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  • Banter

    …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 girl atti…

    Situational Opener

    …hat 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. Situational openers include a wide category of openers and can vary depending on the situation. A common situational opener is the compliment opener, where the pick up artist makes a genuine compliment about a woman i…

    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 interact…

    Canned Opener

    …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 lines” in popular culture, although…

    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,…

    How to Approach Women

    …er than just flat out looks. All of these are going to create a conversation easily and more readily than the LL openers, but still you aren’t getting much out of attraction just with these openers. That is where the Big Daddy of openers come into play. The HH openers are direct, Blow me or Blow me out mindset. “Hey, you are cute, let’s go bone.” Simple, eloquent,  but almost distasteful for most of the American populatio…

    The Truth About Routines by DJ Fuji

    …in a set. They are designed to teach you storytelling. Any result you get from their use is secondary. Likewise, banter is designed to teach you humor and playfulness. Push-pull is designed to teach you to be a challenge and to not be predictable and boring. Openers are designed to teach you to engage people and hold court in groups. Oftentimes these routines can get us better results infield, but sometimes they do not. Sometimes they can intenti…


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