OK, this is the reason I signed up; I need some advice from someone more experienced or who can see from a different perspective. I am a 23 year old Asian male (Chinese descent), in shape. 5'10", 156lbs, ~7 percent body fat. My face, well, among Asians (to factor out racial preference) I'm a 7 (conservative guess) to 8.5 (aggressive guess) with 5 being average. I am a first year PhD student, and I love to practice Taekwondo (I'm very good, no bragging). I earn my own living and have my own car and apartment. I'm about average for a PUA but skilled compared to Asians. So I said all that to get you guys an idea of my assets and where I stand. Now, the situation:
There is a group of Korean girls, mostly church members, who are aged 18-20. They are in my university but they are undergrads (fresh-soph) and I am a grad so we don't have classes in common. I already know them from church (went there to pick up girls, not religious). They hang out with some undergrad guys, Chinese, Koreans, etc... but in my honest opinion, I am better looking than most of them, in better shape than most of them, have better talents than most of them, and have, in general, better assets and can outperform them at anything. Being church members, they're not getting action from these girls, but neither am I. I feel like my assets put me in a great position for easy kills (Korean girls LOVE Taekwondo athletes) and compared to these younger Asian guys, I'm a lot more skilled as a romancer (average as a PUA). Barriers are there to stop me; I'm about 4-5 years older than them, and I'm not in "the group" cus I don't go to church or attend the same classes with them but I feel my skill and assets can overcome these. Question: What exactly is stopping me (what is causing them to not respond romantically but instead in a friendly way) and how can I get with (at least 1 of) these girls? Oh, and there might be a guy, the alpha of that group, who may be undermining me by continuously pointing out my age in a "friendly" way, asking if I feel old. (23 dating a 19 year old is bad?) He's a cut above the rest (in better shape, better looking, plans parties) and might see me as a challenge on "his" girls. Thanks!