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I Love You, Let's Meet » sarging, negging and wingmen

sarging, negging and wingmen

The PUAs (pick-up artists) are storming online dating. I recognized the acronym and the terms in the headline from Neil Strauss’s “The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists,” which is leather-bound with a cloth ribbon bookmark, just like a bible. It’s hilarious and pathetic, about nerdy guys who develop a system to bag “HBs” (hot babes). The writer, skinny, pale, bald Strauss, had good luck with the techniques and was swept up into their subculture for several years, even living in a group house of PUAs.

Jan. 31 I saw my book next to The Game on the Valentine’s Day table of Barnes and Noble in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It was my first glimpse of my book in a bookstore and as I stared, I started an imaginary dialogue between the two. My book said, “you think I’m falling for THAT line?” and The Game said “I don’t care, you’re not a stripper or a model.” And my book said, OK, and they coexist in peace.

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  1. gardendaddy on February 14th, 2007

    Did you read The Game ? It turns out to be a more thoughtful book than you might first think. I could see a correlation to I Love You Lets Meet in a way… formulas to ‘get’ a date etc. Of course it’s not that simple.. of course.. I haven’t read your book… yet!