From a purely practical perspective, dedicating your 20s and 30s to game and PUA is a terrible decision for your career and earnings potential.
Can confirm. My logic at the time was “why waste time making lots of money - which most men do just to get women anyway - when I could use the game ‘cheat code’ and get a better result for free?”
There’s a twisted sort of secular logic to it, but it stopped me from caring about my future or building a nest egg of any kind. I missed out on a lot of important growth in terms of responsibility and long-term thinking.