Reply To: The Lovable Sleaze
oh, take the Austin Powers character, for example. It’s completely over-the-top but it gets the idea across. Idea is that you’re overtly sexual but unapologetic about it–and completely having fun with it. If you set up this type of persona, you’re ALLOWED to hit on close friends of yours–or anyone else who comes along–it’s part of your personality–and whether or not you’re taken up on it doesn’t matter.
It takes the creepiness factor out of the equation since you’ve accepted your identity. That’s why it’s so effective.