Monday, March 05, 2007

How to Spot and Spurn a Dating Fool

Today reconfigured their website, so the link I referred to in the previous post isn't good, anymore. I can't seem to find the clip at the new url, either.

The New York Times ran a review of a seriously disturbing dating book for men yesterday. The book is called The Method, and it's written by a man who very bravely calls himself "Mystery."

According to The Times, the book advises losers--uh, I mean, men--to:

"Approach a group of women, having identified one of them as your target. Flirt with her friends. When she tries to speak, teasingly put her down (“negging”). After a bit, include her, and throw her a bone or two. [Mystery] calls these “IOI’s” — Indicators of Interest. But then, confuse her with a putdown or two — “IOD’s” (Indicators of Disinterest). If possible, enlist a “pivot” (a female conspirator) to make her jealous. Once you have her attention, subject her to rehearsed patter, then “bounce” her to another location to build “comfort.” Soon, you will be able to bounce her to your love lair."

Men who like, trust, and understand women never try this crap. The Method will become the bible for poor wankers who stay up past their bedtimes to watch Girls Gone Wild commercials on basic cable.

Attract a man who likes, trusts, and understands women.

2 comments:

Hans Lysglimt said...

Hi,
The Today Show sports a few different links - try these:
http://www.todayshow.com
http://www-todayshow.com
http://www.todaytop.com
Thanks!

Peg said...

Wow...you know, I didn't see this but it reminds me of "The Rules" which was a dating book for women looking for Mr. Right that came out, oh...at least ten years ago.

Seems to me, there's no one formula for finding a mate--each couple is different, as much as every person is an individual.

I agree--seems like a recipe for wankers to become even bigger wankers!