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message 1: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28579580/...

Could you have used this when you were in college? Young Matthew is excused from this question, as he still is in college, and I'm sure he's doin' fine with the ladies:)

This part interested in me particular, although it transcends the whole "flirting" thing:

The course, which starts next Monday, is part of the social skills section of the IT course and is designed to ease entry into the world of work. Students also learn body language, public-speaking, stress management and presentation skills.

I think a lot of college could use this beyond getting lucky...I could have used it when I was that age. We work a lot with our students on interview skills, for example, and it seems to pay off when they go into the field.

message 2: by Meen (new)

Meen (meendee) | 1733 comments I think it is good to teach social skills, especially to a group of students who are stereotypically quite socially inept, bordering on something like Asperger's syndrome. I do think it would be better to teach more than just flirting, but that's probably a way to make it a more attractive class. The potential for getting laid greatly increases the enrollment in any course, I imagine.

message 3: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) My question is, who's going to teach these courses? Some fuddy-duddy professor in a tweed coat, or some douche-y looking, pop-collar wearing jackass?

message 4: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments i am afraid that flirting class will not work. either you have charm or you don't. charisma can't be taught i think. the only way this will work is if all the kids from band take it together. i will add that i agree with mindy in that it is very good to teach social skills. beyond texting and facebook. i have a nephew that has been diagnosed with Asperger's and until he was put into a mainstream class he never interacted with anyone

message 5: by Meen (last edited Jan 10, 2009 01:04PM) (new)

Meen (meendee) | 1733 comments I could use a "recognizing flirting" class, 'cause I totally suck at that. And if I pick up on it, I can never tell if it's "serious" or "innocent," especially with women. And then I get all paranoid about how to respond. But then again, I'm pretty shitty at social cues anyway, whence cometh all my anxiety!

message 6: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments yeah was that a sly wink or a dry contact?

message 7: by Meen (new)

Meen (meendee) | 1733 comments Yeah, online is even harder to interpret, BUT it's easier for just interacting. (For me, anyway.)

message 8: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments i am a people guy. i love talking and interacting any way.

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