Just a quick field report here. I've been an advocate of TRP for many years, but didn't follow all the principles (laziness mainly), but had some success regardless.
Long story short, I started lifting properly last year, and this year worked hard and got a promotion to manager. We've recently had a lot of new staff where I work, and they're mostly 20-40 year olds. Weirdest thing - it seemed like I was getting less attention from women, despite my apparent successes. Whereas before women would talk to me all the time. One girl was on my team and pretty fit (let's call her Amy), and it was almost impossible to hold a conversation with her. She would answer with one word responses, and make any one to one conversations really awkward.
(Before anyone tells me not to shit where I eat - my company has a policy that if it happened outside of work it's not their concern. And I don't fuck about at work or put myself in a situation to get assraped with false allegations. I never take the lift, never alone with people, etc.)
One girl was there that I thought was really shy and sweet (I go for that type), tried talking to her and again - short responses and awkward laughs. I'd later found out that she'd kissed some other guy at work from my team, who was someone I manage. This guy wasn't exactly a beta, but he'd become submissive in my presence.
I got randomly invited out by this guy from work. And knowing these girls were out, I thought fuck it. Well, it only takes a drop of alcohol for the truth to be exposed. I was hanging around a 6 most of the night just having banter. By midnight, Amy was grinding against me and we're kissing. The 6 was grilling me about this - in a way that suggested jealousy. Then, even more randomly the shy girl grabs my hand to go to the smoking area. This girl had previously been slut dropping against the guy who invited me out. Then Amy comes out too. Suddenly I'm in this fucking surreal moment where Amy is on my chest, touching my dick, whilst shy girl is just to the side grabbing my ass. The 6 is yelling abuse at me (in a jokey way) and I'm suddenly the centre of all the attention. Amy yells something at shy girl about being a slut and leaves. Then she suggests we grab an Uber. We go back and I fuck her senseless. When I asked her why she was so quiet before, she said "I didn't want to get rejected". This girl is a fucking 9 and I'm a 7 at best and she was worried about me rejecting her.
Since then shy girl has said she can't wait to fuck me again, and Amy keeps asking me to come out to pick up where we left off.
So what is there to learn here?
Just because it looks like you're getting less attention at surface level, doesn't mean you're not progressing. It actually means it's working. Girls can easily talk to guys they're not attracted to, because they don't feel nervous in their presence. Next time a girl tells you they think someone is fit, watch how they act in their presence. They clam up and just laugh awkwardly at everything he says. It gives the impression that they're not interested. But this is just surface level, her panties are soaking. This is why it's important to keep walking the path. Don't stop lifting, assuming it's not doing anything for you. Women don't talk to guys they consider alpha, they just wanna fuck them. And I see this alot - guys and girls that don't seem to have any interaction and I later find out they've been fuck buddies for a while.
Also, with this being a field report, we can see examples of TRP here. Hypergamy is the urge for women to seek out the best alpha available. The guy who invited me out has apparently kissed all these girls. I arrive on the scene and literally steal all of them, including the one that was with him most of the night. But preselection kicked in (women are more attracted to men who already have the interest of other women), she witnessed me kissing someone else who was clearly DTF and this other girl saw her opportunity vanishing and acted so fast it gave me whiplash.
So keep walking the path fellas, your hard work is paying off even if you can't see it yet.