Boot camp for 'picking up' women in SA

2013-12-22 14:00

Fancy a lesson in the secret psychological ­techniques that will help you get lucky with South African women every time?

Pick Up Artist SA is running boot camps that teach guys the tools and techniques to “seal the deal with women”.

Ryan Peimer, co-founder and instructor at Pick Up Artist SA, says the “pick-up” community is a global underground community sharing thousands of different teachings from pick-up artists about “approaching, developing attraction and sealing the deal with women”.

This global community was first revealed by author Neil Strauss in a book called The Game in the early 2000s.

Peimer and his business partner, Josh ­Margolis, spent six years going through all the material out there, but found it often “related to different countries like America and England ... and does not necessarily work on girls in South Africa”.

“The Game is what we consider matric ­biology. What we’re offering is a doctorate in medicine,” said Peimer.

He said the pick-up community was ­considered “underground” because of “its secret information about the opposite sex and using that info to our advantage”.

For this reason, he said, lesbians would also be welcome on the course, although there’s never been one before.

The boot camp, which will cost you a cool R5?000 for the full package, consists of 13 hours of theoretical training, including drinks and dinner on the 12th floor of a hotel. This is followed by two nights of practical training, where students try their luck and are then shown what they’re doing wrong and what they’re doing right.

Responding to questions about whether the whole concept was an exercise in misogyny, Peimer said Pick Up Artist SA taught men to use their pick-up skills with integrity.

“People think that this is about getting laid. Can you get laid with this stuff? Yes. However, that’s not the goal. The purpose here is to empower guys. People don’t understand what a daunting task it is to walk up to an absolute stranger or groups of strangers without getting knocked out.”

The next boot camp in December is already sold out, so City Press asked for five pick-up tips:

1. Break out of your comfort zone regularly and make it a habit. In a place of comfort, no magic is going to happen. Women want to be approached

2. Body language and tone of voice count 93%. If your body language, tone of voice, energy and confidence are not sitting up there, you’ve already lost

3. Give women nicknames. It’s a very powerful attraction-building technique. It not only makes you stand out, but it makes you memorable

4. Touch is the way to a woman’s heart. They love to be touched. You need to know when to touch, how to touch and where to touch

5. Take control. Women are attacted to dominance. They’re attracted to guys who have a certain element of dominance and carelessness

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