It's official: I just finished my first day of day game.
I approached one girl in a park and had a long conversation, but she was looking at photos and I'm a photographer so I felt a bit like it was cheating :-)
But, on the street I got scared. In about 2 hours I saw 4 good targets and got so far as to start running to do a Yad stop. But, as I broke into a run I saw all the people on the street coming the other direction like in hyper-speed and I freaked out.
So then I tried going after one girl on a street that was basically empty. But she got really scared when I started coming up behind her. Oops!
Clearly I need to get over my fear of crowds so I'm not the empty street creeper.
So: I don't understand why I have way more fear of other people seeing what I'm doing than I do of her reaction or of being rejected.
The most natural thing in the world apart from death -- a man approaching a girl out of an interest in reproducing -- is something I feel very embarrassed by. What's more, my rational mind tells me that people who see me would actually think I'm pretty brave and cool.
I don't get it. Where does this crowd fear come from? Anyone else have this?