She learned that trick when she first moved to the city and sometimes went out alone.
She slept with him during all of the 3 years they dated, until he broke up with her soon after they graduated from college.
But as the bouncer lifts the rope and chooses her and her friends before all the others, her excitement and ego both skyrocket.
"I love nightclubs already" she thinks to herself, as she looks over her shoulder and sees the other girls outside in the cold, watching with jealously as she walks through the door.
They've arrived early so the crowd is still a bit sparse, but this gives them time to actually hang out and talk before anyone else arrives and they get involved in other conversations.
As the 32-year-old orders her drink, she chats with the bartender for a bit, because she knows that even a brief conversation with a stranger (male or female) will get her into a more social mood, which might help later if any men want to talk to her.