I'm not complaining! I have a very high acceptance rate and have learned to recognize that "floor fixation" look that means "don't ask me." Here's the deal: It's easy to mirada/cabeceo someone sitting or standing by themselves, who is looking about the room. Even in groups, if someone is scanning it is easy to pick them out. It is easy to move past someone that stares hard at the floor when you look their way. Ladies in groups of two or more, talking, are trickier, and often represent the majority of the seated ladies and the only choices left (having danced with the others already). I'll boldly approach anyways... 10 meters, no reaction... 5 m no reaction... 4 m ... 3 m ... 2 m ... they finally look up. Every time they seem glad to be asked, and if I apologize for interrupting the conversation the lady will say something like "No, no, don't worry, I'm here to dance!" I feel like maybe I could do this better. If I'm approaching someone close enough to just ask verbally it seems like that might be doing the mirada/cabeceo wrong. So is there a minimum distance, something like don't mirada/cabeceo from closer than 3 meters? What's a good working distance? My other question is on angle. I realize the room arrangement can affect this. Is it better to try to look across the room, or is it better to look along (or against?) the line of dance and look along the edge of the room? I don't look for this actively, but have noticed sometimes seated ladies will give me a big smile as I dance past them. DW has told me they would be good candidates for mirada/cabeceo.