So What Do You Do?
Question came up on the forum.
I think new players typically treat this question as a “Test”. Tests require clever answers.
A Square, a guy not even aware of the game, just says, “I’m a credit analyst at a bank” “I’m a mechanic” and they look to the girl for reaction, ideally approval.
If it’s something the girl understands what he does, and she’s feeling him, “Ooh great, I always need a good mechanic”
^Now before we get really deep into this topic, let’s just break apart this seemingly innocuous statement.
On one level, she’s excited and giving the guy validation. On another level, she’s the one who’s giving validation. And on yet another level, some girls see the guys they meet as tools for their own ends. She finds out what you do, and she already has a role for you to fill in her life.
Unconsciously (?), she’s already trying to use you.
I wonder if you said porn star what her reaction might be? lulz
Back to the new players. The young players typically don’t answer the question like a square. They have been made aware that women judge how you respond to this question.
Where new players typically falter, is that they focus on the literal communication, but not the sub-communication. Guys that get it focus on the sub-communication.
newbs – answer “smart ass”
journey men – answer smart
vets consider the context, the specific interaction, the timing, her tone, whether he’s passed certain goal posts, and he understands her subcommunication. Hostile or Pleasant, he then takes what she wants to know and uses it to his advantage.
So here’s how I handle it
I working in a high prestige/high income field, but my actual work is low prestige/middle income. Technically the janitor @ Google works in Tech.
So when girls ask me this question, I haven’t personally made peace with what I do all day. (In fact, I spend a lot of my days plotting my way out, as well as doing what I truly love – and that’s writing)
Because it causes me pain to deal with this, that angst/anxiety telegraphs itself. So at first I was doing a lot of the above.
– one liners
– flippant answers
– never being serious
– changing the subject
– flipping it around and accusing her of something
– being very honest
– answering a different question than she asked (the politician)
Sometimes this was fine, sometimes it was fatal.
But my game has grown since those days. Even if my job has not gotten much better.
For 1, I recognize the setting and when during the approach the question comes. If she’s coming at me hostile or friendly or if she’s just passing the time – I see this question as an opportunity to get closer to getting in to her pants.
Pretty much any of the common shit tests should be seen as OPPORTUNITIES. It’s like you exactly know what’s going to be on the final exam, why wouldn’t you have a A+ answer?
Second, having done this for a while, I recognize that girls have an insatiable need for novelty. They need “new feels” all the fucking time. Girls get jaded quickly. And guys respond with the same basic ways all the time.
You might “pass” the test by being clever or switching the frame…but I want to blow her mind.
More often than not, I like taking innocent questions and just drawing her deeper into my web. When a chick is hostile or indifferent, this overarching strategy of taking her lame tests and bringing her into a new space works to the point that she looks at me different.
Third, If I give her the truth directly, indirectly, it might change the way she feels about me. If I don’t give her the truth now, eventually she’ll come back to it. Your work is not something that’s easy to be vague about. If you have anything with this chick, just time wise and attention wise work is going to come up. She doesn’t need to know the details though.
So how I used to do it.
*night game, girl is open, seems positive*
WIA – “The bread pudding is magnifique!” (in a french accent cause I think it’s funny)
Chica – “So what do you do?”
WIA – “Banker, but they cover the bread pudding with this brown sugar and bourbon sauce, and it’s like big as the whole plate. It gets all over your fingers, and your lips. Son…you gotta go to this spot…”
The key is that I don’t dwell on it, but I continue with my passion.
And this was okay. I could have a high prestige job, a chick would remark to herself that I was humble about it, and didn’t lead with it. That’s what most guys do. They lead with their big job, big car, big house. When i’ve had those things I tried that shit too. (this was despite knowing game) And all that ever did was put me in the provider category. LTR or FB, you have to fuck her fast. Provider category is the slow train.
I’d spend a few seconds redirecting the conversation to something sensual. (because i want to move the ball closer to sex)
I kept getting this question, and it kept sticking.
So I went back to the essence.
Game is all about what’s not being spoken, but what is being said.
I’m trying to bang her body, but I need her mind first.
What is she sub-communicating to me?
What can I sub-communicate back to her to move the ball forward.
So now, I improvise the words everytime, but my structure is this, at most this whole thing takes a minute.
“So what do you do”
WIA – I like smart/perceptive girls.
(you can ask her if she’s smart? or you can just make the statement)
(smart works for dumb chicks – they want to feel smart, perceptive is better for smart ones – they like to touch other stuff, and dumb girls might not know perceptive, lol)
WIA – I’ll give you some clues
*puts one hand up*
*she should put a hand up*
WIA – “Feel my hands, are they soft or rough”
– give her a command
– get *her* to initiate and break the touch barrier
– give her an easy question to answer
– opportunity to comment on her soft hands, “someone here never does dishes*
WIA *move her hands to the bicep* “Big or small”
– if she says big, I tell her that she’s not perceptive (tease)
– if she says small, I tell her that she’s trying to hurt my feelings and needs to make it up to me later (projecting a future with her and me in it)
WIA – *move hand to the fro* (might be hard to adapt for you straight haired guys) – Either I’m really good at my job so I can look like this, or my job doesn’t really matter that much and they just need a warm body
WIA- Now you’ve heard me talk. I’m pretty shy. What do you think I do?
I have faith in you, i think you’ll figure it out.
———- Well you get the picture.