Practice what? do what? be honest about what?

while I appreciate you've got there buck, I do sometimes get a little irritated with people who give constant, general suggestions.

I meet a female friend, we go for coffee. We see more of each other, we go out somewhere together. then what? This has happened more times than I can count with more female friends, some of whome I would've liked to get closer to, some of whome not. But nothing happened, and nothing continued to happen.

Saying "practice" makes no sense to me, sinse what the hell am I supposed to practice?

this is what has convinced me that my receptors are just too broken, sinse I can never determine what is supposed to happen, what I'm supposed to practice at or what signals I'm supposed to pick up.

You might as well ask me to practice seeing in infra red.