Wow! Well, let's put it this way. I'd be grateful to even go on a date. Most men I've had relationships with have never even taken me out on a real date. I miss the courtship...makes a woman feel like a lady.
A friend of mine once remarked, "One of the reasons I hate PUA/romantic self-help type books is that they flat-out make sh** up about human behavior, usually cribbed from books on dog training and birdwatching, and not only is it inapplicable BS, but it sounds plausible and familiar so people believe it."
I've never seen one of these books that said "Be yourself and treat people right". They're all about feigning indifference, being a jerk and playing head games. Oh, and a lot of us women read those PUA things, we know when guys are running that stuff. I'm sure a lot of guys have read junk like "The Rules" and "Why Men Love Bitches" as well. That's the only reason I can think of to read this stuff - to read the books written for the OPPOSITE sex, so you can weed out the idiots faster.