How to pick up girls using PHP and mySQL

This is a true story, happened probably about a year ago, in a bookstore in Canada.

Context: Magazine section in a bookstore, guy sees cute asian girl reading magazines.

Guy: Heya… you seem like a fashionable girl, what magazines would you recommend?
Girl: Huh?
Guy: I’m looking to improve my fashion *sweeps arms out to show clothing*, and I’d like you to recommend something for me.
Girl: Oh, I don’t know
Guy: …
Girl: Maybe Vogue… you know… lot’s of magazines here. There’s a bunch that you could read.
Guy: I’ll have to admit I haven’t really read many magazines lately, been busy with school. I noticed you have an interesting accent tho… are you Japanese or Korean?
Girl: Korean.
Guy: *says hello in Korean*, but don’t expect me to speak it, I’m Chinese.
Girl: Ohhh *turns toward the guy* do you have many Korean friends?
Guy: Some here and there. What’re you doing here?
Girl: You mean here as in here, or in Canada?
Guy: Both
Girl: I’m studying English in Vancouver, and I’m visiting Toronto for sightseeing.
Guy: That’s pretty interesting. I’m here shopping for clothes *shows her his shopping bags*
Girl: Wow, you get a lot of clothes for a guy.
Guy: What can I say, I like to shop. What about you, what do you like doing?
Girl: I mountain climb, hang out with friends, and eat.
Guy: Wow, mountain climbing, you’re really brave. I like you, not many cute girls are adventurous like that.
Girl: Haha… thanks.
*some more fluff*
Girl: It’s really hot here, I’m gonna go.
Guy: *thinking she still needs to be in store to wait for her friend* Hey, my legs are tired, let’s go upstairs and sit on a bench. I’d like to know more about this cute girl who climbs mountains.
Girl: *follows*
*Relocates to outside the bookstore*
Guy: What’re you studying in school?
Girl: Computer science, but I really hate it.
Guy: Yea, PHP/mySQL is fine, but C++ can be a pain sometimes.
Girl: Wow, you’re really smart.
Guy: So are you… I like you. *starts holding hands*
Girl: I like you too.
Guy: I want to see you again.
Girl: If I came back here.
Guy: I was planning on going to Vancouver this summer, but *goes into a story*
Girl: Haha… actually, I’m going back to Korea.
Guy: I’ll give you a shout next time I’m in Korea then
Girl: YES! If you come to Korea… we can… you know… *looks expectantly*
Guy: Sometimes it’s not really how long you spend with someone, but the meaning of the interaction.
Girl: Huh?
Guy: You look cute when you’re confused. *leans in to kiss her*
Girl: *pulls away* I’m traditional girl!
Guy: Hey, let’s take a picture, I like your hat.
*picture taking and some more fluff*
*exchanges contact info*
Girl: Ok, I have to go meet my friend… would you like to come along?
Guy: It’s ok. Here’s a hug to remind you of me.
*5 minute hug*

Contrary to popular believe, talking about computers doesn’t make you boring or unattractive to girls. Correlation doesn’t equal cause. Sure, most people who talk about computers to a girl on a “date” aren’t the pick of the litter when it comes to guys. But it doesn’t mean a good guy can’t talk about computers to a girl (not even on a “date” or that he met through a mutual friend) and still not be viewed as attractive :)

Notice how she told him she liked him shortly after he mentioned PHP and mySQL. Now you can tell tell your parents to stop bugging you when they say “stop spending so much time on the computer and get a girlfriend/boyfriend”.

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