I don't know the first real thing about the dating game. I don't know how to talk to a specific person and connect. I just think you have to go to person by person and do the best you can with people in general.
If you know what you want, and aren't afraid of having a ton of fun while going after it, send me a message and let's chat.
However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.