There's a myth in this underground world we inhabit that if you sleep with a girl within minutes of meeting her, that's not solid game. On the one hand, I agree. If you fluke out once in a while and find some random chick who's just looking to get laid, that's not you - that's just luck. Some guys will harp on about how great they are at getting girls because it happens to them once in a blue moon. I speak from experience. I too was once a deluded chode. HOWEVER. What if it's not every once in a while? What if you can pull chicks in minutes, consistently.
And not munters (US translation: warpigs) mind. What if you can consistently pull stunning girls, rapidly? Is that solid game? You tell me. In this article I will sketch out a detailed map of how to pull off "Fool's Mate" pickups with consistency and panache. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. THE BEST NATURAL I EVER MET When I decided that I was going to get good with women, I was broke. I had no money, and I had no friends. I'd gotten fired from my fancy job in the sandstone maze of London's Square Mile, and I was in debt. I moved to Edinburgh because I couldn't afford London rent, and I slept on my sister's couch until I found a job. The job I found was bartending. It was good, easy work. After the nightmarish stress of the financial sector, it felt like heaven.
Besides, it also meant that I'd be talking to lots of girls. That was good, but the real benefit I got from taking that job was a guy called Andy. I thank God every day that my path crossed with Andy's. Andy was amazing. He was just jaw-dropping. He wasn't ugly, but he wasn't particularly good looking. He was an engineering student who worked in a bar. I have never seen a man pull that well. We became friends, and as I worked at approaching and approaching, I started to improve. Ultimately though, it was Andy that made me great. You see, I'd messed around with 'indirect, tactical' game, but found it weak, pointless, unnatural. Direct Game was different. Powerful, exciting, real. I found my results getting better and better. But I was nothing compared to Andy.
You see, Andy didn't date. Ever. He didn't date, he didn't buy girls drinks, he didn't call them, he NEVER took phone numbers. At the age of 21, he'd already slept with over 150 women. Engineering student. Bartender. ANDY'S SECRET - REVERSE ENGINEERED One day I asked him a question. I'd just gotten tested in a massive way by this hot Swedish chick, and completely crashed out. I ran the test by Andy. It was this: "You just want to sleep with me, don't you?" I offered several responses - Play it hard to get. Play it cocky. Play it sweet. Andy just laughed at me. Then he said this: "You know what I'd have said? I'd have said - yeah.
I'll do you in every hole you've got." He said it with a beaming grin on his face, laughing as he said it. Not joking as he said it, mind - that's important. Laughing, but not joking. I thought about this for a time, then I began to use it. Not his line, but his attitude. Amazingly, it worked. Even while I was testing this out, I'd rarely get blown out. And my results skyrocketed. Toward the end of my singledom, before I met my beautiful girlfriend, I would walk out of the house alone, walk into the first busy bar I saw, walk up to the hottest chick in the room, pull her, take her home and sleep with her. I would do this consistently, without getting blown out. One approach per night. 100% success. Believe me or not, I don't care. It is true. I used to do it to show off to all my friends. In the end, even Andy couldn't match me.
SHOCK and AWE What I am about to tell you is real. I've been sitting on this for a while, because I've been in a relationship and I've been off the forums for a while. For all intents and purposes gentlemen, this is hot off the press. Essentially, it's Fool's Mate game. It's a way of getting a Fool's Mate - that is to say, a rapid seduction that takes minutes and not hours. This was always something of a holy grail to me - I saw naturals pull consistent same night lays, and I knew that I would do that too. I hated phone game - still do. I'm awful at it. I'm rubbish on the phone because one day after calling through 25 numbers I'd collected one afternoon and getting nothing, I decided I'd never take another phone number, no matter HOW PROMISING it seemed to be.
Same night, or nothing. That was my training rule. Besides, I was always curious about the 'GM method'. Many of you probably have no idea what I'm talking about, but basically way back in the day there was a PUA who claimed to have cracked the Fool's Mate Code. His 'style' was, he said, extremely 'advanced' and 'high risk'. As such, it never caught on. SHOCK and AWE is not high risk. It sounds like it is, but it's really not - and I'll explain why in a moment. It's not even advanced. I'd call it intermediate. If you can open, and you can get attraction, and you can chill out and chat with a chick and not get weird - you can do this. It is not a quick fix solution for hopeless newbies. Sorry. If you're having problems stringing a sentence together, if your body language sucks, if you have bad VOICE PROJECTION (this, as Jeffy points out, is crucial to all game) - this will not work. However, if you're plateauing somewhere in the intermediate stages, (or if you just hate getting phone numbers like I do) this might be EXACTLY what you need.
I never felt that GM method, or any other Fool's Mate method were very well explained. Hardcore insta-pickups seem always to be written as very high-risk things for, well, Grand Masters. I wanted to provide something much simpler, something easier that is devastatingly effective and instantly useable. So here it is, gentlemen. Shock and Awe. IT'S ALL SO SIMPLE A good friend of mine once asked, regarding pickup - "Why isn't this easy?" The answer is, as he pointed out, that it is easy. We just make it complex. Shock and Awe is, very simply, something I developed out of SOIing too much when I was closing a chick down so I could kiss her/grab her and leave/whatever. I developed a very specific kind of SOI (statement of intent) that covers your back socially while allowing you to come out with the most outrageous stuff - stuff that gets her very horny, very fast. I'd use principles from this to sex up the vibe of a conversation with a chick if it was getting dull. The point is though, you don't need to do that. I realised that you can open with it. You can open, and then drop straight into a continual SOI loop and close a chick straight down very fast. It's a kind of vibe, you can feel when you've hit it because it's electric. You can just go ape from the outset and drive her crazy, then take her home. THE MECHANICS OF FOOL'S MATE GAME This is a very basic sketch of Shock and Awe.
