That's interesting, i can imagine a very good exposure therapy app getting traction.
Lets see... I started because i finally got in the right frame of mind to do so, otherwise i would hardly ever contemplate it and if i did, the "anxiety" would be too pronounced to contemplate the idea for too long. Lets call it an "8 out of 10."
I started this on Tuesday 9/4/18, so 5 days ago, and since then i also tried it on Thursday and Saturday. Today is Sunday. I have Uni, homework, and other excuses made by my mind so i can't always do this. It wouldn't be healthy or productive either to stress myself out. The first day the anxiety, or "energy" as i prefer to call it now was maybe like a 7.5 to 7.0, then on Thursday i started the day feeling like a 7.0 out of 10 and finished with a 5.5 maybe. Sunday maybe i started 6.5 and ended 5.5.
When i go out, i go with the mentality of at least asking 1, then 5, then 10, then 15, etc.
I don't say the same things each time, most of the time i've been saying something like "hi, i saw you and thought you were cute," then i wait for their response, etc.
I am currently aiming to atleast approach and see what i can learn and desensitize, when i become more relaxed and with a better "game" i can actively try harder to get them to say yes, but rejections are fine atm. You shouldn't go in thinking that succeeding is getting a yes, approaching, saying hi, conversating, being fine with rejection, those are the true successes at this stage.
I think i've asked about 30-40 girls out, and then a few more i simply gave them a compliment as they passed by. As part of this i also asked a target employee if they sold chainsaws and asked questions to a female artist about her work for exhibit at Uni. Asking girls is only one aspect, when you go out its a good idea to get out there alot and in different ways.