It is socially acceptable to offer to buy a woman that you do not know a drink at a bar. But what about buying something of equal value for this same woman elsewhere? Say you could be in line at a Redbox rental kiosk and decide to approach this woman and say, “Excuse me, but could I buy you a Redbox rental? I’ll even splurge and get you that Blu-ray. Just promise to return it within a day please.” That’s weird right? Here’s another weird scenario.
Can I Buy You a Sweater?
A young woman is looking at the accessories section in J. Crew. A young man catches eye of her and walks over toward the accessories section.
“You look cold.”
“I said you look cold.”
The man winks his right eye.
“Can I buy you a sweater?”
“I don’t know.”
“Come on. What’s your favorite color?”
“I think I saw a nice one over on the clearance rack.”
The woman walks away immediately.