Quick insight that I learned from an approach at a local bar last night. Approached the only good set in the place with HB8.5, HB7 and two guys. I planned to first win over the guys but as i approached i made the incorrect judgement that they were not a group so i Approached the HB7 while ignoring the target. Problem was that an AFC friend saw me approach and thought he would help me (or himself) out by approaching my target before I had a chance to transition to her - at that point I only had time to give her a few negs when she tried to butt into the conversation I was having with her friend. My friend, predictably, came on way too strong with my target and it actually turned confrontational. But instead of killing it my target actually said to him - "please leave while we finish talking to your friend." After he left I transitioned to my target and basically just used playful negs. I quickly found out that the guys were part of their group and that one was actually my target's brother. But, unlike the confrontation that my AFC friend created, I was able to win them over (especially the brother). I later realized that this was because my entire approach with her involved negs, which did not seem to bother the guys in the group even though I had inadvertently ignored them.
Lesson: even though negs are probably the fastest way to generate attraction from hot women, they have the added advantage of not being perceived as a threat by AMOGs