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Nov. 21 2009 - 5:53 pm | 118 views | 0 recommendations | 3 comments

Pick Up Artists Eat Their Own At The PUA World Summit

2009puasummit-topA few years back I read the Neil Strauss book, The Game. It was a good, funny read that jumped into the sleazy, and sort of depressing, world of pick up artists. The book centered on the king of pick up artists: a guy who goes by the name Mystery and teaches his patented Mystery Method to awkward men at his seduction seminars. 

But it’s now a new era of the pick up artists. My friend Ali MacLean ventured to the 2009 PUA World Summit in Los Angeles. Tarting herself up in order to throw meat into the shark cage, what she discovered was a new generation of pick artists who now turn on the success of Mystery and his Mystery Method. Yes, in the new age of pick artists guys just want to be taken as sensitive souls (before they try to get inside their target’s pants.) 

Meeting seduction experts with names like Hypnotica, Speer, Mehow and Sexual Chocolate, here’s what she discovered. You might feel like washing your hands after viewing:

You can check out more of Ali’s stuff at Ali On The Air. 


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    As weird as that guy Mystery is, I have to say that I have actually learned a lot from what he teaches and he has helped me get better with girls

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