Oh man, love these threads. I've tried most of these. I've done Bravo's 5 oceans opener (although I like to teasingly use it mid action).. but I didn't see my 2 favorite. One is from one of the SLA coaches a few years ago, but can't remember which coach gave it to me. It simply works to open, but I don't seem to get a good attraction level going. I still play with it just when I have AA because I know it will open, so it will get me going to get into the sarge mood. Simple, straight forward, Cosmo shit.
Open) Hey, I got to get back to my friends, but I have a real quick question that only one of you girls can answer... and I know you've all said it at least once. -pause- What does it mean when a girl says "I love you but I'm not in love with you?"
Target) Usually a quick laugh because they have used it, explain whatever bullshit they want
Followup) Awesome, my friend just had his gf tell him this, and I'm convinced it means she has a back burner boyfriend (Go on talking about how girls have multiple guy friends for emergency use, tease, etc).
Always a good open, but have hard transitioning to attraction. But I'm still working on it because I use the followup on girls all the time and it works. Accusing them of using guys playfully seems to help build attraction. But it works better midset so far.
Now, my number one opener I discovered one night near New Years... in all honesty because I was fucking damn curious and wanted to know! These are always the best openers.
Open) Hey, I neeeeeed a female opinion on this because I don't have long to find out... but would you rather go to New York or Las Vegas for New Years? (This works with any holiday, just switch places - lake or San Diego for 4th of July for example)
Followup, use some insight) Vegas huh? Party girl! (New York huh? Classy Classy). Have you ever been?!?
DVH's, lets her know A) you travel. B) you have social circles in many locations. C) are fun.
I love this routine, and it has yet to fail me in probably close to 30 opens. Have used this opener on my last 3 GFs, last 5 or 6 LRs. I just love it so it's my go to.