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You have a reputation as a Casanova – how did you gain this?
There are two answers to this. 1. The obvious one. 2. The ability to mask the obvious.
How do you feel about this title?
All the title means to me is that women think I’m charming or smooth. I guess it could be a problem if the reputation persists, or rather, the behaviour persists while searching for a wife.
When did you first realise you were a Casanova? For how long have you been one?
My basketball coach in middle school asked me a question when I was about 10 or 11. I had just talked to some beautiful girls from a rival school, and he asked, “Kellen, do you ever turn it off?” That’s when I knew I could talk to girls.
What are your favourite venues in Kyiv? Where have you enjoyed most success?
Art Club 44 is a good place, but a bit of a young crowd. I really am not much of a club person. I usually use charm to talk a girl out of dancing rather than dance and embarrass myself. You’ve got to know your limitations to be successful with women.
And your tactics?
It’s much easier to attract interest in a foreign country, just speaking English sometimes works. The smile and eye contact are key. And, remember names!!! Girls love to be remembered.
Have you ever met anyone special enough who’s tempted you to change your ways?
Casanova and Player are sometimes false synonyms. A Player has to change his ways because he’s cheating on his girl, but a Casanova gets accepted as flirtatious or charming. When I’m out with a girl, I only pay attention to her. There was a girl while I was living in Korea who made me feel like what we had was enough.
How fierce is the competition in Kyiv? Who is your main competition?
The only competition is really the boyfriends. Ukrainian girls love to have boyfriends, but there are ways to work around that.
How is Kyiv for a Casanova?
Kyiv is a brilliant place to live. The women in this country are the best in the world. It’s hard to think of a place that could rival this city.
How long do you intend to stay in the game for?
Until I start losing hair.
What advice would you give to aspiring Casanovas in Kyiv?
Stop aspiring! If you have to aspire, you’re not a Casanova. Focus on what you do have rather than what you can never have.
Is there demand for Casanova teachers in the world today, or can you learn everything from the Internet?
There is demand because people will buy anything that will help them get laid. Just be confident and act like that supermodel is just the average girl. No girl is better than you, that’s what you always have to believe.
What mistakes are common among young pick-uppers or those trying to meet a girl?
Trying too hard and not understanding what the girl is looking for. It’s true, if you listen or pretend to listen very well, getting a girl is not hard.
What do you think of female pick-up artists? Have you met them? How do you relate?
Female pick-up artists don’t really exist do they? They don’t need any words or skills. Girls just have to be breathing and willing to get a man. They have all the weapons and we’re desperately trying to avoid getting killed to get into their pants. Female pick-up artist, isn’t that just a hooker?
At what point do you give up the pick-up, if it’s not going well?
The first time the girl shows that she thinks she’s too good for me.
Are you just a Casanova in Kyiv or in other cities as well?
Like my basketball coach said, it’s not possible to turn it off.
Do you have a message for our lady readers?
You’ve probably read this and thought, “What an a**hole!!!” But, when you go out to the club or pub, me or another similar person will be the guy with whom you like talking.
Finally, is pick-up just a way to get laid for the night or can it be a solution for the lonely hearted?
Both, it’s better for getting laid but can be used as a solution. It’s a versatile weapon to have.