No one looks down on a man who goes back to ‘school’, do they?The release of his book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-up Artists is as much of a catalyst in the ongoing feud in the seduction community as any other event.Neil Strauss, while more mysterious than others in the seduction scene, is not much different from the famous names in seduction theory.His methods are similar, even his high profile “retirement” (which is really just another avenue to sell you his books) lines right up with similar actions made by his teachers a few years ago.
The Annihilation Method suggests hanging out with “natural” guys (guys who do not participate in the pickup artist community) who are “better” than you, for the obvious reasons: you will observe and learn their natural seduction techniques as well as benefit from proximity to more attractive or social guys.
The most shocking news about Neil Strauss is his latest announcement – he is retiring.
According to his website, Neil Strauss.com, he is prepared to release most of his method for free to members of his VIP mailing list, and “once this knowledge is revealed, Neil Strauss — arguably the most successful pick-up artist in modern times — will disappear from the seduction scene… ” Let’s take a closer look at Strauss’ method – what we can learn of it, that is.
His “Annihilation Method” is notoriously secretive, with forums and discussion groups about AM (as it is known) closed for public perusal for the most part.
Neil Strauss encourages men to “get out and participate” as a first step – this does seem to be more sensible than the baptism by fire methods of his counterparts.
Moving away from this philosophy only slightly, Strauss has opened what he calls “The first online school for self-improvement and attraction”, though it is easy to imagine this “school” as just the next step for pickup artists and their students – why not gather all of your “method” teachings into easy-to-disseminate lectures and packages so that men don’t mind paying “tuition” to learn from you.