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So i asked this chick out at work and she turned me down. things have been sorta awkward between us for the last few months, ive been trying to stablize our friendship though, ive been asking her for running tips and this was the last thing she said...

it's gonna be faster for you though cause you're a dude

now i wanna say something at whatever my reply is to sound like im teasing her, but i dont want to make things more awkward so i have to be careful. any advice??

all i have is either

yes, *** because all dudes are faster then chicks

So your pretty much admitting that your slower then every guy on the face of the earth? you really shouldnt admit things like that so openly.

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Ask her out again.....

 

Please!

Oh and post phone camera footage.

 

Original Post by michaelduff:

Ask her out again.....

 

Please!

Oh and post phone camera footage.

 

haha im bein serious now, which of these sounds better??

 

Your right all chicks are slower then all dudes, but
lets not forget stronger and better at sports as
well, I do have to say that women are much better at
making sandwichs though. anyway.. In all honesty my
interval training isnt quite as distanced or quick,
but i think it may be alot more intense. Not sure
which ones more effective though...

 

Oh yea, I'd say thats a fair assumption, every dude
in the world is faster then every chick in the
world,but in this rare case, defying all odds i
think you may be wrong, i think my interval training
technique maybe be a lot more intense, but i dont
think the pace is as quick...

My initial response would be "Yes, yes I am. Good of you to notice, dudette."

... but then, you want to normalize relations, and focusing on male/female polarities might not be in your best interest.

I'm not sure the precise context, but on the assumption that you'll be running together, you could also take the "sneaky brat" angle, ie. "Oh, I see what's going on here. You're buttering me up so you can blow me away when we're on the track. I'm on to your little game, missy!" Say it in a mockingly accusatory way.

I'm mildly curious how it is you tried to ask her out that lead to failure, and whether or not that's a terminal no-fly-zone from now on or if it's more of a "... but I might if you're persistant" type of scenario.

Edit: timing is also a factor. If this is a real time convo you're having via text or something and you take an hour to respond, it's gonna seem kinda weird. You know, like a dude who went on to a forum to ask 'How should I respond to this woman?'

Edit x2: Your replies are very... verbose. Jes' sayin'.

Original Post by hatamoto:

My initial response would be "Yes, yes I am. Good of you to notice, dudette."

... but then, you want to normalize relations, and focusing on male/female polarities might not be in your best interest.

I'm not sure the precise context, but on the assumption that you'll be running together, you could also take the "sneaky brat" angle, ie. "Oh, I see what's going on here. You're buttering me up so you can blow me away when we're on the track. I'm on to your little game, missy!" Say it in a mockingly accusatory way.

I'm mildly curious how it is you tried to ask her out that lead to failure, and whether or not that's a terminal no-fly-zone from now on or if it's more of a "... but I might if you're persistant" type of scenario.

Edit: timing is also a factor. If this is a real time convo you're having via text or something and you take an hour to respond, it's gonna seem kinda weird. You know, like a dude who went on to a forum to ask 'How should I respond to this woman?'

Edit x2: Your replies are very... verbose. Jes' sayin'.

Naw this is actually over facebook, weve been working together for alittle over a year, i thought she liked me but i wasnt sure, they started to cut our hours so i emailed her and asked her if she wanted to meet up for coffee and she told me she wasnt interested right now and she'd be uncomfortable with the age difference, since then its been alittle awkward and ive been trying to get at least some of the friendship back, however i dont want to piss her off because Im friends with her brother and im going to be working for him this summer and if she has a hissy fit he probably wont hire me. And no we dont run together she's told me in the past that she does cross country and now track and granted that shes in great shape i thought she'd be a good source of information.

This is what i was thinking of saying, but would it make more sense if i said weaker instead of strong and not as good at sports???

 

"Your right all chicks are slower then all dudes, but
lets not forget stronger and better at sports as
well, I do have to say that women are much better at
making sandwiches though. anyway.. In all honesty my
interval training isnt quite as distanced or quick,
but i think it may be alot more intense. Not sure
which ones more effective though..."

