Start Datingpickup

Datingpickup

There are many different schools, but most trace their inspiration back to one man, Ross Jeffries, who founded “Speed Seduction” in 1988.

The misogyny Although a lot of the teachers in this community, if that's the word, claim that they are just trying to help men be more confident around women, the jargon and the advice often strays into profoundly uncomfortable territory. One teacher who we have already mentioned says that it is important not to get nervous when meeting a woman, adding: “Ted Bundy, the infamous serial killer/sociopath, didn't feel fear or panic when he saw a target.

He felt rage, sexual perversion and desire to kill.” Yes, you have been advised to use Ted Bundy as a role model in your dealings with women.

Sartorially, that may mean wearing a fluorescent T-shirt and an asymmetric haircut, or makeup, or platform shoes – Mystery, we are told in The Game, sports the latter.

One PUA, a fat man called Gem, once told The Times that Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene taught him “everything I know about pick-up”.

This is a look at some of the aspects of this weird world.

A lot of it is harmless, plenty of it is funny, but a large amount is genuinely unsettling.

We haven't linked to any of the sites mentioned, as we are not sure that all the content is appropriate.