i'm really new to the community and am just trying out some of the things i've been reading for the past few weeks for the first time. i went to vegas for work - unfortunately, only for one day, but it's vegas so i thought it was a great place to dive in and pop my cherry.
so, here's what happened. i split off from the group monday night to go try out my sea legs. i went to 4 different casinos looking for a good bar with women. unfortunately, there was little going on because it was monday night. there was one piano bar with a lot of people, but it was way too loud to carry a conversation. i went to the closest craps table to the bar and waited for it to close, hoping that some girls would stop and play. two girls, about 10-12 years my junior walked up and played right next to me. unfortunately, right before they walked up, a really drunk, hb and here jag off boyfriend started playing at the other side of the table and she acted like a complete ass. she annoyed the whole table, dealers included, and ruined the vibe. i did my best and opened with the girl next to me, sara, by asking her if she thought the drunk chick lived in a single or double wide. she responded and we talked while gambling for a little while. after a while the drunk chick and guy left. i was starting to get some rapport and pulled off a few successful negs. one was about our ethnicity. we both have grandmothers from spain, so i said "you're not really spanish, you're just trying to impress me". things were going surprisingly good when her friend's boyfriend showed up. after a little while longer, i realized that i screwed up by not working here friend also, so i tried to give the best friends test. she bit, but her friend wouldn't even look at me. so i abandoned the routine because her friend wouldn't commit, but i knew i had sara because she asked me twice what the best friends test was. i told her i wouldn't do it until her friend stopped ignoring us. a few minutes later, i figured out why. sara's boyfriend showed up. oddly enough, he didn't come stand next to her and i. he stood on the other side of her friend and her friend's boyfriend. at that point i figured that there was no way i was taking sara back to my hotel room, but i continued to play the game with her for practice. she stayed and talked with me for another 45 minutes, boyfriend standing 5 feet away the whole time watching us. kinda weird, but stoked that i could keep her flirting.
so my questions are:
- am i correct in assessing that i was doomed from the start because of the boyfriend situation
- assuming she didn't have her boyfriend there and i had a chance, should i have tried to engage with her friend sooner? what are the best things to do when dealing with a friend who is really cold like sara's friend? was the best friends test the right move?
sorry this is such a long post, but i am not sure which details are important and which ones aren't.