I Forced Myself To Read A Book By A Pickup Artist ~ Dominic Noble

I Forced Myself To Read A Book By A Pickup Artist ~ Dominic Noble


Hello my Beautiful Watchers, I am Dominic
Noble and as you’ve probably surmised from what I’ve chosen to subject myself to, yes,
I do in fact hate myself. :Jazz music slows down and breaks apart: Right well, if we’re going to do this let’s
do it properly. Erik Von Markovik is a Canadian…. I very much do not want to give him the title
of author but he wrote this book I’m about to review. He started his career as a professional magician
under the stage name Mystery. A pseudonym he would continue to use as he transitioned
out of magic and into being a self proclaimed master and teacher in the art of seduction. Mystery’s fame received a huge spike in
2005 when he featured heavily in the best seller The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society
of Pickup Artists. A supposedly true story by Neil Strauss, a journalist who, while investigating
the pickup artist lifestyle was taken under Mystery’s wing and taught to become one
himself. Riding the wave of this new found attention
Mystery wrote his own book in 2007. The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed.
A self help book that claimed to be able to teach people how to… Well you heard the
title. Around the same time he also starred in two
seasons of a TV show “The PickUp Artist” in which he gave hands on advice to men with
confidence issues on how to approach women in public. In a semi surprising plot twist, in 2015 Strauss
published another book, The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships in which he explains
that he eventually came to realise that Mystery and all the people like him were just angry
lonely men working through their emotional damage by spreading the misery around, and
that following their advice will eventually isolate you from anyone you could form a genuinely
happy healthy relationship with. Now generally more talented and successful
British YouTuber Hbomberguy has already gone into this in more detail and done a pretty
spectacular breakdown of the pick up artist as a concept and lifestyle. His deep dive into more recent takes on pick
up artistry brought to light that what little connection it ever had to teaching you how
to talk to women has long since devolved into open pandering to the desperate needs of incels
to blame women and feminism for their loneliness. He also pretty succinctly demonstrated, using
the pick up artists own words and advice that all the expertise they claim to impart on
the subject of seduction is utterly counter productive and will fail 9 times out of 10
but because they tell you to attempt to use it on 10 to 20 women every day you might sometimes
find success simply by playing the numbers game. On top of this he also presented a lot of
compelling evidence that most practicing pickup artists don’t really believe a word that
they themselves say any more and are just attempting to make money by selling books,
DVDs, and seminars to lonely men. His results are partly why I chose Mystery’s
book for this review over the dozens of more recently written titles by impersonators. Mystery is, or at least was 14 years ago when
he wrote this book better at pretending that he’s genuinely happy. He wrote it at the
height of his popularity and success so the self pity is kept to a minimum and he actually
talks about picking up women instead of coming up with reasons why he can blame them for
rejecting him and men like him. This book is pick up artistry at its most emboldened
and least resentful. FYI what I just said is probably going to
be the closest thing to a compliment that I’m going to give this disgusting piece
of shit pretending to be a book. Before I go any further, I don’t want to
have to start EVERY sentence with “according to Mystery” so can I trust you all to assume
that me repeating this garbage is most certainly not an endorsement of it? Thank you so much. I would also like to include a light to medium
trigger warning. If you are a woman who has experienced the unwanted attentions of a stranger
with more confidence than room reading ability (so from what I’m given to understand all
of you), then you might find what I’m about to describe in this review a tad familiar
and unsettling. I’m also very sorry to have to warn you
that towards the end of this review sexual assault is going to have to be discussed. The basis of The Mystery Method is… Well
that actually changes depending on which part of the book you’re reading but the most
prevalent is the understanding that women are biological robots that you can hack into
using a behavior based algorithm that Mystery developed over the years through trial and
error. By that, Mystery apparently means that all
women are, without fail, slaves to a primordial programming interwoven into their brains that’s
leftover from an era where personal survival was not guaranteed. This programming unknowingly drives them to
constantly look for a mate who has the highest “value” and can therefore provide them
with protection and strong children. He refers to it as replication. Women’s
replication instinct, their replication desires, the replication value they look for in men.
I’m guessing that he either thinks referring to it this way makes him sound more scientific