Wow, every come back you have suggested comes off as condescending and rude. If your goal is to keep the friendship then don't say anything you have suggested! This will only upset her and make her think you are a chauvinistic a**hole.

I agree with steph, and hasn't the moment passed?

If you need to say anything, say, "Yeah, I wish.  You can probably run circles around me."

Especially since you don't even know what she's talking about.

How about trying flattery instead of condescension?

Original Post by itlstl:

Original Post by hatamoto:

My initial response would be "Yes, yes I am. Good of you to notice, dudette."

... but then, you want to normalize relations, and focusing on male/female polarities might not be in your best interest.

I'm not sure the precise context, but on the assumption that you'll be running together, you could also take the "sneaky brat" angle, ie. "Oh, I see what's going on here. You're buttering me up so you can blow me away when we're on the track. I'm on to your little game, missy!" Say it in a mockingly accusatory way.

I'm mildly curious how it is you tried to ask her out that lead to failure, and whether or not that's a terminal no-fly-zone from now on or if it's more of a "... but I might if you're persistant" type of scenario.

Edit: timing is also a factor. If this is a real time convo you're having via text or something and you take an hour to respond, it's gonna seem kinda weird. You know, like a dude who went on to a forum to ask 'How should I respond to this woman?'

Edit x2: Your replies are very... verbose. Jes' sayin'.

Naw this is actually over facebook, weve been working together for alittle over a year, i thought she liked me but i wasnt sure, they started to cut our hours so i emailed her and asked her if she wanted to meet up for coffee and she told me she wasnt interested right now and she'd be uncomfortable with the age difference, since then its been alittle awkward and ive been trying to get at least some of the friendship back, however i dont want to piss her off because Im friends with her brother and im going to be working for him this summer and if she has a hissy fit he probably wont hire me. And no we dont run together she's told me in the past that she does cross country and now track and granted that shes in great shape i thought she'd be a good source of information.

This is what i was thinking of saying, but would it make more sense if i said weaker instead of strong and not as good at sports???

 

"Your right all chicks are slower then all dudes, but
lets not forget stronger and better at sports as
well, I do have to say that women are much better at
making sandwiches though. anyway.. In all honesty my
interval training isnt quite as distanced or quick,
but i think it may be alot more intense. Not sure
which ones more effective though..."

So what, you're like 25 and she's 17?  Stop hitting on her and whatever you do don't post what you've suggested, "all chicks are slower than all dudes..." seriously? 

KISS - Keep it simple stupid.

Original Post by rosieblue:

I agree with steph, and hasn't the moment passed?

If you need to say anything, say, "Yeah, I wish.  You can probably run circles around me."

Especially since you don't even know what she's talking about.

DO NOT go with any of the "guys are better than girls" stuff. That will only piss her off.

I agree with the ladies on this one.  You can still joke around with her without doing in in a condescending way.  If you don't know her well enough to know how she will take that kind of a joke you're probably better off approaching it in a different way.

If she's already told you she's not interested and you're worried that pissing her off might cost you a job over the summer, I'd advise that you don't pursue her at all.  You can still be friends with her, but let that happen naturally.  If you're having to come online for help talking to her you're trying too hard.

Guys acting like they are better than girls at things even when its joking and OBVIOUSLY a joke, is at the very least...very annoying.

I have a guy friend that does this and I cant stand him most of the time. The example response you wrote sounded exactly like him. Trust me, to girls, its not funny at all.

Im sure the moment passed. just thought Id add some insight.

Oh, goodness, that "joke" would not come off as funny or friendly--just rude and annoying. For someone that just turned you down, it would probably come off as insecure and insulting, and what you want is light and friendly, right? At the very best maybe she was trying to give you a compliment, or maybe most of the guys she knows are faster than most of the girls she knows, just a generalization, right? So don't kill it with a paragraph answer, how about a simple, "Thanks for the info"! Less is more when you are feeling rejected. Don't overdo it!

