I'm new to this game since my housemate handed me The Game about three weeks ago, Already have The Rules of the game (great list of routines in the back) and have followed a lot of Style and Mystery's stuff on youtube. So I started using some of what I had learned over the last week, With some success. No closes yet, But I wanted to work on opening. Well, To my surprise, The openers worked too well, I literally was too shocked to do anything else, and didn't know how to progress the interaction.
Having said that, here are the two openers I was using.
-The Kashmere Sweatter -
I wanted to use this one because of christmas having just passed, it left a lot of room to bounce other conversations off of it. FOr those of you that don't know the opener, here it is.
Me - Hey guys, I Need a female perspective on something. I can't stop long 'cos my friends are waiting for me at the bar, But I was wondering if you'd give me a bit of advice?
Set - Yeah ok, what's up?
me - A friend of mine just text me, he's kind of panicking. He's been with this girl for about six months, And it's her birthday at the end of the month. he wants to buy her a kashmere sweatter, But he doesn't know what size she is. He can't ask her otherwise she'll see he's buying her clothes and he wants to keep it a surprise. So, he went looking through her clothes, as creepy as that is, For sizes. But her clothes are like medium and small, And he doesn't know which would be better. Would you rather recieve something a little too big or a little too small?
---- And that's it. I say that's it, The question is usually followed by a mass of debate among the girls. I even once had an AMOG arrive and was like "Who dafuq is this?" and could see the girls were trying to difuse him, so I guessed he was a bit protective of guys approaching them, So I turned to him and said:
Me - Hi, My name's *****, Perhaps you could help, I'm guessing one of these girls is with you, *explained the questiion again to bring him up to speed while the girls were still debating, throwing a little neg to the girls here and there*
AMOG - yeah this girls mine. I'd get her the bigger one 'cos she's a bit large y'know. *laugh at his own joke - no joke, he actually said that*
So, I was able to draw him into the debate too. This is a nice opener at the moment because if they say it's a good or bad present, you can bounce it into what they got for christmas etc... And some of the conversations I had because of this were pretty surprising. SO, I like this opener. Also, I elarned that girls are really bitchy. One time as soon as I said "this guy's been with this girl for about six months" one girl just said "dump her" and I was able to neg her and kind of shut her out, She was the target and it wotked beautifully. An all round good opener from my limited experience.
--My second opener, I love this for mixed groups.
Me - Hey guys, I got to be quick because my friends are waiting for me, But I wonder if you could help me settle something? The reason I'm asking is 'cos me and some friends were having a debate and we need to get an answer, it's driving us nuts.
Group - Hey, what's up?
Me - Ok, Basically, we were debating on who is more observant, Boys or girls?
Group - *erupts into heated debate* eventually answer.
Me - Ok, that's interesting. Are you willing to test that?
Group - *intrigued and slightly sucked in* Hell yeah, of course we are.
Me - *Points to a guy* What's your name?
Guy - My name's *****
Me - *points to a girl* What's your name?
Girl - my name's *****
(I didn't introduce myself because I wanted to be asked as an ioi)
Me - Ok, **** and ****, Both of you stand up. *they stand* and now close your eyes (I click my fingers as I say this, for some reason people seem to respond better to commands that are partnered with this.) Now, **** you're gonna go first, both of you keep your eyes closed... *proceed to ask each member of the game questions about their friend's apppearence. DOn't make the game too long, just a few questions to get them in fired up competative mode. This is great to get fuel for negging, and one of the groups the only guy in the set begged me to stay with them as the girls were a little too much for him to handle on his own.*
SO, there are the two openers I have taken on to start my own PUA journey. I like them and I'm going to stick with them for a while, Having started to get used to where the conversation goes from there. What do you guys think? Have any of you ever used these openers? and did you get the success I did? And of course, I must thank Style for these openers, They are directly from his material and I take no credit for thiking them up.