Basically, BEING OPEN about your desire and BLAMING THE CHICK for being hot is dynamite. Toward the end of my pickup rampage I had developed a whole new kind of game around doing just this one thing. I called it Shock and Awe, because it is shocking, awesome, and if you nail it you can pull a chick extremely quickly. It's mental. I love it. I stopped doing it for a while because it got boring. No, really. The final thing to understand before we get to the nitty gritty of what to do is this: The SOIs you use in Shock and Awe aren't really SOIs as such. You're not making a "Statement of Interest." You're not making a "Statement Of Intent." You're stating your DESIRE. This is a whole 'nuther level of important. There's not "I intend to sleep with you" or "I am interested in you". This is you talking about your DESIRE alone. That is all. How hot she is. How sexy she is. How awesome her body is. Just pure sex, right from the outset.
ENOUGH FOREPLAY: HERE IT IS...
To map the basic structure of Shock and Awe it would be 1) APPROACH WITH AN SOI THEN SOI STACK, BLAMING HER HOTNESS FOR YOUR ACTIONS. Make sure they are creative and funky SOIs. Think of it like jazz. SOI jazz. Free form, just go for it. Say anything. It's not important. What is important is that you blame her for being hot. Say something like "Excuse me, but WHAT? What do you WANT? Do you want me to just walk on BY? I mean, you're absolutely STUNNING. Do you want me to just PRETEND like that doesn't effect me? I mean, HOW? I'm just some GUY. I can't turn it off. What are you trying to DO to me, woman?" etc.... You're not shouting, BTW - keep it cool. Capitalisation just there for emphasis.
2) ALWAYS BE ESCALATING PHYSICALLY, ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS. Blame her for the fact you can't keep your hands off her. Act like you're trying to keep your hands of her and you just can't. Blame her more. Ask her why she's doing this to you. Physically fight your urge to touch her, and make this conflict OBVIOUS. You are a wild animal STRAINING against a tight farking leash. You're in control... but BARELY. Don't fake this. Really get into this headspace. This is the key to the whole thing.
3) EXPRESS DESIRE, DO THIS RELENTLESSLY AND BLAME HER FOR IT. Tell her you deserve a gold star for effort for not jumping all over her. Keep it funny, but make sure the vibe is highly erotic. Remember - LAUGHING, NOT JOKING. Tell her that if she doesn't stop being hot you're not going be held responsible. Tell her to eat a load of pies, and gain 5 stone so you can connect with her personality without wanting to tear all her clothes off.
4) IF YOU PUSH IT TOO FAR, APOLOGISE FOR THE DISRESPECT AND NOT THE ACTION. Genuinely apologise. Really. Actually do this and MEAN IT. But remember - ONLY apologise for the DISRESPECT. NEVER apologise for the ACTION/SOI/KINO. Then tell her you did it because she's really hot. Blame her for being hot. Tell her she should wear a bag over her head so you can have a normal conversation with her. 5) GO TO STEP 2. You can basically do this until she breaks. It's great.
This is also how you NEUTRALIZE ALL RISK associated with being so extreme. You just say something like "No - no, this is ridiculous. I'm going to find out who you are. You can't do this to me. I have depth. Tell me about yourself." And then they do (either that or they demand to know who you are, but it's all in good fun) and boom, you're chatting. It acts like an explosive, funny, charming group opener. They usually then fight it out amongst themselves for who gets to bang you, or you can hit on one especially if you like her. DO I NEED LOTS OF Isolation? Isolation? Sure, you need it, but you don't need much, especially in a club or a bar. Normal rules apply - I wouldn't go for the kill on a chick in a seated set, just set the vibe then chill back, stay in contention and wait for an opening. If it's a loud club, you can claw a chick close to you for isolation, or just lean in. Basically, you don't need to be slavish about this. A few feet of distance will do it. Remember - SHOCK and AWE. As soon as you start you kick off this electric vibe.
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO BLAME THE CHICK FOR YOUR EXTREME ACTIONS? This is the heart of it. You are talking direct, but you're blaming her hotness for your directness. As such, it's like two different levels of compliment, both of which are highly unusual and extremely difficult to resist. You're basically telling her it's totally out of character for you to behave like this and you're fighting it, but you're really, really struggling. This isn't an academic issue. THIS FRAME IS HOW YOU AVOID ASD WHEN GOING FOR A FOOL'S MATE. The frame is, she is breaking down your resolve with her hotness. This is massive. Why? Because it defuses so many negative things. First off, her ASD can't really kick in. Why not? Because she's not doing anything, and neither are you. You're just complimenting her. No girl is going to walk away from someone just because he says she's hot, not unless she's a nutter. Secondly, it's a female fantasy.