Quick Definition: The regular male companion of an HB who has a romantic/sexual relationship with her.
*PUA Lingo does not endorse or support the use of these terms. We strive to describe them the best we can based on the seduction community’s uses for them in improving men’s (and some women’s) dating lives.
AFCs tend to see the boyfriend as a major obstacle. Whether or not an artist games a girl with a boyfriend, that is a morality call depending on the person. Vince, for example, stopped gaming girls with boyfriend because he believes that a person of high integrity with themselves would not stay in a relationship that they were unhappy with.
However, the truth is that a lot of people (men and women) are in relationships they are unhappy with and often will only move on when they find something better.
One of the weird insights from the field is that some girls of high physical quality are likely to have a boyfriend in place before she moves on to another man, or otherwise, she may be single for a very short period of time. It is important for a PUA to test the depth of the relationship; at least by understanding her relationship with her boyfriend, and only then make a decision to respect (or not respect) her faithfulness to him.
HBs will also often lie about having a BF to dissuade undesirable suitors as part of the UFEA. Thus, PUAs tend to ignore the statement of the boyfriend unless there is evidence he really exists. Otherwise, most PUAs are generally respectful of established relationships.
On most forums, respect of the BF is well understood as many PUAs were once heart broken by a girl who cheated on him. However, the forums and community in general advocate the importance in learning the skill set, while debates on morality ultimately lie with the PUA himself.