3 Ways Celebrities Approach Women
The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene is considered required reading by many dating coaches, most notably Neil Strauss, for any man looking to improve that area of his life. But when you read it, you can’t help but notice that most examples of seduction the author mentions are drawn from old works of literature.
How can learning about a fictional character’s fictional sexual exploits contribute to your contemporary dating life?
Here are a few real-life examples of how three prominent men went about attracting women during their heydays:
1. Derek Jeter
A few years before making his major league debut, Derek Jeter played for the Greensboro Hornets, a former minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees.
Although he was underage, Jeter sometimes went to nightclubs with his older teammates, according to Ian O’Connor, author of The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter. They took turns approaching women.
“[Jeter would] extend his index finger and point and motion for them to come over without making a sound,” said Greensboro first baseman Nick Delvecchio, quoted by O’Connor. “Without fail, they always came over. If Derek did that 15 times with me, he was 15 for 15. I never saw such confidence. The women absolutely loved him.”
Jeter, as you’re probably aware, went on to become the most famous Yankee since Mickey Mantle, and his list of ex-girlfriends includes Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Adriana Lima, Scarlett Johansson and Minka Kelly, among many others.
2. Richard Branson
Long before initiating Virgin Galactic, a company trying to offer commercial trips into outer space, Richard Branson founded Virgin Records. The company owned several record stores throughout England before launching its own record label, signing artists including Mike Oldfield and the Sex Pistols.
One day at Virgin’s recording studio in Oxfordshire, England, Branson – then in his early 20s – met an American girl named Kristen Tomassi, according to the British entrepreneur’s autobiography. She was dating a musician who was doing some recording at Virgin’s studio.
When Kristen and her boyfriend left the studio to drive back to London, Branson traveled alongside them in his own car. He decided he wanted to see her again.
Thinking quickly, he wrote a note on a small piece of paper asking Kristen to call him later that day. When the two cars stopped at a traffic light, Branson hopped out of his driver’s seat and tapped on the passenger side window of the musician’s car, where Kristen sat. He said he just wanted to say goodbye, and discreetly slipped the note into Kristen’s hand.
She called, and married Branson in 1972.
The two split up a couple years later, although the divorce wasn’t finalized until 1979.
3. Michael Douglas
When Michael Douglas was introduced to Katherine Zeta-Jones, the first words he said to the actress were: “I want to father your children,” according to sources quoting Zeta-Jones.
At least he didn’t run Mystery’s strawberry fields routine.
The two married in November 2000, and Douglas, 25 years older than Zeta-Jones, has fathered two of her children.
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About Luke Harold Luke Harold is a journalist who has written for publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer and Orange County Register.