Was doing some reconnaissance of a pool hall/bar, gauging the atmosphere and such. Super hot bartender smiles and chats me a bit, but I speak to her mostly over my shoulder and ignore the shit out of her. Shortly thereafter, slightly less hot (but still extremely attractive) bartender deliberately chats me up. I give her the same treatment, but ease into her getting a bit more of my attention, and let her have a conversation with me. Going pretty well, to the extent I start to think "wtf, am I going to end up with the hottest chick I've seen in this town (besides her coworker)?"
She let it slip in the conversation that she has a boyfriend. Normally wouldn't phase me and I'd mostly behave as though she never said it, but it was in the context of dude being with his dying father, them having been together for 5 years.
I wasn't sure what to do. After successfully changing the subject, I excused myself by standing up, smiling, extending my hand and saying "We'll probably never meet again, but I enjoy the sound of your voice and respect your professionalism." (a lot of her talk was about her job and how dressing like she has to for that job is better than being a Stripper. I managed to avoid looking at her breasts 100% of the time, but they were relatively exposed)...
She replied "Aw, you could hit me up on Facebook!" (I had already started to walk away).
I told her "I deleted my Facebook. If you wanted to stay in touch, you'd have to get to know me better." I figured this would give her about 4 seconds to be extra bold and ask for my number... of course, she did not.
Doesn't matter that I told her we'd never meet again. It was polite and casual, and wasn't a commitment.
But I feel like it's a lost cause. I already know bartenders are tough, much less smokin hot bartenders.