I think what you lacked in this article is the importance of just initiating.
This to me is the most important yet daunting task. Also, a few techniques; know when to leave (just for a little bit) and when to return. This shows you are not to desperate as this is unattractive as one does not truly want what is just given to them.
An important point also is to get women talking about themselves, they love to talk. Just ask questions, this adds an air of mystery to you and allows you to have to say very little.
Ps. Alcohol helps. Not too much, just enough to loosen up.