Stay On Course (Being a Man)

Here are some foundations of being a man: have composure, relax into your masculine energy, have rapport with yourself, lead with authenticity and sincerity, and always error on the side of action.

One of my favorites dating guru’s is David DeAngelo because he seems to really be authentic in his teachings. Here’s a great clip from one of his programs:

~ Robby

Sex With Yourself?

Sometimes I come across deep knowledge about Space and Time. Whenever that science pertains to sex, love, or relationships I will post it here.

Sexy Masturbation

Why a guy would rather pay a hooker than date you?

Here is an email I got from a reader recently:

How do you get rid of someone you just met or hooked up with, and you have told them that you don’t want a relationship? Of course you can ignore them, but that makes you look like a dick. Saying your too busy or I don’t think it’s a good idea to hang out usually makes the other person mad. Saying, “lets just be friends”
usually ends with the other person taking you up on that offer and I don’t like that either.

It’s like I always say, you don’t pay hookers for sex, you pay them so they leave and never come back or contact you. – John

My response

It’s rough but you have to actually tell her VERY CLEARLY that you are not interested in what she is interested in. This can be done in a nice way so you don’t get labeled a “dick” but inevitably it won’t be very fun. Get used this though because this won’t be the first time you will have to do it.

The reason this happens is because needy girls hear what they wish to hear and don’t catch on when you say, “I am not interested in dating anyone right now.”  What these women hear is, “I am telling you I am not interested but I imagine you could change my mind if you clung to me like herpes and demanded a relationship after some bad drunken sex.”

Good luck John and choose better next time.


Is this guy a dick?

I hate to admit it but I have made similar comments many times. Although the closest I had ever been to a prostitute was a toothless homeless woman that offered to give me and my friend a blowjob. “I do boff ya fo twenny dallar,” we both were repulsed although I was tempted to talk her down to ten.

Clearly John isn’t serious but why would he say this?

Girls can be fucking terrifying

I would say for the majority of guys, girls are pretty scary creatures. A girl can walk up to a guy and start screaming her ass off. “You fucking bastard!! How could you go and fuck her too!!” If a guy started yelling at me, I would pick up the closest piece of furniture and brain him with it, but the psycho girl would probably be safe from any Ikea trauma. This has a lot to do with why John is afraid to be honest with this girl but it is no excuse.

A guys knee jerk disgust after sex

Since guys often get hijacked by their genitals many end up sleeping with girls that they really shouldn’t. When they wake in the morning to find a nude hairy garden gnome snuggled up to them they feel an enormous sense of disgust and want nothing more than to bolt.

This is why guys/girls should never… hook up with someone they don’t think is attractive, unless of course she/he is wealthy and you might get a car out of it.

Fighting the urge to run screaming

I remember an Indian girl my roommate hooked up with. She was cute, fun and had great big boobs. The only problem was that she wouldn’t leave… after a night of heavy drinking I woke at 11 and she was in the kitchen cleaning. This was cool but apparently my roomy and her had been up since 8 and she wouldn’t go home. When she wasn’t looking my roommate stared at me wide eyed mouthing, “She won’t get the fuck out!!” jabbing his thumb at the front door.


She pretty much nuked her welcome at the house and he ended up telling her she had to leave because his jealous girlfriend was going to be there soon. This was all fucked up and I blame both of them. She should have tried to control her needy desires to posses my roommate and my roommate should have weathered the storm a bit better and been honest.

Back to John’s email

So do guys only want a girl they can hump like my neighbor’s horny poodle does to my cat? Are men only concerned with sex, throwing girls away like they might an abandon tampon in their bed?

Guys want sex of course but girls must understand that even the most elusive guy inevitably ends up with a girlfriend/wife. What did this girl do different than most girls?

The girls that are attractive even to the players

I imagine that most girls wouldn’t necessarily want to land a player but often understanding the extreme will help you understand the point. The girl that lands the player is the opposite extreme of the girl that is kicked out after a night of sex.

The most attractive girl…

• never pursues
• is cautious about sex but not obnoxious
• is respectful enough pay for dinner/dates half the time
• doesn’t hook up with guys out of her league (great way to get used)
• plays the game on her turf not his
• kicks him out in the morning
• has her own life and does not need a guy to fulfill her
• accepts and understands that guys are sexually driven and is damn good in bed herself

Guys… Stop screwing girls you don’t want to hang out with the next day.

Girls… Sex does not equal relationship, no matter how nice he seems the next day.

Mike writes a blog for women at

Men Who Are Angry About Women And Dating


I bet you didn’t realize that I sometimes answer dating questions over at I bet you also didn’t realize that I own 4 cats with my beautiful girlfriend. Yes I do, and yes I do. Wanna fight about it?

