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PUA Routines

PUA routines are canned and scripted material that pick up artists use to pickup girls and hone their skills. PUA routines have a bad rap for being mechanical and robotic, but many see them as valuable training wheels for learning the structure and flow of the game. Having a couple of good routines rehearsed can also improve one's confidence in social situations, and provide good conversation fodder in a pinch.

Below is a list of some of the routines that PUAs use during the pickup.

See also DJ Fuji's post on the purpose of PUA routines.

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  • “Before I know someone…” Routine

    Credit: Beckstar This is a very high value, value-eliciting routine that Beckstar invented in the UK. It is great for…

  • C-shaped versus U-shaped Smiles

    AKA the “C-smile” routine. Another classic routine that blends beauty, female psychology and pop culture together.Example: Style: Smile again for…

  • Cold Reading

    Quick Definition: The technique of making seemingly true statements about a person without actually knowing the individual. Psychics often use…

  • Decreasing Text Game

    DTG (decreasing text game):In order to get an HB out for a first date or day 1, you throw out…

  • ESP Routine (Mystery)

    This is the famous ESP routine demo’d by Mystery in The Pickup Artist on Vh1. PUA walks up to a…

  • Female Roommates Routine

    (Credit: Tenmagnet and TylerDurden) I’ve been offered this *SWEET* place in (x place).. I want to live there, *BUT*….. I…

  • Five Questions Game

    The 5 questions game is a fun routine where the artist tells a girl that she has to lie five times…

  • Lesbian Finger Routine

    A UC Berkeley study showed a correlation between female finger lengths and sexual preference. It’s a good excuse to perform…

  • Masturbate in Shower Routine

    PUA: Did you know that 93% of girls masturbate in the shower?Her: NoPUA: The other 7% sing Her: Oh yeah?…

  • Mini Cold Read (MCR)

    Quick Definition: A “mini” version of a cold read, usually involving a sentence or two about framing the girl’s innate…

  • Pen15 Routine

    “Summary:Tell a girl that she can join your exclusive “”PEN15″” club if she writes PEN15 on her arm. When you’re…

  • Pendant Anchoring

    Quick Definition: Anchoring an initial meeting into a physical object. Full Definition: Sometimes, when PUAs face a time bridge, it…

  • Penis Implant Routine (Brad P.)

    Originally invented by Brad P. “Yeah, I don’t want to brag or anything but I had a bit of plastic…

  • Role Playing / Inner Self Routines

    The following routines are designed to subcommunicate dominance and that you are seeing her for who she is, rather than…

  • Strawberry Fields Routine

    Original version by Maniac High: Intro: Hey, let’s play a game!Imagine you are alone in a field, and see a…

  • The Cube

    Made famous by “The Game”, this is a favorite routine of the PUAs from Style and Mystery’s group. It is…

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