Desire

October 24, 2008 by Vince Lin  
Filed under Learn about Pickup

I posted the following listing on craigslist and although the post was removed, I received a lot of responses. Looks like I hit a nerve:

“I turned a year older last week. As I pondered the workings of this world I had a stark realization that I no longer wish to continue this life of servitude by working and making money for other people. Unfortunately, many of my friends and peers do not share this view, rather resorting to a life within the matrix and a life of servitude. If anyone is out there that is considering starting something with the following goal, please contact me:

My goal is:
To create a significant income stream that is independent of my salary. I am willing to align with others who can assist me in achieving this goal.

On a more practical matter: I am an east coast grad, with 5 years of work experience in management consulting, 2 startups and high tech. My strength is in marketing, sales, business strategy. My weakness (where you can add value) is engineering, product spec/development, operation efficiency. I have worked in many industries but prefer to do something within Internet technology.”

Is the Seduction Community becoming more maintstream?

October 19, 2008 by Vince Lin  
Filed under Learn about Pickup

We often hear about students and aspiring PUAs complaining that the seduction community is becoming more mainstream, and that our methods no longer work once it is known to the general public.

There are a great many posts regarding this on the lair forums, among PUAs in the States and also all over the world. There seems to be 2 extremes of thought:

One one hand, showing the general public about MM (Mystery Method) will dilute the effectiveness of the routines, especially for newbies.

On the other, PUAs believe that this general awareness has nothing to do with game. Just like Bruce Lee made material arts famous worldwide, there is still a steep learning curve and those that are committed will travel that path regardless.

There is some general consensus, however, that public releases such as “The Game” by Strauss in 2004 and the premier of The Pickup Artist: Season 1 in August 06 of 2007 has create a general awareness of the game by the mainstream, even if only temporary. This also helps others who are searching for the Game to find it, as I did with Strauss’ book. A Google Trends analysis shows some interesting results:

Before August of 2007, the term “Pickup Artist” was a relatively secluded term on Google.com. After the show’s airing, search patterns went up dramatically. It eventually lowers in Nov 2008, but at a slightly higher level than before is now maintained as the “consistent norm”. In this case, those that were originally looking and become devoted to the art probably benefited from the show’s airing, and was able to latch on to the community and its lifestyle. Meanwhile, the rest of the general public lost interest, as fads come and go.

A search for “fast seduction” shows a slowing trend

And a search for “seduction community” shows even lower searches.

It is for this reason that I believe that with The Pickup Artist, Season 2, a slow but sure incremental increase will occur for people searching for the pickup community, however general interest will wane again, as it did before in late 2007 after the show ends.

The Pickup Artist – Season 2

October 18, 2008 by Vince Lin  
Filed under Learn about Pickup

An In Depth video of Mystery and Matador in field:

Learning and teaching PU philosophy from Tara and Matador (Edited for mass consumer viewing, of course):

Transition in work, life

October 14, 2008 by Vince Lin  
Filed under My Personal Life

Alpha, what have you been doing the last 2 weeks?

Alpha: Well. I was basically in a tough situation at work with 2 of my female managers. The situation lasted for about a month as I worked very hard to transition out of the group into a new team. For me, this was a difficult road. I learned a lot along the way. Read 48 laws of power and highlighted specific chapters. Basically, I was in a position of no power, and I had to play the game by other people’s rules and still come up on top. Read more

Plato on Love

October 7, 2008 by Vince Lin  
Filed under Learn about Pickup

Dimitry, citing Plato’s Symposium on Love:

It might be irrelevant here, but the term “Platonic Love” comes from Plato’s famous philosophical dialog “Symposium” (A MUST reading for any thinking person). In that dialog Plato gives probably the only definition of love in the history of human thought that can be considered as valid. Platonic Love is the complete realization of the unity of souls between the two human beings, in which they both perceive God in each other. This kind of love means complete trust, complete self-sacrifice, complete compassion, complete mutual belonging, and it can occur between two people of any gender as sexual partners or friends. So in the state of Platonic Love sex is an option but not a requirement, therefore essentially the Platonic Love can either take a form of deepest friendship or deepest romantic relationship. Therefore, the Platonic Love is the highest achievable form of friendship AND sexual love equally, the absolute form of love achievable in the material world, and as you can see, it has nothing to do whatsoever with a situation when the two people hardly know each other and make small talk.

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