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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
What exactly is this "pulling?" I always thought you would use the word if you had sexual intercourse with that nights prospect, but I read things here and see people use the word when they seem to have made almost eye contact with a person. So, enlighten me.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As far as I'm concerned "pulling" means kissing someone (properly eg with tongues), and further. Too many people use the term for just chatting someone up, getting their number etc even if they don't kiss.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    most people refer to kissing as pulling.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i thought it meant you were "well in there"
    Ie "get your coat, youve pulled"
    Not that youd actually done anything.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've always used it to refer to kissing a girl with tongues (or bloke if you're that way inclined) Anything above that is a bonus I'd imagine
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah, always classed kissing or anything more as pulling.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That would be "hooking up" if you're in the states like myself.
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    i thought it meant you were "well in there"
    Ie "get your coat, youve pulled"
    Not that youd actually done anything.

    :yes: but I have heard people say "they were pulling" as in "they were kissing."

    When I was a wee lass, we used to say "getting off with each other." But once me and my sister were talking about it, my Mum overheard me say "I got off with him behind the garage" (What a classy 13 year old I was) and she assumed I meant "Had sex with him." Her reaction was very amusing.

    In my opinion, pulling basically means seducing someone, either for a snog (your fave word my_name :p ) or more.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What exactly does that one mean anyway, "getting off with them". I've heard it used broadly.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    See I'd use pulling if I'd kissed someone in a nightclub/pub situation. Whereas I use "getting off with them" in any other situation for the same thing.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I thought it's when you are sure something is gonna happen whether it be kissing or having sex or just getting someone's number
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i thought it meant you were "well in there"
    Ie "get your coat, youve pulled"
    Not that youd actually done anything.

    :yes:

    That's the way I'd use it.

    In the last few years I have heard a lot of people use it for kissing though, specially the youngsters!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    To me, pulling means kissing in a pub/club/party, with the exception of things like dares where both kissers are in on it (as opposed to daring you to try and pull someone). It's everything between chatting up and kissing.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i thought it meant you were "well in there"
    Ie "get your coat, youve pulled"
    Not that youd actually done anything.

    Now I'm not a native speaker and have only some feeling about this term's meaning through how I've seen it in use, but that's usually along the lines of what I think when I hear/see it. :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I use pulling whenever I meet a guy I fancy and he fancies me and we acknowledge it as well as i going further.
    Make sense?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    **Helen** wrote: »
    When I was a wee lass, we used to say "getting off with each other." But once me and my sister were talking about it, my Mum overheard me say "I got off with him behind the garage" (What a classy 13 year old I was) and she assumed I meant "Had sex with him." Her reaction was very amusing.


    Ah dear, Helen, I think it's reflective of our advanced years, as that's the term I used at school too :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    At school we used to say you'd "met" someone if you kissed them. Example "I met Darren in the bus stop last night". Confusing even for the idiots who used that phrase :razz:

    Pulled to me is when you've left somewhere with someone with the intention of some naughtiness occurring. Would only say it retrospectively, too, like talking about someone you pulled or whatever. I definitely wouldn't say "pulled" for kissing, though a lot of people seem to!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've always used the term pulling for kissing people with tongues, or 'getting off'. I don't know why really, it's just what everyone calls it round here. I have heard people use it for when they're certain that they stand a chance with someone before though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    briggi wrote: »
    At school we used to say you'd "met" someone if you kissed them. Example "I met Darren in the bus stop last night". Confusing even for the idiots who used that phrase :razz:

    We had something similar but it was "I went with Katie at the party on Friday night".

    We also said stuff like "have you gone with her before?" meaning have you kissed her before.

    And if you were seeing someone kinda steady you were 'going with them'.

    Ahhh, teenage terminology.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Addict wrote: »

    And if you were seeing someone kinda steady you were 'going with them'.

    Ahhh, teenage terminology.

    Lol Donnie says that in Donnie Darko, I thought it was just meant to be taking the piss out of him losing his nerve and coming out with some random phrase...didn't think people actually said that. lol
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Was always 'getting off' with someone in my school days too... which wasn't really that long ago tbh. And if you were a couple with someone you were 'going out' with them... even if you never went anywhere together. :confused:

    I'd say pulling was basically when two people acknowledge they like eachother and do something about it. :naughty:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    **Helen** wrote: »
    :yes: but I have heard people say "they were pulling" as in "they were kissing."

    When I was a wee lass, we used to say "getting off with each other." But once me and my sister were talking about it, my Mum overheard me say "I got off with him behind the garage" (What a classy 13 year old I was) and she assumed I meant "Had sex with him." Her reaction was very amusing.

    In my opinion, pulling basically means seducing someone, either for a snog (your fave word my_name :p ) or more.

    LOL

    "Getting off" and "tapping off" were what I used to say.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kissing properly.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    pill 'ed wrote: »
    Lol Donnie says that in Donnie Darko, I thought it was just meant to be taking the piss out of him losing his nerve and coming out with some random phrase...didn't think people actually said that. lol

    it's actually a "official" term... I learnt in school (yea, from my teacher), that "going steady with s.o." is being in a relationship with that person.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Pulling means 'snogging' or 'getting off' with someone - basically kissing.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Now "getting off" sounds totally sexual. I wouldn't expect that word to mean anything less than everything and the sandwich.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Addict wrote: »
    We had something similar but it was "I went with Katie at the party on Friday night".

    We also said stuff like "have you gone with her before?" meaning have you kissed her before.

    And if you were seeing someone kinda steady you were 'going with them'.

    Ahhh, teenage terminology.

    Belfast people say "will you see my mate" for kissing.

    We say "shifting" where I'm from. "I shifted her last night."
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A new one I've come accross.

    "see her over there? I 'greased' her last night"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my_name wrote: »
    Now "getting off" sounds totally sexual. I wouldn't expect that word to mean anything less than everything and the sandwich.
    I'm sure that way back in the day it used to mean alot more than just kissing. As with most things though, the meaning seems to change over the years.

    We used to say we "got off" with people, but then it seemed to changed to "got on". Although that never sounded right to me.

    I'd say pulling is kissing someone, like when at a bar/club/etc. But then again, I'd use that term if someone was eyeing up my mate aswell - "Haha, I think you've pulled.."

    Shrug.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Heh, you so cute my_name :heart:

    I ended up asking a new teacher from Ireland last year.


    We use "hooking up" here. I don't really like it
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