Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Asking for a Favor

On Monday, we talked about how to get a guy to favorably remember a conversation with you.

Today, we’re going to talk about another trick we all learned in Psych 101: asking someone for a favor.

When someone agrees to do you a favor, that person thinks more highly of you. According to psych professors, when you help someone out, your unconscious mind things, “Oh, I must like this guy. Otherwise, why would I agree to do something for him?”

This isn’t to say that you should run out and demand that the next cute guy you meet buy you a sandwich. But it does mean that if you’re stuck in the kindasorta friend stage with a guy you kindasorta know, it might not be a bad idea to (politely) ask him if he wouldn’t mind helping you hail a cab.

1 comment:

  1. I'm always on guard when women I don't know that well ask for favors. The turn of their voice to cutesy makes me turn the other way and suddenly have something else to do. You're playing with a little fire here.