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Episode 6 Recap: Grocery Store Day Game and Being A Good Wingmen

author Posted by: Mack Tight on date Nov 17th, 2008 | filed Filed under: Episode Recaps

Episode 6 started with the final four of Cryin’ Rian, Simeon, Greg and Matt.

The reward challenge involved the guys going into a grocery store and attempting to number close women.

I go grocery shopping once a week and I have NEVER seen so many viable and desirable targets at one setting in my life. It was practically like a night club in that store without the cock.

Obviously the store was purposely stacked with sets. I hear many gurus preach how day game is so great and I agree that when you are out doing your daily routines you should keep your eyes open for targets and open them at will.

My main problem with purposely going out and sarging during the day is that targets and sets are completely scattered, random and moving. I find it hard to find a really good target rich environment.

Rian goes in and does a good job. He does hand kino with a girl and gets her number to invite her to a cookout. My only quip is that the girl had an ass the size of Texas.

Next, Greg goes in and treads water.

Matt starts out good but lets approach anxiety get the best of him. He resorts to walking around the grocery store and fondling random pieces of produce.

It really shows that approach anxiety is without merit. These women were all relatively receptive to being opened.

You can also see how someone with approach anxiety sticks out like a sore thumb. He seemed obviously nervous and apprehensive. Women can pick up on your anxiety and lack of confidence in yourself like a sore thumb.

Finally Simeon goes in and plays it all wrong. There’s direct, indirect and in Simeon’s case; bizarre indirect.

I’m really not a fan of random opinion openers in an environment like a grocery store. Asking a girl who is looking at broccoli if she would ever date a guy named Ronald might still work but I think it is a bit uncalibrated.

Rian wins the challenge and proves my theory that you should approach the ugliest and/or fattest girl possible to win such challenges. Why approach a “10″ when you can approach a fug and score the same either way?

The guys then pair up as wings (Rian and Greg, Simeon and Matt) and get coached on how to be good wingmen.

I found this FASCINATING!

In my entire life I have went out with hundreds of guys but only had one really good wingman. The guy was like the Terminator for me. I remember one night where he fended off four women by himself so I could score with the one hot target of the set.

I love how one guy opens the set, builds comfort, sets the foundation for his wing and then introduces him to the set. It’s almost like a “hype man” who pumps up the crowd for the main performer.

I like the idea of asking if he has seen “insert female name”. If the set isn’t ready it gives a legitimate reason for him to leave the set without being formally introduced at that time. The guy is busy and needs to talk to a woman that he knows at that time and he can return later when he has more time to be formally introduced and the set is ready without it seeming weird.

Rian did a great job of opening the set and prepping them for Greg. When they get into the VIP area Greg has no problem making out with the girl who was probably the least attractive of the three.

Rian actually does a great job handling the two girls by himself but has problems escalating. He finally hen pecks one of the girls but puts on the brakes.

Many times guys fear escalating too fast and getting rejected or making the girl uncomfortable. I’m guilty of both fearing to escalate and escalating too early. It’s all a matter of reading the girl and proper calibration.

Rian seems to be stopped at a green light. The women sense this and get uncomfortable about it.

Escalate too quick = discomfort
Escalate too slow = discomfort

For Rian’s defense, Greg does the cardinal sin of 99% of the wings I’ve been out with…

He gets selfish!

He’s making out with his girl and totally ignores his wing. This is a true test of a good wing; if they are totally in with a girl and they are still willing to help you. If they completely forget about you at that point you need to ditch that wing. You are probably better off going out alone.

Next, Simeon and Matt go in. Simean uses peacocking to his advantage. He uses his hat as a prop and kiss closes his target. Matt is spinning his wheels with mundane banter without escalating at all.

Simeon has the sense to reengage Matt and his target and talk up Matt. I don’t think it did anything to impress the woman but it did get Matt back on track and he uses the patented “are you spontaneous” line to kiss close his target.

Great job Simeon!

So Greg and Rian are on the chopping block.

Rian believes Greg should get the ax because Rian had two women and Greg didn’t help him out.

Mystery admits Greg let Rian hanging but the reality is that Rian really didn’t need Greg’s help. Rian just didn’t pull the trigger.

Mystery asks Rian why he didn’t kiss one of the girls in an intimate manner and Rian got relatively defensive and started making excuses.

This was the end of Rian…

Rian got the boot and I couldn’t have been happier.

I give him credit that he made great progress during the time of the show. But ultimately his inner game wasn’t there yet. It’s one thing to disagree with another contestant but to disagree with Mystery in regards to kiss closing showed that he was not 100% willing to learn from Mystery and fess up to his failures.

