Remember Mystery, The Pickup Artist? He was the straight dude with the furry black top hat, feather boa and guyliner who developed a method for picking up women.
He had a TV show for awhile, and was featured in a highly entertaining book called “The Game” by author Neil Strauss. The book chronicled the lives of pick-up artists, including Neil and Mystery, who were all living together in one house. One hilarious passage in the book involves the always whacked-out Courtney Love.
Here’s my perspective on The Mystery Method: it would work—even on women who are approached often and are jaded to men’s come-ons.
……but, there is one thing Mystery teaches that could backfire.
It’s the “negging.” That’s the pick up artist term for when a man says something negative to a woman about her. The intent is to throw her off her pedestal, make her feel insecure, unworthy.
Like this: “You have quite a snaggletooth there. Do your friends call you Seahag?”
Negging might intrigue young and/or insecure women, but won’t work on women who have their act together. It will have an opposite effect.
If some strange guy walked up and start insulting me, I would be appalled at the disrespect. After verbally shredding him I would walk away quickly.
If I want to be criticized I’ll call my mother.