Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Answering Your Burning Questions, #2

Today's question comes from Tom.

He writes, "Dear R-N-D, should I ever confess to a girl I'm dating about how many women I've slept with?"

My answer: Not unless the answer is 1. Even if that IS your actual answer you risk sounding like a girly-man who just couldn't get his act together enough to fool some impresonable and/or drunk women into sleeping with him. (Or even worse, a man who has respect for women and chooses to worship them for the goodesses they are - blech). And any number higher than your age makes you sound like a man-whore.

FYI - girls can see through the old "you're the only one that matters to me" line from a mile away.

So what's a guy to do?

You could go for the fail safe "baker's dozen" which not everyone knows is 13 (ie. giving you that one "freebie"). Or you could use one of the following actual math formulas to come up with a plausable number:

And Tom, you're welcome.

[Got a burning question that doesn't require topical cream? Then email me at redhead-next-door@hotmail.com for advice you won't find anywhere else!]

5 comments:

Hannah said...

Never ask the question; never tell the answer. Like all other forms of maths - EVIL.

James said...

Hey Erika - welcome back. Lovely to see you again.

My question - where do I find a gorgeous, interesting, intelligent, active girl? (And preferrably one that fancies me.)

Amy said...

I don't know Erika...in my book 13 screams "man whore".

Erika said...

Hannah: Good point on both counts (sorry Mr. Stewart).

James: Thanks :) It's great to be back and be seen. As for your burning question...stay tuned.

Amy: Hmmm...I guess one woman's man-whore is is another woman's boyfriend.

Starboard Tack said...

Unfortunately (and I hate to admit this -- as I never get dates when I do), I KNOW those formulas well ... and I have used them often (in my ancient collegiate past).

But when I plugged into the formula to get my "number," I came up with 1432.4

I guess the .4 is a rounding error!