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Undercover Work

No, it’s not a euphemism. Today at Detective School we tackled handcuffing techniques (which I’m sure will come in handy one way or another) and learned about undercover techniques while infiltrating companies. It occurred to me that the same techniques used to catch a thief could work on a date!

1) Be a good listener. Sometimes women get so caught up in the fantasy–or what they WANT to hear–that they forget to listen to what the other person is actually saying.

2) If you want the other person to feel comfortable with you, ‘mirror’ their behavior by mimicking their hand movements, laughing when they laugh, etc. This will give them the signal psychologically that you are in tune with them, and they are more likely to relax and show you who they really are. Also, if they tell you something REALLY alarming (“I attend regular White Power rallys on weekends…”) you can bail early!

3) Disgruntled employees are usually the ones who steal. I think that EVERYONE should beware the ‘disgruntled dater’, because the man who arrogantly puts down waiters, taxi drivers or busboys will be doing the same thing to you down the road. Same goes for the guy who ‘has been hurt many times before’ because all of his ex-girlfriends were ‘psycho bitches’!

4) Buy a universal handcuff key in case you–or your date–is ever caught in a compromising position and lose the original key. It’s always good to have backup.

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