not the problem, overly aggressive is.
Just smile and say hey the next time you two make substantial eye contact. She'll say hello back (as long as she doesn't think you've been creeping on her) and take it from there. Maybe tell her you noticed her Vols gear and that you don't see too many fellow Vols fans around where you live. The easiest way to strike up a conversation with a stranger is if you know you have a common interest.
The most important thing is to try not to rehearse anything, because it's usually really obvious if a guy (or anyone really) has practiced what they're going to say. Just be natural. Go with it. That way if she likes you then you know she likes you for yourself and not for what you're trying to pretend to be.
I knew our resident Lady Vols would have the right perspective.
Mention the acronym GTL, show her your best "Fist Pump", and ask her how many shots she can do... Works every time.
Good advice people. If I can trick myself into thinking of her as a friend and ignoring her good looks I'll be fine. I have a good personality but girls have always made themselves avaible to me by way of mutual friends. I've never dated anyone that I had to approach so this is new to me. The problem with the mutual friend thing is I don't live near my hometown anymore.. everyone that people try to "hook me up" with lives 2 to 4 hours away so I've got to try something new.
I'm leaving work now. I'll be at the gym at about 6:00. My arms should look huge by 6:15 lol I'll keep you posted.
Don't trick yourself! Convince yourself that you are a great catch for anyone. Believe in yourself!! She would be lucky to be with you not vice versa! Be confident without being cocky!! Confidence is one of the most attractive traits a man can have!!
Yes! Yes! Woo!
Darn' son...one UT sock and your having trouble talking to a ten with a UT shirt. Man Jerry Clower couldn't come up with this one. We've got a shoeless on the site and now sockless. I'd go with Rocky's suggestion.
Just go with teh vols ice breaker. Something to the fact that "I noticed you had a vols t on the other day. I haven't met many fans from Mississippi. Do you go to many games, etc." And all this is done when you are working out beside her if she works upper body or whatever. If she seems interested you can get her name and number and maybe tell her that you all need to catch a game at a bar. I took the best comments and then made it my own. Plus the Mississippi thing is a good ice breaker.
Darn it, I got in late on thIs one. I was born to help guys with the ladies. Not really, but I always dated and later married out of my league (just ask et4vols, makes him angry sometimes haha) because I just talk and act like myself around girls. My with wishes I didn't sometimes, actually... Oh well.
I just let my wife read this thread. She said this would work.
No seriously, she said man up and strike up a conversation about the vols.
Live update: the fox is in the den. Been here since I arrived. Been on the elliptical for at least 40 minutes. No wonder she looks so good!
Smokey's on the prowl.
Just be friendly, don't try to hit a homerun tonight. Just start to open a channel of communication that can be built upon later. Unless she has a boyfriend, then tell her she has ugly knees. That'll show her.
Go hop on the one next to her.
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