HOW TO HANDLE A 'FLAKY' WOMAN
Women Don't Lie - Men Don't Listen
Success Coach - Doc Love
Well, I've been getting more phone numbers of attractive girls every day, thanks to your
coaching. But I've run into one that I'm not 100% positive on what to do about.
I met this cute girl, "Darla," at the campus bookstore. I heard from some of her
acquaintances that she can get any guy to do whatever she wants. Well that's fine, but not
me. Knowing in advance that she might be that type, I still went for it. I figured that if
she really was a spoiled brat, then at least it would be interesting to see how well your
theories would work on that kind of girl.
We went out on a first date, costing me only $15. (I got us a lunch at an Italian takeout
place and we had a picnic on a great summer day.) We both had a fantastic time, and this
girl couldn't stop telling me how much she wanted to go out again. She touched my arm and
my leg at least a dozen times. Being fairly proficient in your "System", I
didn't respond, and I could see it was driving her crazy, in a good way.
I waited a week and called her and tried to set up a date for Thursday, but she told me
she was "working." But she said that we could do it "tonight" since
she had "nothing to do". I told her "Okay, tonight works out fine" and
ended the conversation. Later, about an hour or so before I was to be at her house, she
called and cancelled and gave me some story about why she couldn't do it and that she was
She counter-offered for Saturday, but I politely told her that I was busy. She then gave
me even more information that she was going to be out of town on Sunday. I said,
"OK" and that I had to go but that I'd talk to her "later."
Doc, I'm confused at this point. I've seen some of the things that you've said telling me
to wait two weeks to call a girl after she gets flakey on you. But I have also seen some
articles saying that I should just wait it out, and see if she calls me or not and just
judge our "relationship" off of that.
What should I do Doc? This chic is fine, but I don't want to waste my time.
Bailey - who's a bit confused
Although you've run into trouble with this cutie, overall you've handled things pretty
darn well so far. You've obviously got a respectable working knowledge of my principles.
We just need to tweak your technique and tighten things up a bit. But before we get into
that, let's look at what you've done right here.
First of all, you were wise to not react to what Darla's "aquaintances" were
saying about her. Often, when you're first dating a girl, all sorts of people will come
out of the woodwork who have some kind of agenda based on your NOT being successful with
But in this situation, Bailey, you remained neutral, and you took a "wait and
see" approach. That's the way to go. Whatever anybody else says about a girl that
you're first getting to know, whether it's negative OR positive, you should always take it
all with a large grain of salt and check things out for yourself. To you Psych majors, the
proof is in the pudding.
The other great thing you did, Bailey, was that you showed this gal a fun time while
keeping the cost of the date to a minimum. The picnic idea was perfect. Too many guys
spend too much money on a first date, thinking that doing so will raise the woman's
romantic Interest Level. It's like trying to beat the Market by following "hot"
stock tips. It's supposed to work but it never does. Guys, you should wait until she
totally "gone" over you before you take her out for the big ticket activities
(if you must.)
Now, Bailey, you got some very strong buying signals from this babe on your first (and
only) outing with her. That's great and it makes you feel great when that happens. There's
nothing like being out with a cute girl who can't keep her hands off of you.
But before we've gotten past the two-month mark with any woman, things are just too new to
rate. What we look for is CONSISTENCY, and this girl is about as consistent as Madonna's
hair color. When she flip-flopped on you and broke her date with you at the last minute,
she blew it as far as winning your heart goes.
Still, I also want you to be aware that you set yourself up for trouble when you accepted
her counteroffer to go out that same night. You lost your posture and made yourself look
too available, too eager. Don't do that again, with any woman.
What I need to pound into your head, Bailey, is that this girl, "Darla" violated
the sacred commandment: "Thou shalt not break any dates -- especially on short
notice." This is not a misdemeanor. It's a felony!
If she had merely told you that she was too busy to go out with you that week but maybe
next week, then I'd say give it two weeks plus and try calling her one more time. But,
Bailey, SHE BROKE THE DATE. That's it, adios, hasta la vista and sayonara too.
Remember, guys: a broken date is a deal breaker.
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For the past 30 years he has asked thousands of women, "Why do you stay with
one man versus another?"
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