This is a pathetic way to start my career as a PUA, but I've got to take a shot at being a nice guy before making the transformation, right?
Dated a girl 2 yrs through college, she loved me way more than I ever showed her. I always had lots of friends around and I'd run, she'd follow. I was semi high status, a bartender and such. I graduated, moved in with parents, started trying out crappy jobs, and talked about all of it. She stayed at school. I'm very self-deprecating so I obviously was lowering my value, but felt ok with it because I know I'm better than current situation and it's only temporary.
Anyway I got drunk one night, said mean things, (was mostly just angry at myself,) and she broke up. Had always said she'd never break up with me (I know, I know). I didn't take it seriously because we've fought before but then she went out and hooked up with a co-worker. Told me the next day, I acted completely wrong; was pissed at first and she apologized profusely and truly felt bad, but then I went soft and visited to try to 'make it work' (cause I've cheated on her and know it really doesn't matter and I know she prob did it to make herself feel worthy again after the Sh1t I'd said). Every time I keep trying she keeps pulling away. She's now got a super solid support system of close friends and a job she loves, so I'm fairly unnecessary. Also a new best friend who is a pretty little skank, so not the best influence. There's a notable difference when talking and the friend is around, very much drawing strength to keep me away from their friendship. Living in a college town she could be occupied with friends all day and get sex/sexual attention from guys any night of the week. I've been pushing too hard for over 3 weeks now, then I pulled back for just a day and she called drunk, I missed it, then she called the next night to have phone sex. Has been saying all along she just wants to be friends now, it was just a one time thing, doesn't want to lead me on.
Then called yesterday saying she missed me, I stupidly affirmed that I did as well. Had a good convo, kept it light, said I have to go call me tonight. She didn't and I became overbearing again by calling twice, she called later asleep, had been allegedly asleep the whole time. So now the pendulum has swung back to the dark side. I keep being more and more desperate, long texts and other stupid stuff but she really was a faithful girl, a chill and fun one I'd like to get back with for the long term. I know the kindness/desperation is doing me no favors but I was the asshole while with her, should't I cut her a break?
Got a job interview near her neck of the woods, should I visit her as well? Or just visit my own friends to be in the area but ignore? Got a birthday coming up too, do I give something super nice to show I care? Or just a token happy birthday to show I know it's there but won't go out of my way to help celebrate? Or total Freeze Out?
I know I'm being stupid, just need to hear the wisdom of your words.
PS she's all about teasing. When we were together would always bend over seductively when we'd fight but then act like it was nothing. Anytime I'd want it she'd pull away. She always had to be the one to initiate. Loved talking about other guys who were 'obsessed with her' when their behavior really wasn't THAT out of ordinary. Loves attention but really isn't pretty enough to get it all the time so I rationalize that giving it kind of affirms her need to be loved.
PPS if this doesn't work out, I plan on becoming a student and learn to become a true PUA star. My game was ok before her but completely un-self-aware of what I was doing/why it worked. Got lots of numbers but would rarely close...then allowed myself to be whipped. With some help, I think this life could be fun too.