Handicap Principle

Quick Definition: A hypothesis suggesting that signals of “handicapping” oneself in the mating game actually communicates a stronger value in sexual selection. (Usually expressed through extravagant waste of valuable resources.) Full Definition: The handicap principle is a hypothesis proposed by biologist Amotz Zahavi to explain how sexual selection can lead to dishonest communication between the… Read More

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Harem Management

Quick Definition: The management of a PUA’s relationships with HBs that he has regular sex with. This includes controlling the frame of the relationship when needed, managing expectations, and recognizing when to make the tough decisions based on the PUA’s personal moral values. *PUA Lingo does not endorse or support the use of these terms.… Read More

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Hater

Quick Definition: The naysayers that hate on pickup artists and the game. *PUA Lingo does not endorse or support the use of these terms. We strive to describe them the best we can based on the seduction community’s uses for them in improving men’s (and some women’s) dating lives. Full Definition: Going to a bookstore and… Read More

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Health Indicators

Quick Definition: The various biological indicators of health, which usually refers to a woman’s physical traits although it can  also apply to men. Full Definition: Because women are biologically valued for their replication value compared to men, their health indicators can dictate the extent of male behavior patterns that specifically respond to them. For example,… Read More

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High Class (HC)

Quick Definition: A woman from an upper social class, who is often wealthy or has high social value. (HC can also mean “hard core” depending on the context.) See the definition for Class. Full Definition: It is also possible for a poor girl to behave “high class.” While the term has a stereotype of referring… Read More

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High Value (HV)

Quick Definition: The perceived high status or social value of a particular person. Full Definition: HV can be attained via long term passive value or can be gained through DHV spikes and grounding sequence routines. Usage: I have HV in this particular girl’s eyes because of my game last night. Related Terms: DHV, Passive Value,… Read More

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Hired Gun

Quick Definition: An HB who was hired to work at a venue because of her beauty, often in restaurants, bars, and other direct service-oriented locations. Full Definition: Hired Guns can range from waitresses, to strippers, to sales girls at the mall stores, who are hired specifically for their beauty. Because these women are being paid… Read More

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Hired Gun Game

Quick Definition: The specific area of game theory that applies to picking up Hired Guns, or girls that are working and are specifically hired for their physical beauty to interact with customers. Full Definition: Hired guns come in all forms. Macy’s. Victoria’s Secret. The street fair. The bar. The strip bar. Survey taking girls on… Read More

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Hitting Your Stride

Quick Definition: When the artist hits “Seducer’s Aura”, and has a certain walk and swagger when walking around a venue and momentum to his game flow. Full Definition: An artist who goes out regularly knows the elements he needs to his his stride. Usually, I need to talk to 2-3 girls, and if I have a… Read More

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