or it’s just one of the many MANY ways he likes to dehumanise women in this book. This will apply regardless of if the woman
actually intends to have children. The replication instinct dictates everything women look for
in a sexual partner no matter what they think they want in life. My LGBTQ Beautiful Watchers may already be
spitting sparks at the blatant heteronormativity being displayed here, and I get it I’m furious
too but you are going to have to pace yourselves if you want to try and make it through this
because he actually manages to get more homophobic later. Also get used to hearing about “value”
because Mystery fucking loves that word as a general term in his Mystery Method. Let me see if I can break it down for you.
A LOT of things contribute to your value. You might think that good caveman male breeding
stock would be the biggest and strongest but even back then there was apparently more to
it than that. For example a woman might choose to marry the decrepit old tribe chief because
his political power added more value to him than his age or physical strength. Yup, Mystery believes that golddigger was
in fact the world’s oldest profession. So yes, even though the instinct itself is
as old as time it has at least been updated in modern women’s brains. New things that can contribute to your value
these days are: Your looks, your charms, your sense of humor, your wealth, how you’re
dressed, your self esteem, how people perceive or react to you and how in demand you appear
to be. The higher a woman subconsciously believes
her value to be, the higher the value she will need to see in a man before she’ll
sleep with him. The practical application of this knowledge
being that when you are speaking with a woman you wish to seduce, everything you do or say
should be in aid of increasing your own value or lowering your target’s. Once her value
has slipped sufficently below yours her replication programming will kick in and she will start
to perceive you as a potental mate worthy of fucking or dating. Oh and yes, women are referred to as “targets”
in this book…. Almost exclusively in fact. Now obviously some things are out of your
hands like your income, your physical attractiveness, and the attractiveness of your target but
fear not there are plenty of other ways to fuck with people’s value. Dressing nice is one. Either by peacocking
or by genuinely dressing well, though Mystery does warn that if you intend to get really
dolled up you have to make sure you plan ahead with your friends and make sure you don’t
all do it because in his words “One guy dressed to the nines looks like “the man”;
two guys decked out that way look gay.” Peacocking, you might have already heard of.
It basically means wearing something outrageously eye catching like brightly coloured clothing
or in Mystery’s case a hat with goggles on it. This serves the dual purpose of providing
a potential opener when women ask you why you have come to a bar or club dressed this
way, AND an opportunity to act so confident in this odd attire it increases your value
in their eyes. Another way of increasing your value is making
yourself appear to be in high demand by other women, both real and imaginary. The single
most powerful thing that drives your target’s sex drive is jealousy. Because apparently
women are terrible. Quick degression. Mystery claims that women
should be rated on their looks on a scale of 6 to 10, 6 being an average looking woman
and 10 being very attractive. He doesn’t explain in this book why he uses
such an odd scale. The only theories I can come up with are he either wishes to imply
that no man would be cruel enough to rate a woman below a 6, or that women who would
rate 5 or lower are not even worth talking about as they are sub human. Anyway, Mystery suggests using lower scoring
women as pawns, yes he literally refers to them as pawns to help you get with higher
numbered girls. What you do is start by charming a 6 or a
7 until they develop an interest in you, then have them hold onto your arm while you approach
and seduce a 10. The “proven value” you display by already
having a girl with you will make you more appealing to your real target. Mystery claims that the less attractive woman
can then return to her friends unharmed. He specifically uses the word unharmed and I
can only assume that he means physically because FUCKING HELLFIRE there is no way that he can
genuinly believe a woman will be emotionally fine after being chatted up only to be used
a fucking prop and abandoned for a woman deemed better looking than her. What is your damage Mystery? Beautiful Watchers, would you excuse me for
just a second? *Off screen screaming* Thank you, I needed that. The before alluded to imaginary women are
in reference to his advice to wear women’s perfume and imply it’s rubbed off from an
earlier encounter in the night or to put a lipstick kiss on your neck and pretend you
were not aware of it until your target mentions it. The sheer pathetic desperation of such acts
isn’t lost on me but I have to confess the very first thought that immediately sprung
to my mind was: Who’s giving you those fake lipstick kisses, Mystery?…. Mystery….
Are you forcing your wingmen put on lipstick and kiss your neck before hitting up the club.
Is that what your doing, Mr “Two well dressed men look gay?” Mystery warns that while boasting is an important
