RLB post here.
I came late to the game of "game". I have been told I was the ultimate alpha in the way I acquired SD. I thought of it as wooing at the time (circa 1990's). The truth is I had been burned by playing the socially acceptable nice guy. I left college to become a bartender much to my parent's chagrin. I was young, dumb, and full of ... I'll stay as PG-13 as possible here.
My transition started with my best friend that I met bar tending. I discovered in the first night of working with him that he was gay. I was brought up the PC way and had no judgement about him, but I let him know I was straight. He was cool with that and we proceeded to break up as many attractive couples as we could. He explained how women never mean what they say and they never act as they declare. He was right. I would go with him to the gay bars. Why, you might ask, because lesbians have sex with more men than straight women. He also explained that to me. The more I spent time with him, the better I understood women. I'm not sure why gay men have this ability to see through women's deceptions, but they do. Perhaps, it's because they don't care anymore. I wasn't trying to sleep with as many women as possible. My goal was to get married. I had two women turn me down already before I left college. The next time was going to be a sure thing.
I had been majoring in physics in college. I think the experimental method is what drove me to do the things that SD says made her crazy over me. All the things that I did to her are quite game-related suggestions. However, I didn't know what game was. I considered myself a Christian at the time. I never lied to any of the women. Yes, I fornicated and in some cases was an accomplice to adultery. However, I believed God wanted me to get married. Oh sure, there is plenty of room to judge my decisions. I had my own set of morality. I gave each relationship two weeks. No more, sometimes less. None of them met my standards for marriage. I might still fornicate with them occasionally, but I let them know nothing was going to happen with us long term. If you want details on how much I frustrated SD, peruse the older posts. I don't doubt that a man can stay celibate leading up to marriage. I don't know how to do it. I do know a celibate woman can successfully find a marriageable man. I would have dropped my jaw if a woman turned me down during those raging years of my youth. The fact that SD held me off for a time was impressive enough. That says much about the state of sexual affairs in the world I grew up in. I'm not convinced it has changed much.
Today, the manosphere talks about the red pill. I know I didn't take the red pill because I allowed the beta characteristics to seep back in when we got married. As SD has posted, I didn't truly take that pill until 15 years into our marriage. It is possible to use and understand game tactics while being a Christian. Not only is it possible, it is necessary to have a successful marriage.