Hi guys, I finally took the time to make an account here, after lurking on the forums for quite awhile. Like most of you I'm an AFC, looking for ways to fix that though.
Well, my current situation is such that I don't have many friends, probably because I don't have many interesting experiences and or activities. (was mostly a video gamer, was in an all boys school and had language issues - hence used to be really shy to talk to others). My first intro into PUA was the mystery method by a friend (who casually introduced it to me, he did not use it). I did go through "The Venusian Arts: Revelations" and other stuff, also read some on social circle by love systems and "Magic Bullets" (and daytime dating by Jeremy Soul).
Well, even though I went through all those, I still never actually tried to start my pickup game, since I always have a poor inner game (due to bad acne, scars and all [tried lots of methods to fix it honestly, all the natural stuff, accutane etc] - and a lack of a good social circle). I am however trying to devise a plan on how to build one, since I'm currently off the boat in Australia. Certain activities that I read would be useful would be stuff like salsa dancing, more outdoorsy stuff and etc, how do I get about to making the first step? I know the goal would be to join as many interesting activities as possible, but being the AFC I currently am, I would find it hard to fake being a cool guy, having a strong social circle while participating in those activities. PUA teachings usually tell us to demonstrate value, how should I go about (or fake)demonstrating value in a new social circle when I'm just starting new on just about everything. Even in those new activities, it would be good to start demonstrating value, by telling cool stories from travelling perhaps?
I did implement some stuff such as not being overly interested when meeting someone new and some stuff on leaning back, body language; however the issue on not being able to discuss about interesting threads is really pulling me down. (I do realise that one should discuss what is really interesting to one's ownself, but having only reading manga and browsing stuff on xda as my hobbies certainly wouldnt help - I got too comfortable in entertaining myself I suppose)
Thanks a lot if you actually went through all of that =)
If it's relevant, I'm a 21 y/o university student in Melbourne. (college game? XD - well most college students have already formed their own cliques so I thought the best way would be to first build a list of interesting activities to help with my inner game)