A Life Lesson from Borat

Neil StraussNeil, The Game

I recently had dinner with Sacha Baron Cohen, the British comedian and provocateur known for his Ali G and Borat characters. It was the first interview he had done for his new Borat movie as himself, rather than in character. And I learned an important lesson that I want to share with you. Part of the genius of Sacha Baron … Read More

The Universe Is Not Cruel

Neil StraussNeil, The Game

So you wanna get good at the Game? Let’s talk about motivation. I recently ran into a guy who had been studying seduction for years. He had read everything there was to read, and was familiar with all the leading PUAs and their theories. Yet he said he hadn’t kissed a girl in six months. I asked him how many … Read More

The Key to Easy Approaches

Neil StraussNeil

The biggest fear most people have when it comes to dating is the approach. That’s why openers were developed: as training wheels to get over that initial reluctance. If you already know what you’re going to say, then you don’t have to worry about what to say. All you have to do is move your feet in the direction of … Read More

The Game Remains The Same

Neil StraussNeil

I was talking to a writer who was working on a now-controversial story in this week’s Village Voice about The Game. Part of it had to do with a blogger named Dolly who had read the book and caught a pickup artist using the lines in a bar. Later that night, she made out with him nonetheless. So it made … Read More