The sOcIaLiZaTiOn aspect of school is entirely a meme, moreso today than it was in the 00s when I was in school. Now they have mask mandates, active shooter drills with faux active shooters, and having the kids play dead. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/02/effects-of-active-shooter/554150/?Had to "court" but never was around women to learn how to interact with them beyond normal conversation (game, for lack of a better word). It didn't help things that my Dad was incapable of staying at a church for more than 6 months before getting sideways with the pastor so we bounced around a lot and never became part of a church community.
How you approach relationships is 100% driven by observation of your parents' relationship. Most boomers have a naive take on relationships hence why so many of us found refuge in RvF1.0.
The thing is, Notabene is very correct. You don't need game to keep a good woman around. Key here is good. You need game to keep bad, non Christian women you're not entirely compatible with around.
Game in a healthy Christian context is much more innocent than many realize and you wouldn't have learned this school. It's playful and childlike. Watch how boys and girls 3-10 play with each other. Lots of playful teasing, laughing, all entirely non sexual.
I recall reading this somewhere. Men and women already know how to act and relate to one another in a healthy way. Puberty just confuses everything, making us anxious and weird.
Place yourself in the mindset of a child who hasn't learned what the stuff downstairs does and converse away. Be playful, lightly teasing with a smile, play actual games together, and keep everything entirely non sexual.
Girls themselves will start to get weird, "does he like me?" And will act squirrelly, trying to be around you, showing more enthusiasm, or outright admit their feelings. That's when you are free to escalate with a simple kiss and confirming your feelings back.
Remember, sex is for the sanctity of marriage. Dating isn't a multi year thing. If you keep sex out of it, by month 7-9 you will have a good idea of it is working out of not. By then you should propose and take 3 months to prepare for a wedding. If the engagement takes longer than 3 months or it seems rushed, then this might not be a good relationship.
Don't waste a girl's time when she could be looking for another Christian man. There's nothing I hate more than retard men who date women for 3 years and then act surprised when they leave. They left because the man was wasting her time!