Re: Do women REALLY get picked up that often?
Here's a few thoughts that just popped in my head.
The girls that DeAngelo and the girls in "The Game" are L.A. 9-10's. In the other 90% of the country, you won't see very many chicks that are SUPER hot. If you do, most likely she's not approached by many guys WITH any kind of game, and the dudes with a tiny bit of game are the ones she's looking to "upgrade" from.
99% of guys SUCK at approaching, attracting and laying women. Once you get a glimpse of "the mating game", by which I've studied a bit of evolutionary psychology, and author Geoffrey Miller, I've heard, has some really good books on Amazon.
Looks help initially if a girl has time to "look around" but if she's out and about during the day, she's probably NOT looking up for cute boys. It's up to us guys to do some kind of "mating dance" that separates us from 99% of most guys. Approaching with confidence is almost a sure way to separate yourself from everyone else.
I think there's a TON of marketing in the PUA business and sometimes it gets to be a bit much. But... there's TONS of guys willing to spend money on learning the basic steps to "getting girls."
Be the Man. Get the girl. Master The Masculine.