A good “line” – when a fella approaches

February 7, 2009.
Okay, available bachelors may try to prove themselves eligible to fruits of their eye, if you will. They see a woman who intrigues them, and they figure that as a stranger approaching her, they have a few seconds, or one “line,” to break the ice and hopefully not fall below it.

That’s pretty accurate. A woman like me will respond politely to a polite gesture. However, to be intrigued by the gesture is a whole other area.

Two key words for the opening “line:” sincerity, and improvisation.  A practiced “line” will likely sound tired the moment it leaves the lips.

Or not. One opening line that I remember with a smile was, “Greetings, earthling!” The fella said it with the right voice and comical expression. Whether he had used that before or not didn’t matter. He and I had a delightful conversation. We didn’t end up dating.  Yet we enjoyed each other’s company for a little while.

Another first line I heard from a fellow I ended up dating was, “You dance incredibly,” after I’d arrived off the dance floor from dancing the jitterbug.  His voice revealed it was a sincere compliment. We had a nice conversation and I did date this fellow for awhile.

My point is, when you find yourself wanting to approach someone who intrigues you, don’t think too much about what to say. Say what comes naturally, and be respectful as to whether or not the person wants to talk with you.

Even a simple “hello” along with a smile, will make a fine first impression.

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