Strange American Culture

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Have you ever seen a magnificent beautiful girl out in town somewhere and had the overwelming urge to tell her so? Well I have; and I know that I can't go and follow through with my desire to express my feelings towards this person for fear of being arrested. :eek:

    Yeah that's right; expressing your admiration toward a complete stranger is heavily frowned upon in this country. :( And there's always the chance of making a complete fool of myself, but I don't care; what if the girl has no idea how fine she is, she needs to know right? :)
     
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    If I had to post this in the first place, I'd practice in the mirror first if I were you :p
     
  4. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I'm creepy alright, but I do a fare job of hiding it. ;)
     
  5. Mord macrumors G4

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    Yeah, a smile, preferably of the non creepy variety, if a guy came up to me and told me I looked amazing i'd either call him a lier or hit him......
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    All girls know by the time they're around 6 years old. When they're young, they're told how pretty or cute they look, and people tell them this until they're much older. The kids who aren't cute will be stressed how intelligence is more important than beauty, but if she's cute, it's usually "Wow, you looks so cute in that dress!" from the time they're 2 years old.

    Sometimes, that's creepy enough. Why not wink and slip in a sly smile too....maybe lick your lips and grab a fork and knife.
     
  7. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    A firm pat on the behind will say it all. :)

    The only time I ever smile at pretty girls is in clubs. And for some reason it's never got me a cold response. I don't think I'd ever just smile moronically at people on the street though.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    Moronically is optional.
     
  9. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Depends if you're a moron or not.
     
  10. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've heard that them Italian dudes have no qualms with telling a girl what he thinks of her. I've also heard that American girls visiting over there are commonly intimidated by their veracity too. :D
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Erm.... :confused:

    I've lived in the Midwest and now the South, and been to most of the US. My experience is that, everywhere except the Northeast, it's socially acceptable to smile at people you think are well dressed or attractive, as long as it's not too much of a jump in station for you (like if you're good looking, you can get away with acknowledging a lot of other people much more easily than if you're not very attractive... :eek: ). Even in NYC I've seen fashionistas do that plenty of times... but you have to know what you're complimenting (designer or lineage of clothes, or creativeness of someone's fashion sense).

    Anyway, I've been on both ends of that, and I find it's very rarely creepy.
     
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    Right.

    So ... there's a difference between flirting and assault. Not only will you not get arrested for talkikng to someone you find attractive, but you might learn something, too.
     
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    How were you gonna express it? "If I told you had a nice body would you hold it against me" might get a slap, but the whole arrested fear seems a touch extreme.
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes! Using lines from the Yin Yang twins is also very dangerous if not done properly. :D
     
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    Well, it will at least say you've got a possible sexual harrassment lawsuit on your hands.. At least that buys you more time with the girl, eh? :D
     
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    Here in new york a lot of older women smile at me and I'm just like uhhh *awkward smile back*. Seriously, just smile if you come within 5 feet of her. It's that easy. Do one of these smiles :) and not one of these :eek:. Definitely not one of those.
     
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    Really.
     
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    So is spittle hanging from the chin, and grunting. Or so I've been told.
     
  19. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Uh, yeah... for those of you peering into this thread, it didn't turn out the way I expected. :eek:
     
  20. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

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    I've talked to girls I have found attractive who are waiting at the bus stop or whatever. I don't actually say "OMG YOU ARE SO HOT ASL", I just start talking to them "How was your day etc..." and that obviously shows that I find them attractive/interesting in some way.
     
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    I just want to walk up to a girl and say - "girl, you got it go'n on" - and then walk away. :p
     
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    Just hope you don't plan on having kids.:p :eek:
     
  24. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Actually you're right, I don't; it's my way of saving the world. :p :D
     
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    That's news to me too.
     

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