Crazy how your text game was so solid even before entering the community.
I completely agree. People pin sooo much on the opener when it doesn't really matter. There's like 1 or 2 regulars on here that I can think of that still can't accept that fact (Noctis/Jack sarge, I'm looking at you). No opener for the situation does not equal no approach.
Truth is when you are completely confident in who you are women pick up on that, opener or no opener. I'm all about stating the first thing that pops into my head and keeping my interactions completely genuine and honest. Women love it!