Re: Did I strike out? Or do I still have a chance?
1. In picking girls up you have never 'struck out' until she literally tells you that you should be friends, or says that she doesnt wasnt anything etc. As you havent tried to progress this - you cant tell what she is going to say so still have a chance and all is to play for.
2. So you had one bad date a while ago - yes it may mean she already has an opinion of you, but from what ive read she didnt seem to be dwelling on it much and in fact seemed to be enjoying her time with you - you just need to rebuild the image she has of you now and exude your alpha-maleness to her.
3. Things to look for when trying to find out if a girl is interested all called IOIs (indicators of interest) and they can be anything from her asking you questions about you, her touching you, laughing at your jokes, or in this case, offering to give you lifts to this party (if she didnt have fun with you at the first place she wouldnt have offered) and giving you hugs/high-fives. Generally 3 IOI's is when you make the transition to the next stage, and seems like you got more than that here!
4. After you get 3 IOIs, bring in some kino escalation, there are numerous ways in which you can do this. Then you need to seduce her, there is a powerful psychological technique i recently picked up on and put in to practise, and so far after 2 uses (one in a bar and 1 in my room) i got a k-close. Its called fractionation - maybe worth a research but i have uploaded a thread about the 3 main stages in picking up women, in which i go into a bit more detail on this.
Hope this answers your questions
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