One time, yes. Thought I would ascend with that Taiwanese artist gal, but no. I think she was probably a lesbian and she appeared a few years older than me as well. The rejection came about when I offered her a ride to the station and she said "no, but thank you" something like that. It seemed like she tried to make it seem like that there's a chance there, but there wasn't. It seemed she was just being nice, that's all. However, she would get car rides from this gay French Quebecois guy that volunteered with us (clearly she was more comfortable with him than me).
This was in 2017 as well and at that time when I was browsing r/incels as well (just before it got taken down). I was already aware of inceldom and the black pill (when trying to get with her), but yeah that moment made me realize it was over. I was aware of lookism/blackpill spaces as well.
There were other times like this in high school (but I wasn't aware of the black pill during those times), but those years were too early for the black pill to be that prominent and relevant (like it is today).
Tried online dating in the past and even this year I tried dating apps this year with an "improved body" (even that wasn't enough and that was the final nail in the coffin).
Now I'm just betting and banking my chances on escortmaxxing/escortceling in the future.