As the thread is titled, I want to know from all of you out there: what was that exact moment that spurred you into the world of PUA? What was the straw that broke the camel's back for you?
To begin this thread, I will give my story:
Back in November, I was about to ask this girl out. We had been chatting for a week, and I was pretty much convinced that she was going to be the one. And then, with no explanation whatsoever, she stopped talking to me. After a few weeks of trying to lay back, not text her as much because of her exams, and so on, her best friend sends me a message telling me to back off and that I was needy.
For a month after that, I was a wreck. I had no idea why she did that to me, and I couldn't see what I did wrong. Nowhere in my texts did I look needy, and nothing I had said made me look needy. I wasn't even sure what I did in the first place to even cause the downward spiral. I was convinced that I would never try to go after another woman, and that I would just be alone for the rest of my life. Every single day for that month I felt like there was a black hole in my chest sucking away at me and bringing me endless pain.
No matter how hard I fought, it just would not go away, and eventually I fell for a girl on facebook that I had never met before. Being a pure AFC at the time, I consulted some friends and asked them what to do or if they could get us acquainted. Needless to say, it did not work.
And then, sometime in mid-January, around midnight and as I was sitting next to an almost dead fire in my living room, I was contemplating the situation by my lonesome. My friends could not help me, and I did not know anything. I was angry because I was forcing myself to not act, and there was no way for me to act.
Then, I had my light bulb moment.
I then thought about the internet and how someone, somewhere, probably had the same problem I did. But it didn't stop there. I then contemplated "you know, I wonder if there are books or something on being successful with women?" After a quick Google check, that's when I ran into Neil Strauss and the world of PUA.
From there, you can safely assume that the rest is history.