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Guy Asks His Professor How To Get A Date, Gets Surprised When His Technique Works Out
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Guy Asks His Professor How To Get A Date, Gets Surprised When His Technique Works Out

So there’s this girl, she’s cute and you’d really like to ask her out. Problem is, you got no prowess when it comes to persuasion, no skills at being smooth. What to do? Why enlist the expertise of your English Professor of course!

Sometimes, tried and trusted academic theories of rhetoric are the only way forward. When Twitter user Jake went to his professor for help drafting a text to his crush, he received a comprehensive plan based around the three core modes of persuasion used in speech: Ethos, Pathos and Logos.

Ethos is the means of establishing credibility or character of the speaker, Jake is just a friendly empathetic guy who legit just wants to help out, yeah? Pathos is an appeal to the emotions of the audience, cleverly including the dog in his date proposal was a genius example of this. Finally Logos, the logic of the situation implies that during a busy moving period, the offer of a hassle free and nourishing meal at no personal expense just makes sense, dammit.

Putting it all together, Jake pulls off the date proposal with a masterpiece of persuasive texting, aided and abetted by his helpful English professor, using classical theories that have worked since the times of Aristotle. Who said professors are boring? This could signal a new dawn in theory based dating. Scroll down below to see how Jake did it, maybe you’d like to try it out yourself!

Twitter user Jake went to his English professor for advice on drafting a text to his crush

And as it turns out, those old academic theories of rhetoric could be applied to a more romantic subject as well

He received a comprehensive plan based around the three core modes of persuasion used in speech: Ethos, Pathos and Logos

Which allowed Jake to pull off the date proposal with a masterpiece of persuasive texting, using classical theories that have worked since the times of Aristotle

Twitter users were suitably impressed with Jake and his professor’s efforts

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

hey... if you're kind and don't send dick pic you're ok for at least a answer.

Smerv
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, this kinda creeps me. We don't have a dating culture like this in my country, and I know how hard asking these kind of things is for anyone with low esteem, but this feels somewhat calculated, idc

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adoracat
Community Member
4 years ago

With all the goobers out there, hearing that a shy guy asked for help to ask nicely is refreshing. Here's hoping that they had a lovely date and connected!

Blue Cicada
Community Member
4 years ago

Saw a pair on tv (Jeopardy contestants?) When asked how they met, she said she was at a function in college, he came up and told her she had cool socks. She thought that was the lamest pickup line ever. He said, "I really liked her socks!"

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

hey... if you're kind and don't send dick pic you're ok for at least a answer.

Smerv
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, this kinda creeps me. We don't have a dating culture like this in my country, and I know how hard asking these kind of things is for anyone with low esteem, but this feels somewhat calculated, idc

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adoracat
Community Member
4 years ago

With all the goobers out there, hearing that a shy guy asked for help to ask nicely is refreshing. Here's hoping that they had a lovely date and connected!

Blue Cicada
Community Member
4 years ago

Saw a pair on tv (Jeopardy contestants?) When asked how they met, she said she was at a function in college, he came up and told her she had cool socks. She thought that was the lamest pickup line ever. He said, "I really liked her socks!"

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