Opening lines present some difficulties. You are approaching someone you know nothing about and trying to get something going. Your obvious predicament is that you are trying to find, or establish, a subject of common interest to give you and the girl a reason to be talking together.

You can usually do this by one of these seven approaches:

1. Ask for help.
2. An honest (usually apologetic) approach.
3. A casual (or humorous) approach.
4. A speculative approach (asking questions to get her opinion).
5. A direct approach.
6. Use a compliment.
7. Offer help, or service.

Sometimes you may use two or more of these approaches by starting with one, and following up with another. In fact, throughout the whole operation of a pick-up, you should be ready to change your approach if the one you are using is not working.