A beautiful woman walking down the street is not going to want to be interrupted unless you have something unique to say to her. Chances are asking her the time is going to lead to a five-second encounter. However, saying something interesting to her might make her stop and get to know you better and is key to becoming a master at this.
So exactly how does it work when you are trying to know how to approach a woman? Well, first off, catch up to her, match her pace and then start to pass her before you turn and start talking to her. What you can say then varies, but try to make it more than asking the time.
Here are a few techniques that sometimes work when you want to know how to approach a woman. You could tell her you are looking for a good independent coffee shop in the area and ask if she knows how to find it. While she is giving you directions, you can engage her with eye contact and then ask her if she has time to join you for a cup? If she says she can’t or doesn’t have time, say, “Well maybe another time. Why don’t you hand me your phone and I’ll put my number in and then call me if you want to talk. You seem like an interesting person and I’d love the chance to get to know you.” This approach is effective because it is honest and nonthreatening. It is her choice whether to hand you her phone or not and then also her choice whether to call you. If you leave immediately after that it might spark her curiosity. You weren’t trying to date her that instant or get something from her. Very effective.
Another idea on how to approach a woman is to ask her advice. Tell her you need to buy a gift for your little sister and really don’t know what a 12-year-old girl likes. Ask if she has any ideas. Be sure to say you are sorry to bother her when you stop her. If she gives you details, ask for more information. Then maybe you could play dumb and say you still think you’ll screw it up. Ask her if she has time if she could go shopping with you, either then or the next day or something. You could say in exchange for her assistance, you’d love to buy her a coffee or drink or something. This is innocent and effective. But don’t lie. Make sure you really are going to buy a gift for your sister or mother or grandmother or aunt or other important female in your life. And the benefit is, you will also be racking up good karma by buying gifts for your female loved ones and learning how to approach a woman at the same time!
Really, the key is to make sure you have some integrity and honesty in whatever you are saying or doing because women have a sixth sense and know if you are being a creep. But if you honestly are looking to meet a woman who is walking by because she is beautiful or intriguing or interesting looking, then by all means tell her that. Honesty is almost always the best policy.
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