One of the factors that I think people tend to ignore when it comes to the idea of social skills is the world “skill”. If you want to get better at dating, you have to treat social skills like any other skill – and that means that you only improve with practice. The problem is that the idea of practicing the skills associated with dating can be intimidating. When we talk about practicing social skills, it’s only natural to imagine getting dressed up, having to go out to bars and clubs and make dozens of cold approaches every night. The mental image of pushing past your initial approach anxiety and courting rejection over and over again is enough to make anyone want to “Nope” so hard they leave a human-shaped cloud in their wake on the way to FuckThatShitville.
But while practice is important, improving your social skills doesn’t mean that you have to go hit the clubs. In fact, there are a number of small, simple ways that you can practice and improve your social skills every days without having to spin game or set foot in a loud, smokey bar.