This is kind of in response to demosnat's thread about observing the attention she gets from guys in public. http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3659148 I will use the same senerio as demosnat was in: Say you were sitting in a coffee shop, reading, writing, browsing the internet, or simply just enjoying a cup of coffee at your table alone. Guy 1: boldly walks over to your table, sits down, and tries to start a conversation Guy 2: He is obviously intimidated by you, but somehow musters the confidence to say hello and hopefully find an opening to sit down and strike a conversation with you. Guy 3: He is sitting across the room but catches your eye contact and holds it for a more than normal amount of time. Then he comes over to your table, asks if he may sit. Guy 4: (identical to demosnat's) You don't notice him, but on his way out he drops a note off that says something along the lines of "i have to run, but i'd like to see you again. 555-1234 is my number, give me a call sometime" Now here is the twist, what if you were sitting there with a friend? A female friend of course, because what guy is going to actively try and pick up a girl who is sitting with a guy already.