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Sunday, January the 29th, 2006

I’ve not been slacking, I’ve been busy. Amongst other things, I’ve also been “researching” stuff toward a post (and our not-as-yet dead treatise [PDF]) I’m working on.

Yes people, this is more work than it seems. As a preview however, consider the same[1] woman, wearing the exact same shirt.

Woman in jeans.

Woman in a skirt.

Who would you rather approach semi-seriously (all mumbling and nervously) for a date? And why?

Stay tuned for more such extreme thought-experimentation; right here on actuality dot log.

[1] For argument’s sake.

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7 Responses to “A suggestive preview”

  1. J says:

    Whoa! Same girl eh?
    I wouldn’t approach either of the two, or as you say, the same girl sporting two strikingly different looks… for a date.

    But I guess most men would choose girl 2.

  2. pundit says:

    (I said consider them same, for argument’s sake. As in similar enough that either one of these women could have trivially pulled off the look of the other should she have wanted to.)

    My big point being, while women tend to care about details (like hey, these are two very different people!), men will just look at a vague picture (like hey, parted legs in a short skirt with hands on thighs!)—and gravitate toward the more inviting, … acquiescent one. As in pick 2 a hundred percent of the time.

    My bigger point being, this hypothetical woman can easily achieve the outcome she wants by trivial changes to her mannerism.

  3. anonymiss says:

    Trivial changes in mannerism…
    As in less giggling, seductive glances, and lesser clothes = more achievement as a woman.

    Hmmmm

  4. pundit says:

    Eeeek! No no, I should have pointed this out earlier. I’m trying to write up an opinion piece on this thought-provoking (if entirely wrong) opinion piece. [Pussyfoot past registration]

    I presumed this was some sort of brilliant set-up, before I got side-tracked.

  5. J says:

    Forget the parted legs in a short skirt with hands on thighs if you can. Temme something? Would men pick 2 just because she has a pretty face and is looking at you? 1 seems tomboyish and busy with herself

  6. pundit says:

    I can.

    Yes,… and no. (“Picking” 2 and doing something about it are very different issues.) There is an equally important issue of how she’s looking at you? If it’s “obvious” they’re going to be shot down, no. That’s when you start evaluating your chances in other ways; and begin to notice how her hands are placed, for instance.

    And after some thought, I don’t think the problem with 1 is her seeming tomboyish and busy with herself, but because she appears entirely happy and content by herself. I think (and I’m wording this poorly), men are sort of shooting to feel… appreciated in a sort of “look we’re so important to her, she’s so happy with us; her knight?” way. It’s kind of hard to get to that point if she was perfectly content and happy to begin with.

    I’m not putting this across, but what I’m trying to say has something to do with it. It’s like you want to protect and save her from something.

    Or something.

  7. pUl| says:

    I wonder what the real subjects in question (i.e. the girls) might feel about this :P.


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