I dunno. My wife bought me a $2000 rifle for our last anniversary. I like being married.
http://www.handbagforum.com/ and I can't believe there is actually a forum for it...
"bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface
Carla's daughter's "boyfriend" has more shoes than she does, keeps them in boxes in the top of his closet, and has them arranged by color. That and his "best friend" is a Event Planner...
I suggested she find another boyfriend before he does first.
"I believe a real man should own more gun than shoes."
Chisel that on my tombstone please.
tsk, tsk, tsk. As men, we only have to know the 2 laws about what women want.
1. Women have no obligation to tell men what they want.
2. Women have the right to get pissed off when they don't get what they want.
I would go more with the psychological factors. Guns are powerful devices, and having the experience and skill to harness them puts the power of them in YOUR hands. Guns are, by the general population, viewed as dangerous or deviant because they're not familiar with them, other than the fact that they primarily exist to kill. Killing is a powerful act as it ends a life. So they have a fear of guns, yet fascination of anyone who possesses them and knows how to use them. It's the same with a crotch rocket, fast car, etc. Not everyone has experience with or access to things that are associated with power and/or speed. When you show that you can ride a bullet bike at 180mph, or speed shift your 400hp Cobra, you're harnessing the power behind it, so technically the power belongs to you. Someone not being able to launch and shift a fast, high HP car wouldn't be attractive. Likewise, even if you showed up with the baddest handgun there is, but couldn't hit a target at five yards to save your life, you're basically getting beaten by the more powerful object. When you can control the power something has, that power becomes YOUR power.
It's even better when you take a girl with you and let her shoot. You're displaying your knowledge and skill with the guns not only by shooting them well, but you're instructing her on how to do the same, so in essence, you're giving her the power as well. Not sure if that makes sense, but generally speaking when you take a girl to do something that one might see as dangerous, her adrenaline is increasing because she's participating in something she perceives as risky, deviant, or exciting. Since you're demonstrating a skill and knowledge of something she's not familiar with (nor are many people), you are displaying a novel characteristic of yourself. Novel things can be defined as something different or outside the box that's not a common ground. Novelty evokes the dispersal of both norepinephrine and dopamine, which are two neurotransmitters that increase attraction. Adrenaline, simply put, increases testosterone levels, which lead to horniness. Also, when you're instructing a girl on how to properly hold a handgun, showing grip, stance, etc., you're probably touching her. Oxytocin (the female equivalent of vasopressin in men) is a chemical released due to touch, nipple/genital stimulation, and at the moment of orgasm. It's known to trigger romantic and passionate attachments, which is why orgasm is so important to a relationship...it triggers the release of oxytocin, which stimulates romantic feelings.
So put them together...
1. Risk, danger, excitement (because you're shooting something that was designed to kill)...triggers the release of adrenaline, which increase levels of testosterone, which feeds into the lust circuit.
2. Different + interesting = novelty...triggers the release of dopamine and norepinephrine, which feeds into the romance circuit.
3. Touching and close proximity...triggers the release of oxytocin, which also feeds into the romance circuit.
Lastly, there is PEA (Phenylethalamine), which is evoked by one action: direct eye gazing. Always look at a girl in the eye and hold eye contact for a bit too long, but not to the point you creep her out. This extended eye contact triggers the release of PEA, which is thought to mediate "love at first sight," and feeds into the long-term attachment circuit. Also, it causes one's pupils to dilate. A sure way to tell that a girl is into you is her pupils dilate.
The chemical army...use it to your advantage. Shooting guns brings out the danger and risk, novelty, and touching (touching for a specific reason, not just touching her to touch her). The same would happen if you took her for a ride in your fast car (if you have one), then letting her drive and showing her how to drive it properly.
And here I was, thinking that I wouldn't have to suffer thru another season of "The Pickup Artist" because my wife likes the show, but lo and behold the next season of....."The Handgun Artist" A show dedicated to picking up chicks with guns, but not like how they do in L.A. Watch thisNow all I need is the appropriate commercial to follow it, probably a "Male Enhancement" ad or something. What do you think, will it fly?
Thursday when R. Lee Emery shows this 90lb. nerd how to double tap his way into a womans loving embrace, but
will it last? Does he have enough barrel to keep the romance alive? Thursday at 9.
(no real TV shows were harmed during the presentation of the prior sarcasm and humor, use as directed.)
That's about enough with the phallic references. Started as an interesting thread, but I think it's devolved enough to close.