The Definitive Guide to Picking Up Hipster Girls

Memo to the single gentlemen and samesexual curious ladies of Ye Olde Williamsburg: Erica Sackin‘s outlined the definitive steps to picking up a hipster girl over at The Awl today. These things aren’t usually published on the interent for public eyeballs to peruse without your ponying up $19.99 for the limited edition DVD (w/ laser lighter special gift if you order now!). We suggest you go give it a read and get back to us if she, a now self-admitted hipster girl, has left off any glaring ommissons!

I’m not sure why you’d actually want to know how to pick up a young hipster woman. We’re all too-skinny obnoxious know-it-alls who sneer at you for listening to last year’s Billboard Charts topper (unless it’s Lady Gaga, of course). Maybe you like the masochism, I don’t know. Maybe you have a tattoo fetish. Maybe going to rock shows and eating all-organic locally sourced beef and/or vegan meals found in dumpsters is cheaper than that new Ferrari you’d otherwise get in your quarter or mid-life crisis. Maybe you’ve been reading the collected works of Mystery the Pickup Artist and want to expand your repertoire (in which case, stop; there’s a strong chance you shouldn’t be dating any girls, anywhere, ever). Maybe you’re a slightly nerdy boy in a low-fi surf rock band who loves to bake his own pies but is too desperately shy to work up the nerve to talk to the gorgeous brunette with half her head shaved and a tattoo of some Joy Division lyrics on her thigh (in which case, you’re adorable, email me). Whatever your reason, it’s obvious you’re going to need some help. Because I’ve seen you doing it wrong.

Go read the whole thing.

Quick Cliff’s Notes for ya:

Step One: Come to us.
Step Two: Yes, just talk to us.
Step Three: Don’t be creepy.
Step Four: Bone up on pop culture.
Step Five: It’s not called flakiness, it’s called letting your plans evolve.


  1. ImSoGreen says:

    “But in the end we’re still looking for the same thing everybody else is: someone who’s cute, smart, funny, won’t be too much of a jerk and is at least familiar with the discography of Matt and Kim.”

    really…? How about pretending you’ve never heard of Matt and Kim

  2. brandonmetal says:

    as expected, lots of crazy comments on the main post on the awl site. i’m thinking of the south park ep where the kids decide to ‘stay out of this one.’

  3. Sofa King says:

    Picking up hipster girls is absolutely not worthy of writing a guide about.

  4. manhatposeur says:


  5. I read this it was pretty entertaining, but i have question to the hipster girl who wrote this dont you not want to give an inside guide to dudes that wear pink polos and and AE button downs, unless your just waiting for one to come up to you and you can laugh at them and say try something that i didnt write an article about…. haha the nature of getting a hipster chick is a simple as party good dance good listen to hi-fi lo-fi electronica, and a little anti folk. Plus you need a little vintage clothes and when you get them back to your apartment be sure to only turn on the lamp from the 1930’s……. (i lost seriousness like half way threw which all goes back to me even writing this)
    PS madrid goes harder than NYC

  6. apparently anyone can write a book about anything.

  7. this is so 2005

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