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Learning The Lines: A Weekend With The Pick-Up Artists
  • April 04, 2012 : 13:04
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If someone asked you to put a quantitative value on love what would you say? Would you offer the blossomy poet’s response with a Beatles-esque drum? Or the cynic’s reply of an algorithm based on years times happiness, divided by wage and expounded by acts of human infidelity and error? What could you possibly say to a question so bare?

How about 3000 dollars? It’s a nice enough number. For a sought after commodity like love it seems affordable. A bargain even. Certainly a well-tailored price for those of us still hampered and perplexed by the awkward human rituals that accompany dating.

Now what if I told you I wasn’t offering you a one-off shot at love but rather a method, tools by which one, any one, could attain love? Does 3000 dollars still seem reasonable? Are you still interested?

You’re skepticism is warranted. Mine was full bore until I experienced it. Offered a chance to attend a LoveSystems bootcamp, a weekend-long dating seminar put on by what we might call pick-up artists, I was hesitant. As if a single line or a movement sold at a price could work. “For six easy installments of $499.99 you TOO can live happily ever after.” I found the idea, on the whole, to be unbelievable.

Prior to this weekend the pick-up artist culture was not one of which I would say I was highly informed and am still not. Walking into a half full conference room at a downtown hotel I found myself in the scenario I thought I would: men, ranging in age and demeanor all looking anxious, nauseous or awestruck. Some seemed in the Darwinian sense of the phrase, suitable mating partners while others may have been defined in terms of a lion pack as the lesser of the pride. Still all seemed attentive and unassuming. All were there for the same reason and had little to hide. The opposite sex had, up until this point, confounded them and they sought refuge and advice from an outside source.

I sat down and stared, examining the room, but was greeted by nothing more than shifting seats and silence. At the front stood a far cry from a popped collared, slick-haired Adonis I had imagined would be leading us all to the light. At 5’8” and scruffy, bearded and maybe big-nosed, Cajun was what one might find as standard fare on college campuses across America. He was neither broad nor muscle-bound, his shirt unbuttoned to Saturday Night Fever levels, he was ragged.

His partner, TenMagnet, though clean-shaven with perhaps a little less of a definitive look, was equally unassumingly. Slightly taller with shorter hair, he exhibited no signs of laborious care. No products styled his hair, no tan tinted his skin. These were two guys, as average as you or I who intended to lead the lost with claims of astounding success despite or in spite of any overt physical advantage.

The seminar started as most would, with names offered and explanations exchanged. Despite some minor discrepancies everyone’s story seemed to be the same; anxiety and approach were the prevailing problems. Dave (we’ll call him Dave) for instance found it difficult to transition the friendships he’d formed into romantic relationships. Jake, a student, found himself at a loss once introductions were made and Steve, a successful lawyer and by far the oldest in the group, found approaching women at a bar too forward an enterprise. All seemed at a loss with what to do next, whether next was taking bar conversation somewhere else or initiating the conversation altogether. And so they settled seamlessly into talk about women and I waited intently to hear the golden line, that one simple trick to an easy lay and sure fire game. But it never came. No quick fixes were offered or even suggested but some revelation was being put forth because the once quiet audience had stirred, found caught on the edge of their seats and hanging on every word.

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32 comments

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    sounds like a badass program
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    I've heard there are a lot of shady guys who say they're dating coaches, but I read Magic Bullets (their major book) and it looks legit to me. At least the book helped my game a lot!
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Interesting. Do they have a website?
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Just fyi guys, you can find out more about Cajun and Tenmagnet at www.lovesystems.com - they have a free email course, videos, and of course, their bootcamps on the site.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    I've heard so much about these guys. What they're doing is legendary. Cannot wait to attend one of these bootcamps.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Having seen Cajun win Keys to the VIP, it's good to see that he is still working it and helping others kick ass at life too!
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Sound really legit. I always hear about companies that claim to have a "magic pill" but this sounds very honest. I'm definitely going to check them out!
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Interesting..I've had some friends say good things to say about Love Systems and now are dating some of the hottest chicks I know. Planning on checking this out.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    I took this course when I was in Vancouver around October 2010 and everything in this article is true. Best weekend ever, Tenmag and Cajun are definitely legit.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    I'm glad I found Love Systems - changed my life.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    I'd go if someone gave me 3k
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Love Systems does it again.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    My MBA cost me $100,000 and never helped me with women. $3,000 sounds like a bargain! I've probably wasted that much in the last six months on dinner dates that went no where.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    I know a lot of guys who could use this help. After seeing Love Systems on tv a couple times I checked them out and they're definitely one of the best of all of these pick up artist companies you hear about these days. Also, it's not just the 3k bootcamps; they have all sorts of books, videos, and audio interviews on different topics so you can learn exactly what you want.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    These guys know what they're doing, I used to be crap with women - I now go up to hottest girl I see each day and tell her I think she's gorgeous and that she should get to know me. I can't what I've become - Love Systems is the shit!!
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Tenmagnet and Cajun are the real deal. They're ugly bastards with great game, and they know how to teach it.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    I read all the comments below and thought they must have been posted by the same guy but curiosity got the better of me and I just spent about 3 hours reading the reviews on there forums and elsewhere. Seems these guys are pretty decent. Shame I don't have the cash :(
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Love System's pretty sick. I did their Super Conference about a year ago and it was definitely one of the coolest experiences of my life.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    There's way more to it than the conversational part the author focuses on though. It breaks down the psychology, body language, behaviors and attributes of guys that are naturally good with women. Even that's oversimplifying hell out of the whole thing... there's much more to it. Also the books and videos are WAY less than 3 grand. I can't afford a bootcamp, but I've learned a ton.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Sounds like the most sound investment a single man could make!
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    I've heard really good things about Love Systems I'm going to check them out
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    I've read a couple of their articles on their website and have posted messages on their forums, and this company seems to know their stuff. Could we get some insider advice and tips on how they are able to talk successfully to women?
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Every product I've ever got from Love Systems was worth every penny. If you're on the fence take a leap and you won't be disappointed!
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Their website is lovesystems.com. Actually really glad that somebody covered them. I went to a bootcamp and they really taught me stuff about women that I should have but didn't learn while growing up.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    LoveSystems has a book called "Magic Bullets." The title is a joke because they admit that there is no one thing that will make you a success with women. However, it pretty much breaks the boy meets girl thing down to a science that you can learn. If you're short on money, at least get the book.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    there's a lot of myths about "pick up" that are out there. i found love systems does the best job of breaking it down into ordinary, non-sleazy terms. they tell you what confident and social people do, and with practice, you begin to understand why. and amazing things start happening very quickly.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Sounds like a badass program
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    love systems is the real deal. those guys actually date girls that could be playmates
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