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Polarity / Sexual Polarity

Quick Definition: The contrast in the nature of male and female energy. Full Definition: Polarity is a concept originally developed in chemistry, whereby the energy charge of the atoms interact with one another depending on the charges of positive and negative atoms. In a social realm, polarity explains the relationship between masculine and feminine energy. In general, a high masculine energy will attract females, and a highly feminine energy…

Button Pushing

Quick Definition: The pickup process of maintaining an artificial “draw” of force attraction with a target via specific routines and structured game tactics. Full Definition: Button Pushing is the artificial attraction created via routines and structured game. This type of attraction usually creates a strong temporary attraction, but will quickly fade over time. Without inner congruence and a strong identity, PUAs and social robots often refra…

Paradoxical Realities

AKA Paradoxical theories Quick Definition: A term used to describe conflicting ideas that appear in pickup and seduction. Full Definition: Tyler Durden talks about paradoxical realities in the Cliff’s list seminar of 2005. In it, he describes ideas and teachings that seem to contradict one another. Here are some examples of game paradoxes that can happen in an aspiring PUA’s head: 1. Model after the best man! They are the best at wh…

Role Reversal

AKA flipping the script Quick Definition: Reversing typical female and male gender roles. Full Definition: Role reversal is a great technique in prizing and reframing a situation. Basically, any witty line from Will & Grace or Sex and the City can work. It is anything a woman would typically say to qualify or shit test the PUA, which he can flip through a  role reversal. The point of this technique is to add versatility to the social value…


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