If you are looking for love you may want to lay off the alcohol! Okay, in proper Jewish self-deprecating manner, proceed to read below and see how I made a fool of myself.
I threw a Hoboken St. Patrick's day party at my apartment this weekend. My apartment was stocked with enough alcohol to get all of China intoxicated. My old college roomate, Scott Palmer, invented the upside down apple pie shot, which was a mainstay at this party. This shot requires four people to man different stations to provide the conveyor belt of ingredients into the shot takers pie hole. Not to bore you with the specifics but you can only imagine how nervous people are to take this type of shot. Thus, in order to make people feel comfortable I constantly volunteered myself to prove to my guests that there is no reason to be scared. About 37 of these shots later, communication was no longer possible. I was just a tad more operational than Leonardo Dicaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Anyway, today I recieved a facebook message from an amazing girl that apparently I met at my party. The woman was sweet enough to ask me if I would like to get drink sometime. I was embaressed but I couldn't even remember her! I didn't know what to say. I felt terrible. (Bad Dating Coach!)
The moral of the story is this: The drunk guy never gets the girl. No one is impressed by your amazing beer pong skills or your chugging speed. However, women will be impressed by your ability to ask inquisitive questions, followed by genuinely listening to them and actually being interested the answers.
On the flipside ladies, here is some advice if you want it:
Smile, be sociable, ask questions, don't get drunk, but don't be the young lady in the corner, quiet, and boring. You don't need to be three sheets to the wind to get involved. Make yoursel available to men. Stare for too long, smile too hard, and most importantly have fun!
Happy St. Patricks Day! If you are serious about finding love, get a buzz, not a living breathing coma.