pick up artists


Roosh V Shuttering His Godawful Misogynist Website After Successful Boycotts

Good fucking riddance.
Mack Lamoureux

The Bizarre, Lonely Story of the World's Best Soap Shoe Pro

The forgotten sport's most vocal proponent just made a movie, and it's absolutely astounding.
Allie Conti

How Pick Up Artists Migrated from Malls to Dating Apps

Where have all the pickup artists gone? Have they stopped harassing women? Or are they underground plotting their next big disruption of a shopping mall near you?
Sarah Ratchford
Video Games

Talking Video Game Sex with the Creator of ‘Leisure Suit Larry’

It’s been 30 years since Al Lowe proved a creepy, pathetic pick-up artist could be a popular game protagonist.
Gregory Adams

How Not to Talk to a Woman Wearing Headphones

First up: maybe don't! Second point: no the second point is the same as the first, maybe don't.
Emily Reynolds

Inside the Group of Straight Men Who Are Swearing Off Women

They call themselves Men Going Their Own Way and they dislike feminism so much they are grabbing their balls and going home.
Mack Lamoureux

I Employed a Team of 'Virtual Dating Assistants' to Manage My Online Love Life

Scott Valdez, 30, the CEO of VirtualDatingAssistants.com, charges anywhere from $380 to $1,320 a month for this service, depending on which package and how many "guaranteed dates" his clients buy.
Matt Saincome

Confessions of an Ex-Pickup Artist

Trying to pick up girls at "Pester Square" wasn't as glamorous as you'd think. At least I got out at the right time. Some take it too far and become embittered and alienated.
Nathan Thompson

I Spoke to a Pick Up Artist to See If They’re as Bad as I Think They Are

In the wake of the Elliot Rodger's fiasco, pick up artist culture seems disgusting. But what if the men of PUA were no different than women who read Cosmo? We spoke to a PUA artist to figure out if the culture's new rep is just a result of bad branding...
Sarah Ratchford

Elliot Rodger and the Toxic Weight of Virginity

The California shooter's rage at not having sex isn't uncommon among awkward young men who were raised on the internet.
Harry Cheadle

The Showstopper

Shawn Valentino is the self-styled international playboy who believes there is a ladykilling superhero inside of all of us.
Clive Martin
we are not men

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

The title of one of Richard La Ruina's e-books is <i>How to Make Your Move With Zero Chance of Rejection</i>. I haven’t read it, though I assume it just contains a list of the trunk dimensions in every car manufactured since 1974.
John Saward