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Most Helpful Girl
Are you both in college?
Hmm sounds creepy but try to figure out where she hangs out.
Be in spots where she can notice you.
Get eye contact and smile.
Ask her about classes and her major and from there on introductions start.
Or have a lady friend become friends with her and from her you can become mutual friends.3
Most Helpful Guy
Pretend you're making a friend, maybe even imagine her like a guy if that helps.
Since you have no connections, it might even help to invite her to an event with other friends you have, making it very obvious not a date, but this way you can get to know her a lot better there, and work your way up to something more like a date.
Or if it's university, and she's in your class, you can exchange notes and offer to study together.
Mostly just keep it very light, easy, fun.1