Oct 24, 2009

The leaving-your-card trick

So, you’ve exchanged the look a few times with this guy in the gym and you both know that you are both interested in each other. But how do you get to know each other discreetly, mindful that other people might be watching or that either of you may have companions that you don’t want to learn of your flirting ways?

One way I know of and one that I’ve personally experienced is the leaving-your-card trick. (Yes, I made that term up.) Basically, it entails one guy leaving a calling card (or even a number written on a small piece of paper) somewhere discreet but in full view of the other man. The other guy then gets the card a short time later. It’s perfectly discreet: wordless and inconspicuous!

One guy I met at the gym before used this trick. We've been exchanging glances but neither of us had to courage to approach the other and have small talk. So I was sitting on a couch when he went to the nearby drinking station. I then saw him leave his calling card on the side and when he left, I went to the station pretending to be thirsty myself. I grabbed the card and several minutes later, we were texting each other. :-)

I tried doing this trick myself before but it didn’t work out. The small piece of paper where I wrote my number was intercepted by the janitor who promptly threw it in the wastebasket. Sigh.


Tristan Tan wrote on October 24, 2009 at 5:17 PM:

Oh we have to be discreet about it? LOL. Must be doing it wrong... hehe.

Anonymous wrote on October 24, 2009 at 8:42 PM:

papagawa ako ng maraming business card na kulay pink para hindi pagkamalang basura ng sino man, lol! kung cute ba naman ang janitor why not, anyway hindi ako mamumulubing paliguan sya bago ang...

a reader from dubai

rudeboy wrote on October 24, 2009 at 11:25 PM:

Do you think you weren't the janitor's type? The nerve! :P

I AM CARLO MAGNO wrote on October 31, 2009 at 5:49 AM:

hi, nice blog! I liked the concept and the way you present your thoughts and "adventures" keep it up!

can i add you to my blog?

Vince wrote on November 1, 2009 at 11:39 PM:

Tristan, basing on your sex life, maybe I'm the one who's doing it wrong. :-p

dubai reader, rudeboy, well, hindi cute yung mamang janitor eh.

carlo, thanks for visiting! sure you can add my blog to your blog. I didn't realize you have a new blog. I had been reading your old one. :-)

Manech wrote on November 6, 2009 at 2:01 AM:

Well, the trick should have its hazards, right? What fun would it be if it didn't? :D

Vince wrote on November 8, 2009 at 5:23 PM:

Manech, good point! ;-)