I've always tried to meet girls out at bars/online with varying degrees of success. I'm always impressed by things that work almost instantly. I have to say...I went from getting maybe 1 number when i go out .. to getting like 5 last night. And got a very cute girl to message me back on match.com. So I figured I owe it to say something. Any newbies - follow the advice strictly on this forum!
Anyways, here is my opener that I really like -
"Hey, are you guys open to meeting new people tonight?"
And it has to be done with a smile and looking them straight in the eye.
One of two things will happen -
1) She will look at her friend and they will both nod and say yes, we are.
2) She will say something like "I have a boyfriend" or "no not really"
#1 means game on. With #2, I say hey .. hope you guys have a good night .. and gracefully exit. This does a couple things - 1) i don't have to worry about fighting an uphill battle and i can just move on to the next girls. and 2) sometimes (maybe 10% of the time) i will find them later and since i was respectful .. they will come up and start talking to me. that is really fun!
Anyways, thanks for the forums! It truly can be life-changing. Hope I can contribute something of value.