You’ll find that when a girl likes you, it’s much easier to hold down a conversation because she’s contributing on her part and leaving enticing “conversation bait” - to make it tempting for you to keep talking to her.
- give one worded responses,
- only say what is absolutely necessary,
- give you little to work with,
- pretend to be mentally challenged/ deaf,
to avoid getting “trapped” in a conversation with a man she perceives to be of low worth.
To cut through the noise, be radically different in a positive way; be a head-and-shoulders above the competition.