Anyways, sometimes I come across a question that makes me so FULL OF HATE AND READY TO DATE that I feel it’s important enough to re-post here.

Here is such a question (try to ignore the bad grammar/spelling):

Q:Why do guys have to initiate everything with girls? why can’t there be more give and take?

Why do guys have to initiative everything with girls? It’s like this, if a guy and a girl want to start talking to each other, the guy starts the talking, the guy starts the conversation and keeps it going. Who starts the conversation first? the guy does. Who says I like you first? the guy does. Who asks who out first? the guy does. Who calls/texts who first? the guy does. Who picks the place to go out? the guy does. Who says I love you first? the guy does. Who has the place for sex? the guy does.

like why can’t things be more 50/50? like more of a partnership?

Mainly, why do guys have to initiative almost everything in the beginning that lead up to a date or a relationship?

Even if it is just flirting, small talking, any form of verbal communication, conversation, why does the guy always have to start it and hold it, keep it going?

I’m okay with a guy asking a girl out but the girl can at least start a first conversation, small talk, or flirt, but why do guys have to initiate everything or almost in the beginning before a potential date or potential relationship?

Why do people say it’s a Masculine thing for the guy, or Man to take the lead, make the first move, doing the approaching, asking the girl out, overall, taking the initiative, why? Is it because Biologically speaking, Men are more dominant?

Since on average, Men are taller and physically stronger than Women, are able to gain bigger muscles because of Testosterone, that’s why even if a Man and a Woman both work out intensely at the same rate, the Man will end up becoming stronger.

Is that why people always say “Because Your a Man”, “Man Up”, “Grow a Pair”, etc.?

Personally, I think it’s easier for a girl to meet a guy, a potential boyfriend and enter a relationship than it is for a guy to meet a girl, a potential girlfriend and enter a relationship because of the fact that us guys have to initiate.

Shyness hurts Men a lot more than it hurts Women.

why does the guy always or more than half the time, have to make the first move, take the first step before socializing with a girl? whether the guy is looking for a girlfriend, date, or just a friendship, etc.?

Also even if it is for just hooking up, casual sex or a one-night stand, the guy initiates everything or almost everything.

Why does the guy always have to start the conversation and keep it going?

Perhaps this seems more like a rant than a question (because it is) but I have immediate reactions to this type of thinking:

1) I want to strangle him for being such a pussy cry-baby.


2) I can relate to his frustration, anger, confusion, and ignorance.

I’ve been where he is. I’ve been that guy who’s tired of always having to make the first move.

But with time I’ve come to discover that it’s better to change and succeed than to lose and complain.

And so I responded with this:

A: Read David Deida books and you’ll understand the deep genetic drives we have as men and women. ( link )

You’re a MAN for God’s sakes… why are you trying to force women to risk embarrassment, public rejection, and social upset!? Women already have enough on their plates… worrying about how they look, how people perceive them, physical dangers of dating, etc.

The reality is that the rejection we get from a “I don’t give my number to strangers” is harmless.

Perhaps complaining that you’re too insecure to tell a woman she’s beautiful isn’t the right approach?

Instead take action, learn how to build your confidence, forget about your useless ego, and start surprising the beautiful women who come into your life by being MASCULINE, proud, and unashamed of your direct approach.

~ Robby

Fighting with him will not save lives, and will not make me a better man. I realize that. Why argue at all?

Fighting about women and dating

I argue for 1 reason – other dudes are reading this guy’s comments and the last thing this world needs are more fools wandering around hating on women. And so he continues…

Q:I don’t care if I am a “MAN”, like you say, why does it have to be the “MAN’S” job? is it because Men are naturally, biologically, physicall stronger than Women?

A: No, it’s because of pure chivalry and heroism that it’s your duty to step into that dark scary room ahead of your date… not the other way around.

What kind of “man” expects the woman to face such dangers?

Q:In a way, you kinda are implying that the reason us men have to take the initiative is because we are the dominant sex.

A:Ha! If that’s what you think, then read it again. I’m saying the person with the most masculine traits (typically the man, but not always) should be the one taking the risks.

Would you let your sister or mom walk ahead of you into a dark dangerous room? I hope not.

It’s the same with dating… don’t ask her to take the risk of rejection. Besides, how can she respect you if you proven yourself cowardly before she’s even gotten to know you?

Don't let girls intimidate you... approach No Matter What.
(Don’t let girls intimidate you… approach No Matter What.)

Q:Girls have it so much easier because they always or usually have the final say, the final approval or final denial before taking anything further sexually or socially, all girls have to do is say Yes or No.

Girls have all the sexual and social power when it comes to dating and relationships.

A:Of course it’s up to her whether or not she’s going to have sex with you, but I’m unsure why you think that gives her any more power than you?

I can say no to sex just as she can.

