You probably think Travis Dillinger is an asshole...or a player...or an alcoholic in denial...or actually named Travis Dillinger. If you start to read the case files of his 100 Girls in 100 Days project (and don't stop, like I didn't...), you will without a doubt form an opinion or ten about Travis Dillinger. He likes girls with good taste in music. His success at meeting people in coffee shops should be studied. If you buy him shots he'll make out with you.
The list goes on, but you'd be wasting your time.
Not because Travis Dillinger isn't an interesting character with a share of issues - past and present - that could get him cast on any number of reality TV shows. He is interesting, his experiment is interesting, and if you read through the lines slash make-outs you may decide he's quite charming, despite drinking too much and statistically preferring blondes over brunettes. But again, not the point.
The point is that within Travis Dillinger's so-far 69 (that is purely accidental) days of encountering 69 different women (note: technically only 66 on account of a few technicalities) you will learn more things about women as a species (I didn't say gender on purpose) than you will about what the hell Travis Dillinger is doing, and if it's working.
This isn't a study in what meeting 100 women in 100 days will do to you - it's a study about what 100 women will do, in general. Here are a few things, but it's best to form your own opinion (read: do your own math) via the site.
- 95% of the time, a girl will say yes if you ask her out. Travis has been rejected twice - only twice. Now, I don't know what he looks like, but I know his tactics, and they're simple, straight-forward, and fairly void of douchery. Moral of story. If you think you have a chance with a girl, you do. Ask her out or ask for her number - she'll most likely say yes.
- If you have even a slightly successful date with a girl involving alcohol she'll make out with you, at the least. Broad statement, but here are details: in most cases Travis goes for it, but the girls are all willing and, in some instances, the instigators. Maybe it's Travis. Maybe it's Manhattan women. Maybe these are all lies. But in this set of stories, the girls want action.
- A majority of the girls don't get picked up in bars - Travis meets very few of these girls in straight-up bars (despite how much time he spends in bars). Coffee shops, Jamba Juice, the Internet, through friends - this is the majority.
- Sass/edge/ reigns - again, could just be Travis, but the girls who grab and keep his attention all have some degree of edge slash sass - the "play-hard-to-get" tone.
I have a suspicion, and hope, about what will happen for Travis Dillinger as a result of these 100 days with 100 girls, but I'll keep that to myself. But for us, aside from being a good work-break read, his blog experiment proves an important point. If you put effort into dating you'll get dates. Maybe not 100 dates, but as I think Travis Dillinger would tell you - that's probably not such a bad thing.