OP here, not to completely change topics, but as this is all about moving on from my ex, anyone have advice on meeting strangers? I can understand say, a cute girl in a bookstore, ask her for reading suggestions etc... But what if its a situation like where she's an employee somewhere, like a hostess at a restaurant? I can never think of ways to approach girls in those situations that isn't stupid/creepy as hell.
While I'm a nice guy and I can make friends, I'm not real good with strangers, usually I make friends through friends or contacts. So advice is welcome, especially for specific situations.