The PUA Culture

The Game Book by Neil Strauss

Posted on July 30, 2014

The Game by Neil Strauss is a NYT best selling book. In it, Neil describes his experiences in the seduction community and the efforts he made and all the struggles he went through to become a ‘’pick up artist’’.

The Game Book

This book talks about the all the ways and tactics that men can use in order to charm the women, make them deeply fall in love with them and somewhat trick them games of words. These discussions usually take place in underground seduction lairs which exist in every part of the world. Here men would gather together and share with each other all of the devastatingly effective techniques that they would use to get innocent women in their lives, or beds,

The Game book talks about how some of these men lived together in a house called Project Hollywood and how Neil changed his style and everything to avoid being recognized by anyone, as he was part of the seduction community for two whole years. All this happened because he wanted to write a unique inside article, and more particularly due to Neil’s quest for love himself, which comes mainly out of his frustrating, unsuccessful romantic life.

He joined online discussions and attended a “boot camps”, which were conducted by a successful coach named ‘’Mystery’’. In the boot camp Mystery would encourage men to approach women, while giving advice on what to talk about, their body language, etc. These two years of observation and experience helped Neil produce a masterpiece of a book, which went on to become the biggest hit of the year!

The Game by Neil Strauss The book shows all the stages that the author passed through, and how he finally learned to take the upper hand in his relationships and get full control of his dating. However the methods used were controversial and considered fake by many people. The author narrates how you should prepare things to say before going out with women and using impressive stories to thrill them. Ultimately, the lessons spread and the many once struggling guys, are then able to juggle several girls at a time.

Really revolving around mind games, this book doesn’t bring much by way of productive long-term advice, because it mainly teaches men to try to control a woman’s emotions, play with her mind and make her fall somewhat bad. I.e. she falls only for the fake person that you’re trying to present to her and not the real you. Examples include cutting short conversations, having her “prove” herself to you, and in some cases diminish her sense of self. This could be disturbing for women; they may suffer depression and anxiety.

His success story is indeed interesting as it is him transforming from an “average frustrated chump” into a great pick up artist and eventually “guru”, but it does all come crashing down when Project Hollywood collapses due to increasing animosity between the members, and Strauss realizes how shallow and riddled with issues the whole lifestyle is.

For a better understanding of why The Game book can be destructive for young men wanting to learn the skill of “pick up”, we suggest that you check out this article –

What is a PUA?

Posted on July 30, 2014

Making the decision to approach a woman that a man is interested in, either at the office or at a social event, is a challenge that many men face on a regular basis. They often have a hard time finding a balance between making a good impression and not looking creepy. It is for this reason that some men, both young and old, seek the services of a PUA to help improve their skills.

PUAPUA, which stands for “pick up artist”, is used to refer to a man that trains other men on the best way to find, attract and seduce women that they desire. The term is common among men that are actively involved in the dating game, and who have a goal of getting into a relationship, or, just have fun with different types of women.

The culture has existed for a number of years and was first set up as an online community where men would share dating tips. The majority of the tips revolved around the various ways in which they could attract women and have intimate relations with them.

Over time, the number of PUAs has gradually increased, with some of those involved offering these services and a more customized approach to dating, and their clients. This modern approach is less about the routines or tactics, but more about focusing on improving a man’s overall dating performance and their lifestyle.

There are a number of principles that are taught to men to help them have a less adversarial interaction with women. Some of the important ones include honesty when talking with women, becoming comfortable within oneself, find value in the woman and also not being embarrassed about wanting to be intimate. In this online age, these principles are shared via videos or other appropriately designed products that can be used by men everywhere.

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The services of a PUA can be effectively used by men that have been in the dating game for a while, as new entrants that are trying to figure out their way around.

Even though the popularity of the service has continued to grow, it has not been without criticism from a number of relationship experts. Some experts argue that the skills taught to men by PUAs encourage them to approach and ‘conquer’ women without investing in building relationships with them. They believe that most young men that take advice from PUAs are likely to focus on the number of women that they can be intimate with, rather than developing their dating skills. As an alternative, the experts recommend engaging with a dating coach if they want to learn how to speak with women. Dating coaching may seem conventional to some but it has proven to be effective for both men and women that are seeking to develop better relationships with the opposite sex.

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