2 for 4 on airplanes…almost 3 for 4

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
October 2, 2009

It all started when I flew back home for Christmas. chaussures running nike It was a 4-hour flight and it goes without saying that I was not feeling super “fresh.” As I walked into the airport I notice this tall, good looking guy waiting for someone. cheap ugg He sees me, walks over and asks, “Do you know where we get our bags?”

I purposely excuse the fact that there are about 100 signs with arrows and the words “BAGGAGE CLAIM” overhead and say, “oh sure, I come to this airport all the time, I’ll show you.” I was very recently out of a long relationship and not one to balk at a fairly lame, but slightly adorable pick-up line. We chatted all the way to baggage claim, waited for our bags and then before leaving he asked for my phone number.

One week later I was sitting in LAX waiting for a delayed Virgin American flight to SFO for new years and the guy sitting next to me in the terminal asks if there is anything good in the paper I was reading. We start talking and by the time we get on the plane he says, “What seat are you sitting in? I’m in 1B, I’ll text you.” It was at that moment that I learned why Virgin America was so popular among young, single travelers – seat-to-seat texting.

It then occurred to me that of the 3 flights I had taken in that one week period, I was 2 for 3 in guys asking for my number. asics gel kinsei 6 That didn’t seem normal – certainly not for me. Nike Air Max 90 Baskets With one more flight to take that holiday, back to LA from SF, I was a little hopeful to ride the wave and go 3 for 4. Needless to say, I was disappointed (and a little “weirded” out) to find that seat-to-seat texting guy was on my flight back to LA too, which totally threw off my airplane average.

When I mentioned to friends that I went 2 for 4 on planes, potentially almost 3 for 4, they emphasized how unusual that was and asked me what I was doing to make that happen. In thinking about it, my theory is this:

If you are attractive, but not intimidatingly smoking hot, guys feel “safe” about approaching you. nike internationalist I refer to it as “approach-ably attractive”

Now, you might be thinking, “there are lots of attractive (but not super hot) girls out there that aren’t approachable.” Agreed. adidas yeezy boost To take it one step further, girls need to appear somewhat inviting. Basically, If you appear like you’re ready to unload some serious negative energy, you’re likely not “approachable.”

So, that’s how this year began. nike internationalist I was single for the first time since my early twenties, I was looking forward to lot’s of “me” time and for whatever reason, I’m going 2 for 3 on planes. adidas superstar soldes Go figure – the exact moment that I want no part in a relationship is the exact moment that I seem to be giving off a high-pitched vibe that only men in search of a relationship can hear.

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2 Responses to “2 for 4 on airplanes…almost 3 for 4”

  1. Lala Says:

    I second the “approachably attractive” hypothesis! LA is full of incredibly hot women and I am certainly not the most attractive of my friends, yet I’m always having guys engage with me and I date more than anybody I know. After thinking about it long and hard, I came to the exact same conclusions you did.

  2. The Only Ho You Need to Know... Says:

    Well I concur with your observation. At one time in my life, I was a makeup artist, so if anyone knows how to maximize the artistry of color, it would be me. And as luck would have it, I have one of those faces that looks black-and-white with and without make-up. Without it, I’m an “approachably attractive” woman, with it, I’d like to think that this multi-billion industry is a multi-billion dollar industry for a reason…because it works in improving your looks…in my case substantially.

    Now as luck would have it, what I possess in make-up application skills I lack in vanity. So unless I’m at work, or going out on a date or special event/engagement, I myself appreciate the “frumpy me” look. What I always find absolutely fascinating is when I’m dressed to impress and glamorously “touched up” with color…very rarely do men make a move on me. Put me in gym clothes or casual attire doing nondescript every day activities however like grocery shopping, car washing, or pumping gas at the gas station and voila…all of a sudden I’m more attractive to the opposite sex. Go figure. The irony of dealing with the opposite sex yes indeed.

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