You guys say this a lot but it's not exactly easy. I need a reason to talk to to someone and I can't really think of anything in (public place), especially when conversing with a stranger.
Additionally, saying "I like you, let's go out" is fucking terrible. She's gonna think you've got the auts.
So literally, what do I do. What the fuck do I even say.
I work retail and I see people start up random conversations in line all the time, it's totally dependant on the situation
say you see a girl wearing a shirt with a band name on it, do you like the band? Cool start up saying you like her shirt.
Are you both standing line somewhere? Comment on what she's buying.
both out and about, taking public transport? Comment on the weather
I'd say the most important thing when first greeting a stranger is to seem positive.
Be realistic, you're not just gonna walk up to girls in the middle of a public place and talk to them. You'll meet them in class, or working, or at a party, or a bar, or in some other contextual situation you can talk about.
>saying "I like you, let's go out" is fucking terrible
OBVIOUSLY you don't lead with this, but what's so hard about introducing yourself? You don't say you like someone you just saw, you're just being a liar, you simply be honest and say, "Hey I found you attractive and had to come here and talk to you, I'm David what's your name?" And then you go from there, the going from there tends to be hard but most guys don't even make it past the intro cause they're essentially cowardly.
Creepily staring at someone then not saying something is what's awkward and makes her think you've got the auts.
The worst that could happen is you get rejected or she just walks away. That's the worst, and most people aren't this awful.
You DON'T walk up to strangers and ask them out. You get to know them first.
Start with girls in your class or workplace. It is perfectly normal to walk up to one and say "I missed class yesterday. What's the assignment?" Now she knows who you are,and you can either continue with "Hard class, huh?" or the like, or just let it drop until tomorrow, when it is then perfectly normal to say Hello and add "I'm Jim,by the way."
Now you are at least acquaintances, and further small-talk chat is easy. Then, at some point, you suggest coffee/coke/snack.
If you're really that incapable of approaching them, switch your thinking. Give them a reason to approach you. Now this is incredibly more difficult but if you don't switch it up it's what you have to work with.
The reason is she attracts you. Tell her why she attracts you or any other feelings you may have while in conversation with her. The manner in which you do so will be how she judges your talking ability.