Re: Getting game while retaining the things I care about?
Actually, you have a good Mindset. You're passionate about something: that's great!
Now, what's important is to learn how to share it. Can you speak about it emotionally? Can you make someone else interested in it?
Don't refrain yourself because you think you have to make the other person interested. If you know how to present it, how to sound passionate, anyone will share your interest and passion.
That's the difference between:
"I love jazz music, jazz music is awesome! Every time it reminds me that you know, only the present moment matters, and what's important is just to be happy. I found this band actually that..."
First case is more positive, and enthusiastic, and emotional, and that's something that people feel when you are talking to them (and not only women)
"Hmmm, I don't like pop, that's stupid, not even music. Rock is repetitive. Nah, RnB, seriously? Yeah, maybe I like jazz, you could say that, at least it doesn't suck."
Seduction is a martial art. Reading books and talking to experts is important, and helpful. But you won't progress unless you go out there and fight.