Re: So once someone begins PUA techniques, start fresh or old friends?
The very first crowd I started working my PUA on for the most part were my friends. This worked because they were already familiar with me, and their defenses were down. I actually got to a point where one of my friends had a boyfriend and she was flirting with me. I stopped because at the time it was not my intention to destroy any relationships.
The only negative to this was if someone you already knew had a solid assumption about you, there was no way you could break it without some serious interaction. I had tried working some game with this one girl before, but it wasn't until last night when I saw her in the store that I finally got her flirting with me. It is frustrating though to deal with those warts that won't go away. As I have come to learn, though, they either go away or you just forget about them all together.
Although it is alright to flirt with friends, don't forget about strangers and new targets. Your friend circle is only so large, and approaching and conversing with a new crowd can really help.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X