I know I said I wasn't posting here until I approached 500 women but this is relevant to my progress. I am still unable to generate attraction unless it is there immediately from the beginning (ie. she finds me to be good-looking). When I approach sets I get "uh why are you talking to me/us" vibes. This only occurs when attraction is not present. The girl I referred to in the subject was initially attracted to me (I am better looking than her). This hurts my progress because it plays into what I refer to as my "old" (pre-PUA) model. I started talking to her randomly and she was receptive to conversation because she was attracted to me right off the bat (based entirely on looks). I didn't apply any MM/PUA/whatever techniques to generate attraction and therefore I am not making any progress. After talking to her for a bit I realized I was already past the attraction stage and was moving into comfort. I gave her a little shit, ie., asked her some questions and when she gave replies that matched my opinions I said something like "good, I almost had to stop talking to you right there." I did some kino tests, such as high fiving her and checking to see if she dropped her hand or grabbed my hand and held it afterward (she held it), etc. It was cool to actually knowingly apply something like that. At the end my friend and I were leaving and she gave me a hug (and didn't let go). I said "you seem pretty cool; it's a pity we probably won't ever run into each other again." She said "well, you could call me..." I said "I could, but I don't have your number..." she goes "well you haven't asked." I go "well, you haven't offered." She's all "I'm offering now," so I got her number, gave her another hug and a kiss, and was on my way. So this just confirms what I already knew: - I cannot generate attraction when it is not there from the beginning - Once I have rapport with someone I generally don't fuck it up - I overthink everything while it's happening, but I was glad I was able to actively apply a kino test or two and understand the results on the fly. She seems pretty cool and she was cute. I will probably try to go on a date with her.