Topics: Anybody ever date a PUA long term or ARE YOU a PUA?
I t’s interesting that the pick-up artist (PUA) community and their woman-management philosophies have been in the news lately, because even before I knew that’s what it was, it was obvious that some sort of pollutant had leached into the way men talk to women on dating websites.
Julien Blanc, refused entry to Britain on the basis that his seminars promote sexual assault, is just the most prominent exponent of a widespread idea: that women can be made dependent on men by a series of gauche and brutal psychological tricks known as “game”.
For months now I have come across men who buy into the idea of Negging. That’s when a man makes negative remarks supposedly designed to prompt banter, to a woman perceived as high status (and thus used to being lavished with praise), in order to project his own greater status.