Imagine that instead of you, Brad Pitt had asked this same woman out. Would she use the same excuse with him? If Brad Pitt asked her on a date, would she still say she had to study or was going to the movies with friends that night? Nope. She would have dropped. pretty much anything and everything to be able to accept a date with Brad.I can't really disagree with that rule (even though I'm happily married I'd probably be tempted to ask Jeff for permission for a date with Brad Pitt). But I was pretty straightforward in my meeting and dating Jeff. My personal romantic hero is Pepe Le Pew, so obviously, subtly is not my thing. What I find interesting is some of the comments from women who say, "Yeah, but..." or "That's totally wrong."
I don't know for sure, but I have a lot of female friends -- what say you about the Brad Pitt rule?
ETA -- I have to point out that the blog post adds that if a woman has plans and wants to be with the guy, "she will suggest a different time for the date. She will say something along the lines of 'I can’t do it Saturday night, do you want to hang out next weekend?'"
And that's where the Brad Pitt rule cinches it for me. If a woman/guy/tree/rock/goat is into you, and they can't make the Friday night you suggest, they'll suggest an alternative. If not, they're not into you and don't waste your time.
Oh, and I think that Brad Pitt is chosen because he's the easiest heartthrob that seems to cut across all lines. You could easily insert George Clooney/Johnny Depp/Sean Bean/Kevin Smith (*ducks*) into the picture. But the point is still the same.