not that guy but to be fair the depressed guys who get girls tend to be more along the lines of stoner/drug guys who are kindof dumb pseuds. I know a guy like that he's basically a dumb druggie but he gets tons of hot girls who want to 'fix' him with his pseudo-intellectual faux-tortured thing.helps to be good looking too
TBH OP, most hot girls are dumb and if you're too smart they think you're a nerd.
You should get a gym membership, work out and get buff, get a friend group of likeminded guys, get better social skills, and start going with them to raves and bars and shit.
If you're too awkward still drink or do some drugs, and try talking to chicks then. Chances are they will also be drunk and you'll probably be able to go home with one, I've done it and I'm not really even good looking.
A lot of times when people have these romantic problems its because of broader general autism and lack of social skills.
Once you have a friend group its way easier to go out together and try to hit on girls in contexts where its socially appropriate (i.e. nightlife).
(young) women aren't that complicated, they are the same as us.
Final thing i'll say is it is a numbers game. IF i had to quantify the ratio of success, which is the number of women i hit on compared to the number i actually end up fucking, it would probably be like 4%. So out of hitting on 100 women, most are not interested, 20% are vaguely interested, and maybe 8% are really interested. Out of those, the logistics end up working out half the time.
To maximize your chances of getting girls you have to go to places where young, horny, single people tend to congregate and imbibe substances which lower their inhibitions, and try to hit on as many girls as possible.
You have it backwards hitting on these girls that you've decided you like in advance and emotionally invested in whether or not they like you back. Crushes are stupid, if you like a girl try advancing on her right away, if she rejects you then just move on its no big deal.