While I am okay with a bit of influence to get a date's attention, I firmly believe it is important to make sure they are "getting a good deal" too.
Personally, I do draw a line between indirect asking and making false promises.
They were using the very same techniques they were arguing against!
They (primarily women) thought such techniques were fun, flirty, and cute.
They also saw nothing wrong with using such indirect methods.
My job is to know it all and dish it up as each person needs it.
There’s nothing more exciting than a new relationship in love.
They were primarily women as well (most men didn't seem to have passionate opinions about it - at least in my social circles). In fact, I was a bit surprised that some (particularly women) had reservations about the techniques, for two reasons.
These individuals felt that some of the techniques might be inauthentic and perhaps make someone feel pressured to accept a date they didn't want. First, I actually created the article at the prompting of a woman.
That is why I try to mix up my advice from "mild" to "spicy".
Some people are straight-forward and concrete, others indirect and flirty..in the middle.
We're still pretty comfortable when it comes time to sell a car.
But, some get cold feet when it comes to being persuasive in dating.
Second, I have a small readership who screen my articles before I publish them.