In summary, I think this was one of the best episodes of the show yet.

The Pickup Artist 2 ep 4 recap: Who wants to be a sexologist?

author Posted by: Mack Tight on date Nov 3rd, 2008 | filed Filed under: Episode Recaps

The episode started with the typical amount of excessive man-hugging and crying.

It always seems like Brian is in the center of all this man-hugging.

Did you see him going ape shit rubbing Rian’s shoulder?

For a guy who has only touched a boob and ran he sure isn’t scared to touch other guys…

After thankfully getting through the annoying parts early, we are treated by a butta-faced professional sexologist Erin Lindsey and her hot assistant Whitney…

First thing first, since when is there professional “Sexologists”?!?

I mean, I was naive back in college but I wasn’t stupid…

If there was any Sexology 101 classes I would have been camping outside the registrars office like soccer moms outside of the Hannah Montana ticket booth…

Hell, I would have majored AND minored in Sexology if I knew there was such a thing.

Back to Erin and Whitney…

Erin demonstrates the erogenous zones by licking, kissing and feeling up Whitney…


But wait…

Any time it seems like it is going to be hot lezbo action it cuts away to the guys staring with their jaws on the floor…


Quit cockteasing us!

So then the girls bring out a 7-foot tall mannequin in lingerie and tell the guys to make out with it…

This is bullshit…

I want to see Mystery make out with the mannequin and not make it look awkward.

So then we learn that the guys will be making out with one of the girls…

Please let it be Whitney… please let it be Whitney….

Nope, it’s buttaface Erin…


To help the boys out, they were nice enough to turn the lights out when they make out with her…

One guy slobbered on her like a dog…

Another poked and prodded at her like she was the control panel on the Enterprise…

And Matt sassified her just right…

He got an earbud with Mystery giving him tips when infield…

So then we have Mystery in his Freddy Krueger sweater teaching the guys kino escalation, compliance tests, indicators of interest (IOIs) and calibration…

These are all important things to learn but they blow over them so quick in the show that it is impossible to get a firm grasp of them…

If you don’t yet know these concepts, I recommend getting Mystery’s book “Venusian Arts Revelation” to get a more detailed description of them.

So the infield challenge involves the guys trying to kino escalate with a target to the point of kissing her on the lips.

They all fail…

But crybaby Rian manages to kiss a girl on the cheek so he is the winner.

Fuck that…

I kiss my grandma on the cheek!

Kick crybaby off any how…


So in the elimination it comes down to Greg and Todd…


I predicted these two guys to be the two finalists!!!

And Todd got the boot…

I have to give this season credit for being unpredictable…

I also have to give Matador credit for his awesome “you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet” line in this episode…


Next week it looks like crybaby Rian has another tit fit…

Did I mention yet that I really do not like Rian?

The Pickup Artist 2 Ep 2 “The First Test” Summary

author Posted by: Mack Tight on date Oct 21st, 2008 | filed Filed under: Episode Recaps

I grabbed some beers (yes, I drink alcohol) and watched the second episode of The Pickup Artist before going to bed last night.

A strange thing happened about ten minutes into it… I started to come to peace with the show.

In the past I’ve complained about The Pickup Artist giving away the knowledge of the seduction community to women, yet more recently I complained because this season was too much like last season. New material on the show would probably mean more community knowledge being exposed to the masses.

I realized I’m hard to please… I want my cake and I want to eat it too.

I think I, along with many others in the seduction community, expect way too much out of this show. If we did get what we demanded we would find something else to complain about.

The Pickup Artist is what it is… and that is a generally entertaining formulaic reality show. It’s not going to win any Emmy’s but it doesn’t have the production budget of Survivor or The Amazing Race either.

Mystery does a good job as the shows “judge”. He has a good presence. He plays a good straight man, leaving the wings for the more snappy lines.

Matador and Tara do a good job of looking good and delivering their handful of snappy lines per episode.

The show does a good job of focusing on the contestants, who are the real stars of the show. It is a bit hard to keep track of everyone earlier on like this but I think this seasons contestants are a good group. I find them generally sincere and likeable contrary to some of last season’s contestants. I am also content with the first two eliminated in retrospect.

But I’m getting ahead of myself…

The second episode of The Pickup Artist started with a reward challenge that involved the contestants charming a bingo hall of older women.

I want to give proper credit to Wayne Elise for taking students to a bingo hall in the UK documentary “Seduction School” a couple years ago. But I also want to give Mystery credit for capitalizing on it.

I found this to be one of the most interesting reward challenges because I’m so fascinated with the perception of age with people. Most people do not know how to talk to people who are much younger or older than them in a casual manner. This comes to play when trying to pickup younger women (or cougars if that’s your thing).

