PUA

Sex

I Had a Threesome with My Boyfriend and the Girl He Was Cheating on Me with

She looks at me and says, “Is it okay if I kiss your boyfriend now?” My gut is twisting, and I can’t really look, but I also have to look.
Hayley Quinn
5.22.19
Culture

Men Are Still Spending Obscene Amounts of Money to Become Pick-Up Artists

For "Seduction", the first book-length study of PUAs, Dr Rachel O'Neill trailed coaches and their clients to illuminate an industry that has fallen out of the public eye.
Zing Tsjeng
6.19.18
Stuff

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
8.30.16
Stuff

This Is What One of London's 'Female Pick-Up Artist' Seminars Is Actually Like

According to the organisers, "Get the Guy" is more about "personal empowerment" than picking up men. Still, when it advertises itself as teaching you "how to find, attract and keep your ideal man", it's hard not to draw parallels.
Abi Millar
5.15.15
Stuff

Last Night's 'Black Mirror' Summed Up the Endless Torture of Mandatory Fun

It's like a Samuel Beckett play for the Facebook generation, or a Radiohead song with better jokes.
JS Rafaeli
12.17.14
we are not men

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A sightseeing trip through the pick-up artist netherworld.
John Saward
8.28.13
Stuff

I Spoke to the Reddit Pick-Up Artist Who Was Accused of Writing a 'Rape Guide'

Ken Hoisky insists he didn't mean to advocate sexual assault.
Tamlin Magee
7.1.13
Pretty Girl Bullshit

Why Do Nice Guys Always Finish Last?

Here's a crazy notion: maybe they don't.
Bertie Brandes
3.14.13