If you're reading this, I think it's safe to assume that you were probably a chump in high school. You are not alone. Looking back on the last four years of my required education, I struggle to let go of the bad memories and embrace the good. Let me tell you something though--we can learn a lot from our sh1tty years in senior high. In case you have yet to notice, college is nothing more than a really big high school. The daunting size of your university is a fanciful illusion. Now I know what you're thinking: But Cody, if college is just like high school then I'm screwed. Wrong. My life is a testament to the fact that this knowledge can be used to your advantage. Allow me to explain.
Part One: Value
Before anything else, we need to discuss value. College is just like high school in that you have pre-established value. What I mean by this idea of pre-established value is that everyone already knows you. This turns everything you've ever learned about pickup on its head, because instead of doing a traditional cold approach, everything becomes a warm approach, regardless of whether or not you actually know the girl. Seem a little far-fetched? Work with me.
Let's say you walk into a venue--any venue. It could be a bar, a club, convenience store, even the library. If we were to play a game of spot the differences, what would you see? Well, if you're in college you probably know some of the people there, and if you don't at least a few of them know (or have heard of) you. In the "real world" the same probably doesn't apply, unless you're a regular or have learned to take advantage of point people. Consequently, in college, no one's going to give two sh1ts when you try to dhv. They'll most likely give you that weird vibe you get when drowning underneath an AMOG: uncomfortable helplessness.
There are pros and cons to this overbearing law of pre-established value. If the cards are against you, life sucks, but you were probably well aware of that already. Success with women begets success with women, just as a deficit of women will only maintain the oppression. Breaking the cycle is hard work and even harder when you are allowed virtually no shortcuts. Pre-selection has its limits, seeing how all a girl has to do is ask around in order to see through the facade. If you want to be The Man, you must literally become The Man.
The nice part about this is that once you get the ball rolling, it's hard to stop (which is actually a double-edged sword, but I'll let you figure that one out on your own). Another pleasantry to keep in mind is that, just like in high school, your value will come with seniority. As time goes on you will create quite the network whether you intend to or not. Freshman, hang in there. Your time will come.
Understand now? Your goal is to maximize your social circle, not pick up girls, because maximizing your social circle will lead to a surplus of women. It is, in itself, a shortcut, and one of the few that you'll find permissible throughout college. Also, keep in mind that you don't need to conquer your entire campus, just the department where women of your preference are plentiful. For example, I have no interest in athletes (I have my reasons, trust me); therefore, conquering the athletic department/running gym game is of little interest to me. Peacock specifically to your field of choice, and by doing so you will minimize time wasted.
Part Two: Damage Control
Now for some damage control. Here are a few of the biggest mistakes I've read about guys doing at colleges and universities:
1. "Sarging Campus"
You don't SARGE campus. That's creepy and weird. Doing so will kill your game indefinitely. Nuff said.
2. Running Routines/Canned Material
Take it from a guy who spent his first year running routines. Canned material will be the death of you, and on more levels than one. By the time I used the same routine on set #3, they had already heard about set #1. Don't do it unless you want to be found out.
3. Ignoring the Fat and Ugly Girls
Every chick clique has their DUFF's (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Any girl who claims otherwise is lying to you. It benefits both sides of the party: those dubbed the DUFF's gain access to guys they normally wouldn't be able to associate with, while the others raise their value by being perceived more attractive via scale of relativity. Befriending DUFF's grants you access to extensions of their clique. They also make wonderful pivots/pre-selection, many times doing so enthusiastically and wholeheartedly.
4. Direct Openers (Every Time)
Bitch shields are typical of nightgame, not daygame, but because guys don't understand the method to the madness behind college game girls learn to throw up bitch shields on campus, and who can blame them? Furthermore, few college girls have come to terms with their insecurities/matured enough to truly appreciate and handle a direct approach. Gauge the girl before approaching, because if you don't calibrate accordingly there's a good chance you'll blow out.
Part Three: Environment
For those of you who know me, all of this may seem a bit hypocritical. That's because most of the game I now run is not only off campus, but in difference cities as well. Traditional cold approach pickup can work for our age group, but most effectively off school grounds, and even more so outside of you city. If your style doesn't fit well into the college game criteria, keep the previous statement in mind. That does it for this section. Short and sweet. Now onto...
Part Four: Openers
As I've already mentioned openers should be presumably warm--give her the impression that you two should know each other. Since the rules for nightgame change very little, I'm going to focus primarily on daygame. Your ideal approach is indirect, nonchalant, and low pressure. Though I hesitate to hand out canned openers, I understand that practically everyone starts at routine game. Grudgingly, I present to you two of my favorite and most successful openers, AND when and where to use them.
1. One of the most universal openers you'll ever get the opportunity to use is this:
"Hey, I feel like I see you everywhere. What's your name?"
Doesn't get much easier than that.
[Note: There's a good chance that she will ask where you have seen her. Be prepared.]
2. Awhile back now I read about my buddy Bandit using this opener, which made me quite proud because we have never discussed it with one another. It's highly situational, but such a common occurrence that sharing it seems appropriate. You have probably noticed the awkward gap between you and a girl when walking across campus. If she is in the lead, run goofily to catch up and walk beside her. Don't say anything. Instead, wait for her to look at you Once she does, you respond, "I felt like a stalker walking ten feet behind you." Alternatively, if you are in the lead, just stop walking. When she meets up with you, humorously say, "You were making me uncomfortable," or "You were weirding me out." Do it right and you'll always get a laugh.
And of course, compliment openers will always work, but little outside of this specific care of direct game will. If you've never been to daygame.com, go there now and sign up for their free video series. I can say with confidence that Yosha and Yad's work is the best around.
Part Five: Seduction
Finally, let's talk endgame logistics. One of the most important things you can do in college is get your own space--mainly your own room. If you're stuck with a roommate, work something out, and I don't mean put a tie on your door when you're having sex. Seriously, don't be that guy. Moving on, here are some crucial components that should apply to your seduction den:
Keep your room clean. I've been in some rooms (and houses) that made me feel dirty AS A MAN. I can only imagine how a girl would feel given a similar situation. Keep it clean, boys, and make it smell good too. Invest in some Febreze and things of the like. You don't have to buy incense (I'd advise against that), just make sure it doesn't smell like your gym bag.
Create mood lighting; cast shadows. Nobody starts feeling the love with incandescent pipe lights. Utilize a couple lamps and night lights to introduce a softer state in which she becomes more susceptible to persuasion. Find the happy medium between it's-too-bright-I-feel-uncomfortable and I-can't-find-my-bra.
The sex playlist is a must have. Its uses span from subconscious soothing to a cover up for her...well, you know. It doesn't have to be R&B either, though I'll admit that's my style. If you don't have one, make one.
In wrapping things up, let me slip in two very important pieces of information. First, you don't need to drink in college. I don't and my life is farking great. Second, you don't need to associate yourself with the Greek scene in order to get girls. Doing so will make things easier for you, but it's not essential. If you have any questions concerning either of these two topics, don't hesitate to ask.
As you can tell this post was extensive yet brief. Again, if you have any questions or would like me to explain something in further detail, please comment below.