There were two different crowds I hung with, one was a Massachusetts crowd from high school and one was a NH crowd I met in college. The NH crowd was less sober but generated a whole bunch of very interesting stories.
They would do various pickup stunts. One of the guys would try to pick up a girl at a bar, when she turned him down the others standing at the door would loudly hum the Old Spice theme, toss him a bottle, He would put on the Old Spice and as the girl was laughing he would ask her out again (still didn’t work but it was a laugh)
One of the most interesting stunts they would do was to find a woman at a bar, go up to her and directly ask her if she would sleep with him.
Before the girl could hit him or tell him to get lost, he would ask to explain. He would say that normally he would make small talk, maybe buy a few drinks, perhaps a meal and invest an entire night and only at the end of it find out if he was going to actually get laid, which was the whole idea.
This way she has no illusions about him and he doesn’t waste the whole night on a wild goose chase.
Two things would always happen after this. The girl would agree he made sense, and would tell him to get lost.
Given the times I wonder what the result would be today?