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The cute girl I keep passing in the corridor

sylvestermorgansylvestermorgan Posts: 35
edited August 2009 in The bottom bracket
Slightly off bike topics (I normally do talk about bikes), but today I need wise words from the forum on what to do. I'm a PhD student and I keep passing a pretty cute Masters student in the corridor we. We frequently lock eyes and smile at each other in passing. I don't know she is, her name, or anything. Any bright ideas how I strike up a conversation with her?
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  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Grab your crotch, start gyrating your hips and making deep grunting noises. If she's up for it you're in, if she looks horrified, well it saved you wasting your time.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    If you are a Phd student you should be clever enough to figure out something to say. :wink:

    Or, just start stalking her, thats what I tended to do.
  • InfamousInfamous Posts: 1,130
    rohypnol.
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    These problems will become easier when you get into your teens. :roll:
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • AidanRAidanR Posts: 1,142
    Try "Hi, I'm [insert name here]" and go to shake her hand. She'll respond with her name. Then say "So, you're doing a Masters here, is that right?" and the conversation goes from there. Hopefully you'll find things in common. Simple, really. Don't over think things, or feel you have to come up with something really witty. Be yourself and if that doesn't work it was never gonna happen anyway.
    Bike lover and part-time cyclist.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Or just say, I like your lumpy jumper.

    Alternatively, offer her some gummi bears.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Make her a mix tape.
  • synchronicitysynchronicity Posts: 1,415
    AidanR wrote:
    Try "Hi, I'm [insert name here]" and go to shake her hand. She'll respond with her name. Then say "So, you're doing a Masters here, is that right?" and the conversation goes from there. Hopefully you'll find things in common. Simple, really. Don't over think things, or feel you have to come up with something really witty. Be yourself and if that doesn't work it was never gonna happen anyway.

    Then ask her what she's studying blah blah blah... next thing you know, you're having lunch together. Good Luck.

    Appropriate phrase: "never let your fears stand in the way of your dreams".

    Now man up and initiate a conversation. :twisted:
  • tebbittebbit Posts: 604
    Or you could try the classic northern chat up line: -

    "Eh up love, doest shag?"

    Possibly won't work, and this could be bad advice, actually it probably is bad advice, how about hello....
  • Cheers guys, esp AidanR and Synchronicity, especially the appropriate phase. After so many years with the ex I'm totally out of practice on this sort of thing so, as you, I'll just go talk to her and see where the conversation goes...

    Much appreciated!
  • Does this rag smell of chloroform to you?
    '12 CAAD 8 Tiagra
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Cheers guys, esp AidanR and Synchronicity, especially the appropriate phase. After so many years with the ex I'm totally out of practice on this sort of thing so, as you, I'll just go talk to her and see where the conversation goes...

    Much appreciated!
    Ah, now you see if you haven't been in the dating game for some years you will not be aware of how the rules have changed. Long term wooing is just so old hat now, if you don't suggest a shag after exchanging names she will assume you're gay and lose interest.
  • drewfromriscadrewfromrisca Posts: 1,165
    Ask her if she's in the Britney Spears fan club. It worked for me with a student...once :twisted:
    There is never redemption, any fool can regret yesterday...

    Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!
  • Corporate Camper
    Does this rag smell of chloroform to you?

    I just laughed so much I woke the children up.
  • White LineWhite Line Posts: 887
    Man, I'm so hungry. Fancy coming to lunch with me? 8)
  • dbmnkdbmnk Posts: 217
    Does this rag smell of chloroform to you?
    Funny!
  • BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
    Don't be obvious. Cheesy "lines" don't work and women get them all the time. Use one and she'll immediately think you're boring.

    Say something she wont expect like "You're always following me, you're not another stalker, are you?", or "I noticed that you keep walking down this corridoor when i'm around - there are easier ways to pick up guys you know... :roll:" but make it sound funny, or she'll think you're weird. Stuff like that implies that you think she's actually hitting on you, and puts her under pressure. For some reason, women love it when you take the pi55 out of them (if you're funny).

    Get her laughing, that's the key.
  • I'm sure there's scope there on the PhD = Pretty huge censored genre.
  • Avoid naff chat up lines like the plague, especially with these brainy types. A simple "Good morning" can be far more effectve at prompting a conversation.
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Meh, don't cholorform her, i chloroformed myself once, really unpleasant to wake up after...


    Anyway women are far too much bother.
  • System_1System_1 Posts: 513
    Bhima wrote:
    Don't be obvious. Cheesy "lines" don't work and women get them all the time. Use one and she'll immediately think you're boring.

    Say something she wont expect like "You're always following me, you're not another stalker, are you?", or "I noticed that you keep walking down this corridoor when i'm around - there are easier ways to pick up guys you know... :roll:" but make it sound funny, or she'll think you're weird. Stuff like that implies that you think she's actually hitting on you, and puts her under pressure. For some reason, women love it when you take the pi55 out of them (if you're funny).

    Get her laughing, that's the key.

    Those lines are terribly cheesy too and I can't think of a way in which they'd be said that would make them funny. I guess at least she'd not think you're boring, she'll just think you're a creep. Alluding to her being a tart that's trying to pick you up, or bringing up the subject of stalkers is a very good way of NOT getting a date.
  • thelawnetthelawnet Posts: 719
    Try:

    "Drop your drawers, my knob is yours"

    "I think you must be wearing mirrored panties, cos I can see myself in them"

    "You must be Jamaican, because Jamaican me crazy."

    ""Do you know a good neurosurgeon? Because I want to censored your brains out."
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,529
    Sir, I'm afraid we're going to need you to relinquish your testicles. It seems that you're a little girl after all.
  • 18921892 Posts: 1,690
    Ask her for help with your homework
    Justice for the 96
  • You, PhD
    Her, Masters

    You actually think that's ever going to work? Find yourself a nice PhDer who's aim in life is only to excel in her chosen field of interest, so you can both discover poverty at broadly the same stage in your lives. Otherwise, the Masters girl will have at least two years' head-start on you in the jobmarket, and you'll have to deal with the fact that she's the breadwinner while you're still writing up. And she'll resent that, even if you don't.

    My goodness, will she resent that.

    Why not just continue stalking her? The fantasy will almost certainly be better than the reality.
    Making a cup of coffee is like making love to a beautiful woman. It's got to be hot. You've got to take your time. You've got to stir... gently and firmly. You've got to grind your beans until they squeak.
    And then you put in the milk.
  • Special KSpecial K Posts: 449
    'kin 'ell

    this confirms my long held suspicion that men don't ever really grow up
    "There are holes in the sky,
    Where the rain gets in.
    But they're ever so small
    That's why rain is thin. " Spike Milligan
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    Are there any doors along this corridor you and the girl share? Grab her and pull her into said door. The rest is upto you.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • mrforgetfulmrforgetful Posts: 24
    edited August 2009
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  • Homer JHomer J Posts: 920
    Ask her if she's got a bike. If not walk away.
  • hisokahisoka Posts: 541
    Just talk to her. All I ever think is needed is to remember the quote below (it came to me after two crashes in so many weeks).

    "Bone heals, chicks dig scars, pain is temporary, glory is forever"

    Yeah, more suitable for cycling then talking to a lady, but the general gist is the worst that can happen is only a temporary thing, best could last a lifetime.
    "This area left purposefully blank"
    Sign hung on my head everyday till noon.

    FCN: 11 (apparently)
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