Since starting college at 18 (21 now) I've tried putting myself out there more. I've only asked out a few girls before and each set back makes it harder to want to try again. Once there was a girl in my class that actually talked to me first. She would look at me first when something funny happened and seemed interested in what I had to say. On the last day after class I asked her out and I'll never forget that horrible reaction. She seemed really disturbed/flustered and lied about having a boyfriend. I would have been bummed if she said no but would have accepted it. Her reaction and lie is what made it worse for me. Every time I've asked someone out its been a casual and low commitment request (coffee/dinner/casual date).
How can I improve myself? I'm a 6 foot tall around 190 lbs guy in decent shape. I'm into music (I play guitar, piano). I play sports with friends on occasion (soccer, and recently started boxing). I have a recent picture on my profile. Am I ugly? My friends have said I have the guys version of RBF (except with a serious face). I've been trying to keep my head up but this has been weighing on me now harder than ever. This feeling of undesirability just makes me feel very inadequate and less than a man. Any feedback or help will be appreciated. I've never told anyone all this before but would you lose interest if you knew I was this inexperienced at my age?