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  • Banter

    Quick Definition: A manner of communication that is witty and fun, often involving playful teasing. Full Definition: Banter is a type of communication that is often silly and meaningless. Its sole purpose is to create a fun experience with someone else. Banter creates a playful state so that the conversations do not turn into a boring interview. Banter often involves role playing, role reversal, prizing, and an overall little boy vs. little…

    Situational Opener

    Quick Definition: An impromptu opener where the PUA draws upon something that is going around him in order to start a conversation. Full Definition: A situational opener is the opposite of a canned opener, in that it is usually unique and something that is made up on the spot, rather than being pre-scripted. Situational openers are usually used by advocates of Natural Game, who frown on the use of scripted material as being inauthentic….

    Text Openers

    Quick Definition: A smart and memorable text that DHVs the PUA when he first contacts the target via text messaging. Full Definition: A great text opener is another DHV or comfort builder in the overall scheme of things. Without proper game in the beginning, a good text opener is hard to recovery from actual bad face to face game. Guys often think good text game can solve the problem, however 90% of the time it is because the initial…

    Canned Opener

    Quick Definition: A memorized and practiced opener that a PUA uses repeatedly to open sets and start an interaction. Full Definition: Canned openers are field tested lines and routines that can be used to get a PUA into set. Canned openers are most often used by newbies just getting started in the game, who often do not know what to say to begin a conversation with an attractive woman. Canned routines can be likened to “pickup…

    How to Approach Women

    It’s happened to all of us before: we see a girl, we are attracted to them, and we want to figure out how to go say ‘Hi’ in a way that will melt her heart and her nether regions. You walk up to her, your knees shaking, and you freeze. Nothing comes out. And you start to stutter and stammer, just like you did in high school…oh wait, is that just me? I digress, but you can relate. For some reason, we have created this…

    Mixed Set Openers

    Context: An old MM thread on mixed set openers Style: Can anyone suggest good openers for approaching groups of girls and guys. Preferably it’s an opener to use with the guys. It’s gotta be one that doesn’t make you seem gay, but at the same time demonstrates some value and leads into meeting the girls in the group. Juggler: 1. “It’s interesting that when you have a group of four or more people together like this,…

    Indirect Opener

    Quick Definition: An opener that is used without revealing the PUA’s true intent. Opinion openers, for example, are indirect openers. Full Definition: The objective of the indirect opener is to first get the target’s attention and then transition into a more natural topic off the opener. Indirect openers work because most people are open to have conversations with strangers and generally will not reject the PUA’s approach…


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