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Guy and Girl Make Incredibly Awkward Attempts to Pick Up People of the Same Sex: VIDEOS

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For all you who feel shy about asking people out on dates, cringe in amazement as a man and woman ask total strangers (of the same sex) for their digits.

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There's a girl-on-girl version of the video too. Unsurprisingly, the women seem more open to same-sex dating than the men.

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The lesbian version:

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  1. That Australian guy was so sweet!

    Posted by: JMC | Apr 17, 2014 9:14:11 AM


  2. Do people really give their number to random people on the street? Can we have a short conversation first to see if there's a general interest? Not just "hey you are cute, can we go on a date"

    Posted by: Billy | Apr 17, 2014 9:34:25 AM


  3. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Seems kind of mean.

    Posted by: John | Apr 17, 2014 9:38:51 AM


  4. Most of the guy's reactions were nice some even flattered. I'd love to see this in a different city to see if the reactions are as pleasant.

    Posted by: Billy | Apr 17, 2014 9:39:37 AM


  5. IMHO, not funny, not at all original, and exploitative in a way that would be politically incorrect w/other minority classes.
    (would anyone enjoy a video where white patrons of a hair salon are encouraged to get cornrows because "hey man, you look kinda black, it would look good on you")

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 17, 2014 9:41:37 AM


  6. whatever, indeed
    perfect characterization of about 90% of youtube videos they are yearning to be "viral"

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 17, 2014 9:42:35 AM


  7. oops! THAT are yearning

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 17, 2014 9:44:49 AM


  8. BTW it's not "the gay" or "the lesbian" version, because these are straight people making fun of gays or lesbians, not gays or lesbians

    more apropos would be male version and female version

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 17, 2014 9:48:41 AM


  9. It's an intriguing experiment, but what happens when he comes across a gay guy who actually might be interested?

    Posted by: Håkon | Apr 17, 2014 9:49:07 AM


  10. The girl hit on other girls around her age who were by themselves. Oddly, the guy spent most of the video hitting on guys with kids, guys walking with their wives, guys who were with their friends and a couple of senior citizens, so it's not surprising her got more rejects.

    The girl seemed to be trying whereas the guy had to have known some of the people he approached would be an automatic no.

    Posted by: Mycenaeus | Apr 17, 2014 9:52:56 AM


  11. I mean, I recognize that he does come across that exact situation, but I wish they had let the camera roll longer... I wonder how far the straight actor would be willing to expand his own comfort zone.

    Posted by: Håkon | Apr 17, 2014 9:53:10 AM


  12. MYCENAEUS, the guy also added, "Oh, I thought you were...", whereas the girl never said that. He was more committed to creating the awkwardness.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Apr 17, 2014 9:58:50 AM


  13. The guy also blurted out "oh...you're not gay?" at the first sign of hesitation from another guy. The girl took any initial hesitation as a sign to keep trying without saying "oh..you're not a lesbian?", and she did end up nabbing a few chicks that were on the fence.

    Posted by: Mycenaeus | Apr 17, 2014 9:59:09 AM


  14. Also, he should have been more forceful with the bigot from West Africa. Why didn't he ask him why, if Nigeria, Togo, Benin, et cetera were so perfect, then why does he live in California?

    Posted by: Håkon | Apr 17, 2014 10:00:05 AM


  15. "The guy also blurted out 'oh...you're not gay?' at the first sign of hesitation from another guy."

    Yeah, I thought that showed that the actor wasn't fully invested in taking on a gay role. The girl was definitely more committed.

    Posted by: Sergio | Apr 17, 2014 10:08:41 AM



  16. "Also, he should have been more forceful with the bigot from West Africa. Why didn't he ask him why, if Nigeria, Togo, Benin, et cetera were so perfect, then why does he live in California?"
    Right, but his point was cheap laughs and youtube views, not being an activist who gives a damn about anything.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 17, 2014 10:10:00 AM


  17. I loved the 1st one - the young guy with the girl said he was bi and gave him his number. Win! It doesn't hurt to ask........

    Posted by: David From Canada | Apr 17, 2014 10:44:14 AM


  18. What exactly was the purpose of these videos other than people desperate to get their 15 minutes of youtube fan and making asses out of themselves.?

    Posted by: Perry | Apr 17, 2014 10:51:40 AM


  19. You guessed it PERRY, and the man did make an ass of himself.

    But here we are, any angle that's gay is the new way to get attention.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 17, 2014 11:15:36 AM


  20. I could never imagine asking a stranger for his number, but in the grand scheme of things, I think a person wearing a tail would be pretty easy to start with.

    Posted by: BobN | Apr 17, 2014 11:26:52 AM


  21. I don't think it has to do so much with the guy's approach as that it's just different for gay guys. Seems more acceptable for a girl to be "curious" and test out the waters, than it does for a guy to do that. That's probably why he seemed to be more awakward.

    Posted by: Pablo | Apr 17, 2014 11:30:53 AM


  22. I honestly think, whatever the intention, this was an exercise in self confidence. If this guy could ask these people out on the street, what's stopping anyone from approaching the cute guy/girl in the bar. I cringed so hard!

    Posted by: AJ | Apr 17, 2014 11:47:51 AM


  23. I find it rude to tell people they're attractive and then say, "No, not really; I said that just to show your reaction on YouTube" (as I assume happens after the camera cuts.
    It's also nonsense to assume you someone is or isn't gay because he accepts or declines to give his phone number to a total stranger.
    As for the African homophobe: If California is a "disaster," then why did you choose to leave that $h;thole you came from. The door is wide open, so please leave. There are millions of others who love California.

    Posted by: GregV | Apr 17, 2014 11:55:02 AM


  24. i give mine out all the time. :-)

    Posted by: Jesse | Apr 17, 2014 12:07:06 PM


  25. This was a fun set of videos.

    Posted by: Kess | Apr 17, 2014 12:16:10 PM


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