I mention all of this because one of the things I’m always pushing against are the toxic philosophies that so often masquerade as dating advice.The Pick-Up community, for example, be of use to men wanting to do better at dating, in theory…
My brother, who also had a long time crush on a female friend that was not reciprocated, “took the red pill” two years ago.
He eventually got a girlfriend (not his crush) which “proved” red pill worked.
He also gaslighted my mother and threatened her with a physical attack when he didn’t get what he wanted, since he believed she hated men and was out to get him.
One of the popular red pill themes is that men should be dominant over the women in their lives, and sex and sexual acts are the metric of dominance therefore worth as a man.
Some their “dating” advice is basically descriptions of abusive relationships.