On a night out I am fairly confident at approaching and can open well enough to at least have a brief conversation with a girl, rather than get brushed off straightaway. However, after the opener (opinion opener etc), the conversation invariably wanes into the standard, boring “what do you do”/“where are you from” etc.
Recently for example, after I opened this girl at the bar, she gave me a kiss on the cheek (this very, very rarely happens to me straight after the opener) as we introduced ourselves and shook hands. This I’m assuming is a good sign and an IOI? If this was a good sign it should have been the perfect opportunity for me to progress and escalate the conversation. Though, unfortunately I wasn’t sure what to say after that and the conversation waned to the standard “what do you do” etc, and then very soon after that she went off to join her friends.
So how do I prevent these lost opportunities occurring in the future and escalate after the opener to lead to a number or kiss close?