1. Man/woman walks into a cafeteria/diner/eatery
2. Man/woman sits down with a person sitting alone
3. Man/woman has a conversation with that person as if on a date
Although awkward at first, this method of meeting people may sometimes be bold enough to work.
Man: "I know what you're thinking... But before you tell me to scram, I just wanna say that this is my first cafeteria speed date and you looked like you could use some company. What do you say?"
Woman: "(hesitates...) Uhh okay, I have a few minutes. What's your name?"