part of picking up targets, talking yourself up too much can lead to appearing full of
yourself and actually decrease your value. This is where wingmen come in. Bring a friend
to sing of your achievements so you don’t have to. These don’t have to be real achievements
of course. There’s nothing wring with lying to women for sex after all. Some of the example fictitious accomplishments
he provides are kind of amazing, because they are A: super super obviously lies and B: Sometimes
quite clearly serious crimes. Mystery mentions that a wing woman would be
invaluable in seduction because they can help you inspire jealousy by faking interest in
you as well as talking you up, but he seems to be at least a little aware that the chances
of you finding a female friend willing to take part in the dehumanizing and manipulation
of her gender for sex are pretty remote. If you do find yourself having to extoll your
own virtues, say in the SUPER unlikely case that you’re a toxic douchebag with no friends
due to your total lack of respect for women then Mystery recommends framing it with a
certain amount of faked vulnerability. Talk about how frightened you were when you
were scaling that sheer cliff solo and your rope snapped, or how nervous you where when
you were saving those kids from that mountain lion. He heavily endorses lying or avoiding answering
questions relating to your job if it’s not cool enough though side splittingly hilariously
he claims that as a professional magician he actually had the opposite problem and has
to be careful about how he presents his job so he doesn’t impress women so much they
feel intimidated and are worried they are not in HIS league. Because as everyone knows bitches be mad about
fucking stage magicians. :laughing, then coughing: Oh this guy’s such a fucking wanker. You
will not BELIEVE how often he brings up the fact that he’s a magician in this book.
It’s like that rather mean joke people used to tell about vegans: “How do you tell if
someone’s a magician? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.” I’m so sorry, I’m not trying
to throw shade on magicians in general I swear he’s just so smug and douchey about it. Right, I guess this brings us to the other
value related seduction method…. Decreasing your targets. The easiest ways to do this are by pretending
that they are way less attractive than they are and by carefully chipping away at their
self esteem. Negging is another thing you might already
have heard of and it’s one of the most disgusting things in this book. What negging amounts to is finding ways to
give really backhanded compliments to your target or just be generally mean to them in
lots of small ways that are enough to make them feel bad about themselves but not obvious
enough, at least in Mystery’s mind, for them to realize you’re being a complete
asshole. Sigh…. For example. So, what do you do for a living? Well, I’m actually a model. What, like a hand model? Hello, I’m talking, geez! May I finish my
sentence? Is she always like that? I don’t think we should get to know each
other. Why not? You’re just too much of a nice girl for
me. Wow, she poops words. Where’s her off button? Uh, which way to the bathroom? Oh it’s right over– I didn’t ask you! I like that dress, I remember seeing you in
a club before and you were wearing the same dress. It’s nice though. Hey check out this cute puppy I met the other
day–HEY! Excuse me! I’m showing her the pictures right now, wait your turn. Geez! Wow, you really wrecked a moment. Your ex-boyfriends
must have really hated that about you. Gum? No thanks, I’m drinking beer. I know. Take the gum. Do a lot of people ask you if you’re a model? Yes, all the time. I think they were just being polite. You don’t get out much, do you? Mystery recommends negging a target at least
2 or 3 times a minute. Negging can also involve showing how little
you respect her by say, loudly blowing your nose while she’s trying to talk, or something
to make her feel really self conscious like pretending she has a really bad eye booger
on her face or drool on her chin. If all these fail Mystery, without a shred
of irony suggests making her pull your finger and blowing raspberries. Multiple times. Each
time promising her you wont make fart sounds again then berrating her for being stupid
enough to keep falling for it when you do. Mystery insists that these insults do not
do lasting psychological harm to your target. If done properly they will be unaware they’ve
even been insulted but their self esteem value will be adjusted down slightly which will
install in them a desire to impress you to raise it back up because apparently all women
desperately need men’s desire and interest to feel validated and happy, even if they
don’t know it yet…. I am just going to need another second. *More off screen screaming* I am pretty fucking certain that no one in
my audience need to hear this but just in case please, PLEASE, never attempt to neg
someone. Even if it worked, it doesn’t, it does not
because women are NOT in fact biological robots under the control of an ancient programmed
instinct to find a high value mate but even if it did it’s just not worth it. You don’t want to be someone who would want
to make someone feel bad about themselves to sleep with you, it’s a horrible thing
