MAIN POINT: This is a great game to precede a talk on dating or sex.
Tell a quick disaster date story about asking someone out, telling the crowd that you will need their help. To do this, re-enact your scene by building a couch out of three folding chairs covered by a LARGE sheet or blanket (it must cover all the chairs well–all the way to the ground).
After building the couch in front of them, pick a girl to sit on the end chair. Then pull up three guy studs to come up and give you their best line and move. Demonstrate for them that it all counts here — talk, walk, distance from the girl — that when told to do so they will enter the room one at a time, walk over to the girl, deliver their best line, and sit right next to her with their arm around her.
After explaining and demonstrating, briefly send them out of the room. While they are out of the room, pull out and hide the middle chair, replacing it with a pillow on the ground under the sheet. Stand on one end of the sheet while the girl remains on the other end. When the guys deliver their line and begin to sit down, both you and the girl release pressure on the sheet so they will fall right through.
Note: The person who takes them out should have three lines ready for the guys in case they can’t think of one. Make sure you build them up afterward!
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