If you’re out solo gaming, here are your best strategies.
1) Mixed 3-set
Find a mixed 3-set (2 girls and one guy) and take the girl that he’s ignoring. Most guys always focus in on the girl they like leaving the 2nd girl really bored, so she’ll generally be really happy to have someone to talk to. Sometimes guys can be hostile, especially if you’re foreign and the guy is local.
If he’s another foreigner though, he will usually be quite happy to have you there to handle the friend because he recognizes that this will make it much easier for him.
In this case, it’s really important that you communicate with him what your strategy is because a lot of times they won’t have one at all so you need to fill him in on what it is you’re trying to do.
For example, you can tell him that you want to take your girl to the bar, or go outside and that you’ll be back with your girl shortly. You will really need to direct the whole set and you should keep an ear out for what he’s doing and saying and help him fill in any lulls in the conversation.
In the case where you open a set with 3 girls, then you have a somewhat easier situation because the other two girls can hang out together once you isolate your target.
Early in the set, you need to win over the other two girls and you need your target to show that she’s into you so that her friends don’t mind to leave her with you for at least some time.
Once you get level 2 isolation then you need to keep an eye on the friends. It’s typical that in the first 5-minutes or so they will be totally cool with you talking to their friend, but as time goes on, they’ll start to glance over at you more often and move closer to you.
You need to pay attention to this so that you’re not surprised when they finally make a move to join your conversation or to pull your girl away.
If you notice them getting antsy, looking bored and like they want their friend back, the best thing you can do is to lead by bringing your girl back to them. This makes you out to be a good considerate guy and makes it easier to isolate her more later.
At this point, you have the choice to eject from the set with the idea to find them later OR to take them to the dance floor, or to the bar to get drinks. I think that it’s often better to eject because almost invariably there will be some point where the girls will want to all go off to the bathroom or something to have a chat, but I think you need to make this call based on how much the set seems to like you and how much compliance they’re giving you.
Later in the night, you can re-engage and go for higher isolation levels with your target, especially if the obstacles have had a chance to find guys they like to hang out with.
If you approach a 2-set you may not be able to isolate. You’ll open the set as usual, and hook both girls. However instead of moving into level one isolation by bringing in a wing as you would normally do you will ask the obstacle qualifying questions about the target.
The set should run where you’re primarily talking TO THE OBSTACLE but the topic is about the target. Especially anything you can qualify the target on that the obstacle doesn’t match are great topics so it starts to seem like it makes a lot of sense for you to be with the target.
If you do this right, the obstacle will start to tell you how great the target is and will try to help her “get” you. You should kino both, but kino the target more.
Usually, if you’re running this well, the obstacle will go to the bathroom or leave you alone with the target for a while. This is a great time to throw statements of interest (SOIs) at the target directly and to time-bridge and number/qr/chat ID close.
If possible, you can introduce guys into the set and throw them at the obstacle and this can sometimes work. In this case, you’ll usually need to direct the set the same way that I mentioned in the first part of this article. Often times, though, the guys won’t be able to handle it an will eject prematurely.
If that’s the case, it’s not big deal as you can proceed to bounce the set to another venue and ultimately put the obstacle in a taxi or drop her off at the train station.
If they live close together and want to travel together, you can alternatively bounce them both back to your place or other closing location. Once you have them back at the closing location, the obstacle will often “sleep” and basically leave you alone with the target for the close.
Kane has even had the obstacle in the same bed and I once took a girl to her bathroom while 2 of her friends were passed out in her one room place.
Let me know if you have any questions about anything I’ve written above because this can be complex.