• Evolution Phase Shift (Phase-Shift)

    Quick Definition: To transition between the comfort and seduction stages of pickup. A phase-shift can be a general change in communication style, as well as a phase-shift routine. Full Definition: Phase-shifting is transitioning from the rapport building phase of pickup, where you’re getting to know each other, to actual sexual escalation. There are different guidelines… Read More

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    Pebble

    Quick Definition: A comment or short line that is thrown—like a pebble in a lake—to DHV and neg the target, disqualify the PUA, and show a sense of humor all at the same time. This is Style’s version of a quick and efficient DHV. *PUA Lingo does not endorse or support the use of these… Read More

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    Instant/Interactive Value Display (IVD)

    Quick Definition: Something which communicates one’s value to a set or target. Full Definition: An IVD usually refers to a short routine used to hook the attention and interest of a woman the PUA has just met by teaching her something about herself. (Similar to the concept of a DHV spike.) Usage: Palm reading is… Read More

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    Hook Point (HP)

    AKA “Social Hook Point” Quick Definition: The point during an interaction when a woman decides she is interested enough in the PUA to continue interacting with him. Full Definition: A hook point occurs when the girl or group gives the PUA an IOI and starts becoming more interested in him. It is the point where… Read More

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    False Time Constraint (FTC)

    Quick Definition: A statement a pickup artist makes when opening a set to communicate that he will not be able to remain long, reassuring them that he will not take up too much of their time. Full Definition: Developed by Style, the FTC helps to keep sets from getting annoyed by the presence of a… Read More

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    Eliciting Values (EV)

    Quick Definition: A way to draw out, through conversation, the values of a person, usually with the intention of understanding the deeper inner desires that motivate him or her in life. Full Definition: Eliciting values is a common thread among different pickup techniques. The specific term “EV routine” is a pickup technique developed by Style.… Read More

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    Challenge Point

    Quick Definition: A difficult or challenging point along the path to learning a new skill set, or as some people say becoming a better pickup artist. Full Definition: Challenge point is an alternative phrase for the more common community term “sticking point.” The phrase “challenge point” is used by some PUAs because the words “sticking… Read More

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