Every guy knows the awful feeling of walking up to a woman at a bar and being rejected. Unless you have extremely solid self esteem, this can cripple you mentally, shatter confidence and make you want to give up picking up women altogether.
Perhaps even worse than the actual rejection is the mocking of your pick up by friends, or other people at the bar who witnessed your rejection.
This humilation often leads to men fearing any type of public approach.
In actuality, this mocking by others is probably because these men are too scared to do it themselves and take their inadequecies out on others.
This is why I always suggest surrounding yourself with people that are supportive and will encourage you.
What does this have to do with online dating? Online dating should be no different.
The way we improve our online pick up skills is not only by studying, practicing, and learning the art of online pick up, but by sharing and learning from others, as well.
Having a strong support system that is there to help will contribute ideas, point out mistakes, and steer you in the right direction. You will also gain confidence even when things go less than perfect with your online pick up.
This support system will not only pick you up when you are down, but will be a huge asset to improving your game. You can even find this type of support through online dating forums if you do not know anybody involved.
So surround yourself with others who are both positive and into online pick up. It will only benefit you long term.