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What’s Wrong With Pickup Artists?

July 28, 2009 Mating & Dating

I’ve been thinking about pickup artists lately. Or more precisely, people who hate pickup artists. Or are at least irked by them. They’ve got their reasons: pickup artists are predators, they manipulate innocent women, all they want is a collection of conquests. Then there’s the “neg”: the nadir of their craft, they will actually insult […]

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Swingers: Not Just Entertainment, It’s Training

July 17, 2009 Living

I don’t know a single guy who’s ever seen Swingers and didn’t: Start interjecting, “Vegas, baby! Vegas!!” at the slightest provocation. Stand in awe of Vince Vaughn’s performance as Trent. The breakout movie for both Vaughn and now-Iron Man director Jon Favreau was a character study in the smooth ladies’ man Trent and the pining, […]

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Some Women Get It…Sort Of

July 16, 2009 Mating & Dating

The value of the “pickup artist” in society may be much argued, but there’s something that’s not open for debate: many of the “super fast seduction techniques” that the gurus sell are just plain good social skills. A couple of female bloggers recently embedded themselves (no pun intended) with a pickup guru’s workshop, and although […]

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How to Talk to a Woman

July 9, 2009 Mating & Dating

On the surface, this is simple. In fact, right now there are a number of guys looking at their computer screens and muttering, “just walk up and talk to ’em. Duh!” But for many of us – maybe even most of us – talking to a woman and actually holding her interest is a skill […]

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Super Awesome Tips for Picking Up Women #1 – Just Do It

June 22, 2009 Mating & Dating

Let me back off the title just a bit: yes, we’re going to cover the most basic baby steps to meeting tons of women, and maybe finding that one special girl. But first, a story: Back about 10 years ago I hit a dry spell. One bored night I started searching online for “meeting women” […]

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Two Truths and a Lie

May 12, 2009 Mating & Dating

People like slogans, platitudes and mottos. From “Your attitude determines your altitude” to “Don’t tase me, bro” to “I’m lovin’ it,” they stick in your mind, for better or worse. Today let’s talk about the most common slogans a single guy will see, whether in a pickup artist’s blog or Men’s Journal. They’re well-meaning platitudes, […]

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What I Did on My Spring Vacation

May 1, 2009 Living

“I’m almost off, thank God,” the cocktail waitress smiled. “By the way, I’m Deb.” She reached for my hand – not to receive a tip but to give it a firm squeeze. I was recently in Vegas, comped by the Wynn (for the hours I’ve put in at their poker tables). The room was incredible, […]

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About Approaching Women

April 1, 2009 Mating & Dating

Do you have difficulty talking to women? You’re far from alone. They are legion: the guys who stand at the bar, talking to each other but never making a move towards a woman (sure, they’ll talk about the woman, but for all the good that does they might as well be at home reading Maxim). […]

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