Monday, July 8, 2013

Mailbag: Styles of Game

A reader writes:
1. What are your thoughts on these books and their authors' strategies?

The Mystery Method by Mystery
The System by Doc Love
The Manual by W Anton

2. Direct game or Indirect game?

3. What's the best method to get laid fast and consistently?

4. What's your own process/method/steps for game? 

Thanks for your questions.

1. I have not read any of those books. I am peripherally familiar with the Mystery Method, because I just finished The Game (and will review it in this space at some point). Based on a cursory look at Amazon reviews, they don't appear to offer any knowledge that can't be gained for free in the manosphere. Read every post on Roosh, Danger and Play, and pre-2011 Roissy (Heartiste) and you'll spend less time and money getting more applicable advice. If you want to distill it down to two essential books, I suggest both Bangand Day Bang. There is very little else you need to pay for.

I may be reading too much into your question, but I would caution against falling into the navel-gazing that can arrest newbies getting into the game. Optimizing your choice of game books to read is like working on a master's degree in comparative literature to become a good writer; it doesn't work that way because people learn skills by doing them. Doing 50 approaches over the next 2 weeks will give you more practical knowledge and improve your progress more than any of the books you mentioned.

2. I like to approach more during the day, so, indirect game. At night my approaches are more direct. It takes some trial-and-error to come off as sexual without acting horny or desperate.

3. If those are your only two goals you should go to the club, approach like a machine, escalate, and have good logistics. You'll get blown out a lot and will probably end up wasting a lot of time and money, but it's the shortest route to get notches without regard to quality or opportunity cost. 

4. A cornerstone of the Mystery method is teaching to demonstrate higher value. The best game tip I can provide is not simply to demonstrate higher value: you need to BE higher value. Picking up girls isn't the top priority in my life. It probably isn't even 3rd or 4th on the list. I derive most of my pleasure from learning new skills, my hobbies, my job, reading, writing, and spending time with the few important people in my life. When girls realize that you don't make them a real priority, they begin to like you even more. 

My somewhat reductionist game advice amounts to the following: Get yourself in shape. Pick up a couple interesting hobbies. Maximize your appearance. Maximize your ability to make money. Look at what the average person around you is doing and DO NOT DO THAT. You can work on your game while you improve elsewhere by approaching and keeping abreast of the 'sphere. Lastly, prospect prospect prospect. Always be meeting women and collecting numbers so that a flake here or there won't set you back.

Reading pickup books instead of doing the above will make you like several of the lesser characters in The Game -- spouting lines that other people made up, getting laid occasionally, and having no foundation of value within yourself to fall back on when things go badly.

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