There's got to be a better way.

It's a tale as old as time: boy meets girl, boy ejaculates into girl's coffee, boy loses girl. Love can be tough and confusing sometimes. You know you want to get a woman's attention, but you're not always sure how.

Take John R. Lind, for example. He's a Minnesota hardware store employee who, according to CBS Minnesota, was recently arrested because he repeatedly jerked off into his co-worker's coffee. He also sprayed her desk several times and once into her hair scrunchy. Lind claimed to police he did all this to get his coworker "to notice him."

Unfortunately for Lind, the object of his affections didn't see his romantic gestures as such, and had him arrested. Now he faces two counts of criminal sexual conduct, all because he hadn't learned the right way to impress a girl.

I'm sure many of you have scrunchy-wearing vixens in your life that you're desperate to get to know a little better, too, but don't make her a homemade gift out of your man-paste just yet! Here are some basic do's and don'ts in the dating world that can help.

Do: Hold eye contact while she is talking. Be a good listener, women like it when they feel like they are being heard.

Sources: CBS | h/t Gawker