I've been dating a girl for 2 years now. So I don't do much/any pickup magic anymore. But back in the day I sure did!
The key to picking up women using magic is to not go overboard. Don't do more than one or two tricks. Or you turn into a performing monkey. So when you ask which trick to do "first," I just want to make sure you're not planning to do 10 in a row...
As for which trick to do: Card tricks might not be the best way to go. Because it could be apparent that you're carrying cards around to pick up women. Impromptu magic can be really strong in this situation. I've used the ashes-through-hand effect a bunch of times, with great success. Also, I've made quite a few napkin tulips in my day. If you want to float one Kevin James-style, well, I don't know how you could beat that in a pickup situation!
Past that, thumb tip magic can be great, and it's super easy to carry a tip with you to the bar or to the club or wherever. Takes up less space than a deck of cards! And the things you can do with it...WAY more organic. You can tear and restore napkin pieces, vanish salt. vanish a match, vanish a cigarette---lots and lots of great tricks.
Hope that helps!
Answered at 04:05pm on November 8th, 2013 by ricklax1 (98 karma)
Answered at 09:16am on May 8th, 2014 by VidarF (24 karma)
Any illusion that doesn't involve making money multiply, so throw Greed and Extreme Burn 2.0! Other than that you're pretty safe.
Answered at 10:38pm on February 12th, 2014 by SoccerStud (1 karma)
French kiss by Wayne houchin
Lip smacker by Paul Harris
If you want to be cheeky force a girl a card while having a duplicate inside your zipper
Answered at 01:03pm on November 6th, 2013 by mcdonaldization (-13 karma)
Answered at 08:19am on October 30th, 2013 by s_branham (160 karma)