 

sokkies

Original Post by sokkies:

Oh, goodness, that "joke" would not come off as funny or friendly--just rude and annoying. For someone that just turned you down, it would probably come off as insecure and insulting, and what you want is light and friendly, right? At the very best maybe she was trying to give you a compliment, or maybe most of the guys she knows are faster than most of the girls she knows, just a generalization, right? So don't kill it with a paragraph answer, how about a simple, "Thanks for the info"! Less is more when you are feeling rejected. Don't overdo it!

 

sokkies

alright alright, regardless, im going to at least say

In all honesty my interval training isn't quite as distanced or quick, I dont know what kinda guys you know, but I sure as hell cant run at 14 mph for more than like 10 seconds, but i think mine may be alot more intense. Not sure which ones more effective though...

Basically im trying to keep things going, i want her to ask me what mine is, she knows im a funny guy, but i guess you guys are probably right.

Now you're getting it.

In all honesty my interval training isn't quite as distanced or quick, I dont know what kinda guys you know, but I sure as hell cant run at 14 mph for more than like 10 seconds, but i think mine may be alot more intense. Not sure which ones more effective though...

Good reply. You're answering the last text and letting her respond and take it from there.

Original Post by itlstl:

Original Post by sokkies:

Oh, goodness, that "joke" would not come off as funny or friendly--just rude and annoying. For someone that just turned you down, it would probably come off as insecure and insulting, and what you want is light and friendly, right? At the very best maybe she was trying to give you a compliment, or maybe most of the guys she knows are faster than most of the girls she knows, just a generalization, right? So don't kill it with a paragraph answer, how about a simple, "Thanks for the info"! Less is more when you are feeling rejected. Don't overdo it!

 

sokkies

alright alright, regardless, im going to at least say

In all honesty my interval training isn't quite as distanced or quick, I dont know what kinda guys you know, but I sure as hell cant run at 14 mph for more than like 10 seconds, but i think mine may be alot more intense. Not sure which ones more effective though...

Basically im trying to keep things going, i want her to ask me what mine is, she knows im a funny guy, but i guess you guys are probably right.

HAHAHA! THat's a good one. phew! Hilarious...oh wait...

Jk. I agree with the others. keep it light. Don't try to be clever...look what happened to John Mayer.

 

Um, who's John Mayer, and what happened to him?

Original Post by rosieblue:

Um, who's John Mayer, and what happened to him?

He ended up banging Jennifer Aniston for a while. I could think of worse fates.

Original Post by hatamoto:

Original Post by rosieblue:

Um, who's John Mayer, and what happened to him?

He ended up banging Jennifer Aniston for a while. I could think of worse fates.

 He's a singer/songwriter who has banged several celebrity women and then indiscreetly told all to Playboy.  The girls Were Not Amused. 

So we're telling itisti he doesn't want to be like John Mayer?  I get the impression he would like it.

Original Post by mperic81:

Original Post by itlstl:

Original Post by sokkies:

Oh, goodness, that "joke" would not come off as funny or friendly--just rude and annoying. For someone that just turned you down, it would probably come off as insecure and insulting, and what you want is light and friendly, right? At the very best maybe she was trying to give you a compliment, or maybe most of the guys she knows are faster than most of the girls she knows, just a generalization, right? So don't kill it with a paragraph answer, how about a simple, "Thanks for the info"! Less is more when you are feeling rejected. Don't overdo it!

 

sokkies

alright alright, regardless, im going to at least say

In all honesty my interval training isn't quite as distanced or quick, I dont know what kinda guys you know, but I sure as hell cant run at 14 mph for more than like 10 seconds, but i think mine may be alot more intense. Not sure which ones more effective though...

Basically im trying to keep things going, i want her to ask me what mine is, she knows im a funny guy, but i guess you guys are probably right.

HAHAHA! THat's a good one. phew! Hilarious...oh wait...

Jk. I agree with the others. keep it light. Don't try to be clever...look what happened to John Mayer.

He's not listening, is he? ***SMACK*** 

OK. Now that your head is clear LISTEN to what the nice adults have told you... Do NOT condescend to or patronize this woman. 

 ***takes a deep breath*** I don't want to hurt your feelings.....BUT every one of your responses / statements would send any female up the wall with irritation. 

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