Look out ladies: I'm using Dial for Men!!

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    When I first saw this in the grocery store, I laughed. It was one of the few times the sight of a product actually made me laugh out loud.

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    Okay, as a bit of PR fluff, "magnetic" isn't too over-the-top, but...pheromone infused?? Attraction enhancing?? :p

    I had originally planned to post this topic to ask the question, do advertising people really think that we're this stupid? Or is somebody pushing the envelope in terms of tongue-in-cheek labeling?

    I got my answer.

    It's a few steps, but click all the way through to the Flash site. It's hilariously cheesy. :D
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    How odd? I didn't want to click the link to the post but I found myself attracted to do so.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    You know, the recent advertising trend (but not new) is to target guys and convince us that if we just apply something we are suddenly going to get jumped by horny women (e.g. Axe, Old Spice commercials).

    Face it, the scent of loads of money is the only thing that remotely will cover up a bad personality or a less than stellar physique. ;)
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't exactly say that it is a recent trend. Lets face it, sex sells.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'm taking the *******s at Axe to court for false advertising! :mad: :D


    (I actually wonder how long it will be until someone actually does that)
     
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    Did any of you (aside from lee) actually click to the Dial site? What's new about this is that they're not concealing the fact that this is bull****; in fact, they're having a lot of fun with it. This is on a par with the goofier beer commercials on a humor scale.

    There's this ironic dude who asks, "You're alone. Why is that? Is it because you look like this (holds up a picture of Chucky)? Or is it because you smell like nachos?"

    Then there's the Magnetic Aptitude Test, with questions like this:

    Most of your profile photos have which common attribute?
    • shot at an extremely high angle in bathroom
    • high contrast black and white
    • weird photoshop filters
    • close ups of your tattoos
    • a smile
    Please complete the followng sentence: "With a little luck and a lot of hard work I could be __________ in five years."
    • a full partner
    • bureau chief
    • associate deep fryer
    • eligible for parole
    • allowed back on U.S. soil
     
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    I'd never heard of Dial; but back in my college drunken days I did try one of those 'pheromone' capsules that they used to sell in toilet vending machines; and did end up being accosted (in a nice way) by a girl a few minutes later.. a rare enough occurrence as anyone who follows my posts will know.

    Was convinced it worked miracles. Nothing to do with the fact that we were both very drunk. No.. Nothing to do with that.
     
  11. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Oh, yes. Those beer goggles work for both sexes. ;) :D
     
  12. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Hey! ... I could try being offended by that, but it's obviously true..

    Since the fairer sex go for sense of humour/personality over looks (allegedly), what's the equivalent phrase in that case? "Beer giggles"?
     
  13. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    The concept of "wash yourself to be more attractive to women" is a solid one in my book.
     
  14. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I usually use axe or old spice. Ive been told I smell good by ladies so it must be doing something. :p I don't like wearing cologne as its too strong.

    No I don't think using these products makes me a magnet for girls. Thats usually just my awesomeness going to work.
     
  15. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I take it Axe is the American name for Lynx?...
     
  16. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I clicked the link. Much amusement ensued. :D


    A scent to go with the username.

    P.S. ewwwwwwww! :p

    It is and they're both invariably revolting.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I thought it was the African-American name for ask. :eek:
     
  18. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Funny stuff. I'm sure there's some teenage boy out there who believes it though. Poor thing. :)
     
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    You have to have serious issues to believe this works. Heres the way to get a girl

    1)Rich
    2)Rich
    3)Ripped
    4)Rich
    5)Nice guy

    by the way did i mention rich, usually helps
     
  20. IntheNet macrumors regular

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    Why would you want to smell like a woman? "Magnetic" seems like Madison Ave advertising language for those that don't know better... 5th grade dropouts!

    ~

    Why not just wash with regular soap? Use of Ivory soap (smell clean) sounds like a better plan going forward!
     
  21. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That comment in extremely bad taste.

    And absolutely hilarious. :p
     
  22. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Thank you, good sir. Funny is funny, political correctness be damned.
     
  23. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Depends on what you use, actually. The sprays are gross, but I use Axe body wash and deodorant, and the woman of my dreams (who also happens to be my boss) leaned over me the other day and was like "what kind of soap do you use?" She said she really liked it, and when she walked away I cried quietly to myself.
     
  24. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    #5 Nice Guy usually gets you enrolled in the friend zone
     
  25. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Just don't let too many of them stand too close together, it creates the Axe zone ... aka, cloud of noxious overpowering odor.

    Seems while they believe in the advertising, they also think that if a little is good more is even better.
     

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