Hello I am 23 and from Pittsburgh and I am avery impressed with the knowledge on this forum, so I decided to join.
A bit of background info:
I had pretty low self-esteem during my adolescence, so I never really made friends during that time. Luckily I still had friends from childhood who like me enough to include me in their circle of friends, so I still had some social interaction during that time, but I never "made my own friends" if you know what I mean. I maintained friendships with a few of these friends since college, but my social circle shrunk to about three friends where it sits right now.
During my college years I mainly focused on myself and I was able to gain confidence. I now actually like myself, so I want to start working on my social skills and make more friends, especially female friends (which I never had).
I don't have much experience with women beyond drunk make outs and dancing at parties in college. Got a few phone numbers, but they were always impractical to follow up (lived to far away, ect.) Never had a girlfriend or date. I am told that I am very good looking and I get subtle ioi's from girls all time when I go out. I never act on them though because I never no what to say because I don't have good conversational skills. I also have a good job and I have my own place (with a roommate).
I read the Mystery Method and I learned a lot about theory on conversation and what women find attractive. I didn't try it yet, but I think I would feel like such a phony if I tried it. I don't really care for bars and clubs because the music is too loud and I can't hear people. I prefer approaching people in more normal social situations, I guess what you guys would call the day game. However, I will practice Night Game if you guys think it will help. I wouldn't mind tagging along with someone more experienced in my area.
Goals (in order of importance):
1. Make more friends, especially female friends
2. Become an Alpha Male. Specifically I want to be the guy that can throw awesome parties that people actually want to show up to! I am also starting to compete in powerlifting and I would like to be well known in that scene for networking purposes.
3. Get an intimate relationship.