The “80’s Dog Name” Opener

Below is an opener I got from Neal Straus’s book The Game. I’ve used this opener a few times and its a fun and harmless one to use. Girls really seem to get into it. If you like this opener check out The art of approaching to read some other great ones.

The 8o’s Dog Opener

Hey guys, I need a quick opinion about something. My friend just got two dogs, a Pug dog, and a Beagle dog. She wants to name them after an 80’s pop duo, but I can’t for the life of me think of a good one. Do you guys have any ideas?

The game here is to keep presenting options to the group, and then disqualifying those options. The real sneaky thing here is that there are no well-known 80’s pop duos, so this conversation can last a long time, and that allows you to segue into a deeper conversation.

Here are a few of the options you can talk to them about:

I was thinking Sonny and Cher would be a good one, because the Pug dog is a male and the Beagle dog is a female. But they’re 70’s, not 80’s, so that won’t work.

Maybe Axel and Slash would be good, but they’re rock n roll hairband style, plus one of the dogs is a female, so that won’t work at all.

Milli Vanilli was a thought, but those are both guy names. We need a female name. Plus, Milli doesn’t fit a Pug or a Beagle. That’s more of a Jack Russel Terrier name.

And no matter what option your targets present you, find a way to disqualify it. Then use the times your target’s think about names to engage them in some other respect.

This can be a fun Opener to do and can really open the doors to further conversation if you play it right.

If you want to find out more about Thundercat and his Openers, you can check out his ebook by clicking here.

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