Yep, punting has definitely improved my confidence in civvie circles. I love women but wasn't particularly good at interacting with attractive ones. Punting with numerous stunners over the past 2 years, particularly at parties, has taken me a stage further in demystifying the opposite sex.
As others have said the fact that I know that the ultimate prize is available at the end of a phone takes away so much pressure, not in a sneering, imperious way, but just gives you a kind of invincibility and makes it possible to just relax and be the kind of quietly confident man that will naturally attract women. Although I may feel a passion for attractive ladies, the lust doesn't get in the way of the interactions and I've had some favourable responses as a result.
Technique-wise, getting to know a great variety of WGs, their different responses to different stimuli and the open, receptive and non-judgmental way that they work has enabled me to learn very quickly to read all the signals. I've also read a few self-help books to see if there are areas I could improve, as a result of the combination of theory and practice, I feel as if I've become a more perceptive lover and I have every confidence that I could get the best out of any woman sexually, which again makes you feel invincible.