Maybe it’s just part of being a secret agent (the world’s best secret agent, according to him) but it seems like there’s no limit to the amount of romantic attention that Sterling Archer gets. You yourself may have wondered, over the course of the past seven seasons of FX’s Archer, what exactly his secret was. Certainly, it couldn’t all have been the James Bond-like demeanor, suave tuxedo (or occasional tactle-neck), and dangerous allure, could it?
Turns out, while all that certainly did play a role, there was something about the way Sterling would casually approach people without adhering to your more… social conventions. While you’re not going to follow him to the letter (you’ll see why soon enough), here’s are a few examples Sterling Archer has set up to help guide you to a more productive love life.
Don’t Be Afraid To Talk To People
“A secret agent! That’s what I am! And I shouldn’t even be saying that. But you have a certain… thickness about you that I find appealing.”
Okay, let’s start out by ignoring the fact that the woman in this situation was, in fact, a male IRA terrorist in disguise. With that out of the way, this situation shows one of the biggest characteristics Archer has that allows him to do so well romantically: his confidence. Granted, he admits to being pretty drunk — they don’t call it ‘liquid courage’ for nothing — but inebriated or otherwise, you can’t deny that Sterling is most certainly not shy when it comes to approaching people. While you may want to hold back on the sauce a bit (a lot), don’t hesitate to put yourself out there and talk to new people. You never know where it might lead.