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Posted at 5:20 PM ET, 02/11/2011

The art of seduction #pickupwin #pickupfail

By Elizabeth Flock
The professor of seduction. (David S. Holloway / Reportage by Getty Images)

In this weekend's magazine, Post writer Ellen McCarthy writes about D.C.'s very own Hitch, a man who claims to be "taking guys around the district on an epic journey of personal growth and picking up chicks."

Georgetown law firm accountant and professor of seduction James Norton is holding a four-week workshop, in which his proteges will learn everything from how to get women alone for make-out sessions to techniques for building up a sense of intimacy with their "targets."

Don't believe us? See Norton in action or read his oh-so-simple steps to seduction.

Setting aside the argument that Norton may single-handedly be setting the women's movement back 20 years, we ask you, what have been your pick up successes or failures?

YOUR TAKE: Tell us about your pick up successes or failures. Dogs? Small children? Ignoring his bald spot? Or, maybe, hitting on her best friend?

Give us your thoughts by using #pickupwin or #pickupfail on Twitter and we'll post some responses right here.

By Elizabeth Flock  | February 11, 2011; 5:20 PM ET
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I read the article on's actually quite good, but it will never make up for good looks in the first place. Playas play is about all I got out of it.

The best thing that can be said about the article is that it was correct in that you have to do SOMETHING rather than nothing when it comes to talking to a woman. Nothing condemns you to just sitting and waiting for lightning to does on occasion, but it's a poor substitute for actually communicating with a woman.

Even the lamest attempt is seen as an attempt...and you WILL get better at it with practice. One woman once said to me, "I bet you get your face slapped a lot." Although I had not been face-slapped up to that point, my response was, "Yes, but I get a lot."
Perhaps not the wittiest response, but true.

IF you don't want to be single you have to try. That's the real secret.

Posted by: joy5 | February 13, 2011 11:23 AM | Report abuse

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