Whether or not the supermarket is a good place to pick up girls is apparently a burning question in the minds of one or two of you who have asked me to blog about it. So I would be more than happy to tell you that I do not think the supermarket is a good place to pick up girls. The best thing I can say about it is that it's better than a nightclub, but that's not saying much.
The reason I don't think the supermarket is a good place is because I don't think any place you go to once in a while that doesn't particularly lend itself to interacting with anyone is a good place. If you really want to try picking up a girl you don't know and won't be that embarrassed if she's not into it, I'm sure you don't need me to name a place. The supermarket is fine. So is the park, the library, and Starbucks. Yoga centres tend to have a lot of girls in them. You could try that.
Actually, a yoga centre is probably the place I can think of where you'd be most likely to have some success, especially if you're not a hipster douchebag. You might sort of be a breath of fresh air.
When I wrote my last post about being a pick-up artist and how the techniques described in Neil Strauss' The Game are bogus, a few of you said in your comments that the techniques could a) be helpful to guys who are afraid to approach girls, or b) be used to start off an interaction with some witty banter, which will spark a girl's initial interest. One of you said that even smart and sophisticated women go for witty banter, not just frat boy groupies.
I actually don't know what smart and sophisticated women go for. However, I can tell you what women who fear rejection big time go for, because I am one of those. Women who fear rejection big time go for someone whose interest in them is sincere. If you see a girl in the supermarket whom you think looks rather good from behind, that doesn't mean your interest in her is sincere, and she knows it. If she rejects you, it won't be any great loss to you. That's why the chances she will be receptive to you are small.
If you are afraid to "approach" women whom you don't know from a hole in the ground, it's probably because you have some sense that women aren't really receptive to random chat-ups, no matter how cocky and funny you are. So go out and actually get to know some people organically, so you can develop a sincere interest in one of them. You know what I mean. Join a club. Meet your friends' friends. Actually, my yoga suggestion was a good one. Do that but, you know, regularly and with the same bunch of people.
There's no need to worry about changing the part of yourself that doesn't like to approach random girls so that you can have the pick of the lot. Having the pick of the lot isn't the way romance works. I don't know anything about the way romance works, but I am quite an expert on the myriad of ways it doesn't work.