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recess: the quiet game

Oh now RiRi wants to play the quiet game?

I think this was the game the teachers wanted to play when they were tired of hearing us scream and yell all day. It would be the end of the day and they’d stand up, hold up their hands, and say, “Okay everyone! Sit at your desk, we are going to play the quiet game!”

The class groans.

And as always, Mr. Look at me! I need attention!, gets out first. You know, the guy that forgets to take his Prozac every morning. He loves attention, and usually gets it one way or another.

Then, there’s the shy guy. Mr. Shy Guy is usually sweet, cute, and of course, smart. Mr. Shy Guy usually grows up to be sweet, cute, and of course, successful. But nonetheless…still shy.

Ladies, you must admit, shy guy intrigues you. At least a little. So you play coy, maybe flirt a little, maybe you even add each other as facebook pals, since you have 18 mutual friends. Yet still, you want Mr Shy to make the first move.

Guys, we still want you to make the first move.

So, Mr. Shy Guy,  we know you’re out there. Making shy the new sexy. (We also know some of you aren’t really shy, but just playing the role. Yea… we’re on to you.)
But rather you’re truly shy or just role playing — here are some ideas to score you points, score you dates, and help you overcome your shyness, while remaining in your comfort zone.

Asking someone out is tough! And I’m not talking about going to see a movie. I’m talking about a date in which you actually have to talk and get to know each other. (Leave the movies for the high school kids and the middle aged married couples. You’re way more interesting than them!) Besides, millennium dating is the dating playground for Mr. Shy Guy. This is your destiny! Why?

  1. Internet Dating and Matchmaking Sites. Seriously, if 20,000 people a day are singing up on, what are you waiting for? Getting the small talk out of the way is such a bonus. That way when you do decide to meet, it’s like meeting an old friend. Plus, the chemistry between the two of you will probably be so intense, dinner could easily turn into a night cap and maybe breakfast. 🙂
  2. YouTube. Broadcast Yourself. I mean really, 35 million people saw Tay Zonday perform “Chocolate Rain” over the world wide web. Amazing. Yet, you don’t need 35 million views. Just one. Upload a video of yourself asking her out. Be charming, be creative, be cute. (Most importantly, be detailed, ie. time, day, place…) Send the link to her email, twitter, or facebook. That way, if you’re rejected at least its not in person. But honestly, who would reject a guy that seemingly went through ll the trouble? BONUS: If you’re generic and use pet names — you can copy and paste the link to a few other ladies as well. 😉
  3. Shy does not equal lack of confidence. Confidence is sexy. It’s arousing. It’s magnetic. So be sure not to let the shyness come off as self uncertainty. You may be shy, but you are self assured, good looking, and successful. So play it cool and confident. BONUS: When the time comes for sleepover with lingerie, candles and R. Kelly — turn off the shy channel and turn on the animal planet. It will make you interesting and turn her on!

So happy dating, Mr. Shy Guy! You’ll crawl out of that shell for some lucky lady. No more playing the quiet game. Oh and remember… shy guy doesn’t kiss on the first date — but he always uses tongue on the first kiss. 🙂



August 24, 2009 Posted by | recess, the dating game | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

recess: freeze tag

Let’s face it.

Men, and some women, are simple. Simple as the days of elementary school. And what better way to highlight these simpletons than in our newest category: recess.

Play at your own risk.

Keep running Keysha! Just keep on running!

Not It!

We just live our lives running. Well, some of us. Like a game of freeze tag, we run around, avoiding getting tagged frozen, tagging our friends so they’re unfrozen, and in some cases, trying to find a safe base.

As with any game – some of us are better players than others. As it relates to dating – some of us are better players than others. It’s a game. And it’s a helluva lot of fun. At least as long as we are “not it”. Enjoying life, answering to self, and not having to justify that impulsive shopping spree last month is only the tip of the iceberg. Not to mention the fact of not feeling one bit guilty about double booking Friday night – James for early evening eats and Brandon for late night libations.

Then there are some of us who practically can’t wait to be frozen. Those who feel everyone who is “not it” needs to make damn sure they don’t die alone. At least that’s was they say. Yet, once frozen, their faces plead with us to unfreeze them so they are free to run around with the rest of us.

Dating is a game. It should be played with enthusiasm and excitement. It should played until it is perfected and an ultimate player is determined. Stop trying to get to the end of the game, hoping to “win.” Stop rushing friends to hurry up and stop playing the game if they are having fun playing it. Thing is, if we don’t want to catch or be caught then we’ll just keep running.

If we’re too fast for the “It” in freeze tag, we’ll never be frozen. And if we are never frozen, we will be the last one running.

Which will make us “It”. And now we are in charge.

So we play the game all over again. Determined to tag the one we won’t be able to freeze.

Crazy ain’t it?

Not It.

August 24, 2009 Posted by | recess, the dating game | , , | 2 Comments