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5 Ways To Be More Attractive, Stop Sucking, and Dominate Your Life

o I’ve been thinking a lot about what advice I would give people if I had to write one post on being attractive and improving your life. And not just advice, but some really solid mind epiphany type stuff. If guys and girls both worked on their games, there would be less sour grapes, better relationships, and we all would have more fulfilling lives. Sounds like a worthy endeavor to me.

There’s a hundred things you can do to make yourself a better and more attractive person, but it’s a good exercise to drill it down to a few core points. If you keep reading, you’ll also see my single best piece of advice at the bottom, which also happens to double for the meaning of life. Not bad for a random Tuesday.

chodes douchebags chumps no game

(Hey, fellas….can you point me in the direction of Douchebagville, population you guys?)

For My Homey’s

1. Inner game. Start here and work on this until the day you die. Stamp out insecurity and realize that rejection is nothing. If you’re alone, it’s your choice. Feed your head. Talk to people and grow. Endeavor to gain valuable experiences. Travel. Learn how the world works. Pursue happiness and live life with a passion. Dominate in everything you do.

That’s a mouthful but it all needs to be in there. If you’re a n00b, start with the insecurity bit; pimps go straight to world domination.

2. Learn to socialize. If you don’t know the technical aspects of socialization, ie “game,” then at least go out and talk to strangers, men and women. This means NOT facebook and myspace. If you have business interests, network like you stole something. Contact your peers and offer value. Increasing your social intelligence can’t be over-emphasized. It enriches your life and opens doors.

3. Be Masculine. A lot of dudes, especially younger ones, have trouble with this one, but it’s absurdly important. Probably nothing is more attractive than a man who is competent at being a man. Be a leader, learn to take charge, and be the alpha dog. Have ambitions and lofty goals. Never settle for mediocrity. Be honorable, truthful, and kind. When you’re good at being a man, you’ll radiate confidence, power, and sex appeal. Speaking of sex, when you’re having it, screw like a champion. Don’t forget to be vulnerable and show emotion, otherwise you’ll come off as a robot.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, consider reading some David Deida.

4. Don’t be a douchebag. This means don’t treat people like shit. Don’t hate on chicks when they won’t sleep with you. Don’t punk out on your guy friends. Value intelligence, critical thinking, and character. Quash ignorance and hate. Freely offer value to the world.

5. Find a mentor! This, in my opinion, is the hardest part of the whole deal, and a reason why we’re sucking so much ass. Most of us are going it alone and learning via the School of Hard Knocks. We have no mentors teaching us the way!! Who do you look up to in the real world? Who gives you the straight dope on life and love? Importantly, who calls you out on your bullshit?

A mentor will help you avoid the path of douchebaggery and move towards becoming a man of high value. If you don’t have no one, then get thee a mentor! The process of finding a mentor is a whole post in and of itself, but suffice it say, to truly find success in life, you will need a mentor to show you the way. This applies for business, dating, and any other aspect of your life.

For My Honey’s

1. Develop a rich inner life. Most young chicks aren’t very interesting. Fun party girls? Doable? Check and check. Hey, I hear you sister, young guys are jackasses too. I’m just saying. Ditch the Cosmo subscription and go read some books. Travel and meet interesting people. Think critically and develop opinions on stuff. Be able to hold a conversation. Put yourself on the Path of Enlightenment, just like you would want your partner to be on. Don’t merely be the drunk chick who dances on bartops and trades on her looks. Don’t get me wrong, I love party girls. I love them. But I’m not going to get into a relationship with one.

party girls

(Excuse me, ladies…but do either of you read Camus?)

2. Open yourself to men of character. If a guy approaches you, give him 90 seconds to prove he’s a man of substance and value. Don’t be a bitch, unless you’re approached by a douchebag, chode, or wussy boy. Then it’s perfectly acceptable to be a bitch. Otherwise, talk to us because we want to talk to you.

Oh yeah, stop hanging out with douchebags. If your boyfriend is a douche, ditch him.

3. Develop hobbies. What do you do in your spare time? Are you a rock climber? Are you a Jazzercise instructor? Are you an artist? Find interesting things to do and be good at them. Your hobbies shouldn’t be texting your friends and getting free drinks on Friday night. Hobbies will give you stuff to talk about on dates 3-5 and beyond.

4. Be passionate. Find something to be passionate about that has nothing to do with your boyfriend, husband, children, or relationships in general. If someone asks you what you’re passionate about, you should have an answer. A woman who is passionate about something is someone worth giving up bachelorhood for.

I know a girl who is passionate about running and trains as a marathoner. Hot. I also know a girl who is a passionate about music and plays violin in a local rock band. *Uuuhhh* That sound was me making an involuntary sex noise. Animal magnetism.

