It’s the weekend! That means giving love to fellow bloggers and webmasters around the ‘net. Here are some of the great posts and articles I found this week, along with my completely subjective reviews:
Natural Stacking part 1 and part 2 by DJ Fuji, a PUA with Mehow.tv. There’s a lot of back and forth among the various pickup companies about “stacking,” or using canned routines, versus using a natural, spontaneous approach. Mehow is an advocate of having a very tight stack, and after reading these two articles I’m sold. They liken it to a speech that a professional speaker would rehearse before speaking to an audience, or perhaps like a comedy routine that a comedian would practice before doing the standup. This makes a lot of sense. If you’re a serious pickup artist, you’re essentially a professional at marketing yourself…why not have a script or stack that you know back and forth? It removes a lot of the variables from a pickup and frees you up to be spontaneous and creative later in the interaction. Both articles are well written, concise, and easy to understand.
“Stacking accelerates this process by eliminating variables. The fastest way to systematically solve a problem is to isolate and remove variables. The more variables you eliminate, the more control you have over the process, and thus the “tighter” your game becomes. By routine stacking, you eliminate the verbal variable of your game. So when something goes wrong, you don’t have to worry about it being due to poor content.”
Here’s a great article by Ian Coburn entitled, “What About Her? The Flaw with ‘Game’ Exposed.” Coburn considers the female perspective in a pickup and how allowing yourself to empathize with women could improve your game. Excellent article. Coburn has a weekly dating advice column with some good content as well.
Evan Mark Katz is a dating coach and he maintains a blog where he answers reader questions and responds to dating and relationship issues. There’s an absolutely titillating response post to an article called, “Marry Him! The case for settling for Mr. Good Enough” by Lori Gottlieb. See the original article here. Gottlieb argues for women to lower their standards and marry a partner that is “good enough” in order to have children. Katz generally agrees. Controversial? You bet. Be sure to read the comments following Evan’s initial post.
While surfing around looking for good Valentine’s Day material, I found Take 10: Marvel’s Finest Couples. I am really dorking out here, but the article is about the top 10 couples in the Marvel comics universe. Dude, don’t hate. Even pimps read comics. Mary Jane Watson and Spider-Man clocked in at #5. The top couple might surprise you.
Lastly, I love this field report by Roxis, a 17 year old PUA in Florida.