so tonight i went out to this bar/restaurant that had a live band playing. my friend and i seemed to be the youngest people in the place by a good 20 years. after an hour or so my friend said these 2 girls were eying us. i called BS because we were fucking FAR away and also in a big group of people, the place was packed. i decided to start walking closer to them and as we got closer i noticed it... my friend was right. this was really weird because he is TERRIBLE with women. so i'm now standing about 10 feet away from her and her friend just drinking a beer and talking to my friend. my heart is fucking pounding . i let about 10 minutes go by trying to think of what to say (bad, i know.). well, her friend gets up to 'go to the bathroom' a leaves her stranded at the bar. after about 2 minutes of her sitting alone i just say to my friend 'fuck it' and go over and tap her on the shoulder. fuck, i was so nervous and my heart was pounding but i don't think i showed it too much. she turned around with a huge smile and shook my hand and introduced herself. we chatted for about 10 minutes... turns out we both grew up in orlando but she's up in boston for school. after some more small talk i told her i didnt want to keep my friend stranded so i had to go... but told her she should give me her number. and she did . i don't care what happens with this. it was awesome to finally approach a random girl. phew.