Passion for pickup

Passion for pickup

I've got some exciting news! Brad sold pick-up-artist-forum.com to Richard La Ruina, aka Gambler, of PUA Training. We've got a lot of new things planned for the future of PUAF with the new leadership. Mr. La Ruina has also made me a Site Administrator, and I've already set a lot of things in motion to make the forum better and higher-quality. I also recorded an interview I did with a natural … [Read more...]

You can run but you can’t hide

You can run but you can’t hide

...and running won't even do you any good. It'll only exhaust you. I'm currently experiencing some domestic turbulence within my own household right now, and it's reminding me of a very important life lesson. Try as you might, but you can't fucking hide shit from the world, especially not from the people that are actually involved in your life. Go ahead and try. Go ahead and go out in-field … [Read more...]

A meditation on struggle

A meditation on struggle

I've been thinking about something earlier today, and I just read something that Beschatten wrote in response to a question that somebody asked that got me thinking even more. "People lose sleep over a death, not a girl. Get a grip." -Beschatten Several years ago, when I was in middle school, I went through a completely negative and hateful goth phase. I wore all black, I hated the world, I … [Read more...]

Having standards

Having standards

A lot of guys in the community talk about "having standards" because it's a good ideal to follow. However, not enough guys actually look past their lustful physical desires to really identify what they're looking for in the women they seek to have in their lives. So, I actually sat down and wrote a list of qualities that I'd like to see in the women I get involved with. I'm looking for a woman … [Read more...]

South Korea

South Korea

I recently spent some time in Seoul, South Korea so far during my summer vacation. It was a blast! I go to Korea all the time to visit family, but I never tasted the nightlife or anything fun about Korea until this time. I met a bunch of guys from the Korea Lair, which is very well organized and led by a PUA who goes by BlueMystery. I was very impressed by Korea Lair and I hope I can help make the … [Read more...]

Obsession.

Obsession.

They say that the Tarot cards can tell you things about yourself. Of course, a lot of the fortune telling aspects of Tarot that attempt to predict the future are hocus pocus bullshit with little or no scientific validity. Nonetheless, each card in the deck is designed to speak to a universal archetype that anyone can relate to. There are a lot of customized decks out there that deviate from the … [Read more...]

Social Psychology and Pickup: The Overjustification Effect and Intrinsic Motivation

Social Psychology and Pickup: The Overjustification Effect and Intrinsic Motivation

Taken from an old folk tale: An old man lived alone on a street where boys played noisily every afternoon. The din annoyed him, so one day he called the boys to his door. He told them he loved the cheerful sound of the children's voices and promised them each 50 cents if they would return the next day. Next afternoon, the youngsters raced back and played more lustily than ever. The old man paid … [Read more...]

Mainstream

Mainstream

There's a keg at the house tonight and I'm going, but I'd like to take a minute to talk about how this underground pickup community is surfacing into the mainstream. If you didn't already know, ever since Neil Strauss (Style) released his best-selling novel The Game back in 2005 and Erik Von Markovik (Mystery) had that show "The Pickup Artist" on VH1 just last year or something, more and more … [Read more...]

Jeffy Freedom Tour

Jeffy Freedom Tour

As some of you may know, RSD has been giving free workshops with Jlaix (aka Jeffy) and Ciaran. They were in New Orleans yesterday so of course I HAD to attend. I was completely stoked, man! I finally had the chance to meet some of the BEST masters in the field. I walked into the room and was starstruck. I see Jlaix on the other side and Ciaran approaches me and we shake hands. Holy shit, … [Read more...]

Living the story

Living the story

So lately I've been trying to develop my DHV stories more, and I've come to realize something very liberating. You don't have to sit down and structure a story with some kind of formula. As Mystery says, being a PUA is about "building a life." I agree with this wholeheartedly. If you develop your Inner Game by adopting a success-oriented and fun-oriented frame of reality, you will become … [Read more...]