Playing the Love Game

I was listening to a radio interview during the Boys Night Out program last night about local "pick-up artists." These are basically normal-looking guys (their group is called Attraxtion Arts, by the way, which sounds like a lame name to me) that have found ways to pick up women (who would normally just ignore them) and have elevated it into an art form.

This isn't new. If any of you are familiar with the book The Game, then this is the exact same thing. It is basically one big mind game.

The guy that was being interviewed was saying that women basically get to choose men who have high value with qualities such as being rich, successful career, good looking and fit. So this apparently normal-looking guy has had to resort to using tactics to get women and that these pick-up artists are actually "balancing out" the local dating scene.

That is utter BULLSHIT.

Don't get me wrong. I do understand why some guys need to do this. They probably doubt themselves and need a bit more confidence or the right approach to get girls to notice them, which is absolutely fine. I'm just not sold on the idea that having pick-up artists balances out the dating scene.

First of all, women can't absolutely take their pick of men without looking like sluts. They usually get to choose only if they have a choice in the first place -- like there is already more than one guy that is attracted to her.

Now if the normal-looking guys go after the pretty girls, then that leaves the normal-looking girls out. Should they start studying pick-up artistry too?

I don't really have any problem with the actual game. In fact, I think it's pretty interesting. I have personally seen these tactics work (ehem, you know who you are), but I guess I just don't like the guy being interviewed -- he just sounds so full of it and it irks me to no end.

The "entire Philippine Seduction Community" (how they can say that with a straight face is commendable) is apparently having a get-together tomorrow and I'm very tempted to go have a look.

If women knew about all the stretegies that these geezers use, then what is the point in all of it? It would be a hell of a lot more fun if women could spot these tactics and do some counter moves, doncha think? I fear for future generations -- the love game is becoming so much more complicated.

Maybe somebody's already done that? I better go trawl the internetz and see. Hehe!

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Toothfairy said...

hahaha.. well, that's a strange phenomenon! I didn't know that it went on like that? but I don't like guys hitting on me while going out anyway, totally not interested... by the way, getting attention from more than 1 guy, is pretty flattering, but also very annoying at the same time!


November 8, 2009 at 3:58 AM
donat said...

you know i would jot down a comment here haha.

i'm just gonny say that the reason behind this Seduction Community, this art, this science was created is that because women started "it".

women made it difficult for "normal" men to approach them, to talk to them, and to have relationships with them. but hear me out! i'm not blaming women.

women are just screening and filtering potential mates from the losers, parang sa discovery channel, where a female peacock chooses the best-decorated male. it's just plain evolution, plain natural selection. :)

oh and toothfairy, i don't believe you. you look like you want to get hit on everytime you go out. problem is, no one has done it properly to you. hahaha.

November 8, 2009 at 12:03 PM
charee said...

I don't think that "normal guys" shud try this, like what you've said they just need a hella oozing confidence.. ang dami nga jan chaka ung lalaki tpos super gnda ng gf diba? nasa lalaki rin yan kung pano didiskarte.. ;)

ho well curiousity lang cguro kaya gnon.. hehehe. try lang kung epektib or hindi..

November 8, 2009 at 4:16 PM
eMz said...

yeah, sometimes it does get a bit annoying (not that i'm getting hit on these days. hahaha!)

i don't have anything against the idea why it has evolved the way it has. but if a guy 'seduces' girls on a regular basis without real feelings involved, then it defeats the purpose of the women looking for a mate because basically, the whole thing is dishonest. but i guess hooking up in bars is never the right place to look for a mate, anyway.

and please, don't be mean to my guests. =P

epektib depende sa lalaki. hahaha!

November 8, 2009 at 6:47 PM
Conrad said...

so much to say, but won't say here since it'll be too damn long. all i will say is that the guy piqued your interest. if he didn't then you wouldn't have gotten that kind of reaction from hearing him.

November 9, 2009 at 12:47 PM
eMz said...

oh yes, my interest was piqued alright. but not because of his talent. i can't explain it, the way he talks just annoyed me. nyahahaha!

November 9, 2009 at 2:09 PM
Ryu said...

Hi eMz. Seems like you're a pretty smart individual.

Would love to have you listen to our terrible guesting (again) next week, thursday, december 9, 930PM at boys night out magic 89.9, in time for the gathering this december 11.

Sorry we didn't live up to your standards, we're planning to do better this time around :)

Lead Lifestyle and Date Coach
X Arts
Makati, Philippines
(02) 707-8475

December 2, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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