moral of the story: be good looking
Asking out strangers - Page 2
Compliments can be a double edged sword, girls can tell if you're not sincere and if you make an insincere compliment you are done.
Agree with the college-age girl thing... you are 28 and are going to be annoyed, if not by her then by her friends/lifestyle. I just dumped a 22 y/o girl I was dating for a while, not because I don't like her, she was (literally) crazy. She was actually cool, but her friends and lifestyle were definitely different. Lol, I'm 38 so I should have known better but it's hard to turn down the opportunity, young girls can be really hot.
Of course, when I'm single, I can't get a girl to talk to me, but now that I'm married, women are interested left and right.
Anyway, the point is, compliment one of these girls on their earrings, sandals, whatever, a good icebreaker, and go from there.