Fresh out of 6-year LTR
Name's Erik - 23 y/o guy living in Vancouver, BC. Getting out of a relationship with a girl I've been seeing since 17, so I'm excited for the opportunity to start ethically adding notches to my belt.
I'm more comfortable with pick-up than most. I've worked in sales for 5 years, and a lot of the skills and tactics carry over - it's also thickened my skin considerably to rejection. That being said, I know I'm still very green. I'm quite comfortable with approaching, starting conversations, there are a few scripts I've used, but I'm equally comfortable with natural/observational set openers. I've also worked part-time as a magician for a few years, and magic can be an effective opener as well.
Where I really want to practice is learning how to consistently convert leads into actual relationships, and especially k-closing at the bar/club. I can #-close pretty consistently, and though it's a nice little ego boost, I know I should be doing better. (I also am not a big fan of texting back-and-forth; just find it boring). Often, when I go for a k-close it just feels like an unnatural jump in the interaction - even when it works, I know it's just because the girl was into me anyway, and it still makes me cringe to think of how un-smooth it is. For someone who is not especially well-read in the pick-up arts, what would be a good starting point for learning more consistent closing methodologies, and smoother transitions into k-close?
Thanks for anyone who took the time to read this, and especially for those who take the time to respond. Looking forward to your recommendations!
^ Sales, Marketing, Human Decision Making & Influence