So I started reading about the Game about a year ago, but I only started going out and trying things for myself in the past few months. I've been trying both daygame and nightgame (I take whatever opportunities I get) and I do better at night (though I'm not good at either).
I can now open pretty consistently and rarely get rejected right away. I have one or two routines to follow up each opener that I use, I tease whenever I see the opportunity, and I can usually talk to a girl/group for a good ten minutes without issue, but then I just run out of things to say. At this point, I usually go into interview mode, which I can tell always bores the girl/group. Their body language changes, they lose interest fast, and I usually just eject.
Sometimes, I can keep the interaction going a little longer. For example, sometimes I'll ask an interview question and the girl will have an interesting answer, so I can take the conversation off in that direction. Sometimes she'll ask me something and I can tell a story based on that. I also Peacock any time I go out (sometimes just something minor, other times things that really stand out) and sometimes I'll get asked about something I'm wearing, so I can tell a story about whatever they asked about.
The problem with these things is that 1. They're completely dependent on her, so there's no consistency and it's based purely on luck, and 2. Even if she does, then, after we get done talking about that, I'm back to having nothing else to say.
If I do manage to keep the conversation going, then I try to Isolate, but every time I've tried up to this point I've been rejected.
To give you guys a bit of background, I'm 21 and I've been a loner for most of my life. As a result, I've never really developed the skill of just talking to people (not just girls, but anyone). My material is always planned out in advance, and when I'm done using it, I almost always run out of things to say. It's not that I'm nervous, it's just that I honestly have no idea how to keep the conversation going.
I'm not nervous, I just don't know what to do. Building attraction and escalating is a big issue for me. I really need work on my conversation skills and escalating the conversation.
Any feedback or recommendations is greatly appreciated.