I was at the beach the other day with my dog. It was a scorcher and there were tons of girls 18-22. I've been working on just saying a few words to everyone I see to get into the habit of being very social.
As I was walking on the boardwalk I see a HB7. I opened just being friendly:
Me: Hey, how's it going? Is the beach busy?"
Her: Hey. (smile) Yeah there's a lot of people, but if you go to the right side of the beach it's empty."
Me: Thanks. See you around.
I walked onto the beach and this is where I got thrown off guard. I'm an okay looking guy, but nowhere above average. I'm 5'6", tanned, pretty muscular, and was wearing pink shorts and a white beater.
There was a 2set of HB8's tanning in front of me on their stomachs, and they made eye contact with me for about ten seconds straight. I'm used to making eye contact for a few seconds, but this was crazy for me. I used to be very insecure when I was younger with women, but I'm getting better. I had this idea planted in my mind (I don't know how) that when a girl looked at me and smiled, it was more of a "look at this guy, what a loser", instead of a sign of interest. I've changed my mindset and I consider myself a new person. Was this 2set being very direct with me? I didn't even go over and talk to them. I should have delivered a line like "You can't look at me like that and not say something", but it was like I had no balls.
The HB from the boardwalk reopened me on the beach as well. It was something generic, but she was smiling and holding eye contact. I feel like when I get IOI's, I don't act on them because I'm unsure of their interest. I'd like to work towards being shameless as my ultimate goal. It's going to take a lot of work, but life is more fun that way.
I know how important inner game is, and believe it or not, my confidence is much higher than it was even a few months ago.
Advice, comments, help are all appreciated. It's summertime and I want to improve my game exponentially.