DC Sarging Halloween Weekend

I'm looking for some a wing/group of fellow beginners or the newly experienced. I'm a serious newbie. I have decent social skills and I'm a normal human being in every way, but as far as using the skills, I made my first approach using any kind of "method" for the first time today. It was great. I was nervous though, and I let the convo thread die. I feel confident because I was able to look back on the exchange and see where I made mistakes.

Anyway, I don't want to go to a bar and try to pick up girls alone. I tried it once before all this and a girl basically ran away from me when she found out I was alone. Not a good way to go.