The key to talking to people in a different age group than you is to NOT mention age and talk like you are the same age.

Find commonalities. Avoid differences.

Kevin did everything wrong. He basically said “you old people have good stories, tell me a story from a time period I’ve only read about in a history class”…

Basically he insulted them… why would they tell him a story after that?!?

Never refer to anyone as “old”.

Never separate yourselves from others, JOIN yourselves with others. It’s called CONNECTING for a reason.

Next, Simeon told a lady that she “doesn’t look a day over 35″…


Saying that a woman looks anywhere from 2-5 years younger than what she is is a believable complement. Telling her that she looks 35 years younger than what she is means you’re clearly a fraternizing ass-kisser.

Once again, I’m an advocate of not talking about age especially around people that you have a large age gap with.

Age and weight, along with politics and religion are topics I avoid.

Sure you can connect with women on these topics but you can also get yourself into trouble. People are VERY sensitive and strong minded about these topics. I prefer a topic that has less potential risk associated with it.

Matt had it down right. He never mentioned age and started connecting about bingo and gambling. Rather than asking the “old” ladies to tell him stories he asked them if they were playing black out or cross bingo. It showed he was knowledgeable about what they obviously liked doing.

Matt was very charismatic. He needs to realize that he can rock a bar full of 20-somethings the same way if he can tackle his inner game and calibrate accordingly.

I had a similar issue where I could absolutely OWN any college house party but when I got to a bar or club I froze up. The problems were in my head not in the bar.

So Matt won the reward which was a black feather boa. This pisses me off…

Mystery basically chastised Kevin for having a “cheap” fake gold chain yet he gives a cheap feather boa as a reward.

What the hell is the difference?

They both got the same results, women approaching and commenting on them.

Matt didn’t know how to capitalize on it just as Kevin couldn’t.

Shouldn’t that mean Matt should get eliminated too?

The other infield footage was interesting but brief.

Karl got blown out with a weak stuttering opener and couldn’t recover. It was quite obvious that the blow out destroyed his confidence and inner game.

Simeon had a dude tell him to “fuck off” and another woman basically tells him the same. This will happen…

You gotta evaluate your approach. If you did something wrong, change it next time. If you didn’t do anything wrong, its gotta be water off a ducks back and you need to move on. If you let it demoralize you and destroy your inner game you have lost and he/she won. The key is to not take such blow offs personal, learn what you can from them and forget the rest and move on.

Kevin was cursing excessively in his approaches. I’m a major advocate of not swearing. Almost everything that I do in life is measured on a “risk vs. reward” scale. If the potential reward outweighs the potential risk, I do it. I determined that there is little reward from swearing and a potential risk of offending or coming off ignorant so I don’t swear infield.

When I started blogging I would reread a post I just wrote and there would be a dozen “fuck”s in it. Most were unnecessary filler. All the swearing in Kevin’s opener drew emphasis from the story and made it generally less congruent and harder to understand. It showed he was nervous. Many guys pipe in “fucks” like “ummm”s unconsciously when they are nervous.

Brian lit it up. The guy gives me the extroverted nerd vibe. These guys have especially good potential with women.

I have a feeling Brian has seen some Mehow material. The high-five and twirling is classic Mehow.

Brian won and chose Todd and Greg as his wings so those three were safe.

Mystery whittled it down to just Karl and Kevin.

Mystery eliminated Kevin…

Whoever Mystery eliminates is solely based upon his discretion. You can complain, argue and debate it but it doesn’t change anything.

I don’t think Kevin necessarily deserved to be eliminated but I’m not personally going to miss him either.

I found him a bit overbearing and the least likeable of the contestants. I will be quite content if I don’t hear the term “swamp ass” ever again in my life.

I saw a recent YouTube video of Kevin where he made the excuse that Mystery made him use a cheesy canned opinion opener and that made him uncomfortable…


All these guys were using cheesy played-out canned opinion openers, that was the infield challenge!

I’ve seen guys use opinion openers very successfully. I’ve also seen them used poorly. No matter, they are an option in a PUAs arsenal nonetheless.

If you want to see guys shoved infield with real challenges that are worth complaining about, watch Keys to the VIP. These guys are forced to do things like act like a narcissist and still build attraction.

Again it is all a matter of opinion. As a viewer, I’m content in seeing Kevin eliminated. In reality, he quite possibly could be an excellent pickup artist. Just because I don’t find a guy likeable doesn’t mean that women find him unattractive.

So there you go!

Next week Kosmo is back and the guys have to control their heartbeats while naughty nurses cocktease them.

It should be good!!!

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