to do and if the idea appeals to you even a little bit then I’m sorry to break it
to you but you’re not a good person, you’re just not. No relationship born of such selfish harm
could possibly amount to anything besides misery and pain for everyone involved. Right. Simply out of a sadistic need to suffer
as much as I have, I am not going to randomly paraphrase pieces of advice from this book
for a little bit. Ahem: Only sleep with attractive women. While it
might be easier to score with the ugly ones, it’s important to maintain your standards
and only take the hottest, most sophisticated women to bed. Make sure you are constantly in control of
any and all conversations. If you let a woman get a word in, she’ll pick a boring subject,
bore herself, and then blame you for it. Even, :shudders: geeks can learn this method.
Believe it or not, I used to be a geek too. But, now I’m awesome. While catcalling a woman might give her a
much appreciated ego boost in the short term, it risks adding to her value and will lessen
your chances with her in the future. Never buy your target a drink. Make her buy
YOU a drink so she’ll feel more invested in you and be more likely to see the night
through to the end. Nothing like trying to tap into the sunk cost fallacy to get sex. It’s not sexist to assign a number to women’s
looks because something something ancient survival instinct. If your target tells you that she has a boyfriend,
it doesn’t mean she’s not going to sleep with you. Even if she’s not lying, all she’s
doing is testing your resolve, challenging you to talk her into cheating, or warning
you not to expect a steady relationship afterwards. Flip those expectations, and constantly tell
your target to stop touching you and you’re not that easy. This will make her want you
even more now and prevent her from being able to say the same things back to you later when
she regrets her decisions. Women will automatically assume that you want
to sleep with them if you’re nice to them in any way. Because, women are terrible, apparently.
That’s why it’s so important to constantly lie to them about your intentions. Never apologize to a target. It might make
her feel good but that sort of weakness will make her lose attraction to you. Use protection for your safety and hers. Holy
crap, a legitimately good piece of advice! Pulling out a notepad just as you’re asking
for her number might force her to give you one just to avoid an awkward moment. And it
might even be a real number! If your target deduces that you would be easy
to talk into bed, she’ll snub you and find someone with a higher challenge rating just
for the heck of it. Because, once again, it’s women who are terrible. As I mentioned at the start, Mystery is better
than a lot of other pick up artists at hiding the fact that he’s a lonely miserable man
with more emotional damage than a post apocalyptic metro dwelling mutant. He also better at not
straight up admitting that all his of advice is bunk and just a numbers game…. But he
does slip up here and there and let you know that is indeed the case. He lets you know that while the method he’s
selling you will eventually guarantee you 100% success, in order to master it you’re
going to have to try and fail more times than you can keep count of, and if you want to
stay sane you need to train yourself to be completely emotionally unaffected by the constant
rejection and learn to enjoy the uh, “practice”. He even lets slip that even once you’ve
mastered the mystery method you’re still going to get a lot of fake phone numbers,
and the way around this is to constantly collect as many numbers as possible so the dead ends
don’t upset you. Despite his TV show being literally named
it, one of the earliest things Mystery does is deny the title of Pick up Artist, preferring
the term Venusian artist instead. He doesn’t really explain the difference or why the former
wouldn’t apply to him, honestly I think he was just becoming aware of the growing
stigma towards his disgusting profession and wanted to get ahead of the rebranding. He likens practicing picking up women to martial
arts training and compares himself to Bruce Lee a few times.
I think the fact that he tries so hard to make the practicing sound cool is further
evidence that he knows his advice is bad, and needs to make you okay with constant failure
so you don’t catch on. Disturbingly, in one of the earliest chapters
while talking about the importance of persistence Mystery mentions that the consequences of
too little is no sex while the consequence of too much is possible rape charges. I would like to think that any halfway decent
human being would immediately assume that if rape is a possible outcome of a course
of action then said course of action should be avoided at all costs because no possible
reward is worth that risk. But this is at the START of the book. Mystery
is so unconcerned with it he’s not even a little worried that it will put his readers
off. *Continued off screen screaming* Sorry everyone, I might actually need a little
longer before I can get back to this. There’s only so much visceral screaming can do to
help after a while. Are we all cool with taking 5? Yeah? Appreciate
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100 thoughts on “I Forced Myself To Read A Book By A Pickup Artist ~ Dominic Noble”

