I read a Roissy post a while back about just saying something, rather than nothing when you reach and extended silence in conversation with a woman. I don’t doubt this is great advice. I just wish I could do it better.
I am a natural introvert, which means I get my energy from being alone and being less social (I am working on that by spending time with various groups of people every night of the week). This also manifests itself in the form of me not talking unless I have something useful or funny to say on the topic at hand. Contrast my one friend, who can jabber on about anything for tens of minutes at a time yet effectively saying nothing. Guess who ends up with all the ladies?
This isn’t even how I want to be. I can be in a social situation, forcing myself to think of something to say or a topic to propose, yet my mind will be utterly devoid of conversation topics. I couldn’t even say something dumb if I wanted to, my mind goes that blank. It happens in a lot of social situations, so it something I’m trying to work on, but I’m just not sure how.