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Dive Bar

Friday night I went to a small dive bar in North London to watch a friend's band perform.

It's not very big but the layout of the bar is such that it's very easy to meet people. The room is quite narrow and the bar spans most of the length of the room.

There were a couple of good interactions with one stand out that might have gone somewhere had the girl lived in London. She was visiting from a suburb and was heading back with her friends that night.

I started the conversation by asking her what she thought of the band and from there had a pretty fun conversation. Bouncing between 'getting to know each other' talk and joking around.

Lately I've been using a bit of what people used to call canned material. Not necessarily routines but just little lines or short stories that help me steer things in the right direction. For example to bait people into asking about my non-work activities or to talk about particular topics.

I got her to add me on IG but since she li…

Russian Instagram Close

I was out on last night (Saturday) in East London and there were hardly any prospects. The kind of night where I wished I'd just stayed at home and worked on my projects. But I checked out a new venue so that's good thing I guess.

I thought I'd make up for it today by going out to some market areas (deciding against heading to Trafalgar square for St Patrick's Day celebrations).

When I got on the tube I happened to sit next to a gorgeous brunette girl, I was spying at her phone to see what kind of music she was listening to and noticed Cyrillic words. So I asked her if she was Russian, which she confirmed.

I found out why she was in London and spoke about why I love the city. She mentioned wanting to live in the US as well and I told her about some of my favourite cities there. When it comes to meeting people on the tube you have to act fast, demonstrate as much as you can within a small time frame and close aggressively.

I noticed she was looking up at the tube map an…

Walking around London town, 1 approach

I'm in a place where I want to get my social life back on track. The past six months have seen some ups and downs. I managed two SDLs (one from a bar and one from a daytime approach) and I had a regular FB for a couple of months through my social circle. 
But I spent the winter putting a lot of time into my money making and my creative projects and my social life took a backseat. 
So time to get out there.
Today I walked around the centre of London, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden the usual places. But no one really grabbed my attention, I headed over to Old Street later in the afternoon. I walked past a bar that had a girl performing with her guitar and I noticed a nice looking brunette with cool purple boots sitting on a bench on her own. 
I sat at a bench next to her and pointed at her boots without saying anything. I wasn't deliberately going for a non-verbal opener, rather it was a consequence of me not speaking to anyone for a couple of hours.
I found out that she was vis…