So, I have a theory. It's most likely not new, but it is to me. Instead of just randomly approaching women, confidence or not, doing your thing, and playing a bit of a numbers game, you don't always know if she's interested or not.
Well, i had an idea to kind of screen a girl for attraction before you approach. Simply walk by, make eye contact and smile while holding the eye contact. If she holds it and smiles back (not like a half-arsed "I don't care for you" smile), then this would imply at least some attraction and make it more likely for you to succeed. Also, since she smiled at you too, your opener can be something like "I noticed you checking me out..." which I think is a great opener.
I know, not really ground breaking, but I've never really heard of such an idea before.
I would have tested this earlier when I got a smile back from a solid HB8. However, I'm on 2 hours of sleep and was physically too tired to do anything. Plus, since I'm still new to day game, I was a little intimidated by all the people around (it was in line for food in a very crowded area). Totally regret not doing it now. I'll have to test it tomorrow and see if my batting average is any better and how it affects my aa.
Anyway, lemme know what you think and if you have any other "screening" suggestions.