Re: Advice for the new guy.
Go on youtube and search anything by Neil Strauss, AFC Adam, Mystery and Kurt Spelling. Neil and Mystery are both technical, and Adam and Kurt have a technical history but have come to favour a more natural approach. An even mix of both is great. Try to study evenly between day/night game, inner/outer game, indirect/Direct Game and technical/natural game, just keep an open mind. Kurt specifically often goes out alone and just watching learning about game will make you not only more comfortable but give you an urge to go out and game some cute girls.
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