Play it straight, keep it simple. “All you need to do is turn to the person next to you, smile and say hi,” Dr Goldstein says. Sometimes guys just need that initial contact and tiny push in the right direction. Sound engineer Sam, 24, says, “I’m a conversation guy, I’m not great at ‘picking up’ so I like it when girls approach me.” Twenty-year-old Sebastian agrees, saying he’d prefer to “be approached with confidence, [by someone who’s] just relaxed and open for conversation.” Dr Goldstein says the trick to this is not overcomplicating it. “Sometimes
we overthink what we should say
HOW: Do we really need to explain? Go with your gut. Smile. Stick your hand out. Introduce yourself. Easy.