The Game Quickie is a new series created with the flickering screen-addicted ADHD scatterbrain in mind. This is for those of you who don’t have the slow eye to make sweet sweet love to a longer game post.
When a girl — a stranger or a loose acquaintance or even a girlfriend — compliments you, the proper response is one infused with self-entitled expectation.
Corollary: the worst response is one which sounds like you think compliments from women are rare and therefore novel and exciting to your senses, or that any compliment from a girl deserves a compliment in kind from you.
So, let’s say a girl tells you that you have a good body (any compliment will do here). The wrong (read: beta) replies include:
An ebullient “Thanks!”
“Wow, you’re the first to tell me that!”
“Really? I’m flattered!”
“You’ve made my day.”
“And you have a good body, too.”
Feigned humbleness. “Aw, really, it’s nothing. I’ve been working out lately.”
“You’re too kind.”
“Women never say stuff like that to me. Thanks!” (yes, I’ve heard betas say this, and it is cringeworthy)
Instead, act like women flatter you all the time (and it has made you jaded). The right (read: alpha) responses:
A flatly-intoned “thanks”.
There should always be an air of expectation in your words and behavior in response to a woman treating you well, which she will perceive as your habituation to the romantic attentions of women through your life. A womb-weary ennui enshrouds the man who has “heard and seen it all before” from women, and this communicates a challenge that no woman who thinks highly of her offering will be able to resist taking on.