I've been reading on this forum for quite a bit now and just made the decision to register. It's a pleasure to be here and I am looking forward to your advice!
Just a very quick summary: I am 25, living in currently in Germany, working in (B2B) marketing. My job keeps me traveling a lot which I really enjoy. The only downside to this is that my industrie is mainly run by old men but certainly not by hot chicks. So I've been single for almost a year now. Before that I was in a relationship for roundabout 6 years with a couple of short breakups in between.
I am actually not bad with girls. Once knowing them a little I am doing really well I'd say. But here's my problem.
What I suck at is approaching a girl. I started working on that and certainly saw some (tiny?) improvements in the recent weeks. However what I suck at the most is approaching a girl that is accompanied by someone. And in my observation 99% of them are!
Just today I saw one really cute chick at an airshow (kinda one of my hobbies) but she was accompanied by (what I guess was) her mom, dad, sister, grandparents and probably her brother or cousin. In my experience approaching a girl in front of her whole family is pretty much never gonna get you anywhere so I thought to myself if she leaves the group to get some drink/food or whatever I give it a shot but guess what - that never happend...
Later on my way home I picked up a coffee and there was this pretty girl ordering her coffee in front of me. But again she was with 3 female friends chatting excitedly about something. She gave me a quick look, I gave her a quick smile but again from there my mind went blank and I had no damn clue how to proceed.
So please Gentlemen, share some of your knowledge with me and give me a hint how to handle these situations. Any input much appreciated just don't be toooo harsh on my I am new to all this stuff ...