I went out last night on a works do and thought this would be a good time to try and get over some Approach Anxiety, the night wasn't a great success but wasn't a complete failure.
my intention was to at least smile and say hi to girls I bumped into or were around me, I smiled at several girls and got a couple of smiles back but didn't follow it up.
I had the perfect opportunity at the bar to talk to 4 girls who were in front of me but I just went blank and froze, I did manage to stand at the side of one of them at the bar as I got served and tried to chat but it was nothing more than small talk and they walked away once their drinks came.
I got chatted up by the worlds worst cougar later at the bar which could have gone somewhere but I do have some standards lol.
there was a 3 set on the dance floor who offered me the last bit of their cocktail pitcher and looked like they were gonna go but I managed start talking to them, 2 of them were friendly while the other one was a but stuck up, I did get the number of one of them before they left so not a complete loss.
I tried opening a 2 set later by commenting on the novelty glasses one was wearing but it went down like a lead balloon and then her mate went really nasty and started having a go, so I felt it better to move on lol.
so not as confident as I was hoping and I kept seeing girls I thought were hot but I couldn't approach and kept doubting myself - I was also pretty tipsy as the night went on (is it best to remain sober) and didn't really have anyone out with me who would have been a good wingman