5. Find a mentor! Same problem that guys have. We all need strong, experienced figures to show us the way and women should have successful women to guide them. Mentors will give you guidance, help you cut down on your fuckups, and call you out when you’re acting dumb.

Okay, so there you have it, 5 points for guys and girls. You’ll notice there’s a lot of overlap and each one could be unpacked and written about for another 1,000 words. That’s for another time, although the information is out there if you want it.

As promised, I want to share the #1 very best piece of advice that will make you powerfully attractive and improve your life. For me, this is basically the meaning of life (aka the shit).

Help Other People Improve Their Lives

At the end of the day, nothing will enlighten and enrich you as much as helping other people achieve better lives, and when you’re on your deathbed, nothing will count as much. Money, jobs, notches on your belt, material possessions, all pale in comparison. When someone says, “You’ve truly changed my life,” you know you’ve done some good.

Helping can take on many forms: the coach, the teacher, the mentor, the friend, the giver of value. If you have knowledge, teach. If you have students, mentor them. If you have a ton of money, start a foundation. Even if you’re young and you don’t think you have any value to give–you do–find it, and give it away. Helping and giving value is good for your soul, and nothing is more attractive or says as much about your character. (Much love and credit to Tyler Durden for crystallizing this for me, see his post here.)

This post is part of a roundtable series on attracton with a group of fellow bloggers. The blogs range from career development to dating advice to pickup. The original subject was, “what is your best advice for being more attractive?” See the other great posts below, and watch this space as more get published in the next few days. I’ll also do a roundup of all the posts for my regular weekly roundup on Saturday.

Honey: What Women Are Looking For…Hell, Men Too!
Monica O’Brien:
What Women Really Want In A Man
Nick Sparks: Blogger Roundtable
Hot Alpha Female: The Power of A Magnetic Personality
Lisa Q: How to Get the Girl…Advice for Men
Lisa Q: How to Get the Guy…Advice for the Ladies
Natalie Lue: 4 key things that make you attractive…or unattractive

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  • http://cheekiebacktalk.blogspot.com cheekie

    Excellent and well put!
    Especially the #3 for your Homey’s…honestly, there aren’t enough ‘real men’ out there, and any guy who doesn’t know what that entails, look it up, hang around someone you think has that quality. See that real men aren’t cave-men but they aren’t these flaky, metrosexual punks either.

    And definitely ladies, stop watching the bloody Hills, reading Cosmo for sex tips and just being general PH’s (paris’s)…I know that 90% of you doing that are so much smarter than that, so just stop it. It’s annoying and demeaning to all women.

  • http://www.hotalphafemale.blogspot.com Hot Alpha Female

    I find it amusing how there are two different things that guys and girls need to do to be attractive.

    But I can totally see where you are coming from. Because the one thing with guys is that they need to build up their own self confidence and then learn the skills of attraction.

    With the girls well they have to build up their own self confidence as well and that comes from spending time with themselves and enjoying life. That is what gives me that magnetic personality. No real skills required.

    But back to the guys. There would be one thing I have to add. I have a couple of friends that are leaning the whole “game” thing. And it really is quite amusing with the trouble they get themselves into. But that’s the thing. Everyone wants the end result without all the effort. I say to all the guys trying to learn this stuff .. to enjoy the challenge .. its all part of the journey and its what makes it fun.

    Great post lance

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  • http://thegirlwiththegoldenmind.blogspot.com china blue

    Excellent lists… the last paragraph really is the best advice you can give anyone, because everything else falls into place behind it.

    Men: “Be honorable, truthful, and kind”.

    The men I’ve been involved with pay lip service to this, but rarely follow through. Listen guys, here’s a secret: if you want to end a relationship, your character will be called into question by the woman your are letting go (that’s putting it politely), and what you don’t always realise is that we WILL forgive you for dumping us (in time) if you treat us with dignity and respect. I try to be like this in my relationships with men, too. But I’ll be damned if I’m treated/spoken to like a beyatch and then expected to be nice and understanding about it! Do unto others…

    Honey and Lance, have either of you ever read ‘The Bitch Rules’ by Elizabeth Wurtzel? The advice you have for the ladies really reminded me of that, and it’s a book I recommend to whoever has ears (don’t be put off by the title!).

    Which brings me to number 4 for ladies – Be Passionate. While it’s great advice (echoed in the book I mentioned), there’s a fine line that both genders need to be aware of: I have cultivated hobbies that fill my time and bring me so much joy. Would I let those take over my life to the point where I’m alienating a potential partner, or making an existing one feel like I have no time for them? Hellemphaticallyno. Find a passion and pursue it, but not to the detriment of what could be a great relationship.

