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We went over the dos and don’ts of buying women drinks in a previous article, and now we’re moving on to the issue of sending women drinks from across the bar. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. You’d be wise to follow AM’s guidelines for sending a drink over to a lady who has caught your attention to avoid coming off as a creep instead of the gentleman that you are. You’re aiming for suave, not sleazy. If you play your cards right, you’ll make a big impression on her as a gentleman with style and confidence.
Use the bartender as your wingman
To pull this off correctly, it’s essential to get the bartender on your side. Make sure to treat him with respect and not like a lackey. After all, his delivery will go a long way to determining how the woman is going to react. If his body language says you’re a jerk, it doesn’t matter what words he uses when he brings the drink over to her. When sending women drinks, the bartender is your wingman and in order to make him a helpful and willing one, you should be nice and tip big.
Ask what she’s drinking
You can’t just order any old drink and send it over to her. You should ask the bartender what she’s drinking and send another of the same to her when it looks like her drink is getting a little low (but before she orders a fresh one). If you end up choosing something she doesn’t like, you’ll have wasted a drink and won’t get the reaction you desire. Play it safe and send her something you know will please her taste buds. Another way of doing this is to ask the bartender to charge you for whatever drink she orders next. When he hands it to her he can gesture in your direction, indicating that it’s on you.
The casual nod
As the bartender takes the drink over, keep your eyes on the woman. When he points you out to her, put on a genuine smile and give a casual nod. You could also slightly raise your glass toward her. Don’t jump up and down or wave at her like a lunatic. You don’t have to act overly eager. Just keep it cool and sincere.
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