He Got Game

“The problem is, I have no game,” Andrew said.

I considered the problem. It was one I’d heard before, from many men, but hadn’t really given much credence to. I mean, c’mon: Do we really need to be fooled, we ladies, into sleeping with a guy? It seems silly.

“You don’t need game,” I said. “You’re a handsome guy! Doing interesting things. Anyone would be happy to get with you.”

He shook his head. “This is not true. Think about it. Guys need game.”

I thought about it.

“You know,” I said. “You might have a point. I know this one guy who gets girls by saying the worst possible thing he can think of.”

“Like? I need examples.”

“Well, OK. Like, on my birthday, I looked pretty good, right? I mean, I’d had my hair blown out and took a shower and everything.”

“I remember.”

“And he came up to me and said, ‘You’re looking for cock!'”

“See? See! Did that work?”

“No. I mean, I didn’t jump on him or anything.”

“But you thought it was charming! That’s what I need! I need game.”

“Well, I guess you just have to figure out what your thing is.” Pause. “But I wouldn’t recommend that routine. It’s not for amateurs.”

Published by Jen Hubley Luckwaldt

I'm a freelance writer and editor.

5 thoughts on “He Got Game

  1. I don’t think that particular game is for anybody. If a guy said that to me, I’d slap him.

    Of course, I’m a little sensitive.

    Unless he was gay. ‘Cause then he wouldn’t be threatening and, well, he’d understand if I was looking for cock.

  2. They need a dating site called no-game.

    It would be for people who think they have no game– who are often the best, nicest folks out there…

    Also- no games would be allowed. And in this world we would trust our fellow seekers.

    And we would all live–and date– happily ever after.


  3. yeah, it’s not the words, it’s the “thing.” You need a thing.

    I’d liken “game” to a pro-blog. like gawker or deadspin for example. The “thing” is your voice and overarching tone. A guy’s natural personality and charm.

    But then you need special features for special occasions, that are tried and true, and you know get a response. stranger at a bar, friend of friend at a wedding, online-blog target etc.

    And finally you need to keep those features fresh, and have daily (or episodically) material, for individual situtations.

    so if andrew works on his game for a year or so, he’s bound to develop an audience that appreciates his “thing” and offers him plenty of link-booty. or long term RelationShipS subscribers …

  4. and speaking of, my game this weekend has been quoting lines from Will Leitch’s book, “Catch” …

    so far to no avail …

    I don’t know if it’s the specific quotes/content, or my overall voice that’s the problem.

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