Apparently one of my friends told me about this so called pick up artist movement. So get this, there are these sites where guys go to learn tricks and tips to get women to fall for them.
Now it’s not all bad, many of these sites do teach some pretty manipulative stuff, but some are more trying to get guys to become the best version of themselves. I don’t think I have a problem with sites like these. Some examples are: http://www.puaforums.com/ and http://www.deservewhatyouwant.com/. Both of the guys who teach stuff on those sites seem to have a healthy respect for women, and quickly jump in where they can to make sure the conversations stay that way. The main focus is on becoming better as a man, and then finding a woman who is looking for a great guy.
Some of the other sites that you can find out there, are teaching some pretty questionable tactics that are more meant to manipulate the feelings women have, versus focusing on self improvement.
So if you do here mention of this movement, be sure to not label all of the so called guru’s as bad manipulators. Some are good, well meaning and looking to be true leaders and help people improve. With that said, most of them are marketers, looking to sell something, so keep an eye on that also. And beware of the ones who do not respect women, or are teaching guys to be sleazy. Those guys are bad examples and do not represent the guys who are trying to improve the lives of guys.
Here is an example of a dating guru who genuinely wants to help guys become better men.