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I had a match with a stunning girl on tinder yesterday, I was overjoyed but then I found out that she had the most bizarre name. What was more odd was what she wrote on her profile:

Welcome gentlemen to my tutorial on how to play me the right way: At the beginning of my life, I was never quite a creature with a painful and deadly bite. After that, I was never quite in possession of politeness either. With all that said, if you now break me it will be hell on earth for you. All in all, I might sound like a fearsome gal but just like you all I need is a few kisses in the right places to win me.

However, that was not where it ended, the strangest thing of all was how oddly her name matched her profile. As if it were a riddle for it. Therefore I thought it was a catfish and so I decided to ignore it. Admittedly, I was a little sad but then I saw that it had great potential for a good puzzle. So my question is...

What was her name?

Hints:

Her name is more than one word.

There is a game here.

Look at the last sentence of her profile to start.

A big hint:

One could say that she included her middle name on it.

A very big hint:

The number 3 is crucial to this puzzle in more ways than one.

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  • $\begingroup$ Just to add this is not a true story. $\endgroup$ Sep 17 '20 at 19:24
  • $\begingroup$ Also I just changed in possession to lacking. $\endgroup$ Sep 18 '20 at 16:05
  • $\begingroup$ I realised a mistake I am switching back sorry $\endgroup$ Sep 18 '20 at 17:27
  • $\begingroup$ There is a 50 bounty to anyone who can provide the correct reasons for the answer! $\endgroup$ Sep 20 '20 at 12:41
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Perhaps your fearsome gal is

Tic Tac Toe.

At the start, it’s a clean board, so there’s no hint of pain.

As the game progresses, courtesy is strained as each player frustrates the other in order to keep things going.

In the movie

War Games,

global catastrophe was averted because this game was unable to be broken.

Addressing the clues:

  • the name has 3 words,
  • there is indeed a game here,
  • the traditional markings used in the game also correspond to the text-symbolic encodings of kisses,
  • the middle name was tacfully included, and
  • there are 3 lots of possible spaces in each cardinal direction.
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    $\begingroup$ "the name has 3 words" Also each word has three letters. +1 from me. $\endgroup$ Sep 20 '20 at 7:49
  • $\begingroup$ You got the right answer!! $\endgroup$ Sep 20 '20 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ But you need to make the clues fit... I will give you the green check, someone needs to explain how this relates to the clues. $\endgroup$ Sep 20 '20 at 12:39
  • $\begingroup$ Your reasons are not correct. $\endgroup$ Sep 20 '20 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Deepthinker101 Thanks! Have I missed all the clues, or are there specific ones you’d like me to redo? $\endgroup$
    – Lawrence
    Sep 20 '20 at 14:42
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I'm going to say her name is

Billie Yards

General Reasoning

The main profile text seems to contain several things which hint at the cue sports (snooker/pool/billiards) and billiards is the one which most sounds like a person's name.

Welcome gentlemen to my tutorial on how to play me the right way:

Suggestive that what we are looking for is a game (also explicitly suggested in the hints)

At the beginning of my life, I was never quite a creature with a painful and deadly bite.

I think this may be referring to the spider rest which is a type of rest used in cue sports but rarely (if ever) at the start of the game.

After that, I was never quite lacking in politeness either.

In the cue sports, missed shots are called fouls. Most players will encounter fouls during a game which sounds like they are not being polite

With all that said, if you now break me it will be hell on earth for you.

The shot at the start of a game to separate the balls is called a break. Also, a sequence of consecutively potted balls constitutes a break. Not completely sure about the hell on earth bit.

All in all, I might sound like a fearsome gal but just like you all I need is a few kisses in the right places to win me.

In the cue sports, a slight touch of a ball against another ball is known as a kiss and a few of these made during a game is usually quite helpful.

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  • $\begingroup$ A very nice try but not the answer. $\endgroup$ Sep 18 '20 at 17:16
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I’m going to respond with more of the explanation, as I believe @Lawrence’s answer has already been identified as correct:

Welcome gentlemen to my tutorial on how to play me the right way:

At the beginning of my life, I was never quite a creature with a painful and deadly bite.

A creature with a painful and deadly bite is a TICK (think tick bites, Lyme disease, etc.) She never quite was a TICK, so removing the last letter clues TIC as the first word.

After that, I was never quite in possession of politeness either.

Being in possession of politeness is the definition of having TACT. She never quite had TACT, so removing the last letter clues TAC as the second word.

With all that said, if you now break me it will be hell on earth for you.

Lastly, what feels like hell on earth? For one, breaking your TOE does! This clues TOE as the final word.

All in all, I might sound like a fearsome gal but just like you all I need is a few kisses in the right places to win me.

Hugs and kisses in text slang are clued as XOXO (X’s and O’s). If you put the X’s (or O’s) in the right places (ie. a line of three of them in a row) you can win at TIC-TAC-TOE!

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  • $\begingroup$ Congratulations. $\endgroup$ Sep 20 '20 at 14:12
  • $\begingroup$ How do I award you the bounty but not the answer. $\endgroup$ Sep 20 '20 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Deepthinker101 Bounties can be awarded independently of green ticks. Here is more info. $\endgroup$
    – Lawrence
    Sep 20 '20 at 14:47
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    $\begingroup$ Ok just wait for a day... $\endgroup$ Sep 20 '20 at 15:25
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Her name will be like:

Bizarre Fearsome gal

Most of the time the words are from the riddle only.. and according to the hint "The number 3 is crucial to this puzzle" the name has 3 words.

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    $\begingroup$ You should be able to explain the clues given in the riddle. This answer does not do that. $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Sep 19 '20 at 20:06

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