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Dating news: Men like getting asked out!?

Earlier this week, we talked about whether or not women should date more like men. Ladies, if you ever wonder what men go through on the dating scene, try approaching a perfect stranger.

In my experience, approaching a man can be exciting, terrifying, and empowering (assuming he doesn’t find you repulsive or crazy) – all at once. I don’t do it often enough, but I really should!

The men I know are genuinely surprised and happy to have a woman approach them – compliment them. Oh, asking when you can see him again? Apparently, it’s one of those ego stroking things that some men really enjoy. A lot. Not unlike how women feel when we get asked out!

Do you think living in the south, women are less inclined to approach a man? Friends in other cities say that women don’t have much apprehension about it like us “girls raised in the south” and maybe this is an obstacle in dating.

When a woman approaches a man, does it really seem desperate? Does it depend on how she delivers her “opening line” or how she carries herself?

Guys, when was the last time a woman approached you? What was your first impression? Do you generally like getting approached by women?

Do you think it is better when a woman breaks the ice and then you take it from there?

Ladies, what is your biggest beef with approaching a man? What message do you think it sends to the guy?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

288 comments Add your comment

Lovely'Much Better Now' Brown

July 20th, 2011
3:53 pm

Remember that yourselves – we ladies like “brand new” sometimes too. Don’t get in a rut and expect us to like it any more than you do!

cosign 2X!

Celisea

July 20th, 2011
3:54 pm

Simple Man – Stock going up on the “old new new” last about as long as getting a used car off the lot for that thing to clonk out or as quick as you hit it.

Sassy Black ;-)

July 20th, 2011
3:55 pm

we ladies like “brand new” sometimes too. Don’t get in a rut and expect us to like it any more than you do!

cosign 3X!!!

TenderRoni

July 20th, 2011
3:56 pm

Simple Man....

July 20th, 2011
3:57 pm

LOL.Kimmie…I like happen to like IPuddy too!!! Hope I can find one that has some long term capabilities and is easliy upgradeable :)

TenderRoni

July 20th, 2011
3:57 pm

we ladies like “brand new” sometimes too. Don’t get in a rut and expect us to like it any more than you do!

cosign 4x!!!!

kimmie

July 20th, 2011
4:00 pm

Celisea, I don’t see a thing about Bow Wow! Where did she hear that?

Willie Dynamite

July 20th, 2011
4:03 pm

Personally when I took my NP off the lot the value has increased steadily. As a matter of fact I think with all this rain I may just make sure and put a fresh coat of wax on it tonight. Wouldn’t want it to get dull and whatnot.

Celisea

July 20th, 2011
4:05 pm

Kimmie – I don’t see anything either….thank goodness. A coworker’s mom called and told her. She LOOOOOVES Bow Wow..she couldn’t speak coherently

Celisea

July 20th, 2011
4:06 pm

My kid’s coworker

Sassy Black ;-)

July 20th, 2011
4:06 pm

I don’t see a thing about Bow Wow!

Well I hope it’s just a rumor. Plus just last week(or maybe two weeks) he finally revealed that he had a baby girl and that she was the best gift ever he’d ever gotten. I hope he wouldn’t leave her like that. I know we all go through some isht in this life but it’s never been enough to make want to off myself.

SexyCool

July 20th, 2011
4:06 pm

Exactly, BigWillieStyle. If you treat yours right, make sure it’s properly maintained, it will last and last and last. And after awhile, you get to know it so well, you can sense when something is off with it, when it needs attention/upkeep, you know whether or not it will go the distance or leave you stranded on the side of the road.

Sassy Black ;-)

July 20th, 2011
4:07 pm

A coworker’s mom called and told her. She LOOOOOVES Bow Wow..she couldn’t speak coherently

awwww then…

Celisea

July 20th, 2011
4:08 pm

Sassy I’m suspecting it’s just a rumor…made my heart drop as well. With her dern cute self.

