If I was on the receiving end, I would find it creepy that some guy randomly approaches me and wants to go on a date. I have the urge to go up to women at my college and be blunt, "Hello, I find you attractive, lets go bowling Friday night." It doesn't seem that such a cold approach would work since they have no idea who I am. Meeting women through friends would be better since they would have an idea that you aren't a total creep since you are in that "friends circle". Trouble is, I'm an old man on campus, comparatively (22), and would end up dating 18-19 year olds.