  1. Glad I wasn't the only one who needed screaming breaks during this video. Thanks for calling out all the sexism with humor.

  2. I mean, technically, yes, we are all, not just woman, unless asexual, constantly looking for a mate unconsciously and will often be attracted to those deemed most physicaly fit or able to provide for us. However, we also have free will and functioning brains, just because you are physically attracted to them doesn't mean they have a chance, and we are fully cabable of denying that attraction if we become disgusted by behavior.

  3. If you are perceived as already having women or a woman around you, most women will then lose interest in you as a possible partner assuming you have already been taken. If you go overboard, you seem sleezy.

  4. I'd like to note that negging is literally the textbook example of emotional abuse: if someone you're close to does that kind of thing often enough that you either notice or are feeling very insecure, try and get out of that relationship (and that's not necessarily a romantic one)

  5. Wow.

    I never thought Dominic would find a book harder to read than the Fifty Shades trilogy.

    Goes to show why you should never say that anything is "the worst I've ever seen/read, etc.", because reality will always reply, "Hold my beer."

  6. Ironic as it may seem, the advertisement that opened this video for me was one of a "pickup artist" teaching how to start to talk to women…

  7. I'm not sure the views or the clicks are worth letting this shit live in your head long enough for you to write and film a viddie. That guy who ate McDonalds to show how bad it was, we all already knew fast food was bad; you don't have to do this to yourself.

  8. "no homo broseph but can you put on lipstick and kiss my neck so it looks like i'm a pussy destroyer no homo tho"
    I would be incredibly pissed off at this if I didn't know that all of this is bullshit and would make you look like a dumbass in public. If I met a dude who looked like he was cryogenically frozen at his hot topic eighth grade m'lady goth stage who proceeded to insult me, refused to let me talk, and treated me like shit I would assume he was a douchebag fuckwad who had a body count of -3, and the overwhelming confidence that he most definitely should not have.

  9. The frequent primal scream breaks reminds me of Mother's Basement's ten minutes of "Why?" When he reviewed If It's For My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord and discovered that it "goes full Bunny Drop".

  10. I verbatim did the pull my finger neg to my boyfriend and he fell for the entire thing. It was hysterical, and he was so confused (and just wanted to go back to making us dinner).

  11. Sorry you gotta put up with this shit Dom. You’re a good man, better than Mystery or Roosh V or the rest of these borderline or full blown rapist pricks that’s for sure.

  12. I know this is nowhere near the point but can we as a society stop misusing the word jealousy. It's not the same as envy. Jealousy is being afraid someone will take away what you have. Envy is wanting what someone else has.
    If you want someone else's partner, it's envy. If you want your partner to stop talking to someone else instead of you because you are concerned about them taking your partner away from you, it's jealousy.

