I'm not sure if I actually count as a new member, as I've been part of this forum on another account for about two years now. Let me make a small bio.
I discovered the game about three years ago on a random Mystery pdf. During the first year I just read from time to time, trying some stuff a bit, going on a couple dates from okcupid, that kind of sh!t. I somehow managed to find a great, and the Game padawan I was started switching back to being a very beta guy.
And then, she cheated on me while I was back in my home country for my father's funeral. And I thought: well, fark that sh!t.
I started reading a lot, all the books I could find, observe other people pick-up girls, watch movies, and registered here to read other people's advice. However, I see the Game as a martial art: you can read about it all you want, talk about it, watch other people practice, but at some point you won't learn unless you go out there and fight. So I used meetup, okcupid, college parties, to go out as much as I could, meet as many people as I could, and go to 4-6 dates per week. I also happened to find a bro from my social group who was into the Game too. We started wingmanning for each other. We also had game nights where we would talk about our findings of the week, exchange techniques, and learn faster.
And man, I learned, I learned so much.
I got laid as much during the following six months than during all my life before. People I didn't know had heard about me. When people had questions about relationships, everyone would point at me. Guys would tell other guys "Don't let your girl talk with this guy! If you start letting him speak, it's over man, it's over!" People called me a genius, a master, and it was beautiful.
Don't get me wrong, I was way better than the other guys but I was veeeery far from being a MPUA. I still had aa, I never actually managed to pick up a girl in a club or to do a cold approach. But yeah, if you let me speak 5 minutes to a girl, I was sure to get her. And that was the level I wanted, so that was good enough for me.
And then, the inevitable happened: I met the girl. The girl you learned the game for, the girl you had been waiting to find. Gorgeous, smart, doing great professionally, just horny enough, liking me just a bit more than I liked her, the kind of girl I can chat with for a whole day and not see time passing.
She was supposed to be a 1-3 months relationship, no more, but then all the other girls I met sucked compared to her. And I knew that if I left, the girl I would end up searching for would be her. So I just stayed one month. And another. And another.
It's been a year now. I'm happy with her, seriously happy. I plan on staying with her for a couple years, probably more. I'm 30 now, so marriage and kids are a definite possibility in the future.
But something is missing.
I miss the game. I can't tell how much I miss it. It's destroying me. Every time I chat up a girl, every time I play with a girl's hair five minutes after having met her and she give me those eyes, it's like a first cigarette after having stopped for several months. And every time I have to stop escalating, or not go on a date, or not invite a girl to my place, it tears my heart. I cheated once, and I felt incredibly sh!tty and awesome at the same time. Our relationship was actually better after I had done it than before. I'm still exploring that way. I don't know if I will do it again or not, we'll see.
I have everything I was looking for, but I feel something is missing.
So here I am. I reached the Game level I wanted. I found the girl I wanted. Now what? That's what I'm here to find, while hopefully learn and teach some new things in the progress.
Sorry for the long read, and may the Game be with you.