So today I set a firm intention to cold approach at least one woman. I didn't really make a thing of it by going out especially, I just said to myself I would do it in the course of my day. I just didn't manage it though - I made a joke with one woman at the counter of the supermarket, but it felt a little weak in comparison to what I had intended (approaching someone and clearly expressing why I was approaching her). Then I walked a long way round home after swimming and went through the student area - there were so many hot girls I could have approached, but I felt myself looking at them and thinking 'but they look so young' (I'm 29) - the degree to which this was a rationalisation or not is confusing me. Now, I'm at home and didn't approach anyone and feeling pretty disappointed with myself. Tomorrow is a new day and I will set my goal again (it's going to be a recurring goal anyway), but I figure I can't be the only one that this happens/has happened to. How have others dealt with this tentativeness? While I know that 'just do it' is ultimately what I have to do, I don't have much time for advice that begins with 'just' - I'm more interested in how people have experienced this and what they have done to overcome/work with it.