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    Talking The funny thing about openers. (Anything goes)

    I'm sure many know this already, but I was just wondering if others agree with my theory that just about anything can be an opener and although some obviously are not going to work (the seriously cheesy and crass pick up lines i'm sure you hear passed around as jokes) anything can be used.

    An example of such an opener is when my friend and I went out in suits (which ended up with girls opening us, which was interesting) and disagreed whether or not the tie being done up was appropriate, so I asked the set on the next table to mediate and offer an opinion.

    Any input on these natural openers, especially counter arguements and tweaks for more successful openers (maybe key points of the best openers) would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: The funny thing about openers. (Anything goes)

    "Hey."

    ^That should be the only opener you ever need.
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    Default Re: The funny thing about openers. (Anything goes)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    "Hey."

    ^That should be the only opener you ever need.
    "Hey" would work in a more casual, closed environment-sort of place. In day game, if you go up to a girl in the street and just say "Hey" without any reason first, she is going to be surprised and it would make it her uncomfortable. If a stranger walks up and says "hey" like that, it wouldn't be as smooth and would be weird in my opinion. But "hey" would work most of the time.

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    Default Re: The funny thing about openers. (Anything goes)

    I guess the rule of thumb would be the more direct your opener the stronger your body language has to be. (Even though your body language still has to be strong during a creative opener). Magic Bullets describe several types of openers...

    -Functional
    -Situational
    -No Opener
    -Opinion
    -Screening
    -Direct

    Each one carries a certain low risk/low reward vs high risk/high reward level. Simple

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    Default Re: The funny thing about openers. (Anything goes)

    I agree with Cody. "Hey" is the only opener I've ever really used, and it works well on occasion. however, I'm also have a lot of learning to do on openers as I'm new to the forum

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    Default Re: The funny thing about openers. (Anything goes)

    I agree Cody, that 'Hey' is brilliant for guys who have their inner game down, and I assume you also then go into a conversation with the HB, because just hey to someone you don't know somehow feels a little disjointed if it's all you say (this is assuming it's a cold approach). I guess our definitions of an opener differ because I see it as the whole initial contact made by the PUA including something to start conversation. Batman, would you go into anymore detail about the different types of openers?

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    Default Re: The funny thing about openers. (Anything goes)

    I think the BEST opener ANYONE can use is.....

    ...Whatever you're comfortable with; and also gets you past your Approach Anxiety.

    "Bloody Fish Guts!!" could be a rockin' opener... If you're not too embarrassed to blurt it out.

    Just try to think of ANYTHING that you'd feel comfortable saying to anyone, whether you're trying to pick them up or not.

    The opener is your attention-getter to start a conversation. It's not supposed to be a pickup-line. It doesn't have to be super cool, or smooth.
    You just need to feel good about saying it.

    If you can spark a convo out of "HEY!"... then definitely work it.

    If you're feeling playful & friendly (and like a leprechaun) you could use "Top O' the Mornin' to ya" or "They're always after me lucky charms!!"

    hahah!

    But seriously; find something you're totally comfortable saying to anyone. Just know what you want to say AFTER the opener, & you'll be well on your way.


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