Ok, my situation is I go out about twice per week with the goal of getting better at pick up. Right now I'm working on direct game, and I'm saying stuff like "hi... you look cute, what's your name" and it's working pretty well when I make sure to smile and use good body language.
My problem is that after that, I'll usually ask a few normal questions like what she's interested in, who she's with... and then the conversation stalls.
I don't want to use any really gimmicky techniques but I'm interested in what you guys have to say about what I can do to make sure the conversation keeps going and she's engaged in it.
Thanks so much!