Re: I'm Michael, hoping for serious help! Wish me luck!
It doesn't matter if you have no words! We've all been there at some point or another. But you have to practice practice practice. It's the only way to do it. Practice to the point that it's internalized and automatic. Practice until the words just flow out without thinking. Practice until you recognize ioi's without even consciously thinking about it. Practice until you naturally escalate Kino. You said it yourself, you can't get better without trying to talk to girls more. Your fear is one we've all dealt with and learned how to put aside. So just get out there! You will crash and burn at first. It's guaranteed. Everyone goes through it. But you will quickly internalize everything and become a PU machine
You are the prize. She needs to earn it.