After. It gave me something to look up to, because I've went through a lot. So much that it makes me hesitant to trust people too easily. When I came onto this site, it kind of gave me hope. It gave me some people to talk to & I didn't have that. Even if I didn't know who was sitting on the other side of the screen, it only made it all the better, and it makes me feel good to know that I'm helping someone else with whatever they're going through. Don't get me wrong, I was already a happy & confident person, but when I came onto this site, it boosted me even more.
My happiness level hasn't changed but I certainly am not as naive as I was before this site. I kind of have the general picture of what most guys want and expect. Plus it's always comforting to know that there are people out there who are experiencing the same thing that I am. I guess this website is a positive force in my life but it's not strong enough to change my happiness level.
Hard to say. I think I'm more confident in general, but has nothing to do with GAG. All GAG has caused me to realize (about men anyway since that's why I'm here), is that a ton of them are really bitter, mean and insecure. They hate women. They hate everything about us except for sex. They judge us purely on sexual history...and that's about it.
Before I found GAG, if I felt like annoying people (which is always the case) I had to go hang around the mall and assault random shoppers. This severely curtailed my potential volume of daily annoyances, and sometimes led to bloody altercations. With the GAG option, I can disrupt the lives of literally hundreds of strangers per day with utter disdain. I love techonology!
I might be in the minority, but I do feel happier after being more active on GAG. meeting some of the people on here has brightened me up quite a bit. :-)
As far as the topic GAG is centered around, I was happier before I found it. GAG offered only a small contribution to that. I think I was more naive then, and I am now more aware about relationships and what the opposite gender wants out of guys. I mean, I'm not overall unhappy because of it or anything.