I'm no lady killer but there are a lot of people on here hurting for confidence so here it is. I rarely have trouble talking to girls. I talk to hot girls, I talk to ugly girls, I talk to everybody. When you're homeless and on the street you lose your inhibitions when it comes to initiating conversations because you're hungry and need their change. I would ask bomb ass girls for change and they would usually cough it up. The hardest part is getting a girls attention. Getting there attention is half the battle. At best you can be yourself, so if you feel anxious or scared APPROACH THEM ANYWAYS. Use anything you can think of to start a conversation and keep it going, this is a desperate gamble so fortitude is required. The hardest part of talking to a girl is getting over the initial Hello. I find this is where they use their bitch weapons, like rolling the eyes or getting on the cell phone, or in the case of Chinese girls totally ignoring you. The important thing to remember here is not to give up, press the issue, keep saying things no matter how ass-nine they may be, this can be fun. It's funny, I've seen girls laugh all night at the hobo who wanted change that they couldn't understand who drooled and pissed himself, but they guy who came up and asked for their number, what a fuckin' weirdo. *edit* I learned from black guys that being raunchy can sometimes work, granted the girl is prob raunchy, but if things look bleak, don't forget to tell them how sweet that ass is. After you get a convo going there are basic questions you want to ask. Ask if they have a boyfriend, if they say yes fuck it (or try to nail it if they look slutty, depends) if they say no then try to slide into the contact info. Ask her straight up if she wants to hang out. Avoid the "date" idea like asking to go to the movies or dinner, I personally hate that. I try to find origianl stuff to do that I like to do anyways. Your success rate may not be high, but in my case I have found girls out there I like to hang out with by avoiding the generic "date". I like people around me to take chances so if a girl agrees to do something different I will prob like her.