You guys are to much importance on the verbal, vibe comes first....
I've done pretty well when I've gone indirect verbally but with good (sensual)eye contact and a direct vibe.....I don't buy the whole direct vs indirect openers, it all comes down to your vibe.
absolutely. one thing i would say is that women know their shit when it comes to subcommunications far more than men. unless you do indirect 'right', eg subcommunicating your intentions thru vibe, eye contact etc, then you are probably coming off as either creepy or weird.
i like the direct approach for the very reason that you are being socially calibrated and showing that you are a man of action. if she's a genuinely hot girl she probably gets so many guys checking her out in the street, eye-balling her. just the fact that you have stepped up and approached in a genuine and honest way is, 9 times out of 10, displaying major value.
but how many guys come on to her indirectly during that day ? fucking loads i bet. merely being direct (if done with a degree of class) gives you a hell of a platform to build on that you dont get by other methods