WHAT TO DO WHEN A MAN LOOKS AT YOU in response to the video, “What To Do When A Girl Looks At You” (1.9M views) | Stacy Li
If you respond the wrong way, or even too late,
your chances to seal the deal could slip away.
Heterosexual relationships bartered
over sound-bites are real estate:
He the penniless house-hunter.
You worth a quarter million,
bought and sold like your
The first glance could already create tension.
It sets the tone before you even start talking.
A pride of lions, a school of flesh,
a gaggle of genetic gestures,
smirking squad of joyless
threat, falling for the
memory of mastery,
not you, love. To a battalion of selves,
he commands: Capitalize on the
situation. Practice smiling in the
mirror. You think, This drink
tastes great, I wonder if Alicia
has emailed me back yet.
When a man looks at you, worms in
your stomach are meant for fanged
hooks. Crush of courtesy bears
down to hold fish in your teeth.
This “tension” was never yours; let it
wilt under red lights. Let stink
meat-rotten lies from his jaw, still
demanding bread. Do not perform
the bloodless grin.