Ice-Breaker  

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
3484 posts
2/11/2006 10:39 am

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Ice-Breaker

A friend of mine decided she needed to spice up her social life a little ... and maybe even find herself a man.

As she’s rather a technophobe it didn’t seem me worth broaching the subject of online sites with her but, in any case, she’d already been recommended an organisation to join. It’s a national singles club which specialises in arranging social events around the country for its members. There’s an underlying emphasis on people finding partners but it’s not a standard dating agency; there’s no attempt on the part of the organisation concerned to match people or set up one-on-one meetings.

This approach has never really appealed to me but she’s the friendly, outgoing sort so it may work for her. And the very best of luck to her too.

Anyway, I was flicking through the member’s material the other day (old-fashioned, printed stuff ‒ how bizarre) when I came across one section that caught my attention. It was covering the things that members are asked to do to help themselves and one is to send in a one-line “ice-breaker”.

This is meant to be something to grab the interest of others and to provide an initial topic of conversation. The text points out that material wants or statements of ones own wealth are rarely productive (“the right partner is rarely motivated by financial considerations” and adds that the ice-breaker that was most successful in terms of prompting responses was “I hate Mickey Mouse”.

It got me thinking: what would I put?

And do you want to know something? A week later and I’m still wondering. I think that probably says a lot about me in itself, don’t you?

I could just put “I spend an awful lot of time on the computer”. That’s true but hardly interesting ‒ for most people anyway! “I love my camera” is true but would probably worry at least as many people as it interested (and would I be wrong in thinking that anyone who positively wanted to be photographed might be just a touch narcissistic?).

Or I could use some of the comments I’ve got in here. “People say I have a nice butt” would probably not be appropriate though and some of the other comments haven’t been exactly complimentary! But then maybe an outwardly negative ice-breaker might prove oddly successful (reverse psychology, dontcha know?).

“I adore olives” is perhaps the best I could come up with. It at least opens up an area of interest ‒ I can talk about food until the cows come home and it always leads easily into restaurant invitations.

What about you, dear reader? What single catchy sentence would you put out into that big wide world to interest people given that you can’t really comment on your body or sexuality?

Jx


GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11238 posts
2/11/2006 11:29 am

hmmm.... nuffin I guess....


helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
2/11/2006 11:49 am

Exactly what it says on my profile... Blonde and intelligent... can you handle the rest?

Hx

Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥


brightblonde3 57F

2/11/2006 7:28 pm

"Despite the fact I spend lots of time on my computer while nibbling olives, I still have a great butt."

Let me know if that melts the ice.

Smooches,

bb3


brightblonde3 57F

2/11/2006 8:30 pm

BTW, that line was for your use, not mine..

bb3


EE407 41F
3903 posts
2/12/2006 2:15 am

... rofl @ BB3... very good one for QQ and he does have a great butt!

I have no idea what my ice-breaker would be... I'll give it some thought!


freetime648 52F

2/12/2006 3:10 am

Ice-breaker for me would be........"??????????".....always leave them guessing I always say...


xx FREETIME648 xx


0_may_I 51F

3/3/2006 9:47 pm

" What's that?"...You can guarantee someone will ask, "What's what?"...

Hugs & kisses 0_May_I....


AmberSolaire 41M

3/8/2006 5:15 pm

Who is olives?

Amber


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