After people get beyond the novelty of talking with a former sex worker and I answer all of the questions that I did in my last post, the thing I most often get asked about is how it is possible for me to create connections with people right away.
In the context of the work that I did for Mistress Simone, this was trivial. I already had a certain amount of native talent in the area. I was fit, good looking, well spoken, and I have a fucking amazing voice. The people that I saw were already primed and seeking a connection – all I had to do was not fuck it up. Of course, I still sometimes did – and not being an idiot, I try to learn from my mistakes and do better the next time, or at the very least, make new mistakes.
All of those first-date like meetings served to teach me rather well in how to create a connection and how to maintain someone’s interest once I do. As a result, I’ve created the neural pathways to instinctively know how to attract and maintain the attention of almost anyone.
I don’t necessarily mean a romantic or sexual connection here – and it would be impossible for me to create such a connection with anyone, since there are at least a large number of people out there who would not find me attractive – at least, not right away. But even when you are not taking sex into consideration, it is often very useful to be able to establish a connection right away, even if it is shallow. This is a core skill for salesmen, or personnel managers, or product marketers, or just about anyone, actually.
People are already hard-wired to look for connections. Humans are social animals – without a clan, we die – and when an opportunity arises to meet a new person, you make a snap judgment – whether you want to admit it or not – about how you feel about that person. Is this a person that I want to fuck? Is this a person that I want to talk to? Does this person make me feel threatened, or does this person make me feel safe? I can almost guarantee that all of those questions are going through your mind about every new person you meet, every time you meet someone new. You may not be cognizant of them all at the moment you meet, and the answers to those questions can (and do) change – often quite quickly – but every person answers all of those questions, and dozens others besides, about every person they meet, within moments of meeting them.
The good news is that most people are actually pretty decent people, and that most people really do want a positive outcome to meeting anyone. That does not mean that everyone wants to fuck you, but it probably means that more of them do than you realize.
The worst part of this post is coming right now: there is a trick to it.
It’s not something that I started doing intentionally, but eventually I noticed the effect, and I can occasionally be something of a social scientist brat – so I performed experiments. I talked to my friends in new ways, I talked to their friends and watched their reactions intently, and I interacted with total strangers.
It’s actually much harder to do this in the context of a normal social club/bar/party setting than it is as a contracted sex worker, but the stakes are also a lot less and I really didn’t care about being rejected – I was inoculated to rejection when I was a younger, more instantly visually appealing man. Which is to say – I’ve been rejected a lot…
But I said there is a trick, and it would be really mean of me to mention it and not tell you, wouldn’t it? So here it is: if you want to create immediate connection with someone, no matter their gender, age, or motivation, the answer is always the same…
Make eye contact and smile.
Seriously. That’s all that’s needed. Most of the time, you get a smile back and then you can move to the next step, but often you will get a shy look away or a terrified turn of the head or even see them get up and run away. Don’t worry – you’ll get another chance, but there’s also the chance that they just don’t like what they see and you should give up.
If they look away but eventually look back towards you, you can try it again one more time – but more than that and you are being creepy and need to stop. Otherwise you’ll ruin my reputation. More often than not though, if you don’t stare at them and try to will them into talking to you, they will be intrigued by the non-threatening smile and return their attention to you and give you a better chance – but it’s a bold thing to hold someone’s gaze who isn’t expecting it, and it intimidates a lot of people at first.
The next step – and the crucial one, I’ve found – is to ask them for a favor. It has to be something trivial that they can complete without needing any skill in a short period of time, and it cannot be in any way sexualized. Anything creepy here is going to just push them away and tickle their ‘not okay’ vibes. Besides – you’re not in this for the sex anyway, because if you were, you’d be smart enough to realize that the best way to accomplish that is to just pay for it.
This will require you to actually think a bit, perhaps, but as a good example, imagine that you saw an attractive, clean-cut, non-threatening looking man smile at you and give you some time to react, then he gets close enough to ask a question and says, “Would you mind holding my drink for me for a moment? I’ve just noticed that my boot is unlaced and I’d like to fix it.” Then he hands you his drink.
Most of you are thinking, “well, now I roofie him and when he’s good and lit, get him to take me back to his place where I fuck his brains out and then roll him for any cash he might be carrying on my way out – hoping never to see him again.”
No.. wait.. That’s not what I want – and that’s only happened once…
But you do see the point, right? You’ve created a connection, immediately. You’ve engaged their compassion as well as curiosity and maybe lust.
But isn’t this all terribly manipulative and premeditated and awful, Rant? How is this different from any of that pick-up artist crap that you are always shitting all over? Aren’t you just using psychological tricks to manipulate people?
Well – maybe. But name any interaction that you have with anyone, ever, where there is not some form of manipulation taking place. The whole point of communications is usually that there is something that I want (even if it’s pretty mundane) and I want you to help me with it in some way. And more to the point – you do have to start somewhere, and while I could just stand next to someone until I hear something that I can talk about and then try to jump into the conversation… that is a really weak place to start, putting yourself in the submissive position before you even begin to communicate – verbally, at least.
By asking for a trivial task to be accomplished, you’re giving your conversant the power to say ‘no’ and walk away, or to pick up the gauntlet and do something trivial in the interest of more conversation. And conversation is the goal here, so you have to follow up after this and actually have something interesting to talk about. There must have been some reason you wanted to talk to this person. Maybe you overheard them talking about something you are interested in, or maybe you just really like the way they make that dress look and you want to fuck their brains out. Talk about it – whatever it is – or let it go and forget about it entirely.
Interesting – or perhaps the opposite, actually – is that this works equally well with people who are sexually attracted to me as those who are not. In either case, I’ve engaged their curiosity and given them a focus, and then all I have to do is hold it.
Of course – you must also be charming and debonair and have impeccable sartorial choices if you want to maintain this contact, and that becomes a much more involved process and there are no tricks for that – either you will establish a real connection, or you won’t – but that is entirely up to you. The vast majority of the work involved in making a new connection is in those first moments of uncertainty, and by looking for a smile and asking for a favor, you can short circuit a lot of that.