Suffice it to say, boys, that if I were a guy and some woman did this to me, I’d think she was a few colors shy of a full Crayola box. There’s a company called Flip Me that allows women to order a set of small cards to pass along to any men with whom they’d like to flirt.Or the type of chick who watches a lot of Lifetime Television for Women. The cards have silly phrases on them, like “The night just took a turn…” or “I’m playing easy to get.” Or even the ridiculously obvious, “You’re being hit on” card, for the dude who doesn’t quite grasp subtlety yet.It’s been brought to my attention that there’s a new trend that’s being touted as “the future of flirting,” but God help us all if that’s true.
Besides, maybe the dude who hands you this is the soulmate you haven't met yet: "Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad..."UPDATE: Readers are sending in more versions of the "Call Me Maybe" cards. I'll continue to update this post with the cards that come in, and possibly more lyrics from the song just 'cause.
Someone takes a picture of a good joke between friends and posts it on Facebook. Did you listen to any of your voicemails or read any of the texts?
My friend made the mistake of posting the card on Buzzfeed with my phone number on it.
I feel like a lot of comments online were either really nice or really offensive. It's interesting because we're studying the power of the Internet and new media [in grad school] and I'm experiencing it first-hand now.
She contacted Buzzfeed to ask them to take the number off so they blurred it out.
Are you mad at the friend who posted the card on Buzzfeed? My friend was really sorry about the fact that my number was on the card.Each card comes with a unique code on it that allows the recipient to visit the site, log in and view the woman’s profile, which she’s set up prior to the exchange.Then, hypothetically, she can either contact him or not – though it’s not entirely clear what the man is supposed to do once he’s viewed her page.But, they require that you actually have a conversation, and not just that you drop a purple, swirly card in front of them and then dash for the door while the guy is still trying to process what the hell just happened. After that, you can come up with a million things to say based on the environment you’re in (refer to Miss Wingman’s suggestions if you’re at a loss).I’m all for initiating contact if you notice someone you find attractive, especially someone that you seemingly might never run into again barring a twist of fate. Or, it can be something as multi-purpose as, “I don’t mean to bother you, I just noticed you and wanted to come say hello.” Right away you’ve told us that you not only have self-awareness (and recognize that a cold approach is unconventional), but also that you’re flattering us, and that you’ve removed the onus from of us in reaching out. But, when done poorly, it can come off as creepy, uncomfortable, or resemble a Tourettes-like seizure in a public place.