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Yeah, absolutely this. If you're already a smoker, you're kind of sorted at the expense of your lungs. There aren't really any better excuses to settle yourself in someone's vicinity for 5 solid minutes. Being a bartender helped too, even if you're a sperg - mainly because they have to talk to you, and it can be a nice casual demonstration of skill/confidence if you're swift on the bar and know when to give people shit about their drink choices or not.
But I digress, smoking is fantastic. Just be friendly and have a few stock questions in the chamber and don't be creepy.
This lad also has it spot on. If you just go out to meet women, you'll end up meeting very few of them. Go out to make friends, and figure out the qualities you want to extoll and build them. Be the kind of person you'd like to be around, assuming you're not a terrible judge of character.
Also, you might already know this, but *don't put on a front unless you're only after a quick buck*. There's fuck all point being your 'best self' with a date if you can't keep that up for the rest of your life. It's much better being your normal self (with a bit of polish tbf) and going through the slog of finding someone who can actually tolerate you when you're just being yourself.