Quick Definition: The number of women a PUA has slept with.
Score is the term that PUAs use to designate the number of women they have fclosed. Because sleeping with multiple women is the ultimate of goal for many PUAs, PUAs often use their score as a rough gauge of their progress as a pick up artist.
PUAs also use their score as a source of bragging rights, and, as a result, PUAs will often inflate their score in order to win the approval of others within the seduction community. Other PUAs take a more meticulous approach to keeping track of their score. The PUA guru Paul Janka, for example, is known for keeping a spreadsheet of all his conquests (which totals over 150 lays).
Some PUAs are critical of using one’s score as a measure of progress, since it tends to place emphasis on quantity over quality. Others find the whole concept of adding notches to one’s bedpost to be immature at best, and demeaning to women at worst; instead, they gauge their progress through their own personal growth, rather than external validation.
Still, despite this criticism, score remains a useful gauge of determining one’s skill as a pickup artist. Because pickup skill is difficult to measure, the pickup industry is filled with charlatans who claim to be gurus and offer advice to unsuspecting men for large sums of money. Score at least gives a rough gauge of how experienced a PUA is, and how successful he is in replicating his results in the field.
What’s your score? Mine’s 12.