Tenmagnet on Easter Eggs
I just read this article from the newest Mystery Method OAP. The article is a short piece by Mystery Method instructor Tenmagnet. Its about a theory called Easter Eggs.
Its funny because there things my friends have been doing for years that now come out with elaborate names like the Easter Egg theory.
Back in college Mike Stout, our friend Buff, and myself used to do something extremely similiar for one another. Whenever we would have conversations with girls in our social circle we would casually bring up our friend (usually the one not there) and tell a story about him that highlights his social power. We were super slick about it, usually bringing it up in a way that appeared we were making fun of him, but what we were really doing was dropping subtle clues of his “demand” The three of us in the day were the ULTIMATE WINGMEN.
Easter Egg Theory by Tenmagnet
Here is Tenmagnet defining what we invented seven years ago…
I actually wrote this post on Easter, but I just finished it now, so the title isn’t quite as topical as it ought to be. I wanted to talk about “Easter Egg” theory in storytelling, because I think it’s basically the key to telling really cool stories without coming across like bragging.
Basically, Easter Egg Theory works like this. When you’re talking to a woman you’ve just met, and there’s a flirty, romantic or sexual vibe between the two of you, she’s going to be reading into the stories you tell and scanning them for cues on who you really are, your lifestyle, and how cool you are. She’s going to be listening carefully and sizing you up, ever so subtly, based on what you’re saying.
In a way, she’s like a kid at an Easter Egg hunt. She’s searching around for signs of coolness or lameness. And most importantly, she’s scanning your story in the way that a guy, or a woman who wasn’t flirting with you, would not.
What this means is, you can be WAYYY more subtle than you think. You can be subtle enough that a regular guy wouldn’t pick up on the vibe, but a girl who is interested in you would.
For example, (credit Savoy from Magic Bullets, if you were to say Last week, my friend came over and made me dinner, 99% of women would presume that you had a woman come over to cook for you, and would presume there is something romantic going on. Why, because guys don’t cook guys dinner, it doesn’t happen. Now, if you told a guy that same sentence, he probably wouldn’t come to that same conclusion. Why? Because guys are obtuse, we’re not looking for that kind of information, and we don’t care. We’re not on an Easter Egg Hunt.
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