PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
TheBurg
 
Comments: 7
Article views: 1720
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all TheBurg's badges.
 

Gautrain Cassanova: 5 Rules to Keep Romantic Public Gestures Legal

28 February 2013, 12:02

In days gone by I wouldn’t think twice about saying or doing 90% of the things I do and say.

Nowadays however, I find myself second guessing so many of my actions, that I let far too many moments in time slip by. Or I just over think them so much, that the pressure overwhelms me and I chicken out.

Movie moments don’t often pan out in real life, in fact they almost never do.
Traveling on the train presents a number of such moments.
What I’d like to offer now is my feelings on five seemingly charming gestures that may cross the line into creepy.

1. Making eye contact and exchanging a smile, or even a hello, with someone on the train with you is seemingly a pure moment of chance. The instant your eyes lock, you have a split second to create a moment of pure bliss. If you miss that moment…walk away and live to charm another day. Do not continue staring at the person until they look at you. If you are uncertain as to how to time the exchanged glance, you can use said person’s reflection in the window as a guideline. Also do not start smiling at them before you make eye contact, unless you want to be mistaken for The Joker.

2. As a guy who prides himself on being complimented on wearing a good cologne, women will often appreciate the same sentiment from a guy. Whether its their perfume or hair or even a good lotion that makes them smell finer than an ocean breeze of unicorns. Use this compliment when standing next to or sitting next to a woman. The only time it should not be used is when you are caught smelling a woman front behind on the escalators or in the process of cutting off a lock of their hair.

3. An old favorite of mine is opening a door for a lady, or allowing them to enter first. It’s something I always do, and I always feel good inside when I’m told they wish there were more gentlemen like me out there. When using lifts however, choose your moments correctly or you might end up being seen as a shepherd loading the lift full of livestock. Also, if it is raining, allowing her to go first can be misinterpreted as using her as a shield against the elements. So please pick your moments!

4. The other day I passed a girl on the train a note saying she looked very nice that day. I had seen her earlier in the morning and didn’t have the courage to tell her to her face, but promised myself if I saw her again in the evening I would let her know. The note method can be used in a variety of circumstances, including the “high school double pass” note where you ask someone sitting close to the recipient to pass on the note, the “windshield” note if you are lucky enough to know what car they drive, and of course the “don’t open this till you get to work” note. Important tips to adhere to – never use the note system on a rainy day as you run the risk of ink running causing love notes to be misunderstood as ransom notes. Never pre-type your notes on your home computer and print them out. Rather keep a notepad in your bag should a moment to use them arise.

5. The “so we meet again” method is the hardest of all to make believable. Bumping into the same person often is not all kismet as its cracked up to be. However don’t over do it! Play the patience game, if you see someone more than 3 or 4 times over a 10 trip a week scheduled its too much! If you are required to pull a Usain Bolt in order to catch the same train as someone, you will only be left breathless and unable to converse for the entire journey. Plus heavy breathing and sweat stains are a sure way to turn them off. Acceptable “cheats” are waiting an additional 3 trains to see if you’re lucky enough to catch the “same train” as your person of interest. You may want to add a minimum of 1 hour to your traveling schedule. Also try and engage in revealing conversation any time you have chats with your desirable. Get her to tell you what shift she may be working that week, or what functions she may be attending. This will help increase your odds of chance meetings.

These are rules I live by every day…which may explain why I’m so exhausted by the end of each day, and I’m sure there is an easier way to meet women…but until then, those 10 to 15 minutes I occasionally get to spend with hot train girls, make it all worth it.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
MikeHampton
An Honest Helen Zille Will Be Out...

An honest Premier Helen Zille will be outraged at her minions in Knysna.  Read more...

0 comments 1037 views
Submitted by
Hiddy Sonday
BILL GATES LECTURE

Attendees were also expecting at least some definitive ideas on improving the economic condition of the poor as they were being addressed by the wealthiest man on earth. Read more...

0 comments 186 views
Submitted by
Bongani Lawrence Mbana
#SABC8

I think all the SABC staff must just boycott News. Read more...

0 comments 199 views
Submitted by
Zwelithini Mxhego
Being humble to the people that t...

It is to certain people we should stand on our feet, compose ourselves and greet politely upon interacting with them.  Read more...

0 comments 296 views
Submitted by
Aaminah Masauso
Why women's issues can never be s...

This is South Africa, a country where an estimated 10 million women do not have adequate and healthy sanitary care. Read more...

0 comments 338 views
Submitted by
Colin Webster452
Mind Sports South Africa is to se...

Jason Batzofin (St John’s Mind Sports Club) will, on Monday, 25 July 2016, fly off to Shanghai in China to attend the IeSF's Global eSports Summit on behalf of Mind Sports South Africa. Read more...

0 comments 110 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.