WHATS THE BEST WAY TO GET A WOMAN TO WANT TO HOLD ONTO
Women Don't Lie - Men Don't Listen
Success Coach - Doc Love
Im a nightclub owner, and usually have my pick of women. My problem usually arises
when I find one I really want to date. This is about the most difficult one yet.
When I meet a girl at the club that Id like to date, I usually get her number and
give her mine, and they usually call me the next day or come to my club to see me. In this
instance, Crystal came to my club the next night. We really hit it off again that second
night, and the third night as well.
Then she called me and wanted to go out to a place other than the club. So on a Monday
night we went out with a couple of friends. We had a great time together. Crystal ended up
falling asleep on my couch, and like a gentleman I put a blanket over her and a pillow
under her head, and took her home before I opened the club on Tuesday. Everything was
wonderful; when we parted, I got a really nice kiss.
The next day I found out from a friend that Crystal was having second thoughts about me
because of all the other girls that are interested in me, and the fact that Im
always surrounded by them. No big deal, I figured shell call anyway. Well,
she didnt. Then I heard that she was in the hospital. After a couple of days I
called the hospital to see how she was. (It turned out she had a bad flu and was basically
fine.) I sent her flowers on the fifth day, and planned on visiting her in another day or
When I did finally get to the hospital, shed left about an hour earlier. That night
I went out with a guy friend who happens to be her friend as well. She called his cell
phone around midnight, and the conversation got around to me. When this happened, my
friend handed me the phone. Crystal and I talked for a while, but she was a little vague
and seemed somewhat uninterested. I figured that maybe she still wasnt feeling well,
or maybe she was detached because of this issue of all the other girls. But Im just
What perplexes me, Doc, is that she called my friend but hasnt called me. She told
me shed like to go out when she gets to feeling better, but Im not really sure
what I should do next. Do I wait for her to call me, or do I just wait a day or two and
call her? Do I try to pursue her, or wait for her to pursue me? Crystal is the one I
really want to be with right now, but I dont want to set myself up for rejection.
This isnt the first time this has happened to me. Theres a pattern here. Any
insight would be greatly appreciated.
Buck who is dating too many women, and wants to date only one
First of all, your situation isnt all that unusual. She likes you, you dont
like her, and vice-versa happens to all guys. It happens to guys like you, who meet
hundreds of women every night, and it happens to the guys who barely get one home phone
number a year. What were looking for in a relationship is equal Interest Level, or,
ideally, the woman liking you a little bit more going in. Your job is to raise her
Interest Level during the time you spend together.
Now Ill get out my Crystal ball to see why you gave her your number.
Ah-ha! Just as I figured! You goofed. Ninety-nine percent of the time, women dont
call. To boot, giving her your number shows her youre weak. Now if she asks you for
your number, I would definitely give it to her. But youre the man, youre the
aggressor, and youre going to call her this should always be your tactic.
Its true that the old saying goes Dont look a gift horse in the
mouth. But at the same time, why is this girl hitting on you every night? She should
show a little propriety and stay away for three or four days and allow you to call her.
Im glad she demonstrated high Interest Level at first, but she rushed it. Maybe
shes not so special after all maybe shes like all the other girls in
Bu lets give her the benefit of the doubt. The good part is that Crystal called you,
asked you out and instead of hanging around your club, you went somewhere different. The
bad part is that you brought friends along. To you Psych majors, as Ive
mentioned before, no group dates. And Buck, you give us some very strong reasons why I
make that a hard and fast rule. Lets take her second thoughts about you, for
instance. As Judge Joe Brown would say, This is all hearsay! This good friend
of yours could be inadvertently hurting you by feeding Crystal erroneous information
i.e., attributing to you things you never said. You have to make like this is World
War II all over again and keep in mind that loose lips sink ships -- and relationships. So
why are you talking to friends about your relationship in the first place?
One of the reasons you never know whats going on, pal, is because youre
talking to way too many friends yours and hers. Get off the friends. They can only
hurt you, even if they think theyre doing the opposite. As Rabbi Love says,
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
(Regarding that hospital incident -- here we go again with the hearsay. And you say you
got there an hour late. Why didnt you call first, make sure Crystal was still there
and run down there ASAP? You waited too long, and blew an opportunity to be alone with
her. Incidentally, the flowers were plenty for the amount of time you put in.)
Now, guy, when lots of women love you, all the others are more interested in you, too.
This is a basic law of attraction. Think about it -- does being George Clooney hurt George
Clooney when it comes to women? The corollary of course is that no one loves you when
youre down and out. When no women want you, no women want you. Now its great
that youre surrounded by babes, Buck, but youre going out with Crystal. You
went out with her two or three times in a row. You showed her you like her by being with
her -- too much.
Which leads us to the real crux of your problem, Buckaroo: you must be doing things wrong
on the date. The women youre interested in are turned off to you, as opposed to the
fact that women are climbing all over you. How is it that youre in a super
environment for meeting females, youve got all these dollies hanging on you, but you
cant hold onto the good ones? You need to memorize The Dating Dictionary and learn
how to do things the right way.
Ultimately Crystal acted uninterested and detached because she has low Interest Level in
you. It isnt because of all those other girls. (And anyway, if Crystal happens to be
one of those types with low self-esteem whos jealous and possessive, your owning a
nightclub would drive her nuts and youd have to sell it if you ended up with her.
And youre not about to do that.)
My advice is to wait a week and call her. Ask her out (no group dates!) and act like
its your first date all over again. And dont go to your club. Take her
Remember, guys: some of her Interest Level is based on the fact that other women love you.
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