As a man I have just as much power to be selective about the type of women I chooseto talk to, who I choose to sleep with, etc.

The reason you’re complaining is because you’re likely living a life of low value where you think women are only valued for the sex they can offer, and that you can only provide her value through money, social status or attention.

The truth is that those men who get any girl they want are men who see themselves as powerful valuable guys, who assume the status they display. They definitely don’t whine about women, or complain that “women have all the power.”

Take a moment and try to understand the importance of this mindset. Think of yourself as a powerful sexy man who women want to be with and you’ll start to see the world very differently.

(Confidence - Fake it till you make it.)
(Confidence – Fake it till you make it.)

Q:Thanks, well that’s easier said than done, but it’s hard to develop that kind of confidence and attitude if you have little experience with women. Not only is it up to the woman if she is going to have sex with me or not, it’s always up to her whether a relationship or date is going to happen.

A:Fair enough. Sometimes learning a new mindset requires us to see the impossible. If you think attracting women is hard, then you need to spend some time with guy’s who are amazing with women. You’ll notice that they have beliefs that you may never have considered before.

What’s what happened for me – I started seeing things I thought not possible, until I was making those same impossible things happen.

If you can’t find those guys, then read about them. Start with “The Game” by Neil Strauss.

Q:None of my friends are amazing with women, they are all single. Seriously, women have always had it easier, and they always will have it easier.

A:It’s that “limiting belief” that’s messing you up. The reality is that woman have it WAY harder than us guys. Put yourself into the shoes of any cute girl and you’ll become overwhelmed by the unrelenting unrequested attention from creepy and dangerous men. You can’t relate because you’ve never felt the physical/emotional dangers women do when dating. They need protection we don’t, so don’t blame them for being picky – blame men for making them feel unsafe.

Q:I still think women have it easier because all they have to do is just wait, they get easy dates standing still, us guys have to work in order to get anything from a woman and with a woman.

A:Your problem is that you’re trying to “get something” from women. And they can tell when you approach them. If you had something to share, instead of take, you’d have much more success.

Read This:

P.S. I work far less at getting date then any of my female friends… so explain that.

Q:No, I’m referring to the fact that us guys have to do all or most of the work when it comes to getting a date or relationship.

A:I’m unsure what “work” you’re referring to.

Do you mean working out 5 days a week, eating hardly nothing to stay thin, buying endless makeup, hair extensions, hair coloring, high heel shoes, perfumes, dresses, eye lash extensions, books to explain how to catch a guy, coffee’s with girlfriends to find out if he really likes you, and self defense courses in case he tries to rape you?

No wait, that’s what women do.

All you have to do is put on pants and ask her out. Seems pretty easy.

(Heidi Montage is addicted to plastic surgery?)
(Heidi Montage is addicted to plastic surgery?)

Q:The work I am referring to is that us guys always have to make the first move, and all the other moves that lead up to getting her number, first date, first kiss, first time making out, first time having sex, asking and starting the relationship, making it happen.

A:That’s not work, that’s fun. Like playing a video game, or eating a yummy breakfast. Next you’ll start to complain that mommy doesn’t wipe your bum anymore, and that nobody is lifting the fork to your mouth when you eat.

Leading a woman into a fun sexual relationship is one of the greatest events life has to offer. I can’t see how you would want to participate even less the you already do.

What’s the outcome of this long exchange? Who knows.

If you’re sitting at home angry about women, or frustrated about your lack of success, realize that it’s your responsibility. Your life is YOUR life. Go meet some girls, chat them up, and ALWAYS have a positive outlook or you’ll end up alone, at home, arguing online with other guys who know better.

~ Robby

<Top photo credit goes to Jeremy Brooks!>

Help!? I’m always ending up in the Friend-Zone!?

Recently I answered the following question (ignore the grammar and punctuation, cause I did):

Q:Well I’m quite concerned about my own case lately… So just did want to have your opinion. Basically I’m quite a relationship analyst, I love to answer people question about their relationship, but realize I now have myself an issue actually getting one.

The daily me is quite open minded, not too shy, very friendly, not perverted, a bit weird from time to time, Straight but sensible… I love women a lot but I realize lately that I’m finding myself always in the friend zone. Didn’t have a relationship for quite long time, and not really desperate about it.

What is that step, that makes girls put someone in a “friend-zone” or “flirt-zone”?

A: I know EXACTLY what’s happening. I’ve studied this phenomenon for years now, and I can break it down for you like this…

Most guys who end up in the “friend’s zone” simply don’t escalate. They’ve been too fearful of rejection and so haven’t tried doing anything that she might not like. But TRUST me… if she’s out with you she EXPECTS you to try stuff… she’ll even be disappointed if you don’t attempt something.

