The art of introducing friends at a nightclub
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 (5:15 p.m.)
Photo: Al Powers
I used to be a pickup artist. Go ahead and cringe or gag or crack a joke—everybody does—but don’t tell me my time was wasted. I learned lots of useful skills from the PUA community, like how to introduce friends in a way that gets the conversational ball rolling.
Monday night, the ball needed a nudge. A couple nudges, actually. I hosted a party in Marquee’s Library room and brought with me a group of 50, many of whom didn’t know each other. Some had just turned 21, others were 60. Some were writers (read: antisocial), some were magicians (read: overly social) and some were Canadians.
When introducing friends in clubs, most people say, “This is Jennifer and this is Paul.” Then they leave it to Jen and Paul to find something to talk about. But the PUA knows better. The PUA knows to say, “This is Jennifer. She just moved here from Germany, and she’s a singer. And this is Paul. He’s a mentalist, and he bends spoons with his mind.” After intros like that, it’s hard not to delve right into conversation.
The other clever thing PUAs do when introducing friends is give compliments. “This is Justin—he taught me everything I know about card tricks.” When you compliment somebody it conveys confidence and it makes you look cool by association.
So if you ever run into me at the Library, or anywhere else on the Strip, make sure I introduce you to my friends. They’re all talented and amazing ... and they taught me everything I know.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.