Because Hopefully, one day, it will happen again...
“Do not stare from across the room. Little glances and quick smiles work much better. Blatant staring is just creepy and uncomfortable.”
Just be normal
“Say hello, introduce yourself, and have a normal conversation. It's amazing how far being normal can take you.”
Remember that it's not that big a deal
“I feel like having the right mindset going in is key. That person you're going to approach is just another human. And if they don't want to talk to you, it's okay, you will find someone who does. They're not a bad person or a bitch or an asshole just because they're not interested in having a conversation with you.”
Don't rush the hook-up
“... unless its obviously on. The more pressure, the more I get turned off. It's the basic common sense rule of knowing your audience.
Come up with a distracting activity
“Challenge her to a game of pool. Or ask her to be your pool partner. Erotic Photo Match may not be the best, but who knows. I'm partial to distracting activities around strangers though [so it doesn't get awkward or whatever].”
Be nice to the bartender
“Major turn-off when a guy approaches, offers to buy a drink smoothly, and proceeds to snap or shout for the attention of the bartender. Patience and kindness is seductive.”
No means no
“Take no for an answer.”