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Learning The Lines: A Weekend With The Pick-Up Artists
  • April 04, 2012 : 13:04
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It wasn’t clear at first what was being offered. A lot of highly technical talk about opening, transitioning, qualification and comfort. Some sort of structure was being built but for the time being it was intangible, just pieces of a puzzle lying in disarray. What did all these carefully carved but unclear steps mean on the whole?

And then it hit me. There was no mystery method, no magic beans to be bought, bartered and sold. They were teaching them to talk, plain and simple. Offering a start to finish guide to conversation, broken down into an invisible checklist that when repeated with rigor would become automatic and free. Casual and compelling. Nothing was explicitly said of this step-by-step guide but it was clear they were giving them the building blocks, the fall back plans, all the ins and the outs and everything else in between. No specific lines or language, not yet, but a logistical roadmap to adopt and alleviate the fear and anxiety of approaching the opposite sex.

It extended well beyond your standard “yes, no, hello, goodbye.” They were handing down the blueprint of a relaxed, perfectly in place individual: a comfortable, confident and ultimately ‘cool’ guy. Of course in the beginning it would be rehearsed, stiff, and brought down by the mental stumble through the steps. But in time and with practice the performance part would fade; like learning to play a song, the actions at first clumsy would become natural, a matter of reflex and muscle memory.

They broke for dinner without ever saying what they had just done but with plans to put into action what had been recorded on paper. All the ‘technical’ jargon that had been applied to so simple a concept as conversation would be put to the test, with each recruit charged with playing out several “sets” to their logical conclusion (a set, another technical term, being the approaching of a woman and all that that entails thereafter).

By now I was curious. With all the attention that had been paid, I needed to know whether what had been taught would translate when tested. Could a gangly group of men, ranging in age and awkwardness and quietly conspiring in a corner attract the highly coveted attention of the opposite sex? Was it really as simple as dressing up the time honored saying of “just talk to her” with instructional steps?

They were told that a bit of crashing and burning was to be expected, that getting ‘blown out’ as they called it came with territory and was habitual even among the most skilled of their kind. More than a few ventures took no more than seconds before the subject returned, head hung low, wondering exactly what went wrong and why. In a particularly fruitless effort our friend Steve was found standing beside of group of girls, completely speechless and being giving a wide-eyed and sideways look from the flock. He had approached but once there had said nothing and had probably deserved the reaction he received. In another, Dave approached a group, opened well but was asked directly whether he thought his approach had worked. He had no response and the encounter concluded with giggles and with Dave lost for words.

Reassembled, the group was reminded that this wasn’t a trick or a trap, it was an art and like all arts it required patience and practice. More sets were done, more corrections were made and by the end of the night and with a fair share of awkward attempts, numbers and names were exchanged. More than a few highfaluting women had been wooed and with the promise of return tomorrow night, spirits were high.

It carried over to the session the next day. The mood had shifted. The group had gone from wading in the shallow end to being thrown head first into the deep and the water suited them. The day addressed specific problems, proposed specific solutions and offered some tried and true advice that can only come from years of being blown out by women and learning from those mistakes.

That night proved better than the previous, with less prodding, more producing and a profound sense that something had been accomplished, some barrier had been broken. Ask any of the ten men that signed on that weekend and they’ll tell you 3000 dollars was a small price to pay for what they had been given.

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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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