Choosing between day and night game is crucial as they offer drastically different opportunities. You have to consider what you want and what your end goal is for getting good at either.
What's the main difference between day and night game? Day Game has better long-term value but with a higher difficulty, while Night Game is generally easier but more costly. There is a lot more to it than that, and ultimately what is best for you is your circumstances and what exactly you're after.
We'll go into the pros and cons of both to help you better choose the option that's most relevant.
First and foremost, Night Game isn't likely to be worth your time if you don't enjoy going out.
Unless you're already good enough where you can just hop on out and meet someone quickly- you won't likely find the environment worth spending time in (especially after a few failed attempts).
If you enjoy it, often go out already, and don't like the idea of day game, it is probably the better option for you.
You'll want to develop some sort of routine. Having a goal in mind with talking to enough women is essential.
Ideally, you'll want to be sober (or close to it).
It's better to seem anxious but sharp than "confident" but sloppy.
This is probably not easy for most guys to do, but it's essential. Otherwise, you'll depend on it anytime you want to go out and get some numbers.
Getting used to approaching and talking to women while sober also has other benefits. Besides the obvious cost part of it, you'll get better in general with women, whether that's cold approach, on dates, etc.
Exposure and experience doesn't work if you can't remember making it.
The best part is you're less likely to approach and hook up with someone you wish you hadn't.
Going out during the day versus night follows the same idea. It's what I've come to prefer, but that's not to say it's best for everyone. I certainly still had success with clubs, and found it much more enjoyable when I was around 19/20 years old.
Ultimately, whether you prefer day or night game depends on your preferences and circumstances.
Day Game can be a more relaxed and organic way to meet people, especially in natural settings like malls or at universities. While Night Game offers a more high-energy and social atmosphere, with opportunities to dance, drink, and socialize in groups.
It's worth noting that both require some social skills and confidence to succeed. You'll need to be able to engage them in conversation, read their cues, and build a connection- all of this will take time to get good at.
Most importantly, as always, your appearance primarily dictates your success. Make sure to look your best everyday through any quick updates like haircut or tan, or long-term investments like building habits with working out. If you're day game, check out Does Cold Approach Work? to get more of the basics covered before you start.
Apart from not focusing on your appearance, the biggest one is approaching large groups. You can never tell who's dating who in these groups, and it's more likely to be a birthday or work gathering (so higher chance they're already in a relationship). Keep it to approaching someone who's arrived there with 2 or 3 other girls.
Whether you should or not comes down to your appearance and experience. You need to look good enough for women to want to give you their number, and you want to be able to endure through a lot of rejections when they don't. If you're still unsure- check out 5 Reasons Why You Should (or Shouldn't) Be Cold Approaching.
Situational approaches don't work too well for night game. The reason is there are not many options for using unique openers. For the most part, your only options is to either talk about what they're doing, wearing, or drinking in the club.