Wow, I just realized I did every single thing on this list.
Went out twice recently for some beach pickup. It was the first time though so I guess it's to be expected, but good to know this ha!
1: I didn't want to be a creep so sat down at a polite distance,
2: felt too nervous to smile,
3: similarly, because of nerves it felt forced, probably to the girls as well,
4: waited until very late, if I even introduced myself at all,
5: literally got asked 'so, why did you come over?'
6: I guess this one went alright, it's pretty easy to both be physically comfortable at the beach
7: I had no clue what to talk about
Great to find this article! Naturally, things didn't go too smooth. Will definitely be focusing on these things next time.