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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&#…

    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…

    Peacocking / Peacock Theory

    Quick Definition: When a PUA wears something flashy or unusual to attract women’s attention and start conversations with them. Full Definition: Peacocking is a technique developed to get attention in busy, distraction filled environments such as night clubs. By wearing something showy like a cowboy hat or a glowing necklace, a PUA is able to differentiate himself from his competition in the club. This is a term derived from the biological…

    Bait, Hook, Reel, Release (BHRR)

    …artist can then reward her for. Full Definition: The BHRR metaphor can be found in many different areas of game theory and psychology. It was officially coined by Mystery in The Venusian Arts Handbook. This term relates to the general theory of seduction: the anticipating, release, and control of power and emotion. It also has a similarity to Cat string theory, Juggler’s Banter, and David DeAngelo’s Push & Pull concepts. Uniquely, however, B…

    Cognitive Dissonance

    …8217;t that important at all compared to other things in life that are way more important!) This bias gives the theory its explanatory power, shedding light on otherwise puzzling, irrational, and even destructive behavior. The ability of people to cling onto their beliefs, in the fact of facts and salvation, has lead to the cognitive dissonance theory in psychology. The Fox and the Grapes by Aesop. When the fox fails to reach the grapes, he deci…

    The Importance of Perceived Value

    …le you hang out with, directly correlates to the level of attraction you receive from women. This is classic PUA theory: you DHV, you develop social status, you’re perceived as an alpha male, women fawn over you and claw through each other for your attention. Done and done, right? It actually gets a bit more complicated than that. Classic PUA theory states that you should DHV as much as possible, to make yourself as attractive as possible,…

    How to hypnotize hot girls for Pick Up Artists

    Written by Vince Lynch, Master Hypnotist There’s huge misconceptions about hypnosis & NLP in the pick-up world. I constantly get emails about inner game, asking whether I can help people therapeutically so that they are better at their game. I think that’s kind of missing the point, hypnosis isn’t magic? I’m not saying I can’t help you – I just don’t think you need help – I believe pickup should be technique driven, about the things you do,…

    The New Artist Guide

    …ou are single, and seriously want to improve your dating life with women (70%) You are a woman who finds pick up theory interesting and want to employ it to meet desirable men (5%) You are a man or woman who want to use pick up theory to meet those of the same sex (5%) You are in a relationship, and are looking for advice to become a better man and improve your existing relationship (10%) Sometimes, the person that appears on the outside is not w…

    Tribe

    …xplosion. However, our minds have not yet adapted to the complexity of our surroundings at the same speed. Group theory, leadership theory, and compliance theory all originate from tribal cultures. In fact, an overwhelming majority of our biological responses are our biological systems’ adaptations to the tribal group system. It is thus important to convey that the PUA and his “Entourage” are the leadership group, and that the PUA is…

    Active Disqualification

    Quick Definition: Actively acknowledging and interacting with a target, and also disqualifying yourself as a potential suitor in the process. Full Definition: At times, even the best PUAs will experience rejection. But the masters will sense this and use Active DQ to disqualify the woman before she can disqualify him. This shows that you have value in yourself and do not need your set to affirm that value. Often, the disinterested girl will the…

    Yin and Yang (MM)

    Quick Definition: A concept from Lovedrop and Mystery’s “Revelations” product, refers to the balance of the fire and the ghost to create an attractive combination of positive influence, and non-reactiveness to negativity or anything that isn’t conducive to the process of seduction. Full Definition: The fire refers to the flame of influence and attractiveness. You are always adding value to the interaction, and leave peop…

    Target

    Quick Definition: The girl that the PUA is interested in gaming. Full Definition: A target is a specific girl that the PUA is interested in hooking up with. In a set with multiple girls, the PUA must identify the girl he is interested in, especially if he has a wing, so that they can work together rather than against each other. Failing to identify a target can result in the PUA losing all the girls within a set.  This is because he loses his f…

    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 me. HB: um, okay. Style (to wing): See, she’s a U. HB: ???? Style: I dated a girl who wanted to be a pop star. And she had a theory that people with U-shaped smiles were perceived as unfriendly. And people with C-shaped smiles were perceived as friendly. HB: So what’s a U then?…

    Active Disinterest

    Quick Definition: Actively engaging a target, while conveying indifference to her beauty or any attraction to her. Full Definition: Active Disinterest is a softer version of active disqualification. It is a means for the PUA to engage a girl in a way that gets her to qualify herself to him. By actively ignoring her instead of showering her with attention, the PUA is able to demonstrate that he is not needy. This makes the girl chase him, if he…

    Intermittence

    Quick Definition: Randomly rewarding good behavior as to create a pattern of behavior in a subject that is permanent later on, with or without a reward. Full Definition: Intermittence is a term taken from psychology, where it is used to describe the phenomena that people often respond more to an intermittent or sporadic positive stimulus, rather than a predictable or continuous stream of pleasure. This concept is one of the reasons that gamblin…

    Multi-Threading

    Quick Definition: The concept of creating and playing with multiple threads within a conversation. Full Definition: Multi-threading is a natural pattern amongst close friends when the conversation switches often between subjects. One minute, the group can be talking about the movie they just saw, and then suddenly another person remembers that tomorrow is Wayne’s birthday and the group switches to that topic. Something else might come to…

    Stripper Game

    …: Usage: I have read about stripper game but never really tried it in a strip bar before! Related Terms: Neg Theory, Hoop Theory, Value, Venue, Social Proof, Frame, Playette, Hired Gun Related Links: Stripper Approaches – Tips on approaching strippers by Neil Strauss 10 Tips for Picking Up Strippers – From Dean Cortez 2 Girls Teach Sex – 2 adult stars demonstrate sex positions by performing them on each other (hot!)…

    Takeaway

    Quick Definition: A permanent roll off, where the PUA disengages from the target or group after hooking the set. A takeaway can last from a few seconds to hours depending on the situation. Full Definition: The idea of the “takeaway” is to literally take away the PUA’s strong presence from the woman, to make her feel a sense of detachment from you. While in the PUA’s presence, the sun is shining down on her; when the PUA…

    Set

    Quick Definition: A group of people in a social situation. Full Definition: The term “set” is was coined by Mystery and is taken from magicians, who use the word to refer to their audiences. In pickup, it is used as shorthand from any group of people that a PUA approaches during the course of sarging. For example, a 2-set is a set that contains two people, a 3-set has three members, and a mixed set is a set that contains both men an…

    Push-Pull

    Quick Definition: A sense of momentum between two people, at times moving forward with an interaction, and at times moving back a little. Push and pull describes the unpredictability and spontaneity of seduction. Full Definition: Romantic comedies and dramas tend to have great push and pull story lines. The writers tug at your heartstrings, focusing on things almost lost and could be lost. In seduction, push-pull is a concept that relates clo…

    Qualification

    Quick Definition: To screen for desired qualities in an HB by asking questions or otherwise testing her. Also used in other contexts to as a synonym for approval seeking. Full Definition: Mystery Method Definition: Qualification in MM is a way of screening women for the qualities that the PUA desires. Qualification occurs after the female has expressed interest in the PUA through IOIs. At this point, the PUA must qualify the target, which commu…


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