Not sure what got into me, but I decided to go down to the local bar Saturday night to watch the Ohio State game. I had to scope the bar for a little while to snag a spot. Random girl approached to order a beer at the crowded bar. I am sure some of you with better game would have capitalized on that interaction way better than I did...
Just a random thought on how to "capitalize on that interaction": if guys (and girls - we're just as guilty of this!) would spend more time looking at the people in the room and less time staring at their phone & texting, they would send out a signal that says "Hey, I'm approachable! Come talk to me!" Instead, people often use phones as crutches. And FWIW, if I see a hot guy at a bar (esp. if he's drinking a beer I like), I'd be more inclined to approach him if he didn't seem like he was on a date w/his Droid.
Again, just my two cents' worth.
hahah Well, if my #1 goal was to meet and people, I probably would not have chose to go when When Ohio State was playing. Not saying that "meeting" her was bad or anything, but it happened in spite of having my phone (almost all of my friends do not live here, so I rely on texting a lot, especially on the weekends during sporting events ect.) I think the point, or issue, is that even when it does happen I do not handle it with very much skill...just one of those things that happens so quick, always think of what I could have said later. It is amusing to me, because no matter how many times it happens the results are the same. I guess I do not think well on my feet, I generally treat interactions with people as a friendly encounter and not a play to get my number...I guess it takes practice. :-) I do appreciate your two cents though.
Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
~ Thomas Merton ~
FWIW, when I know I'm going to be out where I'll likely meet attractive women and flirt, etc. I shave Tuesday night so by Friday night my stubble is a solid layer of sex on my face. My facial hair doesn't grow in super fast so that time period may need to be adjusted based on your personal facial hair situations, but the stubble weekend look adds a solid +3 points to your sexy rating (if we're talking a Madden-style 100 being a perfect score).
Beards are awesome for being a man, and just doing manly things like chopping wood and stroking your chin while pondering something intriguing...but stubble is the way to go if you want to get laid.