First and foremost I have to disclaim that we take no responsibility if you get your ass kicked or worse when trying to make friends with dangerous people. That said it is almost always better to have the dangerous people on your side rather than neutral or [obviously] against you. As much as we like to make fun of mafia douchebags, it can be useful at times to have them as friends. Of course they are always going to be guys that know how to get you contraband like drugs but also they will watch your back if they like you. If you have a good mafia douchebag friend there is no way you are getting your ass kicked in his bar. Mafia douchebag friends can get you all kinds of stuff: drugs, women, free drinks, vip tables, rides in fancy cars with body guards and more. Not that you necessarily need it but I’ll take a ride to beach in a Porsche Cayenne, an S Class or a Bentley any day of the week over the bus or the train.
So let’s get into how to befriend these shaved gorillas. Ironically thinking of these guys as dangerous zoo animals is not far from the mark. If you were to think of this as approaching a dog on the street you are on the right track. You don’t know if that dog is completely tame and friendly or if he is going to attack at any moment. To do this effectively you need to be an expert at reading body language. You want to make sure the person you’re approaching is open for it by reading his body language and at the same time it is very important that your body language is confident but non-threatening. Just say hello or ask a quick off hand question of little importance. Read the response and any changes in body language to find out if this person is open for a conversation or not. If you get even the slightest intuition that this person doesn’t want you around politely excuse yourself immediately. If on the other hand this person seems open for a chat go ahead, cautiously. Think of another analogy here: getting into a very hot or very cold swimming pool. First you test with your toe, then maybe a foot, then maybe both feet. Such should be the way you manage your social interactions with dangerous people.
Once you have successfully engaged your new dangerous friend in a conversation for 5-10 minutes, buy him, or even his whole table a drink (skip the whole table if it’s all girls, you don’t want him to think you’re trying to upstage him). Never talk to your dangerous friend’s women unless he introduces you. After you buy him a drink politely excuse yourself, you don’t want to wear out your welcome. On your way out of the bar say goodbye to your new friend and be sure to remember his name. Next time you see that person be sure to greet him by name and only get involved in hanging around his table if invited. Keep that up and try to cultivate that relationship. That’s about all there is too it. Next thing you know you might be drinking champagne and riding around in bullet proof luxury cars with mafia douchebags. Enjoy!