Every time I have successfully direct approached and continued to Number Close or better, the conversation goes so well that I don't even notice the transition. However, that only happens if I'm in the mood. To get into the mood, I need to approach off of autopilot.
My question is this. Direct approach, then what do you talk about? cold read? They usually don't give any hooks, they just laugh. The only way for direct to succeed is to keep flirtation and attraction through the whole interaction. Any input?