Being silent in social situations such as crowded bars or parties, has resulted in a pretty predictable pattern of behavior from the people i encounter.
I am treated much like an initially interesting item on the buffet table. At first, i am given a quick visual appraisal to ascertain whether i am worth trying or not. Then comes the cautious approach, followed by the tentative sample to see if i'm pleasing to the taste. When i am subsequently judged to be too bland, salty, cold or beyond my freshness date, i am abandoned for another dish with a little more spice.
So, all in all, pretty much nothing has changed from before i went silent...