Re: Keeping The Entire Set Engaged?
Forget about engaging the whole set, too much work. Use the familiarity opener.
Once you've made eye contact with the girl and done something to force her to respond, if it's a positive response, you can walk right up to her and open with "Hey! How've you been?! (make sure the entire group can here.)
What've we just done? The entire set has just been blown out and you've instantly isolated the girl. The set thinks you know the girl, and will give you two alone time. From there, you can work your magic. You know she'll respond positively even if you don't know her and open like that because you've forced the non-verbal IOI before approaching her.
Think about the times in your life where you've seen a friend who happened to be with other people. When you approached them and greeted them, whoever the other people they were with ( assuming you didn't know them) gave you two space to chat. Same principle.
Best of luck!
Isolate. Escalate. Penetrate. Again and again.
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