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Opening Lines

  • By: Michael R. Cunningham
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

An opening line or gambit is a verbal or nonverbal tactic employed by an individual to initiate interaction with a stranger whom the individual finds attractive. In the entertainment media, the leading man is often portrayed as a savvy hunter who ...

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