Last summer I got myself friendzoned by a girl I really liked. She was involved with someone else at the moment and I was that "nice guy" that she enjoyed to hang out with and talk to. I was shy, had little confidence, and abstained from sexual topics and flirtation. Eventually she broke it off with the guy she was sleeping with and found someone else (still not me.) I knew it was my fault for being such an AFC, and I decided to change. I read PUA material, joined the forums, followed your advice, and watched many instructional videos. Over the few months my inner game and confidence improved substantially. After I found out that she broke up with her second boyfriend, I decided to move in full speed ahead and test out everything I had learned over the last months. I visited her during the New Year's weekend and ended up sleeping with her twice. She was shocked by how bold, confident, and forward I was and could hardly recognize me. She even told me that it was the best sex she ever had. We're now in the early stages of a LTR and, as of now, I'm not looking for anything else.
Just wanted to stop by and thank those of you guys who encouraged me and gave advice. And to the rest of you recovering AFCs, hope this brings some encouragement.
Peace and love!