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Man Law #73 – Execute Rule#2 -The Double Tap!


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With all the snow these past few weeks, I’ve finally had the chance to catch up on a few movies I missed while they were in the theater including Zombieland and Hurt Locker. Both of these movies are about survival and ways of dealing with everyday situations without losing your mind. Naturally, I found these survival lessons were immediately applicable to relationships and surviving the hazardous, sometimes explosive conditions of the dating world. Grab your shotgun, throw on your bomb squad suit, and prepare for action!

Now, Zombieland takes place in a post-Apocalyptic America where the main character, Columbus, has compiled a list of Rules for Survival.  Like Zombieland, The Unbreakable Man Laws are Rules For Relationship Survival. These rules have are not only applicable to dating but some have even adapted them to the stock market! (http://www.bullishness.com/blog/posts/10-things-zombieland-taught-me-about-stock-market-investing)  You may not agree with all of them, but they will keep you alive even if by a thread!

Typically, after meeting someone new at a bar, club or house party, you are one of what could be many men she met and gave her number to that night. So don’t act too surprised when you text her a few days later and she has no idea who you are and when she met you. There are many ways to beat the odds and set yourself apart from the rest. Here, I like to employ the following:

Execute Rule #2 – The Double Tap

Execute Rule #2 - The Double Tap.

“In those moments where you’re not quite sure if the undead are really dead, don’t get all stingy with your bullets. I mean, one more clean shot to the head, and this lady could have avoided becoming a human Happy Meal.” – Columbus

(Editorial Note: As you can see, you should always be on the lookout for new Man Law inspirations and contact me at ethanbishop@unbreakablemanlaws.com if you want to see one written)

After going on a date or lets be honest even a late night (which includes one night stands) hookup, the other person is left thinking whether the person they shared this time with enjoyed themselves or not.  Don’t leave this up to chance! These first few hours are crucial and 24 hours later may be too late. All sorts of feelings may be going through that persons mind and one of these may be “Buyer’s Remorse” especially after a passionate hook up.

One way of reassuring that person is by sending a follow-up message – a Double Tap. Guys, its time to man up because its up to us to do this before she does. Sometimes she may beat you to the punch but you need to lead with this one.

I call this the Double-Tap because you are following up a brief encounter with a bold move to ensure the person knows where you stand.  A simple text message or (private) message on facebook stating “I had a great time meeting you” will do the job.  Sending a message within a few hours after last seeing the person will put you on a positive trajectory and the other person will think differently of you.

Now the medium at which you contact the other person is up to you. As one can attest from my association with the girls at Flirtexting, I prefer a Double Tap Text Message but some prefer the old fashioned Double Tap Phone call afterwards. Again, personal preferences here but its been my experience that a phone call within the first 24 hours makes you look a bit overly eager. Find out for yourself!

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  1. DJ Long
    March 3, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Great and applicable Law. I also assign this in my business interactions. It is amazing hos many correlations there are to the business/professional realm as there are to romance/relationships. As in sales or much like a recruited athlete and school X, the last person a woman speaks to will be the freshest memory. Also, repetition and re-affirmation is key to maintaining a place in her rotation and winning more of her time and attention. Along with the “Double Tap” making that positive first impression is key. Perhaps more important to gainiing a woman’s attention is the second encounter, which really can be the ultimate deal maker or breaker. (This might be worthy of a Law/Rule invesitgation)

  2. March 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks for the comment, DJ Long. I use this technique for business, interviews and meeting follow ups as well. And it makes sense. Business is about relationships and you are more likely to want to work with someone or hire you enjoy being around rather than someone that is hard to deal with and socially unaware. The people who make smart social connections and stand out from the crowd, are the ones who consistently get ahead. Double Tapping helps you do just that!

  3. CB
    March 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Definitely agree with the “double tap”. It asserts confidence and clarity. Both of these qualities are useful and desirable; especially in a world full of mixed messages.

  4. March 10, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    “A simple text message or (private) message on facebook stating “I had a great time meeting you” will do the job. Sending a message within a few hours after last seeing the person will put you on a positive trajectory and the other person will think differently of you.”

    I gotta disagree here. You have to wait a day or you seem too anxious.

    • March 10, 2010 at 8:55 pm

      Trueman! This probably was not clear in the post. If I meet someone on a Saturday night, and exchange information (etc.), I’ll text them some time on Sunday (probably late afternoon). However, if its a date, or someone that I just went out with, I may text them a few hours later just to let them know I had a good time. I almost never call the first few days any more since text messaging has pretty much replaced this.

      By the way, nice changes on the “Man Among Boys” site! Always enjoy reading your post!

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