Going out to the bar is meant to be relaxing since it is a night to let go and be yourself. It’s also the time to keep an eye out for any sexy ladies that might need some company tonight. The only problem here is that there’s alcohol involved and that’s not to say that it doesn’t have its benefits. With some booze in you you can be a great dancer and a great conversationalist. But you can also have the memory of an Alzheimer patient. When you’re chatting up that sweet woman at the bar, the most important thing you’ve got to do is remember her name.
Realize Why It’s Important
Besides the obvious not getting on her good side, there are other reasons why remembering her name is important. There are tons of guys in bars that will hit on just about anything that can move, and even those who can’t. They don’t care what her name is and move on without thought anyway. When you stop to talk to her and actually say her name, she’s going to like you more. It’s said that there’s no better sound than your own name being said to you. It makes sense since it’s what you’ve had it all your life and it’s what you’ve been called the most.
Most of the time a reason you can’t remember someone’s name is because you weren’t’ listening or paying attention. While this is even harder when you’re drunk, it’s so important that you try. As soon as she tells you what her name is, you repeat it back to her and then say it to yourself at least ten times in your head since it takes roughly three times to remember something usually. Hearing it in your head a few times will force your brain and ears to notice the word. You’ll be surprised how much that can help.
When you hear her name and store it in your head it’s going to be helpful. But when you can’t quite make out a name and spend time puzzling over it it’s just as bad as not listening. If you didn’t hear what she said once, or even twice, ask her to repeat it. As awkward as it feels to not understand it for a while, it’s even worse when you forget it later. When all else fails in a loud bar, have her write it down on a napkin or coaster. Keep it for later if you’re too drunk to remember it.
You’ve heard this one before. Once you’ve got her name down, throw it into your sentences. Not only will it help you remember it, but you’ll also be scoring points by saying her favorite word. Just make sure to do it in ways that make sense so you don’t come off as weird.
If her name is Marilyn you might remember it by thinking of Marilyn Monroe. There are plenty of celebrities out there for you to associate her name with. She might have an odd one though, but that’s okay. Then you can think “Shilaiah looks like Angelina Jolie”. It’s not quite as good, but it works.