DON’T petition us
You know when you go to Whole Foods and have to figure out how to get past that crazy, NYPIRG worker with clipboard standing in the entrance and ordering you to sign a petition? That’s how women feel when you petition your dick for us at a gas station, bus stop or sidewalk. Take a moment to read our body language. Sometimes we are just trying to exist without stumbling over your testosterone.
DON’T be phony
You can time your approach perfectly, say the most charming, witty things and emulate the perfect dose of confidence -- but at the end of the day, your phoniness might as well be painted on your forehead. There is no substitution for authenticity.
DO try this:
Carry full intentions to honor and respect us. Master the art of seduction. Be sweet. Be genuine. Be real.
And please, you need to smile more.
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Maggie is a Navy veteran, Berkeley graduate, author of Just Another Number, and sex-positive feminist who’s had it up to here with negging. Keep up with her at The Maggie Young.