You guys, life is short. So short, in fact, that it really makes you wonder if we’re wasting our time trying to map out dating strategies and just get right to the point. What if we all quit beating around the bush and asked people up front for what we really want?
A guy calling himself “Brian from California” tested that theory for a bold social experiment in which he went up to 200 female strangers and asked them to have sex with him. A year ago, Brian did the same thing with 100 women in the U.S., all of whom said no (or threw drinks in his face). But he didn’t let his 0% success rate get him down for too long. For round two, he decided to set his sights even higher by testing the waters in Europe and asking double the amount of women the same question.
His proposal is pretty straightforward: “I just thought you were really cute, and I wanted to know if you wanted to have sex with me.” The reactions he got ranged from shock to outrage to amusement to flattery, and the responses he got included:
“Are you wasted?”
“That’s quite rude.”
“Do I look like a hoe?”
“I like black guys, sorry.”
“Are you stupid?”
“Does that work in America?”
“I know it’s Holland, but no.”
“I’m a lesbian. I don’t like d*ck”
“We gonna slap you very hard, yes?”
“Did you really think that’s a pick up line that would work?!”
For the record, Brian did manage to walk away with two yes’s. One of those women agreed to go back to his hotel room on the spot. The other one only said yes because she was a prostitute, so that doesn’t really count. Moral of the story: Being a jackass doesn’t work in any part of the world, dudes, so you’ll have to try a little harder than this. Unless of course, you’re OK with 1 in 200 odds.