Have you ever noticed when you first meet someone you can automatically tell wheat kind of person they are. The funny thing is, though, we either see it right away or overlook it to give the person the benefit of the doubt. For me, I find it an exciting thing to meet someone new. New acquaintances could possibly mean a new friendship. Or they can be just a hello and goodbye.
Looking back on how we start to meet new people, it was much easier as a child. We don't develop strong personalities till we are older, we all understand the things we go though, and only care about playing on the playground and having fun. As a young adult we subconsciously have judged a person by the way they look, what other people tell us, and the nervous moment if we have enough courage to go talk to someone new.
Being in a different state this whole summer I had the chance to develop strong communication and introduction skills. My grandparents live in a adult community so all of the elder people always want to talk to the young one. The key to make people impressed with you is a nice smile, good handshake and an interest in what they have to say. See, easy as one, two, three.
Now, if you are dealing with a person your age, just remember to be yourself; because we all know how hard that can be. Chances are the other person has the exact same feelings as you, so don't worry about trying to impress them the first time around. IMPORTANT TIP: people love to talk about themselves, so if you can try to ask a lot of questions. If you find something in common let that be the way to strike up a good conversation.
Now you have the skills to have a successful first meeting with someone new. Comment below if you have any other questions, I'll answer them to the best of my ability.
P.S. Pick up lines are no way to meet someone new. Either they will find you completely weird or just laugh at you.. not with you! :)