Can I use this phrase for complete strangers?
For example, my friend and I are sitting at the table in a coffee shop. There is a girl sitting at another table. I want to come to her, introduce myself and have a conversation with her. To share my thoughts with the friend, I should say:
- I want to meet her. – As I think, the word “meet” doesn’t fit since I've already met her, even if we don’t know each other.
- I want to pick her up. – If there is not a girl, but a guy, and I want to just make a new friend? “Pick up” also doesn’t fit. Also, it's not very polite, is it?
- I want to get to know her. – Can I use "get to know" here? I mean, if I already know someone, I can say: “I want to get to know her/him better”. But, if I don’t know that person at all, is it OK to use “get to know”?
If “get to know” is a bad choice, what should I put in the blank below?
– I want to … him/her.