A young soldier recently explained to me the difference between the way he presents himself to the two different types of women he meets.
When any of these women ask what he does, he tells them the truth, which is that he was on active duty until recently, and spent a year in Afghanistan. If they press, he might volunteer that he was in the infantry and went on a couple of raids.
They're all curious as to whether he killed anybody, and after a few drinks they'll generally ask. With college girls he just says he's not sure, and that in a firefight, it's not always easy to tell. (In fact he didn't kill anyone.) This seems to get their juices flowing.
With strippers, he plays it differently. When they ask, he replies, "Two confirmed."
College girls want a little excitement, but not too much. Strippers want a killer.
Evidently these tailored answers work.
I happened to overhear a conversation between this young man and a liberal woman recently. He's not liberal, but he does know how to use their language. He told her, "What I want to do is have all kinds of exotic sex with as many young women as possible. That's just the way I'm constructed, and I don't think you should discriminate against me because of my sexuality."
It was an interesting angle, one I hadn't heard before. In a way, it made sense.