Social anxiety is a bitch!
Probably the main thing that keeps guys from coming out of their protective shell, is the fear of social pressure: “others will see and hear me chatting up women”.
Fear of being seen and heard by others in eye and ear-shot, is what deters most men from opening their mouths in the first place while in public settings.
Being naturally introverted to a fault, I used to suffer terribly from this shit also!
When I first got into Pickup, this was arguably 1 of my biggest hurdles and sticking-points which stymied my progress tremendously.
When I seen a girl whom I was attracted to and wanted to meet, fuck and possibly date, I would talk myself out of it- not because I didn’t have the perfect opener for the situation- but that I was ultra-fucking preoccupied with what people would think of me chatting up women.
With the advent of the “10 hours walking NYC” video, the fact that in America today, as I’d written about earlier in the year, there will come a time when men will be shamed and ostracized for looking at women, let alone to chat them up on the streets.
Not only will we men risk their social status of being labeled pervy and sleazy, but a (sexual) harassment charge will be possible…merely for checking out a girl’s package.
This further heightens the hysteria and drive men deeper into their shells as the risk of chatting up women will have been too risky to attempt.
Therefore, just another reason why men are afraid to be heard and seen hitting on chicks.
Personally, I don’t mine the social stigma of being called a perverted sleaze-ball.
I own it because I’m a real fucking man with giant balls of ‘IDGAF’.
However, most men aren’t quite ready to risk their prestige (which they don’t have nevertheless) without concrete evidence as to why they should chat up strangers.
As for now that chatting up women is still lawful, there’s no excuse to not do so.
The reality about others hearing or seeing you game women, is that no one really gives a fuck.