Re: Direct approach, what do you say next?
I feel like the awkwardness and everything else wouldn't surface if you were going direct. I dont think you're being direct per se. Matter of fact, i know youre not being direct because the example you provided at the end basically said "Hey i know youre time is more valuable than mine and I go crazy for cute girls".
Being direct means youre straight up telling her why youre interacting with her. Therefore you wouuld say something like " Hey you look like someone I'd like to get to know" If she responds negatively to that I'll say nevermind!
-"Dependence is only a state of mind, Independence is a state of being, because in the end all we really have in the world is ourselves"