I heard some bizarre stories from him, and all of them involved women deluding themselves.
He used to seek women in the personal ads, just so he could lay them. One was a white woman who was dumb enough, and deluded enough, to have a kid by a black man. Of course the father was long gone, never to be seen again.
My friend was moderately wealthy and of course flaunted it in his ads. One of the women who answered his ad was this white woman with the half-breed son. She was deluding herself that a good-looking, moderately wealthy white man was going to have anything to do with such a catastrophe of a woman, who automatically ruined her life by doing what she did.
He banged her a few times and was gone.
What was she thinking? "Maybe this good-looking, well-to-do white man will marry me and support my dumbass half-breed son"? How can a woman get more deluded?
Another time he flew some hillbilly pussy up from Tennessee. She showed up with a baby in tow, whose bottle she had filled with Coke. How stupid can you be?
Bang, bang, and back on the plane she went (he told me "it was the most I ever paid for a piece of ass"). How could she ever think any man could be interested in her, unless half his teeth were gone and he once dated his own sister?
He also told me if he had to it over again he would have been a high-school coach. Speaking of being a coach, he sometimes advertised he was a coach and got far fewer responses from women.
No PUA could be a PUA, if women, being essentially children, didn't first delude themselves. In fact, I have found women delude themselves more about marriage than anything else. This female delusion is, in a word, narcissistic.