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  • Cat String Theory

    …, enjoy the chase, so the harder they have to work for something, the more they enjoy it. The idea of cat string theory can be put into practice through such techniques as push/pull, 101, and BHRR, which all alternate between showing a woman interest and disinterest. Other useful techniques include role-reversal and prizing, so that the frame is set up so that the woman is chasing you, rather than the other way around. Cat string theory in action…

    Group Theory

    …in order to get to a target within the group or to win over the group for social proof. Full Definition: Group theory basically applies to any set with more than one person. A 2 set of two girls requires group theory. A mixed 2 set requires the PUA to quickly identify their relationship based on body language and conversation. 3 sets, 4 sets, 5 sets, and bigger groups all have different group dynamics. Different methods and tactics have been de…

    Social Violation Theory

    Quick Definition:  The tipping point in which an artist violates a certain social norm or rule in different scenarios. Full Definition: It is important to understand social violation theory in order to bend and break the rules. Sometimes, breaking social rules allows the PUA to talk to a woman. For example, if you are normally loud in a starbucks and start chatting up a girl, you will get stares from other people. If you continue under the pres…

    Negs / Neg Theory

    Quick Definition: A unique technique developed by Mystery that involves conveying active disinterest in a HB9+ target for the purpose of removing her bitch shield and lowering her value relative to the PUA’s perceived value. Full Definition: Neg theory is often misunderstood as a slight insult or backhanded compliment. In its precise field demonstration, a neg is delivered with a straight face, involving a neg hit that communicates one&#…

    Game Theory

    Welcome to the ultimate game cheat-list that I wished I had when I first started. The entire knowledge base of seduction-related material spans from inner game to practical pick up to how to life a fulfilling life. The following pages are historical replications of “pillar posts”, advanced knowledge that was written down by guys who traveled the path of the game and shared their knowledge on private or moderated forums before the com…

    Hoop Theory

    Quick Definition: A task or request for compliance by a PUA or HB, to see if the other person will comply and “jump through” their hoop. Full Definition: Hoop theory is the basic idea behind a compliance test. Often, when a girl asks a man to do something for her, she is trying to see if she can get him to comply by jumping through the hoop. AFCs will usually jump straight through without hesitation, in a show of supplication, compl…

    Big Mouth Theory

    Quick Definition: A theory that explains why, on average, people who talk more tend to have more success in life, as well as with women. Full Definition: Words are powerful, and speaking often has a reoccurring pattern of reinforcing someone’s own reality and frame. As with all concepts, there is a reversal when given in extreme, such as one talking too much and acting like a clown at a venue. In a business environment, sometimes it is best not…


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