So last Saturday I went out again with a few friends to a bar. I saw a 2 set, approached them (they were sitting down in the lounge), and used the opener 'Hey girls, I need to head back to my friends in a minute but I have a dilemma I'd like a female perspective on. My 17 year old cousin met her first boyfriend and thinks he's the 'one'. As such, she wants to tattoo his name across her chest. It seems no matter what I say, she won't listen. I'm sure you guys remember your first love, what can I say/do to help persuade her otherwise?'
The masks seemed to drop immediately and both girls seemed exciting to give their input. After a few back and forth I made the comment 'you know how I know you two are good friends? You both make the same facial expressions', which they laughed at. After this however, I felt like my conversation dropped in degree of playfulness and teasing so at that point the attraction building either stopped in its tracks and receded. What are some more negs I could have used? Also, I have some great travel stories... What are some good ways to string convo topics to get to this point?
Lastly, regarding the time constraint, I was there with friends. At what point in the convo would I return to them? And how would I go about getting a number from one before heading back?