James Bond week: Pull like 007
We continue this week to examine some of the tactics used by James Bond so successfully on the opposite sex.
By Declan Whooley
Today we go back 50 years to the first Bond film, where Sean Connery was beginning to show just why he is considered the smoothest of all the secret agents to grace our screen.
Show interest in her hobbies - as seen in: Dr No (1962)
This shouldn’t be rocket science, but pay attention to her interests. It’s unlikely that Sean Connery had the slightest interest in seashells, but the crafty Scot was thinking of the bigger picture. A failing us non-secret agents often encounter.
Ursula Andress plays the role of Honey Ryder in what must be the most iconic scene in Bond history when she emerges from the water in a white bikini. Ryder made a living by selling Jamaican shells, so Bond naturally showed more than a passing interest in her hobby.
You can never tire of this clip.
Not every hobby will be as obscure and not every woman will look quite as good as Andress, but the principle works the same.
So find out what floats her boat and at least pretend to care. Unless she is a petty thief this should be within your capabilities. If not, then there are clearly many other reasons why you are still single.
Honey Ryder: “Looking for shells?”
James Bond: “No, I’m just looking”