Wednesday, 20 February 2008
GUIDE TO THE GAME: HOW TO BE A PICK UP ARTIST.
YOU COULD say a master pick up artist spawned a generation of woman-obsessed sex monsters - but that wouldn’t be entirely fair. In fact his cult book ‘The Game’ helped turn the art of seduction into a lifestyle and turned average frustrated chumps across the world into girl-magnets. Skinny, balding Mr Nice Guy eventually became ‘Style’, the world’s greatest pick up artist, testing his techniques on a host of celebs . The seduction underworld is now a global movement, with lairs of pick up artists (PUAs) living and sarging (aka picking up ladies) together.Following the release of ‘The Rules of The Game,’ single and defenceless girls-about-town , thought it was about time the secret world of the PUA was infiltrated. You must remember that a Pick Up Artist’s life revolves around winning your approval. “You go in with an opener using what we call ‘time restraint’,” “Usually I’ll say: ‘Look, really quickly – because my friends are waiting for me and I’ve got to go in a minute – do you think rudeness stems from misery?’Using the time restraint and telling them that your friends are nearby lets the girls know that you’re not a weirdo with no mates. And by asking their opinions you can get the conversation going from there.Secondly, watch out for groups of strangely dressed men working the room. PUAs will often be wearing odd accessories – top hats, canes, shiny suits. This is a form of attention seeking called ‘peacocking’.PUAs often work in pairs or packs, hunting for women and gaming them in small groups. But like all pack animals the fight to be alpha male can be vicious. The Rules of The Game A 20-year-old was attracted by this fresh approach to meeting women: “You want to differentiate yourself from everyone else and be unique and special. You’re not overtly going for girls’ knickers.” “One of my favourite openers was ‘Sorry to disturb you but I need a few moments of your time. Do I strike you as gay?’ Immediately you are almost disqualifying yourself as a potential threat.” So girls, your days are numbered. Next time you walk down the street, take a train or go shopping you could fall victim to the predatory PUA. He’s the big bad wolf of public places and he’s waiting to charm your number into his phonebook (a good PUA will never give you his number). Which is why it’s always useful to have a few lines of your own up your sleeve. If you know the terminology, you can rumble a PUA’s tactics and make a swift getaway.Try memorising this: “Nice opener. Good to know I’m an HB but you’re certainly not going to got to get an F-close, or even a K-close because quite frankly you’re a DLV and an AFC. And you can LMR all you like but you know you’ve been rumbled.”This roughly translates as: “Nice chat up line dork. I know I’m a devastatingly hot babe but you won’t be getting a shag or a snog because I think you’re a bit of a socially inept loser. And don’t pretend you don’t like me anymore because I know your game.”Or how about: “Look if you think you can come sarging in here looking for a F-close, you can think again. You’re not even getting my phone number because I don’t appreciate Alpha behaviour and you should probably know, there’s an obstacle standing right behind you.”Which amounts to: “Listen chump, there’s no way you’re going to pick up all the women in the room – nor are you going to get laid. I don’t like being dominated by a bloke and my huge tattooed boyfriend (who was Arnie’s stunt body double in Terminator) is standing right behind you waiting to pound you to mush.”It’s often the savvy ones that fall victim to the wiley charms of the PUA. But it’s not all bad news for the girls – as long as they keep their wits about them. Some guys completely and utterly use women as objects - but you must remember that a pick up artist’s life revolves around winning your approval. They hate and love women at the same time. Women have so much power over them and the whole point is for a PUA to remove that power. “A lot of PUAs respect women and just want to talk to them – they are looking for ‘the one’,” the man who spawned a generation of flirting love-addicts – ladies will be just fine.“Women are born with a thing called intuition and it’s their best defence against these guys.”That’s alright then…***BUY YOUR COPY OF THE GAME NOW!****