Surviving the World
A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd
Lesson #1226 - Initial Romance Hurdles
Really, once you're past whether or not you approve of how someone looks, the 'Asshole Determination' can decide everything. You don't need a pick-up line or to buy drinks for someone or anything else, you just need to reassure the other person you're not an asshole. It's smooth sailing from there! OK, not completely, but kind of.
It's along the lines of 'Not antisocial, just shy' as holding back a human connection. 'Not an asshole, at least decent' doesn't have the same ring, though.