Turns out, much of the advice you thought was helpful actually might be hurting you.
Remember that some women actually like to be approached.
When I started writing Ask a Guy, I had no idea that it would take off like it has.
I am grateful to have such loyal readers who contribute great questions to me.
Advice To Ignore: Wait two days before calling for a date. Now that it's not the '90s and we’re no longer hanging by the landline waiting to hear from a potential suitor, the two day rule is no longer necessary. Pick-up lines aren’t always the embarrassment you think.
In fact, it just makes you look uninterested, which makes it more likely for the woman to feel snubbed and reject you. If you carry them with enough confidence, they can work to your advantage.
Alcohol should be introduced into the relationship slowly, but if a drink or two takes the edge off, and wine adds romance it's fine. But the one thing that should never happen is excessive application: too much, too many colors, or if it's just a botched attempt at a good makeup technique.