Most Retarded Question You Can Ask Someone

When you meet someone new, there is one question you should never ask:

“What’s your story?”

Every girl who has asked me that has turned out to have no social intelligence. If you have any understanding on how to maintain a good conversation, you wouldn’t ask a question so open-ended that paralyzes more than inspires. Asking this question also shows you are lazy for not tailoring the conversation to the person’s unique background. It’s ten times worse than a guy asking “Do you come here often?”

There are two additional questions that seem similar but are not: “What’s your deal?” and “Who are you?” If a girl asks this with a smirk then she is pleasantly surprised by your personality and is beginning to consider having intimacy with you. These two questions are rhetorical in nature and let you know that your game is working.

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ribald
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questions she asks about the obvious are always, always a good sign that she’s into you. i’d also add “why should i be talking to you” and similar inquiries into the bad questions category. sometimes girls think that acting like they’re an extra from “coyote ugly: the director’s cut” is the sure-fire way to attract a solid guy. idiots…

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It has never even occured to me to ask someone “What’s your story?” or “Who are you?”
If I ask someone “What’s your deal?” It’s usually because I’m pissed off at them. You know some weird girls, Roosh. Where in the world do you meet them? I’d like to study them.

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The most retarded question I’ve ever been asked by some fugly chick trying to start a conversation while I was at a bar was, “What kind of credit card is that, are you Canadian?” Mind you, I didn’t even look in this fugly’s direction much less trade glances with her but it wasn’t just the question that was absurd, her delivery was equally ludicrous. She spoke to me over her shoulder with her back turned to me. When I glanced over I thought goddamn, fugly, fat, and rude so I shot back, “That was the stupidest question I’ve ever heard so you don’t even have brains going for you.”

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Good call on this one. I love overhearing this asked and then actually being able to watch the gears grind to a halt as the question locks up any ability to answer. Does that make me sick? I vote “Amused by life.”

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That’s one of those lines that’s only appropriate if the girl can accurately be described as wearing a long slinky number and the interrogatory is posited towards a man wearing a fedora. In this context, the response will always begin with “Look, dame,”. So either Roosh is hanging out in time-warp speakeasies, or he’s been talking to bimbos. Good money says they later state that they’ll see if they can fit him in.

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jewcano: nice.

“look, dame, the story is that you shouldn’t be out at seedy joints asking a man holding a tumbler of gin and a lifetime of regret what’s his story.”

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I’m a newcomer to this blog, so Hello.

I’ve had this line used on me before and it’s efficacy depends on the deliverer. If he’s hot and laid back (think west-coasters and aussies), it works just fine. It’s a way of summarizing all of the following questions: “Are you single?” “Why are you here/out tonight?” “Is there a chance you might sleep with me?” “Are you emotionally and psychologically stable?”…and it’s a welcomed departure from the all-too-common civilities of DC conversation like “What do you do?” and “Where do you live?”

On the other hand, if it’s delivered with a ‘homeboy’ gesture of a tilted head, head bob and pursed lips (think Turtle from Encourage), it doesn’t work.

So bottom line: Vincent Chase can deliver this line and it will work, hands-down. Turtle, not so much.

“What’s your deal?” is used in lieu of saying flat out, “Are you single/available?” and what it’s really asking is, “If you’re single, why???” – a question that would come off too affrontive for initial conversation.

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The ‘what’s your story line’ has been useful…
I once noticed this chick whom I had a sneaking suspicion was a hooker. She was seated at the bar and she was wearing a nice dress, sipping on a cosmopolitan. From the corner of my eye I saw her counting out bills and stuffing them in an envelope. I asked “What’s your deal? Do you always roll around with envelopes full of hundreds?” Before she had a chance to respond her pimp walks over and she hands over the envelope. He counts it and says to her, “Your short $60! What’s up?”
She starts bugging out and giving crazy excuses. Sensing a potential hoe-slap session, I promptly pulled the eject.

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Dicken em down…..great funny story….

If someone asks me “Whats Your Story?”….my response

-“What’s your name what’s your sign”
-Soon as he buy that wine I just creep up from behind

-And ask what your interests are, who you be with
-Things to make you smile, what numbers to dial
-You gon’ be here for a while, I’m gon’ go call my crew
-You go call your crew
-We can rendezvous at the bar around two”

——Biggie Smalls (Big Poppa)

………..Her response to that either laughter and total fascination or a look of shock. If that happens I keep doing what I was doing like nothing happened, and she things she has gone crazy.

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that’s totally the first thing im going to ask you if i ever meet you in person… and then when you start to tell it ill pretend to fall asleep. Zing!

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well i need my mates number and i want to know where abouts is she on bebo so i can track her down and ask her

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Oh no. I cringed as I read this. I ask this question all the time. No wonder…
Thanks Roosh.

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Hey new member here, a really good looking guy asked me the same questions (what’s your story) over the email (we never met) after telling me I was very attractive and asked for more photos after I had already sent him 2. My response was my age, marital status, and my hobbies. His email description said ‘Passion Desired’ and this guy is a professional career so I wasn’t expecting it; and when he said ‘feel free to send more photos because he is a very visual guy’? I got the creeps!