I’ve not put up many infield videos of late. Despite doing plenty of sets in Croatia while I was wearing my watchcam, I kept forgetting to press the record button before stopping the girl. Clearly this isn’t absentmindedness, I’ve just had an aversion to doing so. Recording yourself takes you out of the moment and hurts your authenticity. My plan was to get some girls, not impress my long-suffering readers.
Fortunately my buddy Steve has given me a fallback with one of his own videos.
Steve’s a bit of a legendary figure in the London community. Back when pickup was new to Europe there weren’t any domestic companies here except regional offshoots from the big US companies like Mystery Method, RSD, and Shit Systems. Then along came a guy called Richard La Ruina who created the behemoth that is now PUATraining, the gorilla in the UK pickup room, a company that most of the big name UK guys passed through at some point (Beckster, Adam Lyons, Yad, Uncle B etc).
I hear conflicting things about Richard’s pick-up prowess and business ethics. I’ve never met him personally so anything I can add is just hearsay. However, Richard often makes reference to a “natural” he met years ago who is amazing with women and taught him everything he knows. That’s Steve. I do know Steve personally and I know the top fashion model he’s dating too. It’s not hearsay when I opine that he’s the real deal.
So here’s some flash game…. a quickie street kiss close… with my commentary. The man himself gives a detailed breakdown here. It’s solid stuff, just bear in mind it’s his commercial site. He’s my buddy but I don’t get a penny from any of this. Maybe I can twist his arm to have him cook me a steak for every 1,000 hits I send his way. That’ll get me in the shadowy PUA SEO cartel!
0:02 – Not every street stop has to be a run-around-jump-in-front. This is still a clear attempt to command her attention but done casually from comfortable distance. It’s still important to show conviction rather than timidly bend over like a chugger.
0:10 – And here’s the clear Stop command. There must always be one, preferably early, to avoid falling into her frame. It’s also a compliance test for initial availability which will save you wasting time.
0:24 – The main value is in the confident body language, early touch, and closing down of distance so it’s slightly invasive but not scary. Her beaming smile is a green light. She already fancies him. You can rely on this when you’ve built up your personal charismatic value so high that you assume good-looking women will fancy you. Old school game is designed for people who don’t believe they have that value. Times have changed.
0:30 – Lots of daygame IOIs are in the legs. Any kind of twitching, nervous energy or movement that is not indicating a motion to leave is an IOI.
0:33 – Bold pull, followed by a push away. This is a combination of intent and the fact the girl is so clearly receptive it’s possible to move quick.
0:36 – Note the constant eye contact from Steve even when she’s looking away. She can feel this and it’ll quickly spazz her out. This is textbook indirect-direct – he hasn’t overtly hit on her but there’s absolutely no question in her mind that he fancies her.
0:46 – Confirmation of hook point. “Where are you from?”
0:52 – Her tongue is almost hanging out at this point. She’s already decided she’ll fuck him so long as he escalates correctly, though maybe her forebrain hasn’t yet received the memo. This is what I mean about projecting a masculine vibe. It’s taken her less than a minute to reach this point because of how Steve projects himself. It’s presence and vibe. The intrigue and mastery will come later.
1:00 – The verbals are boring as shit and limited by language. Although verbal dexterity is a great plus it isn’t necessary when the subcommunication and intent is strong. This conversation is between two hindbrains.
1:05 – This is something I’ve only recently added into my game – unabashed, almost child-like directness about intention and emotion. There’s no coyness. No I-won’t-tell-her-I-like-her-until-she-IOIs-me. Just come out and say it with clarity. It’s not a vulgar “I want to fuck you” it’s an authentic statement of interest.
1:18 – There are no DHVs, no attempt to impress her. The attraction was completed within the first ten seconds