So I've been reading up on this material for a bit, and I gotta say this REALLY has changed me. Self-improvement, confidence, I can go on and on. Couple of things though that still make me scratch my head though. So I'm gonna break this down into two areas.
For now, I live in Central Pennsylvania (yea not too exiciting but that's a story that I'm not gonna post here). The main issue here is that people are not as outgoing as other areas such as NYC, Philly, Jersey, etc. This results in some added resistance with mentalities when going out to the bars and clubs in my area. Unless there's alcohol involved, people in general here can be pretty reluctant to the idea of a stranger striking up a conversation with them; sometimes to the point where the group will shut you out almost as quickly as you came in. With this, I'm open to ideas, tips, whatever information anyone has on this because I'm getting tired of this hurdle.
Ignorance, in this case, is not bliss. During my semester over in Germany, the girl I was dating towards the end of my stay drew something to my attention; my ignorance to ioi's. Early on, I was talking to another girl from Poland, and was somewhat oblivious to people showing interest. From that, the one that I dated had drawn my ignorance to my attention asked me this question: "Are you sure that you didn't get attention in America? Or is it that you just didn't notice? " After some reflection, the latter of the two is true. She asked me this after my failure to notice her IOI, which apparently was a way of looking at me when giving a presentation in class (I can't really explain how she was looking at me without a visual demonstration, so excuse the lack of details on that one.) So for this one, what are some obvious, and not so obvious IOI's that I should know of to prevent further ignorance?