Have you ever seen that one person who caught your eye dancing and/or two-stepping to themselves in a social environment? There was loud music and activity all around, but everything slowed down when you saw them? I’m pretty sure most of us have been there at some point in our lives, but more importantly, what did you do? How did you react? Did you react at all? From my experience, it seems like a lot of opportunity is left on the table from the male’s input on the topic. Males are afraid of rejection, simply put. How afraid are we?
I asked five males and females some of the same questions to try and clarify our understanding of one another. Males are more likely to be the aggressor in this particular situation, so I decided to conduct a little empirical research on the topic. I asked five males about their perspectives on whether or not they decide to take that leap of faith. To keep it simple, this is all based on attraction. Of course you may not approach a beautiful woman who’s thrown drinks on several men throughout the night, but we’re assuming you know nothing about your counterpart.
Question 1 (Males): What would be the largest barrier to your approaching a woman you find attractive?
Answer (Guys 1-4): Rejection. (in so many words)
Answer (Guy 5): The fear of investing in something with no result. (I think he’s afraid of rejection too, but this was his first response)
Question 1 (Females): What do you think is the biggest obstacle for men to approach you?
Female 1: “Sometimes I think guys may be intimidated by me. I think I’m sweet compared to most girls, though.” (I asked why would they be intimidated if you’re sweet) – – “I guess they’re afraid of rejection.”
Female 2: “I don’t think he would have a problem approaching me if he’s interested, unless he’s super shy. Have you ever wanted to approach a female, but didn’t?”
Me: I’m doing the interviewing here.
Female 3: “I think most guys are intimidated by me.”
Me: I’m sure they are.
Female 4: I don’t know. Probably because he thinks I’m already involved with someone.
Female 5: They don’t want to put in the work. They’re afraid I’ll tell them about my boyfriend and don’t want to risk being played. Not everyone has the confidence to approach total strangers. BUT for some reason, they will pull up next to me at a Stop sign and make an attempt. This happened to me lately!”
Me: Any success?
Female 5: Yes. I was used to pulling crazy Mother (Oooops). It was funny to me, but I would’ve denied him if I didn’t find him attractive.
Me: Well, damn.
Question 2 (Males): What percentage of guys do you think go for the gusto in this situation?
Male 1: 30-35%. Maybe 60% while intoxicated. (Makes sense)
Male 2: 40%
Male 3: Less than 50%
Male 4: 25%
Male 5: 43.8%
Female 1: 80-90%
Female 2: 90%
Female 3: 40%
Female 4: 75%
Female 5: 99% – – WOW.
Apparently, the guys are afraid of getting turned away and would rather not take the risk. The only plot twist here is that females seem to think that if you’re interested, you will more than likely approach them. That’s contrary to the opinion of their male counterparts. I guess the beginning of relationships are no different than gambling or playing the stock market: controlling your emotions and knowing when to buy or sell. Fellas, you can make the educated guess, but you’ll never know unless you take that risk. I can honestly say the only female I’ve ever approached with 100% confidence was Salli Mae. Boy, that was a mistake. She took everything.
With Green Bay's number 1 receiver, Jordy Nelson, out with a questionable knee injury - - it looks like Davante Adams will resemble a primary receiver role in Green Bay for a while. Aaron Rodgers is known for breeding receivers with QB wit that is unmatched by an of his contemporaries. Randall Cobb, in terms of talent, is the number 2, but he is SLOT receiver - - point, blank, period. Cobb is 180 lbs soaking wet, so he will continue to work the field into open spaces, while Davante will likely line up against the likes of Richard Sherman and Darelle Revis. Rodgers' talent is unmatched by any QB in the league who is in their prime years, so Davante will have his window of opportunity to build on some of the upside he showed in the previous season with 5 catches for 50 yards in a debut against the Seahawks followed by his 7 receptions for 121 yards in a win over the New England Patriots last year.
Can you say "Fantasy Sleeper?"
5 Bold Fantasy Football predictions
August 23, 2015August 23, 2015
People who know me know that I am a very avid Fantasy Football player. I am always a top manager in every league that I play in. This year I have been studying the tapes and I have 5 bold predictions for the 2015-2016 Fantasy Football season. Personally I feel that a bold prediction has to be a prediction that not many people can see coming. An example from last year would be the Broncos running back situation of C.J Anderson being a top 10 fantasy running back even though Montee Ball was a first round draft choice by most. Now I don't have the cojones to make that type of prediction but here are mine.
1. Peyton Manning will lead all quarterbacks in Fantasy scoring. Everyone thinks that Manning is done but not many people are talking about the fact that he was injured the second half of last season. Manning as always been a stud and the running game will make him even better! Why you may ask? Just look at his numbers the last time he had a great running back(Edgerrin James). He has the weapons to do it and he will bounce back in a huge way.
This is Atlas. He is a Humanoid robot that can freely run by himself. Scary? Why of course! I have seen the Terminator movies and I am not having any part of this(as if I have a choice). I mean don't get me wrong, I love how far our technological advances have come but are we trying to do too much? Regardless this is actually pretty cool. Check out the video!
Never give up
August 20, 2015August 20, 2015
When one door closes, another opens. Jamie Siminoff turned his failure on 'Shark Tank' Into a 28 million investment from Richard Branson (The Founder of Virgin Group). The Ring's products are sold in 93 countries worldwide. Check out the full story...http://www.businessinsider.com/ring-from-shark-tank-to-richard-branson-2015-8
17 -year-old cook is a hero!
August 19, 2015August 19, 2015
17 -year-old cook is a hero! He helped save a kidnapped woman. While heading home from work he noticed a man and woman arguing. The man and woman asked if he could help pay for their fare to the nearby town of Laval. He agreed to help but he pretended to be on his way to same destination.Turns out it intuition was correct. Once they arrived to the destination he called to police and the arrived and arrested the man. Not really sure how he figured that the man was a kidnapper but needless to say he saved the day!
The NWA Story: Straight Outta Compton
August 18, 2015August 18, 2015
This "Masterpeice" follows the story of the most well known gangster rap group that put the West Coast Music on the map. N.W.A opened up all the doors for people who felt like the underdog , which gave the people inspiration to follow their dreams no matter what situation they were put through. This biopic is deeper than Music itself. Be sure to check it out!!
Buddhist Life Mission
August 17, 2015August 17, 2015
佛教生命协会 While a man was polishing his new car, his 6 yr old son picked up a stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child's hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench. At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures. When the child saw his father with painful eyes, he asked, "Dad, when will my fingers grow back?" The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times, devastated by his own actions. Sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches. The child had written 'I LOVE YOU DAD'. The next day that man committed suicide. Anger and Love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life. Things are to be used and people are to be loved. But the problem in today's world is that people are used and things are loved. In this year, let's be careful to keep this thought in mind: "Things are to be used, but People are to be loved."
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder. God bless you. If you don't pass this on nothing bad will happen; if you do, you might change someones life.
Eric Berry Returns
August 16, 2015August 16, 2015
After being Diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, Eric Berry didn't know if he would ever get to play the game he loved again. With the support of his family and teammates, Eric Berry made is preseason Debut