What's up guys!
This is one of my first field reports I’ve written on a forum in a while. It has been a while since I have gamed since I’ve been out of a commission from a recent injury, so it was good to start going out once I started healing.
So last week, Friday, I met up with some guys at a bar in Meatpacking District called Brass Monkey for a NYC lair meeting. We met up on the roof and got introduced to one another. Everybody seemed cool and had different backgrounds so it was fun going out with a diverse crowd. One guy was visiting from Brazil and another guy said this was his first PUA outing ever. After getting acquainted we decided to start gaming downstairs since the roof was kinda empty because it was still early and cold outside. I had to use the restroom first. When I came out, I saw the lair dude was already in set with a group, at least 2 girls. I see the two other guys in our group talking nearby and I started chatting with them. They were discussing whether to jump in his set and wing with him. I told them they could try the "Have you seen Michele?" routine on the lair dude to gauge whether the set was warmed up enough and have him introduce the wingman, but we didn't really discuss wingmanship rules beforehand so I said he may or may not introduce them. I told them that we should start warming up with other sets since the night is still young.
I opened up a seated set on the other side of the bar with some friendly line and they opened up. One girl immediately asked me in an Irish accent, "Are you Irish?" lol... I said with a cheerful smile, "Do I look Irish? I mean you could kiss me if you think so.." They both chuckled a bit. We all started to chat for a bit and I found out they are both from Ireland, where one is for work and the other is visiting her friend who's working. After about a minute the new guy in our group, joined in and I introduced him. The same girl asked him if he was Irish, lol. We then grabbed some barstools next to them and sat down to lock in. We were building up the vibe where we were teasing each other. After a few minutes, I started getting bored because they weren’t that hot, so I just Facebook closed them since they were from Ireland and left to go downstairs.
I met up with the others in our lair group downstairs and we were discussing to head out to Gaslight after a couple more sets since there weren’t too many at Brass Monkey yet. The lair dude suggested reopening a 3 set he had done earlier. I agreed, and we walked towards the seated 3 set at the bar. He reopened his initial target I believe and I opened the other girl with a compliment, she gave a mediocre response, I guess because it seemed obvious we were “hitting” on them since we came in as a group and I went kinda direct. Looking back on it, the compliment was really genuine as it was a default (generic) opener and I wasn’t really attracted to her yet (I have a particular taste in women, but there some cases where a girl can “win” me over or when I’m drunk, haha). I usually like to go direct but in these type of situations where I’m not really attracted to the girl, I’ll just open using a fun observational / situational opener to hook better. Regardless, I did not let her mediocre response “phase” me as I kept plowing and gave her positive energy and teased her a bit, while also laughing at myself as not to seem too “cocky”. The set went fairly well and we had some things in common, but it didn’t really feel like a One Night Stand set, so we decided to head out to another bar called Gaslight to continue gaming.
Gaslight is my type of night venue, they have my type of music and a dance floor. We opened a few sets to warm up. I winged with the new guy for a bit and then I was about to wing with the Brazillian dude, but then the lair guy got our attention and introduced us to a 2 set by the fireplace. They were Dominican chicks (one of my particular tastes), and the set opened and hooked immediately. I hit off with my girl well, while the Brazilian was holding a conversation with her friend. I started building some commonalities with my girl and teased her like crazy and she was loving it. We started dancing and getting closer and I went for a few kiss close attempts, but she would turn away for most of them. Again, I did not let it phase me as I know it takes a while with some girls to build comfort so I would just kiss her on the cheek or neck. I see that her friend is now dancing with the new guy. After a bit of dancing and grinding, I see that the lair guy is now talking to her friend. I notice them making out, but my girl did not see them behind her. After a bit of dancing, the girls head off to the restroom. The girls come back and we re-engage, but the lair dude's girl was talking about some random thing that was getting her upset. I pretend like I was concerned but in a sarcastic way and then laughed it off, trying to ease the tension. She laughed and smiled for a bit, but continued to be “upset” or just over dramatizing whatever situation it was. She eventually “calmed” down and the girls said they had to leave. The lair dude makes out with his girl and my girl sees it and says, “Why can’t she be a good girl like?” in jokingly shy manner. I laughed. As she is about to part away, I go in for a “goodbye” kiss with a slow buildup to a makeout and she is receptive and we continue. Her seeing her friend makeout with the lair dude may have helped ease social “judgement” or increased “pressure” on her to allow her to kiss me also. I already got her number somewhere mid set and had plans for a day 2 the next night. Last set of the night since I had to leave early to get back to NJ. Can’t wait until I move into the city lol.