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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Being a Smartass: ‘The Beer Trick’
Editor's note - Special thanks to Nicole for teaching me this one

Here’s a great way to have some fun with someone you are out with. All you need is a flat surface, a full glass of beer (or any other kind of drink) and someone to try it on.

"Hey, I’m gonna show you this really cool trick!" Of course she is going to want to know what it is. If you REALLY want to push it, follow that up with something like, "You know what, never mind. I don’t think you can handle this one." Let her try to convince you she wants to see it.

"Ok. Take the index fingers on both of your hands and lay them flat on the table next to each other."

Once she does that, REST THE DRINK ON TOP OF HER FINGERS, essentially trapping her at the table (and preventing her from being able to pick up the glass!). Then say, "Hey I gotta go hit the men’s room. Be back in a few." Then get up as if you are leaving the table! Don’t actually go though - that’s not cool.

See how she reacts. Always good fun!

It’s also a good way to see how she deals with that kind of situation. I once had a girl get really pissed and throw the glass on the floor. Turned out she had some anger management issues, which she admitted to me afterwards. But notwithstanding the occasional weirdo, most women are good sports about it.

Alexander Stone & Stephen David
Copyright 2007 - Approach Dynamics / Online Dating Edge


Anonymous said...

Not so cool. Makes your date feel like a jackass and puts them in a very uncomfortable position, which is probably only compounding the level of discomfort they already feel given that this is a date with a new person.

Anonymous said...

i did it to my boyfriend when we first started dating- he thought it was hysterical!
girlz can be silly too...

Anonymous said...

Could be tough for someone... but it's not like you're leaving the person there.
Lighten up- have fun!
I agree it's "silly" Jill!

Anonymous said...

I think this is a good way to test the waters. The date can protest and get angry but it lets you see early on how they react when thrown into an odd random situation....see how they take it and if they have a sense of humor about it.