  13. "Women will automatically assume you want to sleep with them if you're nice to them in any way"
    l o o k w h o ' s t a l k i n g

  14. I tried sharing this video a mental health group on Facebook. They said "we looked at ya post and found it non mental health related so we are not posting it". Cunts. Who do they think they are eh? Ultimately I did look at the Neil Strauss videos and had CD hypno thing done called The Blank Face technique thing used on me. Done as am extreme way of waking up the useless fuck wit within that doesn't talk to girls or even acknowledge them. The Blank Face Technique CD came with a warning saying it was dangerous. I didn't read the warning because I didn't buy the product. An old mate called Damon bought us the product and……. Well he just tried to help me. I can't fault him for that. The product Blank Face is no longer available now. Christ I was even going to give a copy to Jeroen Puttemans at one point. But there is no point if you don't like yourself. All you will end up doing is holding someone's attention fire a while but if it's all smoke and mirrors you will eventually get found out and you only end up hurting yourself. Kezia Nobel on YouTube I would of recommended as she only gives guys looking to ask out women tips and tricks. But as for the stuff in this book. Naaaaaaa man. Insults are fucking awful. I don't wanna go out with someone who's only way of flirting is put downs. Very funny video except for the fact that someone actually bought that (smh). That Vegan thing was quite funny also. I think this, ya TMNT video amd ya Harry Potter Book 1 are ya current best videos. I can't comment on everything but keep going man. These are really good. Plus I like how you call us "beautiful watchers". (Nes Manga)

  15. When will men realize that if you insult any woman 2-3 times a minute all you’re going to get is a swift kick to the nuts and a night of lonely solitude

  16. OMG, I remember arseh9les like this from before I met my o/h (about 20 years ago now). My friends and I would do anything to avoid annoying creeps like this and have no problem telling them where to go! Seems nothing ever changes…

  17. The only pawns I know usually warn me about wolves. That or they tell me that it hates fire. I miss my pawns. Sorry you had to put yourself through this ordeal.

  18. Hi Dom! I was feeling your frustration through my screen. Thanks for reviewing this and consequently warning possible readers!
    Will this be a new series? Book PSA? You could put this and your 50 shades of grey reviews into it.

  19. If you are wearing a top hat and goggles, I will label you a douchebag and will not at all consider hooking up with you. If you have another woman on your arm, I'm going to register you as taken and keep my distance. If you reference unusual achievements of a rather exotic nature that no one would casually bring up in conversation, I will smell bullshit. If you allude to having had a sexual encounter earlier this evening and proceed to try to hook up with me, I will be grossed out. If you start putting me down, I will think you're a dick and get the fuck away from you. If you tell me you're a magician, I'll have no feelings about that at all, or if I do, they'll lean slightly negative. Everything he advises would put me off completely. I'm not all women though. It may work on someone who is extremely stupid, extremely drunk, or extremely damaged. Your best bet would be a combination of the three.

  20. Dom, sir, my man, my homie, I am BEGGING for a merch shirt that says “bitches be mad about stage magicians.”, because I want to wear it, Desperately.

  21. If I had seen this video last week, I would have said it probably wasn't worth your time reading, but I have been rewatching Ugly Betty and this method was a plot point in an episode. Then I remembered that around the same time, a lot of shows were touching on this idea and making it seem not only harmless, but effective. It actually is cool to have more context from the book that more or less brought this to the mainstream. I'm glad you're reviewing it because I know I'm not going to read it. Thanks for your service.

  22. Wait. What? This is recent and I actually have to wait for next week to watch part two? DAMN!

    Really awesome vid – you've certainly "taken one for the team" on this one… right up there with subjecting yourself to 50 Shades of Abuse so that we don't have to.

    Looking forward to next week's continuation.

  23. It's already at the beginning and he screwed up. It's reproduction, not replication, they're not cloning themselves. Great start.

  24. I'd say Mystery sounds like a 13 year old, but I wasn't like that, nor do I think anybody else was that bad when I was 13.

  25. Toxic advice like this can backfire spectacularly 4 people who lack self awareness. Frankly I'm shocked Mystery has had ANY success at all given that he doesn't seem 2 have a lot of self awareness himself. Good work exposing this guy, Dom.

  26. This book sounds like it was written by an alien who never met a human woman in their life. Or some sort of algorithm that had to watch 300 hours of reality TV.

