Tuesday, 28 May 2013

How to woo a man... eh, maybe.

So this began last week... 

The Adonis on the 4th floor had been walking up and down the corridor, apparently because the door on his side of the building was in the process of being repaired (a mercy from The Almighty Himself, that's what we all concluded). 

And I noticed that something astounding happened every time he passed by... we'd all be slumped at our desks, some even falling asleep. But then in a matter of seconds, just as he was passing through, we'd all stand corrected - quite literally - suddenly lucid and very wide awake... we were like merekats on our hind legs I tell ya.
You've never seen anything like it. And the icing on that cake is that he is amazing... like AMAZING... respectful, kind, generous, good natured, a complete all-round gentleman.  It really had the most profound effect. I found that I had never been able to multi-task so well, or been more productive, in my life. 

It got us women in the office pondering a few things. I couldn't help thinking that a man like that couldn't possibly be in want of anything or anyone for that matter. How would a woman like me even approach him? What could I possibly have to say that would want him to get to know me better? Since most males these days seem too shy or not forthright enough to make the first move, would it be possible, or even acceptable to woo this man??

And that led to other questions... like how would one go about wooing a gentleman without feeling like a complete and utter idiot? And is that even legal? 

The problem with me is that I'm not exactly subtle when it comes to these things. When I'm in my element, I'm dangerous, it's as plain and simple as that. See, my idea of wooing a guy would include getting up on a table in a packed restaurant and singing a version of Usher's OMG (complete with backup dancers) until he blushes dreadfully, closely followed by Swedish House Mafia's Don't you worry child, heaven's got a plan for you - yeah ME. Ha!

I don't think many would take too kindly to that :/
I once asked a male friend of mine if he'd like to be wooed and I never got a straight answer from him. And thus far, we haven't come to any concrete conclusions. So I seriously and genuinely want to know from the males out there, would you like to be wooed? Or would you prefer to do the wooing? And what do you think about that ladies?

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  1. Unless you're strictly looking for nothing more than a fling or one-time thing, let the boys come to/work for you - and the right ones for you will. I've seen what can happen(long-term) when the lady's a little more into her dude than the other way around.

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    1. I agree with you Roving Retorter...and this is the rule I live by. But how to get Adonis's attention - that's the question. Maybe he's just not interested - he doesn't even look at the girl that sits opposite him (not in that way anyway). (And no he isn't gay).

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  2. Girl, when you figure out how to woo a man, you let me know. You and I will package that and get rich

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    1. LOL Rooth... looks more and more like there isn't a way. Oh well, I'm off to work on another idea and invention ;)

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  3. Personally too shy to woo someone. And even if I knew, I would have forgotten by now since S.O. and I have been together for what feels like forever...

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    1. That's awesome Prixie. May you guys have many many more years together :)

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    1. I think you're just indulging me Colin *tsk* *tsk*

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  5. lol, great question. I don't know. this may sound olf-fashioned, but I like to be wooed. a guy who doesn't have the guts to do something special to get my attention doesn't interest me. on the other hand I have no problem initiating contact. but there is nothing coming back, it's a no-go. too much wooing from my side... I don't think so.

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    1. Petra, I agree with you too and maybe that makes me old-fashioned, but I don't care. I hate talking to people who don't respond to be, so would much rather have them approach me.

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    1. Another guy that's just indulging me here JDee? lol!
      You say you wouldn't mind - but would you take her seriously, and respect her for it? - thats the real question.

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    2. I would take her seriously if I could (I can't, courtesy the ring on my index finger). I am sure we've all been there so I don't think it should be that big a deal.

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  7. Woo woo - That's all I got. My brain is on staycation, gardens, cooking, bakes and fun. I'm long past wooing stages as I landed myself a keeper.

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    1. That's fantastic Happy Whisk... only single people ask such silly questions ;)

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  8. I thought you had answers ;-/ laughing at the image of anyone singing OMG.. Sing Call me Maybe instead. That's bound to get to him

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    1. LOL Shanique - I wish I had answers, although I'm inclined to believe that men don't want to be woo'd. Ever.
      PS. I'd much rather do Tevin Campbell.

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  9. You (the lady) needs to express some interest or maybe Adonis won't feel that you're available to be woo'd.

    Tally Ho!

    Good luck/Good hunting.

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    1. Maybe make him a home-made dinner (din-din)?

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    2. LL, we've all expressed interest - all 20something of us. But he's not interested in anyone. Maybe he's already got someone eh?

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  10. Ha! Azra, I'm happy to be one of your backing dancers up there on the restaurant table!

    This story reminds me of the diet coke advert over here...swoon...hold on, let me find it...
    http://youtu.be/MpizkWEmg1g
    Holy crap. I'd forgotten how hot he was. I'll be right back...

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    1. HAHA Miss Julietta JellyBobble!! - you're already on my backup dancing team (coz you're opening for that famous band here in SA remember ;P)
      And yes he's dreamy. Women are all the same bleh!

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  11. Take it from a fellow who has seen various (i.e. more than two) millenniums: Men do not like to be Woo-ed. Men want to do the Woo-ing. AND BE SUCCESSFUL AT IT. If not, they prefer to douse the surroundings with napalm and add an earthquake or two.

    The Art of the Women is to convince the gentleman he wants to woo her; and to make him think it is his own idea... If you don't know how to do that, my dear, you do not deserve Adonis!

    Old Alfred

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    1. Ah, dear old Mr. Mittington! I knew I could count on you for the truth. And in such an engaging way too. That's why you're the Professore...
      I am inclined to agree with you 100%. My only problem is figuring out HOW to convince him he wants to woo me and get him to think it was his idea!! This 21st century dating thing is terrible.

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    2. I do not know all the secrets. But I believe three things are essential to success: rather sexy clothing, a most suggestive long look at the fellow, and then as soon as he caught on, ignoring him completely as if you were an icicle with a profound distaste of the human species in all its masculine shapes and forms. Give it a try and let us know if it works. (All the sordid details please).

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  12. SO the Jury's in. I'm climbing back into my box...in a corner somewhere...

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  13. I was going to say, 'What do you mean how would a woman like you even approach him?' but then I read on and said to myself, That's more like it: 'When I'm in my element, I'm dangerous...' That's the Az I know. Plain dangerous, hell, yeah! I would like to be wooed. In fact I remember walking to the library when this young lady came running toward me, jumped, and hang on to me. I kept walking, of course. That was funny. And she wooed.

    P.S. Shy males make me sick. How's that for forthright?

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  14. Im not sure dear, always I think are "something" you know, anyway before that! is importanta be funny,bake and etc,etc haha!

    always I think this is really funny and Im dsngerous too in my element.. or always,

    besos

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    1. You're dangerous too? You, the lovely Gloria.... You're d.a.n.g.e.r.o.u.s. too? You mean when you're throwing pans and such? ;) (Say it, Gloria: pffffffffft.)

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  15. I'd be touched it a woman went through the effort to woo me. But that's just me, I know a lot of guys who'd just get embarrassed. :p

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    1. I suppose there are others like you DWei. But few and far between in these parts.

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    2. PS DWei. I had a good laugh about Cheryl and her message to you :)

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  16. Have you been coquettish? Hee! Subtle flirting more so than wooing, I think...and has Adonis flirted with you? :-)

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    1. Turns out, Pretzel Thief, that Adonis' name is Robert and he's married. Story of my life *sigh*

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  17. there must be other nice fishes in the sea, Azra :)
    just be yourself even if it means getting on that table, singing.
    :)

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