*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.
In chess, a fool’s mate is when one places an opponent in checkmate in just two moves. The fool’s mate is thus aptly named because it only occurs if the opponent plays extraordinarily weakly. In chess, this rarely happens, even among beginners.
In pickup, it is possible to obtain a fool’s mate via targets who are already out and decided she was going to sleep with someone that night. Lone wolves (girls alone by herself at a club) often fit this category. Sometimes, people are just horny. No need for judgement.
Much like a fool’s mate in chess, it doesn’t improve the person’s skill level. In fact, most newbies who get fool’s mates usually have received feedback from the girl that he is a bad kisser or bad in bed, because of the lack of experience.
As masters we try to strive for process over outcome – learning how to fish, instead of just eating the fish.