I was in a situation last night, a group of about 10 people, half women and half men...noisy brew pub scenario. Of the 10, about half knew one another and the other half were strangers.
HB7 was sitting across from me... one of the familiars...and wouldn't look directly at me most of the night. By this, I mean she made eye contact with her friends, and with the strangers to either side of me, but not directly at me, for some reason. There were a couple of AMOG's on one end of the table, and the rest of the women were in the HB-6-8 range, she was a bit above the average at the table, I would say. Among the rest of the people at the table, she was a bit of a queen bee.
I suppose it is possible that I was putting off some sort of off negative vibe... but the rest of the people at my end of the table were not feeling it, they were interacting with me fine. I think more likely that this chick was digging me and was being a bit shy.
So, experts, please feel free to comment:
1. Was this chick's apparent "shyness" possibly an IOI?
2. How would you have approached in this scenario?