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  • As far as the whole "speed-seduction" "PUA" thing goes, I thing they put way too much effort into simple rapport.

    Influence Street Patterns . . . seduction videos 2004

  • I had a blast working out the backstory, and it was so amusingly strange to read through various PUA texts and boards online, trying to pick up some of the bizarre way they narrate their, er, "adventures."

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Gord Sellar 2010

  • Popular sites such as Pick Up Artist Forum and PUA Forum are littered with advice that's both misogynistic and unethical.

    The Art of Attraction: James Norton wants to take guys on an epic journey of personal growth and picking up chicks Ellen McCarthy 2011

  • There's another parallel, too, which is that both cyberpunk and PUA visions of the world focus on the power of the "hacker."

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Gord Sellar 2010

  • Incidentally, my response is the fictional technique of "bro-ing," which may well be the only unique futuristic PUA term I made up.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Gord Sellar 2010

  • When, just around this time, I encountered Neil Strauss's book about the PUA underworld, The Game.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Gord Sellar 2010

  • I think the term "sarging," which most people would call "going out with the express purpose of approaching women," is derived from the nickname of an early PUA.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Gord Sellar 2010

  • For example, how it barely at all addresses the deeply dysfunctional interactions between the men in the PUA subculture, except in a very dysfunctional way -- "amogging."

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Gord Sellar 2010

  • If you want to sum up the PUA method, it's simple: low status, nerdy guys can learn to be more successful with women (or at least a certain subset of women) by consciously modifying their self-presentation (physically and in their behaviour) to appear more like high-status men; the result of this "hacking" of supposedly hardwired structures in female sexual psychology, they claim, is that they become more attractive to women.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Gord Sellar 2010

  • Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Omega are probably from PUA Pick Up Artists, afaik a bunch of systems for seducing women and possibly based on a misunderstanding of wolves.

    Omega Men Steven Barnes 2009


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  • Computer security - Potentially Unwanted Application - an app which does extra things which the user doesn't want.

    Urbandictionary lists it as Pick Up Artist.

    October 7, 2013