I like practicing being attractive with subtlety with almost every woman I meet. I often avoid flirtation and giving off IOI's with women that I don't want but still practice with, but still manage to get them to giggle/play with their hair/ open their eyes overly wide/etc., without giving any signal of interest. I can usually do this with anyone, from store clerks to someone that I'm asking for directions from, to even college professors. I'm really good at using subtlety to make myself attractive, but lately I've been having a really hard time achieving this.
Why is this happening? It's not that it's hurting my feelings (it probably is a little bit, and I'm probably suppressing that), but I'm trying to really maximize my game and doing everything in my power to become that most attractive man possible and lately my progress has stopped.
The only hypothesis that I have is that I might have seemed less joyful and positive after going to a funeral and, perhaps, every interaction I've had with women has just affected the next interaction. But that domino effect has been going on for over a week now.