Dating is easy – be nice to people and stay in your league.
But... Girls don't like nice guys, they go for jerks, you say. Girls love nice guys. The problem is that every time you hear a guy say “girls don't like nice guys” she is a seven and he is a three at best.
But... having game will help you get girls that are out of your league, right? Well, no, it won't, because women don't really care about your game.
Let's look at it biologically for a bit – a man, in theory, can have an unlimited number of children, each time you have sex, is, theoretically, a chance to reproduce, so men are not too picky about who they have sex with. Women, on the other hand, have a very limited number of opportunities to reproduce – she's gotta carry the kid for nine months, and after wards, women are the primary caregivers for children, and it's not practical to have too many of them. So because of this, women are not looking for a large number of different sex partners, but for the best possible sex partner, the guy who is as close to the total package as she is likely to get.
This is why women don't care about your game, they care about the total package you are presenting them. My advice to all you pick up wannabes – put down the pick up books and focus on actually getting your life together so you have a decent package to present. Get your own place. Get a respectable, non embarrassing car. Learn to dress like a grown man, it's called business casual. Learn to talk to women respectfully and have a real conversation about common interests instead of just trying to get in her pants. Get trained for a career that could possibly support a family one day. These are the things women look for, not your “game” The only thing in your package if you are a pick up artist is the desire to sleep with other women, and nobody will go for that.