THE 7 BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PICK UP RULES
So, since The SDR Show has started taking off – hitting over 100k listeners a month lately, one of the questions we get emailed to us the most is “How the hell is Ralph getting all those hot chicks?!” Fair question! I certainly am not in good shape, not super wealthy, I definitely do not have great “game” (as the kids might say). In fact I don’t think I have ever successfully picked up a girl by walking up to her in public and just flat-out talking to her. I am 6’5, somewhat bigger in stature, and I really do seem to scare people, and feeling like Frankenstein certainly affects your game (unless that game is being chased by villagers with pitchforks). With that in mind, I’ve decided to pull the curtain back for my fellow single men, on my methodology. The use of the vast open space of social media… A forum that allows you to cast the widest net, without the fear of rejection, without having to take that walk back to the bar by yourself with the thoughts of everyone in the room looking at you, without even having to put on pants if you don’t want to! So my fellow single men I give you Ralph Sutton’s 7 steps to snaggin’ some social media tail.
1: SELDOM SELFIES:
No self-respecting man has dozens of selfies on his profiles. Let the chicks do the duck-lips, the bathroom poses, the bedroom poses, that’s their world. Post pics with friends, post pics of places you are at, etc., but the self-indulgent-selfie has to stop. While we are on the subject, if you are taking a pic with someone else, stop calling it a selfie… If you are in the pic with someone else, at the very least it’s a groupie.
2: THE TINDER/ FB GAMBIT: This is perhaps my most valuable tip. When you are swiping your way through tinder, and you see a hot chickadoo with a few common friends STOP RIGHT THERE! Now open her tinder page, see who your common friends are and then find her on facebook. ADD HER ON FACEBOOK, but DON’T SWIPE RIGHT. Now if she adds you (which maybe 10% will), then you now know she’s single and she doesn’t think you’re a tinder creeper. Just say ‘Hey, I saw we had some common friends and I saw you were (reference something on her page), so I thought I’d add ya.’ If she replies, you are IN my friend!
3: THE INSTAGRAM/TINDER FLIP: Sometimes you don’t have common friends, but she puts her link on Instagram… now this almost always means it’s just some hot girl who is trying to become instafamous by tricking us guys into thinking she likes us… but sometimes it’s real, sometimes when you check out their Instagram page, they post their full name in the bio… and when you bury a dog at the Pet Cemetery – sometimes they come back meaner. I got off track… so if her full name is there, DON’T add her on Instagram, but go find her on facebook and add her there! If she adds you back – do a similar open – make a reference to something that she posted, I mean you’re an observant, caring guy… are you not?
4: THE OTHER WOMEN: Look, it’s a natural instinct to post pics of yourself with women on FB/IG/TW. Men love to brag, we want the world to know we are out on the prowl! If we could, we’d call guys while we were having sex to talk about it while it’s happening. But, it sends the wrong message; you come off like a player. If you want – post group photos with guys and girls, but one-on-one photos with other women makes you less like a potential mate, and more like a player… take a cue from women on this one. 90% of their vacation photos are always sans anyone else. Ever stop to think who’s taking the pic of them in bed eating strawberries, or when they are on the private plan to Ibiza? I guarantee you it’s not her mom.
5: STOP LIKING EVERYTHING: I see guys do this so often. There is no need to like and/or comment on every single photo a girl puts up! It makes you look desperate! When you first become friends, maybe like 1 or 2 pics, and nothing older than a few days (going back 6 months to like a photo in her timeline is extremely creepy). Plus, don’t like the bikini pic or the half-naked bathroom pic (It puts you into a category of ‘one of those guys’). Plus, if you are going to comment, try something a bit more insightful than ‘nice pic!’
6: NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS: Facebook & Twitter are not a place to vent about the problems of the universe if you are trying to meet women. No one needs to know about your fight with a co-worker, or your tirade on some politician. In fact, stay away from politics in general! Keep your FB posts light and fun. Facebook isn’t there as your forum to change the world (well, not if you are trying
to meet girls). Call your mom and complain and then post something funny #keepitlight.
7. PATIENCE MY FRIEND:
Why men have this instinct hardwired is beyond me. When a girl likes your pics, send you back a message, or comments on something of yours, this means things are going in the right direction! So, do yourself a favor and DO NOT REPLY IMMEDIATELY. Go have lunch, take a jog, fart and laugh about it for 10 minutes. Then you can reply (but don’t tell her about the fart). Now is this a fool-proof guide? Absolutely not… is it an exhaustive list of all my ideas and thoughts on the subject? Nope! I still need a few in my pocket for me son! But this should definitely get you way closer to your goal… Don’t forget to follow me on tw/ig/fb where you won’t see very many selfies of me.