i would say reading the game before MM would be more useful as it gives a clearer insight into the whole PUA world and what can be done, don't get me wrong, i enjoyed the game thoroughly :P
Most people aren't observant enough to really give a good answer. Most of your guys friends will just tell you to "be confident"
and most chick friends will just say "I don't know why, you just seem like a friend" Only about 1 in 20 will be able to get more specifi than that, and only barely more specific. You'll be able to find better answers here.
i agree with this chunk to an extent. the guys are probably afcs and will give afc advice, we on the other hand can tell give advise based on the info you give (providing it's accurate)
as for asking women, instead of asking them why you fail, just ask them simply (especially the ones you've been friends with for a while), just say look i'm trying to make massive changes and i want you to answer this as honest as possible...what are my flaws?
-at this point they can try and be nice and say you don't have any, just persist if they say you have none, everyone has flaws. apparently i had none and i was the perfect bf, and then the realisation came i was a doormat that got walked all over, maybe you don't stand up for yourself?
just throwing the bait