#4. Be Looking Your Best. This is a basic step, but one that men sometimes slip up on. You will drastically increase your odds of success if you have a fresh haircut and clipped fingernails, and if you’re freshly showered and smelling good (and of a well-selected fragrance, perhaps). Consider your outfit, too: there’s no need to be wearing a three piece suit, but make sure you are tidily dressed.
How you look is not merely a superficial consideration: looking your best gives an indication of your level of self-respect and attention to detail, and these are important cues that women will be picking up on. Again, you don’t need to be dressed like the nines and looking like a male model at all times; the point is to be fresh, clean and radiating self-respect.
#5. Approach With as Much Confidence as You Can Muster
We know it’s not always easy, but if you’re approaching with fiddling hands and eyes darting nervously around the place, you’re not going to have as much luck as if you stroll up confidently and with open body language and strong posture. If you struggle in this area, the “fake it ’til you make it” maxim applies.
Asking someone out is usually at least a little bit awkward on both sides, so it doesn’t need to be a perfectly seamless interaction, but try to have a level of good-faith humour if the conversation gets a bit bumpy — it’s preferable to shutting down and stammering, for example. Basically, try to talk to women with the same ease with which you’d speak to your colleagues or friends, but with a more flirty tone.