Remember however, "There can be a fine line between reaching out to meet new people and coming across like a crazy stalker," Leigh cautions. If you do decide to approach someone at a public location or event, make sure to do so with tact.
For example, "if you're in the grocery store and you see an interesting guy or girl and a quick glance in their cart reveals they have similar taste, you may want to say hello as you pass them. Then, if you can meet their gaze, smile at them. Will Dating "Ugly Men" Lead To A Beautiful Relationship?
A smile is very warm and friendly," Leigh says, noting that you should be careful not to leer at the person. After that, "see if they smile back at you. (Or), if they are pondering a decision in one of the aisles, you can subtly mention a favorite of yours and recommend they try it, but never be pushy or (get) in their face. There is a real art to being subtle yet friendly and a little flirty."
This approach can also be used on a train, bus, or subway, especially when it's a route you travel on frequently, Leigh adds. "I've talked with people who have done this with great results, and I've had a great number of fun conversations in the grocery store."
Next time you see someone who catches your eye, don't be afraid to say hello and flash them a suggestive smile. You never know where it might lead you!
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