Quick Definition: A rule that says you should approach a set within 3 seconds of seeing them, or them seeing you.
The 3 Second Rule is guideline that many PUAs follow to overcome approach anxiety. Hesitating too much before an approach can lead to overthinking and nervousness. It can also creep a set out if she notices you staring at her for too long. Opening a set within three seconds allows you to “be in the moment.” Following the 3 Second Rule also doesn’t allow you time to come up with excuses for not approaching the set.
Even the best PUAs have AA. Thus, the 3 Second Rule is a counter to this natural, biological fear of rejection.
Related Terms: 3 Minute Rule, Approach Anxiety
Posted by Vince Lin
on November 16, 2008
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