If a stranger walked up to you in the street, attempting to “hit” on you, would you give him your phone number? CLICK BELOW TO WATCH
Initially, YouTuber Ed (who is straight), conducted a “social experiment” by approaching 100 women in London and asking for their phone number. As you would expect, ONLY FIVE WOMEN said YES, compared to 95 rejections.
So Ed decided to test the water with RANDOM MEN in the street.
“I’m going to be going up to guys this time and asking for their number. No talking beforehand – just straight up ‘can I get your number’?”
Again, he didn’t have great success, but it was a better strike rate than with the women.
Despite a number of men being visibly shocked by the question, he did manage to convince 13 MEN to give over their details for a date, compared to 87 rejections.
Most on social media praised the men who were asked out for their reactions – with none getting violent, and only a few abusive.
One made a particularly salient point: “Contrast this with other social experiments, involving two men holding hands, in Ukraine and Russia.
“No one got violent here, even though he was ‘hitting on’ them, unlike those ‘couples’ who could not even walk peacefully in public while holding hands.
Two men in Ukraine who attempted to hold hands for a YouTube stunt were set upon by a violent far-right mob last week. They were pepper-sprayed and kicked repeatedly by the assailant.
CLICK HERE to see the men’s reactions or watch the video below.