Ok. So today I went out to do some day game and managed to compliment/direct open 10 sets.
(I guess number 9 doesn't count too much when I did Sasha's 'Hey mate, is this your girlfriend?' 'Yeah.' 'Dude, nice, you're gonna have to show me how it's done.' - But got my confidence up.)
It took me a long time to get to this point, but that was when I wasn't too into game, didn't do it regurlarly and only went out once or twice in the space of a year. So, if you look at the amount of times I've actually been out to daygame, I think i'm improving fast.
I love using direct openers, they allow you to run towards a girl and open, be completely honest and are fun - usually leaving the girl with a positive feeling.
There's just one thing. - Now i'm finally opening the girls I want to open. (Including a 5 set who I originally walked past thinking 'dealing with 5 girls would be insane.' and then thought, man up Lummers and went back to open them.)
I can't get further than this.
And I know the theory of what to do. The bridge. Andy and Yad's statement question etc should bring me along nicely to the hook point, but I just go completely blank.
Picture me in set, with those 5 girls, 'So you're all standing around on the ... street. Talking to each other and... what are you....doing, I mean.... are you waiting for... a ... water fight or something?'...
*Dammit Lummers, wtf was that? Do these girls look like they're dressed for a water fight?*
N.b. they did not look water fight ready.
'Err. No....' - Not many hooks I can take from this.
'Oh. So are you students?' - And bamn, I've taken myself to interview questions...from a completely wierd water fight comment...
I did similar things so many times today, I opened this blonde chick in the cutest pink dress, she was stunning.
'This is random, but I love that pink dress. You just caught my eye and I wanted to come and meet you. I'm Lummers.'
She says nothing. She smiles at me, with a hint of confusion in her eyes...
I see the confusion and say nothing thinking, well, now this is awkward.
The confusion in her eyes turns to awkwardness and she stutters 'okay.'
Then I launch in like a hero. 'You sound foreign! Are you foreign?'
And she replies:
'Oh, well, you sounded foreign when you said okay, so I just assumed. Well, you look really nervous now and that's probably the awkwardness of this mad situation. So, nice meeting you...'
*Dammit Lummers, the open went so well. And then it went down hill.*
It's the wierd look that puts me off. It's the girl smiling oddly and the look on her pretty face saying 'wtf is happening...who the hell are you?'
And I get all stirred up thinking make an assumption! But it goes horribly wrong...
I notice that some people are more open than others and happier. eg. 'Oh, thankyou
Haha, thankyou. Thankyou. Thankyou!
She seemed generally pleased with the compliment. And another said,' Oh Thanks, yeh I dyed my hair myself.'
But even still, I make a lousy assumption and then I flail. I hesitate. And, I exit.
If you can help with any advice that would be great.
I know I have to subtle down my high energy body language and speak from the diaphram, but on having things to say I am so far out so this is the area I need help.
Is it a good idea to use canned material for a while?