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  • http://40ssingleness.blogspot.com/ lisaq

    Nicely put Lance. You’ve hit upon great advice for all of us…being a person of substance and value. Bravo!

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  • http://honeyandlance.com Lance

    China, thanks so much for reading. Great comment. You raise some interesting questions. The honor, truth, and kindness line is of ultimate importance, but it’s something that many men have to work on their whole lives, including myself. We’re always tested, and unfortunately sometimes we fail. You just have to try your best and learn from mistakes.

    The line where passion alienates relating is a blurry one. I’ve gone back and forth over it myself. It’s better to be passionate and learn moderation than the other way around, where you’re too scared to let it all hang out. That’s my take.

    I haven’t read the Wurtzel book, but I’ll check it out.

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  • Hot Alpha Female

    China Blue: your last post name is freaken hilarious i love it!!

    Lance: Fab post. I actually learnt a couple of things from it! LoL

    But like you said i think the inner game is one of the most important starting places for guys and girls.

    I think guys need to focus more on building their confidence and then learning the skills

    And girls, just really need to get their own lives .. so that they have the esteem and self confidence to attractive more appropriate guys into their lives. LoL

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  • http://www.theseductionbible.com Bobby Rio

    Great post… their is a saying a friend told me recently “build it and they will come” talking about your ideal life. Once all of the peices of your ideal life are in place… it will be much easier to find the right girl to join you for the rest of your journey

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  • http://www.howtotalkwithconfidence.com/blog chiz

    Good post. You make some great points that most people do not fully understand.

    “Be Masculine. A lot of dudes, especially younger ones, have trouble with this one, but it’s absurdly important. Probably nothing is more attractive than a man who is competent at being a man. Be a leader, learn to take charge, and be the alpha dog. Have ambitions and lofty goals. Never settle for mediocrity. Be honorable, truthful, and kind. When you’re good at being a man, you’ll radiate confidence, power, and sex appeal. Speaking of sex, when you’re having it, screw like a champion. Don’t forget to be vulnerable and show emotion, otherwise you’ll come off as a robot.”

    I like how you explained that. Very helpful. Thanks.

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  • http://attractiontheory.blogspot.com Attraction Theory

    Very sound advice, concise and should be valued.

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  • http://www.howtotalkwithconfidence.com/blog Evaine

    Good post. You make some great points that most people do not fully understand.

    “Be Masculine. A lot of dudes, especially younger ones, have trouble with this one, but it’s absurdly important. Probably nothing is more attractive than a man who is competent at being a man. Be a leader, learn to take charge, and be the alpha dog. Have ambitions and lofty goals. Never settle for mediocrity. Be honorable, truthful, and kind. When you’re good at being a man, you’ll radiate confidence, power, and sex appeal. Speaking of sex, when you’re having it, screw like a champion. Don’t forget to be vulnerable and show emotion, otherwise you’ll come off as a robot.”

    I like how you explained that. Very helpful. Thanks.

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  • Hai

    Hey there mate,
    Love your post, Finally found someone I can relate to. The thing about a mentor–hell it’s even hard enough to find people of the same values to be friends with, much less a mentor. That’s why I’ve been alone for the past several years. Can’t find anyone who thinks and values the same stuff as me. So instead of hanging out with people who aren’t the same as me, or even superior to me, I’ve chosen to go it alone. Though when I do find people of value, I cannot be close to them for some reason, they seem to have agendas of their own. Oh well, that’s the way things are I guess right?>

  • http://www.passionpromises.com/10/12/2008/passion-party-catalog Marlene H.

    Wow, it looks like someone gets it! Don’t forget that although women like to be treated with respect we don’t find it attractive for men to put us on pedestals…

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  • Jean

    You are right about doing more than getting drunk, this applies to everyone. Getting drunk is The British pastime sadly. The dominance thing I’d have to disagree with. Only those who have a deep insecurity feel the need to dominate everyone and everything.

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  • Spinster

    #5 for women is great. I have a male mentor, but he’s WONDERFUL and I wouldn’t trade him for the world. Women mentors for women, however, are just as good.

    Good blog entry overall. Too bad I didn’t find it sooner. Better late than never. :-)

  • Gina

    I really like your post, best of luck with you to keep on dominating! You are so right with how woman are attracted to leaders and take charge, masculine guys who have good character. There is no better way then defining yourself with passion to attract good things (including an awesome partner into your life)… great advice.

  • jax

    well said, well written, loved it. Set me back on track. Was like reading how i used to be. thanx x

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