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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.

    To better understand the nature of routines, reference the PUA Lingo Dictionary/ PUA Bible that you can download now for free here.
    • “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…