It was a busy day for a British man named Ed. The YouTube prankster behind the channel Twattery hit the streets of London and asked 100 men for their phone numbers.
Although Ed is straight and the video seemed to be more of an awkward social experiment (which he's known for) about men feeling emasculated, it almost provided a hopeful message. Chivalry may be dead and romance might be monopolized by mobile apps, but it's refreshing to see someone initiate conversation with a cute stranger based on a "twinkle" in their eye.
Regardless of the majority being apparently hetero (or just uninterested) men, most of these gents brushed off the introduction with good humor. A few were even impressed with Ed's confidence and obliged him with their digits.
If you have 20 minutes to spare, join Ed on his faux pick-up mission. After the first couple minutes, you're bound to be rooting for this straight guy to get a stranger's number. Let's just hope these poor unwitting men aren't waiting by the phone.