A friend of mine asked me my opinion on how to get a girlfriend the other day, and as I’m giving him my advice, I thought this might interest you as well.
Some guys want to get a girlfriend, for whatever reason…
Whatever the motives, here’s how to get a girlfriend, in 5 steps… and while this may contrast with advice in other articles on how to seduce women quickly, it actually doesn’t differ that much… you’ll see.
If you do, it will make you needy with every girl you talk to.
If you want her to be with you, and only you, forever and ever and all that other Disney propaganda, she will pick up on the needy vibe in a heartbeat. And if you try to “get her” for a relationship before she signals that she might be open to that idea… you’re toast.
In nature, it’s the female’s role to try and get the most attractive guy to commit to her. This is because, as we talked about in “What Women Want,” women unconsciously class men they’re interested in romantically in two groups – the LOVERS and the PROVIDERS:
Which one would you rather be?
A guy who is looking for a relationship is also less attractive and hence less able to attract women.
Don’t be TOO easy… human beings have the intriguing characteristic of being unable to value that which they don’t have to work hard for. Everybody loves a challenge… especially women.
If you’re chasing after her and trying to win her as your girlfriend, you are implicitly communicating that you are the provider… in other words, that you don’t have the sexually attractive traits of a worthy lover, who is confident that she will chase him… or who won’t care either way, for that matter, because he has a lot of options.
Even if you want to find the one girl that’s right for you, chances are she won’t be the first one you go out with. You may have to date several people to find one who’d really be a great match.
And if you have several flings, one of them is very likely to turn into a relationship… if you simply allow it to!
These flings will also up your confidence and hence your game… they will make you go from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality, and change how you act around women. This will also make you more attractive... because you ARE the lover now… by definition.
Which triggers girls to chase YOU.
Also, while you’re still looking for the right girlfriend, you won’t be lonely, sexually desperate or needy… so the wait is EASY… it might even be fun!
And don’t worry that she might think you’re a player… women may not admit it, but they find true Casanovas magnetically attractive. In fact, I once asked my first mentor this very question – won’t I get a reputation as a “ladies man”?
His answer was: “Yes, you will… and you have to nurture this reputation… every chance you get.”
As long as you’re seeing her only occasionally and she’s not fully committed to you yet - don’t you DARE stop dating other girls!
Don’t feel guilty about it either… why should you offer a girl something she isn’t offering you?
A female friend of mine went overseas and asked her boyfriend: "Are we going to be dating other people?" He said: "Well, you can, but I won’t." She just said: "Oh, cool"… went ahead and dated other people.
No, no, no, sir.
I need to talk to this guy and put some sense into him!
Sure… it’s a nice idea for a relationship.
Unfortunately, in the early stages of love, the equilibrium is very unstable… and most guys who think they are in a “balanced” relationship are actually in a submissive role… even if only ever so slightly.
The reason is what we talked about above – you are, by definition, either the lover… or the provider. If you are the former, you will have a slight upper hand in the situation… and if you’re the latter, she will be slightly more dominant.
It’s just the way of nature… one of the two people in a relationship usually feels more strongly, and chases a bit more. If you would like to know more about this process, I highly recommend the book “The Passion Trap”, by Dean C. Delis.
Yes, it’s annoying… I used to get upset about it too.
But the good news is that once you get to know each other, entirely different rules apply and you can create an equilibrium.
The rules for dating and relationships are different, and often, opposite!
Personally, I would only ever commit to a girl when I’m in love with her.
But falling in love is something that sometimes happens and sometimes it doesn’t… we don’t have much control over our infatuation, so it’s nothing I could develop techniques for.
Here’s the good news though - keep dating girls you’re attracted to, and sooner or later the right one will be among them.
What’s more: this way, you will already be dating a girl once you start developing feelings for her – so you will never find yourself in the unpleasant position of having to chase women you have fallen for and who consider you a friend.
It is virtually guaranteed that your emotions will compel you to make every single mistake in the book in this case… and ruin all your chances of ever getting with this girl, ending up in the dreaded “just friends” No Man’s Land you never want to end up in.
This is by no means a cynical perspective… I have enjoyed several exclusive romantic relationships with amazing girls, and I think that falling in love is amazing… so long as it’s mutual!
It’s okay to have a heart.
The thing is only – I met most of these girls because I had an active dating life, and not by hoping that the right one would somehow magically fall into my lap, or knock at my door.
It is always a good idea to be a bit more proactive.
One of my students once posed me the following situation:
“I’m just the dumbass who can’t date girls if he’s not in love with them, and this makes practicing hard. Another problem is that when I’m in love, I’m in love with only one girl! I just can’t think about dating someone else.”
If you don’t want to date girls that you’re not in love with, the problem is not only that you won’t get to practice your social and dating skills. The bigger problem is that you’re setting yourself up for a catch-22.
You can’t date girls if you’re not in love with them… but you’re making it very hard for yourself if you try to conquer girls once you already ARE in love with them. You will likely be nervous around her… and whoops, there goes your game.
You may not like the superficial type of relationship that is “dating”… you may want to explore more profound romantic depths. But consider this – no matter how deep you want to dive into the ocean, you will always have to swim at the surface FIRST.
And once you have found the right girl, you can limit yourself to dating only her. Because that’s the beauty of being in love... Suddenly one girl is enough. At least for a certain period of time, your eyes won’t even stray.
If you follow the advice in this article, you will never fall in love with a girl BEFORE she is already yours and in love with you too... when the feelings set in, you’re on safe territory because she’s already in your arms.
The end-all be-all solution for when you can’t stop thinking about her.
Another student brought up a very interesting question as well
“But in the end, are you becoming desensitized? Does it become hard to even fall in love?”
The answer is, it only has to be the right girl.
Yes, your emotions will grow more stable, and your new-found abundance will prevent you from always falling for any girl that gives you the time of day. So your standards will rise… it will probably take a more beautiful and a more intelligent girl to trigger these emotions in you.
But if she shows up, and you find a girl that you do have an amazing chemistry with… you will fall just as hard, and so will she.
And at that point, you will know… it was all worth it – every minute spent studying how to make girls chase, every time you went out to practice approaching strangers… even every rejection.
Girls are often conditioned by society to play the role of the pursued… even if they are the ones who want to be in a relationship with you. For this reason, many women won’t outright ask you to be their boyfriend… rather, they will often be giving you signals.
Watch her friends… If she introduces you to a friend of hers who gives her some eye-code or a knowing smile when she meets you, you can be sure your girl has said some very flattering things about you.
If you want to be in a relationship with her too, get two glasses of champagne… and mark the day in the calendar too, or you’ll be getting hell from her later. ;)
Women are evolutionarily wired to want to be in a relationship… so at the end of the day, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a girlfriend you like. If you can find her and get a date with her, she will usually be the one to move things toward commitment
In fact, it can turn into a problem… for many guys, it’s not easy to keep a relationship very casual for longer than 2 or 3 months before the girl grows too attached and gives them the “ultimatum” – commitment or breakup.
That’s what I meant when I said, a fling will turn into something more serious “if you allow it to happen”.
If you DON’T want to be exclusive with a girl you’re dating, make sure you follow some precautions to prevent this from happening so you don’t hurt a girl.
But if you are looking for a relationship, it is simply a matter of dating the girl of your choice, being a reasonably cool social guy and taking good care of her sexually.
Do all of the above and time will work in your favor… the more time you spend with her, the more it will simply become a foregone conclusion that you two are now, together.
Then, the game changes completely.
But that’s a topic for another article.
Onward and upward,
by Ricardus Domino