  27. So, they are literally teaching men that being openly rude to women will make said women want to sleep with you? This explains SOOOOO much bad behavior I've seen. I always thought most men were drunk, or genuinely didn't know any better. Knowing that many are doing it ON PURPOSE makes more sense, though it doesn't make me any less disgusted when it happens. 99% of us are VERY aware we are being insulted and if we sense you are targeting our self-esteem we will GO LOOKING ELSEWHERE. This sort of logic only works if there is an extremely small pool of men that women are competing for, and that's just not the case. I saw a lot of this behavior in college, and my girlfriends had certain signals for when it was time to leave. We also often brought a gay male friend with us to act as the BF when men started to get pushy or violent (happened more than once).

  28. Dominic, I am so sorry you read this "book" but, thank you for reading this and warn everyone, not just women , about these people. I think it is a great service you're doing by reading and telling your beautiful watchers what to watch out for. Have a wonderful day, Don't Panic, and remember to always know your towel is.

  29. If the Dom start reviewing horrific book THIS ONE below seems to be made of nightmare:

    “To Train Up A Child” by Michael Pearl

    its look like every “advice” is an actual abuse, the author give methods to “train” a human baby than even a good dog trainer would proscribe (except to obtain combat dog)

    I am French, so pardon my English

  30. You gotta keep in mind that this is written for guys at clubs interacting with women at clubs. In other words, both are there trying to score. The PUA thing started when people realized that assholes who treat women like crap get laid more because the women they are going after are terrible women. If you accept that premise, what PUA's teach has some sot of merit. Most people aren't interested in picking up women in bars, though, and aren't interested in one night stands with people they would never be in a relationship with.
    I liken PUA's to the women rags and books that try teaching women how to hook up with a rich guy. Both are about manipulation to get what you really want. Not a healthy relationship, but either sex or money. The ironic thing is, nobody bats an eye at books on bagging a millionaire, but if you write a book on how to pick up a hot woman, there is much screeching and gnashing of teeth.

  31. "If you are a woman who has experienced the unwanted attentions of a stranger with more confidence than room reading ability – so, from what I'm given to understand, *all of you*"
    This made me pretty much guffaw out loud, something about the tone. Thanks for the laugh. XD

  32. I love you, and believe in you, if you can make it through 50 shades, you can make it through this, you got this!

  33. You can do it Dom! Stay strong! Rip a fresh hole in this 'person' a new orifice. Maybe then we can drain the poop out of him?

  34. Like, I want you to stop. For your own wellbeing, but, like, I also would never have any clue about this horrible stuff if people like you didn't summarize it, so, like… salute Go forth brave soul!

  35. Something that really annoys me about pickup artists is there are people out there who genuinely need to learn to be more charismatic to function on a social/romantic level and they wind up seeking help from assholes who spew the nonsense in that book.

  36. Hey Dominic take it easy OK? Your health is more important good luck and keep up the work go Dominic noble go.

  37. I remember waaaaaay back in the heydey of Newgrounds (I'm old, shut up) that there was actually a game based on this and what stuck out was 1 – cutting down the girl's friend to hit on her, 2 – mini games that made no sense, and 3 – how you pretty much had to be a mind reader to pick the "correct" choices when it came to having a "conversation" with the girl. I never made it past the one mini game (where you had to fly a plane and avoid things(?) it was a while ago) so I have no idea if it got "better" but I remember it being pretty bad.

  38. I really wounder how many of these men are hiding latent homosexuality, bisexuality, gender variance etc. Because there was a time when I would have bought into all of this tripe. Then I realised I was a Trans woman and pan-sexual, and I can see all this trash for what it is. (granted it wasn't as instantaneous a transformation as I'm making it out to be. it also took time, understanding and a great deal of work both on my own and with friends and partners to overcome a lot of that toxic thinking.

  39. Dom, you ok? Why on earth would you delve into that cesspit? You had to know it was a cesspit before you got in. That said, you nailed the douchebag look. If I didn't already love you, I might be turned off.

