Before last Wednesday I had never been out sarging and had very little success with women. After coincidentally noticing a thread for wings in my area I arranged a meet with Cassius, who was also new to the forum.
He's not a master PUA or a guru; but he knows a damn sight more than me. We talked for about an hour and then went into the city centre and started approaching some girls. That has changed everything. That's all I needed really, a bit of confidence.
I didn't get any success from the 3 I approached last Wednesday; but since then I've had the confidence to approach several more.
In my first week in the game I've managed to get 3 number closes and a 2 k-closes and I can feel myself getting more confident with every approach.
Thanks everyone who posts on here, but especially Cassius for your help.