After listening to some of my friends' reactions, I got to wondering what my readers thought.After all, it is a common expression to hear "all is fair in love and war". Is it ok or even beneficial to be persuasive or influential? Does "everybody" manipulate a little anyway, in their initial hiding of embarrassing secrets, embellishment of strengths, and use of makeup, nice suits, or push-up bras? Is it only appropriate to be serious, authentic, and display our true selves for the judgment of potential dating partners? On one hand, during my weekend, I found people who approved of the use of indirect influence techniques to get a date.Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor Today I'm going to depart from my usual article style to dialogue with you all a bit.Last Friday I published an article on "5 Ways to Indirectly Ask for a Date" and then began my long Memorial Day weekend.They were primarily women as well (most men didn't seem to have passionate opinions about it - at least in my social circles). In fact, I was a bit surprised that some (particularly women) had reservations about the techniques, for two reasons.
Essentially, they fell into the "all is fair" group.On the other hand, I also found people who had reservations about the use of influence.