  40. I never thought The Dome would ever review a book that somehow managed to be almost, if not just as, bad as 50 Shade
    I don't know if I should feel impressed… or pity

  41. I'm sorry to see you've found a book on par with 50 Shades, Dominic, but console yourself with the knowledge that you're doing good in the world by warning your beautiful watchers of its existence so we can avoid reading such rubbish (and so we can understand why some people may act like complete jerks sometimes for no apparent reason). Your suffering through this book prevents ours from happening! <3

  42. Your resilience is admirable, Dominic. I do not think that I could read nearly as much of this vile book before hacking it to pieces and burning it to rid the world of such foul "literature".

  43. I'm so sorry you had to put yourself through that. You deserve better. Please don't torture yourself lie this for us.

  44. You poor, poor bastard, Why do this to yourself? Well, gave you a like for the funny video, not sure it's worth he amount of mental damage you did to yourself reading this.

  45. Warning not an endorsement of these vile practices or culture There have studies that show that income levels can increase the level of 'attractiveness' of romantic partners both male and female. However these studies also conclude that A) It varies a lot in people depending on their own values B) Males showing maternal/nurturing tend to even better results C)It's when people are looking for short-term relationships people look for physical attractiveness over income while for long-term it's vice versa.

  46. I laugh at 'make her buy you a drink' because Bob's Burgers did a parody of a pickup artist and that was one of it's nuggets of wisdom. These people are living cartoons and I pity them.

  47. Like, the only way his methods would work is if all the women he approaches are either terrible people, or have absolutely abysmal intellect

  48. I was in a club in Vegas once, and got heavily negged by some rando. He asked where I was from, and then started with East Coast vs West Coast, went to a weird East Coast girls are trailer trash thing, and basically ran through a dozen really weirdly ineffective pieces of mockery before I asked him if he was okay, and had he had enough to drink already. It was a couple of days before I thought; 'Heyyyy… he thought he was hitting on me!' No, hon. Just no.

  49. I too have advice to pick up women.
    1. Be yourself
    2. If yourself is an asshole, still be yourself but work on not being an asshole.
    3. Women like sex unless they are asexual.
    4. Not all women will want to have sex with you.
    5. Rejection is ok, it doesn't make you a loser.
    6. Tell the truth but don't over share.
    7. Don't be an asshole, really assholes aren't attractive.

  50. There's a modicum of truth to ancient survival instinct, but what that means to each person is different. One person might think someone more attractive is better for their survival, and someone else may think an average-looking person may be less likely to stray, providing more stability. Some people literally see no one as remotely attractive until getting to know them because that's what gives them the most sense of survival stability, and then they'll start seeing that person as attractive. Some may be attracted based on occupation, and that could be a high-paying job or it could be a moderate-paying job in line of work that is more likely to be able to get you our of a bind if your car breaks down on the side of the road in an area where no cell reception means a big bank account won't help you.

    I personally have tended to find the men who are the most conventionally attracting on the surface to be who attract me the least overall, and I've had more than my share of 11-out-of-10 rich guys make passes at me. I'm not saying that to brag, just to to head of the "but that's because none have wanted you" BS. People who obviously abuse their bodies are major turn-offs. All that drinking and chain-smoking? I want my partner to gave a better chance of living past 50. I do feel safer with taller men, which is strange since I can beat the hell out of most people not only due to my aggressive nature when it comes to survival, which has, unfortunately, been tested, but also years of martial arts training and incredibly high pain tolerance. By Mystery's belief, I'd be attracted to those 10's who have money, and can't possibly be attracted to someone who can fix a water leak in the ceiling, tune up my Benz, then go to work at a company whose clients included Google, just because said-guy is an 8/9 to most women and isn't quite at six or seven figures yet.

    Also the women whose self-esteem can be battered by those obvious lines are women whose self-esteem is likely already so low that she wouldn't trust a guy talking to her anyway, and those who have some self-esteem are going to see through his bullshit.

  51. this mystery guy sounds like my dad, also that's the reason why I chose to be a social outcast in high school, like who wants to be friends with a bunch of guys who think they're god's gift to women and like no thanks I don't feel like doing relationships or sex.

  52. Funny mystery got an honorary psychological dr from a major university. I hate mystery but he’s right in a lot of ways!

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