I opened my eyes and she was there. She said, "Hey don't let me stop you!"
Relationships aren't my priority right now so my Game is rusty. It's strange. My fellow Traditionalists and conservatives veer between saying, "Game is nothing but a placebo effect," vs. "Girls should avoid the irresistible Jedi mind tricks of Game practitioners." My father was part of the Silent Generation rather than the Baby Boomers, and I think that significantly influenced his teaching me about women. I was exposed to the same falsehoods about love and marriage as my contemporaries (depending on which demographer you consult, I'm either the last of Generation X or the first of the Millennials) but they never sat right with me. I always had much more success with women when I ignored everything the world said about the subject.
The player lifestyle is not an option for me as extramarital sex is sinful, but I enjoy female company as much as the next man. If anything, I rather enjoy freaking out the nice Catholic girls. They all purport to want nice clean shaven Catholic boys with full heads of hair whose most serious curse words are "gosh darn it." So when a chain smoking, hard drinking, shaven headed, goateed jerk like me comes along, I upset their world view.
As an example, a few weeks ago I was at the public library when a beautiful woman sat down at a nearby table. I approached and said, "Hey. I think you're cute and I'd like to get your number." The look on her face was priceless. She was speechless. She replied, "I... you... wow. Just wow. Thank you so much for coming right up and saying that. That was amazing!"
Normal people will read that and think, "Big deal. You asked a girl for her number. What's the big occasion?" It wasn't great Game, or witty, or smooth or anything like that. Her reaction was instructive though: most modern women aren't used to getting approached by complete strangers in broad daylight like that. If she didn't find me attractive, she'd have immediately gone on to social media to write, "OMG a total creeper just totally harassed me!!!!" Maybe she did do that and I just don't know it, heh.
Perhaps I'm an inveterate optimist. Maybe my optimism is completely baseless. But I'm confident that human nature will out. The current environment of sexual anarchy is as doomed to fail as Soviet communism was. I won't live to see it but if I ever have children, I'll work to build a better world for them than the one I was born into.