So tonight my brothers and I go out to a sushi bar before going out. We're seated next to a HB6 and an HB8. During dinner they were trying to take a picture of themselves but not doing a good job, I offered to take it for them since I could obviously do a better job then them (they laughed) When I help up the camera I neged them a little and said that can't be the best smile you guys have and they laughed again and took the picture at that moment. Told them it looked much better then the fake smiles women have in pictures they laughed again and I turned back to eating and talking with my boys.
Couple minutes go by and they ask me what I was eating and I informed them and asked what they had so far, gave them some tips on what to order as I've been friends with the chef for 20+ years. They said they'd order those things next time.
Couple minutes go by and they ask loudly (louder then their usual conversation) where they could go out that didn't have old people when I turned to see why they were talking so loud both were looking at me. So I offered my views on where they should go, one asked if a certain bar was good and I laughed and replied "hell no, its all older people"
She replied they were there last week and it was mostly a younger crowd. I responded with "well I went there on a friday and ran into my dad and his friends, imagine that going out to have fun and seeing that, boy it was like hitting the lottery" To which they both responded by laughing hysterically.
So they asked for the check and as there were leaving they said by to me(ignored my boys) and walked out, as they walked past I look up and notice the HB8 staring at me, I look up, she smiles makes eye contact for a good while then walks away smiling.
Now obviously I was getting plenty of IOI's from both of them, I have no problem with the approach, no problem with the openers, no problem with the conversation but making the shift to get a number has always been difficult. I'm smooth when I talk and going for the number always comes out choppy, now since I eat there a few times a week and they're obviously coming back I'm not concerned about not seeing them again, report has been built but for next time with someone else what can I do to make things easier for the number transition?