I live in the Midwest United States. Though your mileage may vary, especially in smaller cities you'll probably find we smile more. That is, we smile at strangers as they pass on the street—young and old, business professionals and students alike. Usually, a smile is nothing more than a friendly gesture, an acknowledgement that you're here, I'm here, ok, hello there. Sometimes, especially if a smile is returned more than once from someone you're attracted to, it's an opening to chat her up.…Read more→
(Fortune favors the bold.)
Being bold may improve your chances of meeting someone you connect with.
I'll refer to the men at Simple Pickup, a rather extreme example of being bold. One of the key elements to their success is simply that they don't give a shit what people think of them. While they can be rude, dismissive, contrarian or just plain baffling to some of the women they meet, they're never hostile. However, they are bold and a somewhat confrontational. Now, I've reached the point…Read more→