(adapted from this Daygame.com Cafe forum post: What's your story behind pickup? http://daygame.com/cafe/index.php/topic,5199.0.html)
In early 2013, a buddy at work told me about Neil Strauss' "The Game."
Mind-blowing stuff at the time, since I was a classic chode/blue-pill
guy then - one serious gf back in grad school, and less than a handful
of lays from online dating.
After "The Game," I read JT Tran's ABCDEF
blog posts, and applied that once while out with my friends at a
nightclub with a girl in the group, and it actually worked. Never was a
night-clubber though, so I didn't apply myself.
Roissy/Heartiste and Roosh after that, while looking for online dating
tips. Intrigued, I read Bang and Day Bang. Did Roosh's style of indirect
daygame for a month or so and almost laid a girl I at the time thought
was out of my league from it (not even sure I knew what the letters LMR
stood for then).
After that, I read Krauser's Daygame Nitro and watched
Daygame Blueprint. Switched to that style of daygame and bought The
Girlfriend Sequence and Krauser's Daygame Mastery.