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  • Cat String Theory

    Quick Definition: A foundational theme in MM that illustrates how people value things more when they work for them and devalue things when they come too easily. Full Definition: Cat string theory is a phrase coined by Mystery that refers to the fact that cats will often chase after a feather dangled in front of it from a string, but will quickly lose interest in the feather if it is simply placed in front of the cat. The analogy to pickup is…

    Disqualification theory

    author: “Mystery” date: Tue 26 Dec 2002 21:24 GMT website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_Method subject: Disqualification theory …It is a social tactic based on the idea that what a woman can’t have, she wants more. It is a large part of indirect game … Disqualification Theory is an expansion of the neg. It is a social tactic based on the idea that what a woman can’t have, she wants more. It is a…

    Mystery’s Hoop Theory

    author: “Mystery” date: Tue 25 Dec 2004 23:14 GMT website: www.fastseduction.com subject: Mystery’s Hoop Theory …In HOOP THEORY, a girl gives you a HOOP and AFCs think they HAVE to jump through it. Simply, grab the hoop FROM HER … “You do NOT have to answer questions asked of you. In HOOP THEORY, a girl gives you a HOOP and AFCs think they HAVE to jump through it. Simply, grab the hoop FROM HER and get her to…

    Group Theory

    Quick Definition: Understanding the social dynamics of a group 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…

    Cat Theory By Mystery

    Originally separated via 2 posts, Mystery has an epiphany about “cats” Cats don’t take orders, but they can be tempted to chase. If you tie a feather to the end of a string, and use it properly, YOU can get a cat to perform acrobatics. But isn’t it interesting that if you put the feather down in front of the cat, she will turn up her nose? Cats are always curious, especially about shiny new things such as the ball on a…

    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…

    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…


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