How To Date An Apple Employee

Discussion in 'Community' started by efoto, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68030

    Nov 16, 2004
    Cloud 9 (-6)
    So I come to you this eve, asking advice to this extent:

    How would one go about dating an Apple employee??

    (of a local Apple store....not Apple corporate, perhaps it doesn't matter, I don't know)
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2005
    Did you try asking! :D
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    Ask the employee about on the job horror stories. then share some of your horror stories. Once that's been settled and a few laughs have been made just ask some simple questions (how do you like working here, do you go to school, are you a psycho and etc). once you guys have a vibe goin on ask her/him if he/she is single. Then whip out your phone and get the digits.
  4. macrumors demi-god


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Ask her if you can mount your drive on her desktop.

  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    LOL. Seriously, just ask!! You've got nothing to lose. If they say no, it's their loss.
  6. macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    Is this a joke or what? Are people that work in retail different to the rest of us? Am I missing something here?
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 22, 2002
    Be (the positive side of) yourself and just try.

    I'm really bad in advising for pickup lines etc so just say something nice to start with. ;)
  8. macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    Is that a nano in your pocket or are you just not very thrilled to see me?
  9. macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Make sure you read that EULA before clicking OK. It's a killer.
  10. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Lick my mini.

    Oh, wait, that may be a bit too forward. :eek:
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2004
    Land flowing with Milk and Honey
  12. macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2005
    New York
  13. macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    As someone who used to work at an Apple Store, I can say with certainty there are at least some Apple Store employees that wish someone would walk in and ask them out :p
  14. macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location
    Think different. Think about long-term discounts........and relationships (with Apple!)
  15. macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2002
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    aaahhh, relationship with benefits :p :D

    as her/him if she/he would like to rip your iPod. :D
  17. macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    er that one seems a little painful...
  18. macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    so you guys have size issues eh?
  19. thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 16, 2004
    Cloud 9 (-6)
    Wow, I am the brink of being completely floored by all the responses, some of which are heartfelt, the others make my sides hurt :D

    I had intended, at the time of authoring, that this be a legitimate question....I really could use some advice :eek: , but the slew of pseudo-humorous to outrageously inappropriate (in the best way possible) has been great, thank you all for those too.

    I realize asking straight up is probably the best way to do it, however that can be harder than it seems for some people. I am quite extroverted and do well with people in most situations, however if I set my sights on a girl that I like I get a little cotton-mouthed and never have the right words. Thinking this, I never approach and being said words because I am convinced they are wrong.

    What follows is very long, overly rich, and poorly written. Proceed with caution.

    Alright, so with some ambiguity (to protect myself, I pray she is not a MR member :p), here is what has happened, leading up to the question for advice:
    Go to Apple Store, browse around and tell all the male workers I am just looking and do not require or want their assistance. Wait for some time until I see a cute female employee working nearby. She becomes free, I ask her a question regarding an Apple product (go figure), at the time Tiger because I was still running Panther. We start talking, this leads to that, off-topic conversations that we both seem to be enjoying, the whole while I am wondering if it is okay for her to "hangout" talking to me like this. Don't you have other people to help?
    Eventually she wanders off to help someone else. I browse for a while longer, another female approaches and I being exchanging words with her, in regards to OSX in general, which she does not know the answers to. She calls the first girl over, who also does not know. The three of us proceed to stand around a single system, trying to figure out how to do what it is I asked how to do. This whole time, I am quite confident in the solution, however I am quite curious in their suggestion for a solution.
    Alright, anyway. So she leaves after swinging by to say goodbye, because she is about to be done with work. I decide to purchase Tiger, which once I reach the counter they inform me I cannot exercise my student pricing in B&M stores. Dismayed and cheated, I return the product to the shelf and proceed to exit the store, since my product cannot be purchased and the lovely help has all but left for the day.
    Transition 10-15 minutes in advance. I am no longer in the Apple Store, and am meandering around the mall looking for something else. I happen to stop at a store where the storefront is partially in the mall (when looking at the products, I am still on "neutral ground"). She walks by. I notice her, but don't really know what to say so I say nothing. She continues to pass, and then it comes. I hear "hey", turn, and am greeted by none other than the lovely Apple Store employee who left me to finish her shift. She looks even better without the baggy green shirt and lassoed name-tag. I return her 'greeting' and she gives an offering, jokingly, of advice in regards to the store I am standing at. I give a not-so-witty reply (lost my words, again), and after a short exchange she says, "see you later". Now she might have even said "hope to...." before that, but I am not sure so I won't assume it was said.
    Fast forward a week or so. Next time I am in town I go to the Apple Store again. I see the same girl working, further back in the store. I meander in the front for a short while, and then muster the courage to purge deeper into the belly. We make eye-contact for a short instant. Next thing I know, she is taking off towards the back room, never to be seen again (or for as long as my patience lasted). She is back there some time, so I eventually leave, since I was never really looking at anything in the store. Another weekend, similar encounter save for this time I was with a friend of mine. I make eye-contact with her again, briefly, and next thing I know she b-lines it for the back room. I don't see her again as I am not looking for anything, my friend is a moron and doesn't use Macs so he isn't interested, and we leave shortly after entering.

    Alright, now if she has a good memory and likes me at all, she would probably remember that exchange. I have a great memory, hence my recollection of the events. So the gist being, I suck when it comes to talking with girls. I have a lot of girl friends because I am a ''nice guy'', but I have very few dating relationship currently (at 0 sadly), and am looking to increase those. Any advice to how to approach and what is a valid offer of something to do for a first date that isn't overly forward?

    If you survived reading that entire installment, I commend you.
    If you have reached the end without reading the middle, that is quite fine, just give your advice on how to talk to women.
  20. Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    I hate to say it efoto, but the situation sounds dire.

    As a woman who has worked retail, I am sure she remembers you as well... and... if she had been interested, I think she would have found an excuse to 'help' you out. :(

    :edit: and yes, I read through the whole post. :p
  21. macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    Not looking good. Unless she was hoping you'd follow her into the back of the store...
  22. thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 16, 2004
    Cloud 9 (-6)
    Fine fine, I could see that (but I refuse to believe it :D ). Can you offer any insight as to why she would have made contact outside of her paid-to-make-contact environment (I took this to mean at least slight interest) and then the next chance she seems to skirt off? It is almost like we hooked up at a party, she said all the right things, then in the morning woke up and saw what I looked like....never to return :p. I will make the wild assumption she wasn't drunk, and therefore the above statement has some holes in it....can you fill any?
  23. Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    She might have had a really boring work day and you were a fun and cheery face/voice... and just said a friendly 'heya' after her shift...

    But when you show up two more times and you seem to express interest-- that is borderline creepy. Think about it, what if she thought you were trying to hook up w/ her after her shift?
  24. macrumors 65816


    Jan 20, 2005
    Rockford MI
    What applestore was this? Woodland im assuming...

    I hate to say it but the situations not looking good. If I were you I wouldnt go into there for a while (2+ weeks) and then next time you go in dont make eyecontact with her. Then if she aproches you ask her.
  25. macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    One day, just rush into the store and shout "I Love You!". That should get her attention.

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