My friend and I just weren't expecting to have to give it in the type of environment we work in and in our age group.
Sex is a universal part of life. No matter what the age group or environment, sex is always an underlying force in almost any social situation. Puas aren't just a bunch of horny college kids trying to get laid. A lot of guys turn to pickup after a lifetime of trying to understand women and failing. A lot of puas are older well educated and established men, whom have mastered nearly every other aspect of life, except an understanding of women.
As for my general view on PUA techniques, to each his/her own. I find the methods sort of odd myself.
They may seem odd from a female's perspective. But what you have to realize is that many of these techniques are not simply based on anecdotal observations, but rather are based on significant scientific research. A great deal of it is based on evolutionary psychology, modern psychology, and even some basic neurology. A lot of the techniques are aimed at woman's most primal sexual instincts, rather than their logic and emotions. These instincts are so deeply ingrained into your psyche, that you are not even cognitive of them. They are drives that you do not understand or relate to on any conscious level.
They may seem odd to you, but doesn't anything associated with sex and seduction, seem odd from an objective perspective?
I don't believe I'm in the target group anyway.
Most women feel that way. They feel that they are somehow too smart or too savvy to ever fall for any kind of pickup techniques, and that they would be able to spot a pua easily. There is no target group. If you are a woman, somewhere there is a man who would enjoy sleeping with you, and if that man knows pickup you become part of a "target group" as you call it. Obviously from your situation, a woman you regard as a contemporary was in some guy's "target group", therefore it's not too hard to assume you are or could be in some other pua's "target group" as well.