Hello fellow PUAs, my sticking point is the conversation/displaying worth. I've read some books and articles and the tips given haven't really helped me. I have no desire to learn magic tricks or psychological tricks.
I've spent a lot of time observing friends pick up girls with little effort. Most recently a friend, by barely even talking to the girl before HER approach, number-closed a hooters waitress. My friends are good PUAs but as I've found they aren't the type to share their secrets. They continue to tell me confidence is the sole key to attraction but, I feel their looks and other things have a lot more to do with it then they are willing to admit.
I used to be able to pick up girls at clubs and second night sex-close on a bi-weekly basis. Now I can't get past the first initial conversation. I dress nice and work out everyday so i am not a stickly dweeb.
What do you guys recommend I do to improve this? I've tried internet dating but i'm tired of adding girls on facebook but then never hearing from them again or, meeting them and discovering that their pictures were taken before they met Ronald Mcdonald and gained 40 pounds.