Today at college, I was sitting down next to a cute girl who I wanted to talk to not because I wanted to get a girlfriend, but because I just wanted to practice talking to women. I sat there thinking about it and what to say to her and could only come up with "What are you studying?" which, to me, seems pretty lame even though it would lead to more conversation. I thought I had to come up with something funny or witty or at least more interesting than that. So, I didn't say anything to her. I ended up making the excuse for my decision that my social skills just aren't good enough yet to start talking to random women. The same thing that happened with this girl happened with another girl in my class who seemed to be showing me signs that she wanted me to talk to her. She was giving off that vibe.
I am trying to improve my social skills by, for example, going to a couple college clubs today. See, I come off to many people I encounter as uptight, shy, and, sometimes, awkward. This is why I sort of have decided I won't try to talk to random women yet until I've improved my social skills more. Do you think this is a good decision? See, I don't want to waste my college experience like I did all throughout high school and before that. My school experience before college should've been when I practiced my skills with women like most men do, but I didn't at all. So, I want to practice talking to women, but not until I feel more socially adept enough by first practicing in more comfortable situations. I think, however, I might just be psyching myself out and maybe just don't believe in myself enough.