I suggest this could be a self-improvement thread for those interesting in improving their abilities with the ladies. If you are interested in pursuing this, it would help to go on 'hard-on' mode. For those unfamiliar with this term, it is not quite 'monk' mode - like a monk you will abstain from P and M, yet you will also re-direct your sexual energy towards woman in the real world. This could also be called natural mode though there may at times be spiritual elements to it. What better way to give up P, than finding a woman right! What's the twist? The style of 'pick up' I propose here will be respectable... though assertive, gentlemanly... though aggressive. Though no doubt our ultimate aim is to find a girlfriend, this thread could focus on something less ambitious- the finding of dates. There will be no room for prudery. 'Pick up' [and notice the interrogation marks] will just be considered a part of the puzzle, a part of the self-development that makes one into a more well-rounded individual. So in that vein: I'm convinced that the reason why a lot of us struggle with P is because we have not got this area of our life sorted out. The reasons for this are no doubt manifold. Let's not go into them here, but instead look outwards and focus on being proactive. It may be that this outward movement, toward real woman, toward beauty in the real world, may be the very catalyst required to break the hold P may have on our inner life. If this post resonates with you, feel free to post on your future encounters of the romantic kind.