You may have heard of a man by the name of Dan Bacon recently. He's written some articles, but most notably, one entitled "How to Talk to a Woman Who is Wearing Headphones." It's caused controversy on both sides of the aisle. Some, especially feminists, have rightfully claimed to just not bother someone with headphones in as they're clearly there for a reason. Others have claimed it's a great article with wonderful tip, stating how they love a man who will take initiative. One of the comments that stuck out to me was, "Feminists will not rest until they have successfully turned every last man into an Obama-approved Pajama Boy. " (What.) On the article's page, Bacon, of course, has chosen to only post positive feedback.
This is also the same guy who, on his website The Modern Man, has become somewhat of a guru for guys trying to pick up women. He speaks of how he used to lack confidence and "despite being a good, honest guy, women just weren't interested." After he created "controversial attraction techniques" though, women found their way to him and he's enjoyed his selection ever since.
I honestly just can't help but laugh and I don't know if it's this article (which I haven't looked at others) or the way he presents the site and how he can magically help men pick up women. I do think that there is someone for everyone, but these remarkable tips that will help you great results instantly seem phony to me. Maybe those success stories are real and you've had hundreds of beautiful women! Congrats to you! But I know for me, and many other women I know, would not be up for these tips and ideas. If I have headphones in, I'm usually trying to mind my own business, get work done or have quiet time. The last thing I want is for a man to try and pick me up.
I'm probably not even that whole type of dude's type and I'm perfectly okay with that. So when I read or hear something about how to talk to a woman who is wearing headphones, let me go ahead and say, don't. Please- just don't.