I'm new here, just introducing myself.
I am not exceptionally skilled and a not able to call myself a master pick-up artist, yet...
I have come to a realization, techniques, and steps used to approach, attract and win over a woman seem to be crutches for men who do not have (BELIEVE they have - or have developed) the qualities of a grown man. In my opinion, techniques are used compensate for a lack of inner strength, confidence, focus, values and core beliefs that makes someone a man. I believe if you have these qualities including the understanding AND acceptance that feeling good, enjoying sex, and having a fun and exciting social life is all any human being really wants, you will have your choice of women, friends, and direction in life, without the need for techniques - its not what you do that will be your success, but who you are. If you are this person, its obvious to others, you wont need techniques to convince them, it will radiate from you.
Techniques are a great way to develop these qualities, but we must remember, they are tools for our own development, its who we are that really matters - this is why my focus is on developing my values, beliefs and qualities for myself.
Glad to be here, and look forward to hearing from you all (would love to hear some opinions on what I have just said)