Today was awesome.
Okay, okay, I may be somewhat of a noob, but dammit I'm happy... this stuff is starting to pay off!
As some of you will know from my previous post, yesterday I went out and sarged over 20 HB7-10s with a friend. It was what many would call a failure (no no.'s etc.) BUT I started to get over my aa definitely.
Today, I approached less than 10 people, but my success ratio was much higher. I approached people who were within my age range and tried to be more congruent, and it worked!!
My first successful set was when I approached a girl by herself as she waited for the bus. I told her I thought she was cute but she should stop smoking, and asked her why she didn't have any friends with her. We fluffed a bit, then I rock/paper/scissor hi-fived her (I ALWAYS get a great response with that) and then I ran the cube. Her bus came, but she gave me her name. Unfortunately I couldn't find her on facebook. Whatever, her loss
My second successful one, and my last one, was a 2-set that my friend forced me into, and he even went up to them and told them that I was scared of them and I thought they were cute. BUT somehow they found that funny and maybe endearing and we got into a good convo. I ran the best friends test on them (they loved it, had been friends for 8 years). I found commonalities with one of them (HB7, but it's a start) and ran the high-five thing. To my delight, she continued the kino by showing me other hi-fivey things.
Then I said we had to go, and got her facebook, and I could add the other friend if I wanted. Hopefully we will meet up for drinks (double-date) next week. Ka-ching!
This stuff is actually working. I'll admit, I have pondered about whether all this is just a pile of BS. But, somehow I've managed to get a cute girl's contact details, and all this when I only just met her, on the street. Wow!
One question: How do you hug without being awkward? I find that my hugs are always particularly awkward. I usually pat the girl on the back by habit I've seen hugs where the guy picks her up (literally- see Sasha infield day game) and "bear hugs".
Thanks for your support guys.