If you’ve never tried out cold reading, it’s pretty fun.
It involves saying things about people that are generally true, but making it sound like you’ve got some kind of “insight” from beyond.
A successful cold reading involves three things (once you’ve established rapport).
1) Some kind of observation about her that is slightly more specific than the general public.
For example, something that would likely be true of ALL females would be things like, they like shoes,they are concerned with their appearance, and they worry about their weight. So when you say something, notice something about her and make an educated guess.
2) An implied compliment.
Don’t be direct. Don’t say anything about her looks. Make it about her personality, or her intelligence. Also, since everybody likes to think we are “smarter” or “more insightful” than everybody else, you can use this to your advantage.
3) An implied takeaway.
This is kind of a “pull back” designed to draw her into the conversation.
With these three in mind, a typical “cold reading” opener might be structured like this:
[open] + [mystical observation] + [comment about mystical observation] + [takeaway]
Or like this:
Excuse me, but I couldn’t help noticing you. I don’t mean to sound forward, but I’ve got a particularly strong intuition about you (open). I sense that you have a few things in your past that have just come to mind recently, particularly about [observation]. It’s been my experience that while it may seem a bit confusing, those kinds of people seem to have a much better sense of truth than others. (implied compliment). But then again, I’m sometimes wrong about this. What do you think? (take away).
Now, that might seem a big strange, but if you deliver the above congruently, meaning you believe it when you say it, she’ll be incredibly intrigued. And since you’ve basically told her she’s “better” than everybody else, she’ll want to hear more.
Obviously the more you can tie in your reading to whatever you observe about her, the better.
With practice, you can get pretty good at this. Just go hang out at Starbucks or wherever, and check out the girls, then notice something about them, think of something related to that “thing” that has a good chance of being true, and imagine coming up with some statement like the above.
For best results, do this once a week, bring a notebook with you and actually write out a few paragraphs, for a few different girls.
This will have the added benefit of using your notebook (and your notetaking) as a potential opener in itself.
If some girl catches you looking at her and writing in your notebook, you can tell her you’re practicing your psychic readings.
That oughta be fun!