What Do Romance Readers and Pick-Up Artists Both Obsess About? Alphas.

It’s a common trope in romance novels for the hero to be an alpha male: confident, bold, a natural leader of other men. They are often firefighters, military men, cops, tycoons, or 19th-century dukes in saucy cravats. And in romance’s taxonomy of alpha males, there appears the sub species of the alpha-hole. These men… »5/15/15 4:30pm5/15/15 4:30pm


This Infamous 2010 'Douche Bag' Manual Ruled a Connecticut High School

Today, somebody sent an angel to our inbox: a once-infamous pick up artistry manual that made the rounds in one very special-sounding Connecticut high school several years back. But could teens in a Connecticut high school possibly know about sex? you might be asking yourself. The answer, both now and throughout the… »5/05/15 9:10am5/05/15 9:10am

Google Glass and Pick-Up Artistry Combine in a Futuristic Hellscape

Infinity Augmented Reality, a New-York based tech company currently working on some wacky technology stuff, has offered us a glimpse into the future. In the future, apparently, rich people will be able to don augmented reality glasses in order to accomplish a lot of cool guy things, such as playin' pool with a… »12/19/13 5:15pm12/19/13 5:15pm

Progressive Lady-Fish Think It's Totally Hot That You're Bi

Ugh, mating season. So much pressure to deposit your sperms in the fittest female's genital opening, amirite?!?!? Are you a dude-fish having no luck with the fly honeys in your area? Well, it might be because you're focusing too much on the ladies, and not enough on nipping erotically at the gennies of your bros.… »12/13/12 12:55pm12/13/12 12:55pm

The Angry Underground World of Failed Pickup Artists

The goal of the Anti-Pickup-Artist Movement, as stated on its highly official title page, is to reveal "the scams, deception, and misleading marketing techniques used by dating gurus and the seduction community to deceive men and profit from them." Here, you'll find the sad, scary, skeezy world of men who have turned… »5/02/12 1:40pm5/02/12 1:40pm

I Made out With a Dude from The Pick-up Artist Then Interviewed Him

Dylan was a DJ with asymmetrical hair and over-sized glasses. I had the same hair with confetti crosses and rhinestones glued to my face, so it wasn't so weird that our mouths collided in a club. What was weird was learning that this kid I'd made out with a few times was on a reality TV show…about the "art" of picking… »2/09/11 3:32pm2/09/11 3:32pm