Arj Barker has always been brutally honest, sometimes too honest. He talks candidly to us about what gets the girls and awkward first dates.
Does a sense of humour get girls?
It doesn't hurt if you make a girl laugh. But it's not just girls who doesn't like to laugh? When you laugh your body is convulsing in pleasure, how could that possibly be a bad thing?
What makes you laugh?
Being around good friends and when you can take the piss out of each other for your hypocrisies and personality quirks, when you get to that level of friendship where you can make fun of it. There's nothing better than having a laugh with your mates. Another thing is a funny movie but those are rare.
Can a good personality win over good looks?
Certainly, it has to otherwise I’d be depressed. A good personality can go a heck of a lot further. Inner beauty definitely don't judge a book by its cover.
If you could spend a day with Charlie Sheen or Silvio Berlusconi, who would you choose?
I'd choose Silvio coz I have no idea who he is. Is he a race car driver?
He's the Italian Prime Minister, the guy who throws bunga bunga parties.
Ohhh.... Yeah I'd still go with that guy coz it'd probably be more interesting. There'd be some good food around they like to eat well and they dress nice. I feel like I think I'd know what it'd be like to hang with Charlie so definitely I'll stick with the race car driver.
Steven Segal or Chuck Norris?
I think Chuck because Steven Segal is too serious and tense, but I think I'd call in sick that day.
What's your best piece of dating advice you've been given?
Don't keep a condom in the back of your ... I actually didn't get given this information, I had to learn the hard way. Don't keep a condom in the same pocket you keep your cigarettes because it can be really awkward when the girl asks for a cigarette and you pull out the pack and there's a condom on the side. This happened to me about 20 years ago when I was in my early 20s. The date had gone really well until that point and then that happened. It was so awkward. I learned a lesson about that you gotta be more discreet. It's good to be responsible but you don't wanna have it coming out at the wrong moment coz if they come out at the wrong time it could be an interesting deal breaker, and I had to learn the hard way.
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