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Do Men Like Women Who Take the Initiative?

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"He did turn you down. Accept it and move on. If you keep obsessing about this guy, youíll be in a chronic state of distraction and likely to overlook your soul mate when he crosses your path."

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Hey Doc,
I don't know whom else to ask, but I'd rather ask for a man's advice than a woman's. If I asked a woman I'd only be setting myself up for the "you made yourself look cheap, conniving, and deceitful.Ē So here it goes.

I just graduated from college and finished my finals. There was this guy in my class who I believed was very handsome in every way. He was confident, attractive and funny. I had never spoken to him before, but I realized it when I saw him speak in class. He sat all the way in the back, and I like to sit in the front. So, knowing that we would have never gotten a chance to speak, I went up to him during the 9th week of class (we have class once a week) and asked him out.

I had never done that before, but I thought it would be an admirable gesture. I know that guys almost never get asked out directly, especially if a gorgeous woman initiates it. (I model bathing suits part-time Ė not to brag.) I had been drooling over him for over 6 weeks.

When I asked him out he responded with a happy, "Yeah, sure!" And then the nail biter, "Oh you know I have a girlfriend, but we can still hang out! Do you care that I have one?" I said no because I don't care. I just wanted to get to know him over a beer, not kidnap him.

We tried to get to know each other with the ten minutes we had. Everything was left open-ended. I thought he'd call but he didn't. It's been two months. Why, dear god, why? I can't stop obsessing over him. I know I'm very pretty and intelligent. I have a great body and beautiful face, and I came across as very sweet. He seemed enthused. What the hell happened? I wouldn't care if he called me next month or the month after that. That's fine with me. It was left so open-ended. I left him a message on his voicemail four days after we talked, and he didn't return my call. What do you think? Did I blow it by coming on too strong?
Jennifer Ė who wants to know what is going on

Hey Jennifer,
Wow. Your Interest level in this guy is so high that youíll still be delighted to go out with him if he calls two months from now. So much for the protests I get from women who say that if a guy waits more than a few days to call, then a woman loses interest in him.

Guys, I want you to read Jenniferís letter more than once. This is a stunning example of what lengths a beautiful woman, any woman, will go to and how flexible she can be when her Interest Level is off the chart. She hadnít even ever talked to the guy, and she broke a lifelong pattern of passivity. Beautiful women can afford to be as passive as they want. She walked right up to her dreamboat and closed him on the spot. Itís that kind of fearless, balls to the wall attitude that a lot of YOU GUYS still need to adopt.

Jennifer, when you were direct, moving like a heat-seeking missile honing in on its target, you did great. Any one of your sisters who would have called your behavior cheap and conniving is way, way out of touch. You knew what you wanted, and you went for it. ďGood on ya ď as they say in Australia. Itís certainly possible for a woman to take the initiative to ask a guy out and still maintain her feminine grace. YOU did it.

But Jennifer, he told you that he already had a girlfriend. You liked him so much you were willing to lie and tell him that you didnít care that he had a girlfriend. But you did care. He was being nice and going with the flow, but the Bottom Line Factor says: He didnít call. Heís not available for relationship, of any kind. Youíve got to stop with the obsessing and let it go. Thatís what smart guys learn to do. They learn that they will be rejected more often than theyíll be accepted, so they learn not to focus all their hopes on one potential partner.

You, Jennifer, just canít believe that any man would turn you down because no man ever has, up until now. But you gotta wake up sister. He did turn you down. Accept it and move on. If you keep obsessing about this guy, youíll be in a chronic state of distraction and likely to overlook your soul mate when he crosses your path.

I do want to encourage you to not be discouraged from ever taking the initiative again. Donít wind up like one of those girls who get rejected once and then say, ďOh, I asked a guy out once but Iíll never do that again. Men donít like it when women take the initiative.Ē

Your classmate didnít turn you down because men donít like it when women are direct. The reason he didnít call you wasnít because you came on too strong. He didnít call you because his interests lie elsewhere, period.

Remember, guys, even beautiful women sometimes get rejected.

Doc Love

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