Celisea

July 20th, 2011
4:09 pm

Sassy….lol

I was saying my kid couldn’t speak coherently as a result of a coworker’s mom calling…lol

That’s right…you keep that thing serviced and treated and she’ll pure like a kitten

Celisea

July 20th, 2011
4:10 pm

pur…not pure

Sassy Black ;-)

July 20th, 2011
4:12 pm

Yes she’s a pretty baby Celisea…

I was saying my kid couldn’t speak coherently as a result of a coworker’s mom calling…

just as cute still…

Celisea

July 20th, 2011
4:13 pm

Sassy – I bet she is….

Any movie he plays in, she’ll watch over and over and over…lol

kimmie

July 20th, 2011
4:15 pm

Any you all remember Joe Millionaire? I forgot all about him, but they mentioned him on Q100 this morning.

It was like The Bachelor. These women were competing to get with “Joe”, who was supposed to be a millionaire, but ended up actually being a construction worker.

Leggs

July 20th, 2011
4:19 pm

WHAT, BOW WOW killed himself…say it ain’t so!!!!

Celisea

July 20th, 2011
4:20 pm

Leggs – I think it’s just a rumor..thank goodness

Leggs

July 20th, 2011
4:23 pm

Celisea

July 20th, 2011
4:24 pm

It was like The Bachelor. These women were competing to get with “Joe”, who was supposed to be a millionaire, but ended up actually being a construction worker.

He should have been caned a thousand strikes for that…lol Those chicks should have been fooled. Fools gold.

Leggs

July 20th, 2011
4:24 pm

I think it says the article was written or posted July 8, 2011.

kimmie

July 20th, 2011
4:28 pm

Celisea – That mess was funny!! He was a big ole dufus!

Sassy Black ;-)

July 20th, 2011
4:34 pm

He should have been caned a thousand strikes for that

Yeah he should’ve…but I wonder what the gold diggers thought and how they felt knowing they got played. He ended up choosing a woman who seemed to not care if he had money or not and at the end of the show they BOTH got some dough. Sadly they didn’t stay together but c’est la vie.

Exiled!

July 20th, 2011
4:36 pm

Baby mamas?!

Why is it that the pudy is ohhh, so so guuuud, and its luv dovy untill there is a baby!

then the father dips and there is no luv anymore?
WHY?
(reading this Bow Wow article)

Mr. McNair

July 20th, 2011
4:50 pm

Chicks dig my smooth legs. And so do I.

TenderRoni

July 20th, 2011
4:51 pm

the pudsy or wang means nothing when resentments, disappointments, cheating, bitterness, hurtful words, bad communication, and the self-persavation build-up in a relationship which leads to anger (the darkest emotion ever).

Leggs

July 20th, 2011
4:53 pm

Yay, my name was picked for the lottery here at work. I won a lap for $100. 76 entries for 29 laptops.

TenderRoni

July 20th, 2011
4:56 pm

meant to type:self preservation

BlackMagicWoman...in NYC

July 20th, 2011
4:57 pm

Leggs…can I get $20? :lol:

Leggs

July 20th, 2011
4:57 pm

I meant a laptop (LOLOLOL)….

Leggs

July 20th, 2011
4:57 pm

Sure you can BMW, just text me your address (lol).

Leggs

July 20th, 2011
4:58 pm

I am going to leave with this joke:

Secrets to a long marriage:

A woman was sipping on a glass of wine, while sitting on the patio with her husband, and she says, “I love you so much I don’t know how I could ever live without you”…Her husband asks, “Is that you, or the wine talking?”…She replies, “It’s me…talking to the wine.” :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Peace!

Chococarmel

July 20th, 2011
7:00 pm

I like you Dave!

Unwanted, but content

July 20th, 2011
8:36 pm

The belief that the man should be the only one to initiate a date is an antiquated mating paradigm resulting from rigid gender roles. Women can fix cars, perform physically demanding home repairs and work very successfully in fields previously limited to men. There’s no good reason why a woman can’t ask a man out. The determining factor in who should start the interaction should be personality, not gender. Some women are outgoing and some men are shy. As long as they can’t handle rejections, more power to them.

Unwanted, but content

July 20th, 2011
8:38 pm

Oops, I meant to say, “As long as they can handle rejections as well as most men do, more power to them”.