Towards the end of the night i got sick of trying to figure out who might be safe to hit on and who wasn't. Got tired of trying to figure out if that girl had moved away from me intentionally or by accident, or if she'd moved towards me intentionally or by accident, or if she smiled at me whether or not i should do anything besides smile back, so i made a game for myself.
At one point the dance floor was mostly empty, so i went out and staked out one of the black squares on the tile/linoleum/whatever it is. I paced it out, and it was exactly four "feet" (meaning my feet) to a side. More than i can occupy just standing there, but not an unreasonably large space when dancing actively.
I figured i would stay in that square and discourage guys from entering, and encourage girls. If guys came near, i danced on that edge of the square, if a girl came near, i move to the other side to make room for them. If a girl entered the square, i would smile and flirt with her in teh stupid donaithnen way. Girls not near the square i would maybe smile at but otherwise not worry about.
I'm not sure what results i was expecting of this, but they were strange.
Girls seemed to psychically know the square was there, they would dance towards me and then stop at the edge and then move away. The two exceptions were some active wanderers who criss-crossed the floor, and didn't really seem to pay any attention to my "flirting."
Guys however would continuously mvoe into the square. I would be covering one side to keep someone out, and a guy would come in the other side. After awhile i started getting pissed and started "accidently" stepping on peoples toes. The guys would move away, and then a few minutes later the _same_ people would be back doing it again. You would think that even if they didn't figure out the square, which i wouldn't expect them to, they would generally learn to avoid _me_ and my immediate area, but no such luck. After awhile i felt like throtling someone.
The girls are avoding me and the guys are tripping over me, sigh.