Don’t believe me? Read This Poll: LINK

Do this: hold her hand briefly, then let it go. Hug her when she makes you laugh, then push her away. Read her palm while warmly touching the soft skin on her hands. Let her know through your touch, how good you are at touching. Then finally, after a happy moment together, kiss her softly. Then let her go like it was completely natural and nice.

Push / Pull Examples

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The Foundations

Relationships flow through specific stages… Attraction, Rapport, and Intimacy.

The reason many guys end up in the “friend’s zone” is that they completely skip the most challenging stage (attraction) because they’re too focused on the Rapport Stage (connecting, sharing, being friendly.)

And if you skipped the Attraction stage you can’t ever find your way into the intimacy stage (sex, love, romance, etc.)

Typical Scenarios:
– You’ve gone on too many dates without having had kissed her yet. More than two dates is too many.
– You don’t tease her. You don’t make her laugh. She doesn’t hit your arm cause you said something too low brow.
– There’s no sexual innuendos, there’s no flirting, no danger of rejection.

The Attraction Stage happens in the first 5 minutes. It’s about teasing her, making her aware that you’re High-Value, not easy impressed, and that you’re still uncertain if she’s as awesome as you hope she is.

Attraction is about building tension. Rapport is about lessening the tension. Sexual Intimacy is about pumping the tension up and down… over and over again… 😉

Sooooooooooo… how do you go back and convert a friend into a lover?

You stop building rapport (Google Rapport) and you start building tension and attraction again.

Cut off all communication suddenly, for a week, or for what ever length of time that she’ll really FEEL the space you’ve created. This helps her “wonder what’s up.”

Then surprise her with a night out with you… dinner, drinks, dancing, then a late movie at your place. Learn the stages of seduction (go online again and LEARN!) and seduce her. It only takes one night if you’re already friends, to build huge attraction.

I know this works, and I hope this helps you,

~ Robby

<Top photo credit goes to Brodaman!>

Why We Love And Cheat – Video From TED

“Anthropologist Helen Fisher studies gender differences and the evolution of human emotions. She’s best known as an expert on romantic love, and her beautifully penned books — includingAnatomy of Love and Why We Love — lay bare the mysteries of our most treasured emotion.” (I stole this from here )

What are your thoughts?

~ Robby

“Get the Girl? Please tell me how…”

When I get asked questions about women and dating they usually sound something like this:

  • How do I get a girl to notice me?
  • How can I convince this hot girl in my class to give me her number?
  • How can I get this One special girl to like me?
  • How can I get my ex-girlfriend to want me again?
  • What are some great pickup lines for a waitress?
  • Whats the fastest way to seduce any woman?
  • How can I make a girl desire me in the first 5 minutes?

Rejection Protection Syndrome: A Deadly Dating Disease


It’s a monster that’s been hurting men since the time of Jesus.

It creates drunk idiots. It creates douchebags. It creates fake personalities. It creates sad women everywhere.

In one moment you feel compelled to talk to that cute little blonde who’s sitting alone, and the next second you’re wondering how it all went so horribly wrong.

Do you suffer from the 7 symptoms of Rejection Protection Syndrome?

What is RPS? It’s about your fear of rejection and the crazy things your ego does to protect it’s self.

Every man has suffered from Rejection Protection Syndrome (RPS) at one time or another, and more then likely you’ve had more then one symptom of it. Your fears and insecurities, driven by your ego, may sometimes compels you to resort to multiple “attraction tactics” in an attempt to avoid the imagined pain of rejection, with devastating consequences (such as a lack of dating opportunities or mate choice.)

The root of this disease (unease) is your fear of rejection, or more accurately your fear of what that possible rejection might mean (about you.) Your ego, in an attempt at self preservation and possibly the enjoyment of emotional drama, will fill your head with the voice of reason which is meant to guide you from pain and suffering, but instead can completely sabotage your success:

– If she doesn t like me that means I m a loser.
– If she doesn t like me that means I m ugly.
– If she doesn t like me that means no girl like me.
– If she doesn t like me that means others will laugh at me.
– If she doesn t like me that means my friends will tease me.
– If she doesn t like me that means it ll be awkward every time I see her at work.

I suspect deep down you realize that none of these “logical” conclusions are accurate, or even remotely helpful, except in that they help you avoid meeting new women.

When you suffer from RPS you might not even realize it… especially since it stays well hidden until you’re in the heat of battle (interacting with an attractive woman.) This is when most of our insecurities arise, when we re most vulnerable. RPS is your ego s way of protecting you.

The ugly realization is that as you work to protect your ego, inflating it by bragging, stroking it with endless encouragements, and attempting to puff up your importance as a means to positive emotional growth, you’re actually training yourself to become externally dependant upon the approval of others and the outcomes of external events. Instead of leaving you erect with excitement, strengthened and purposeful, you’re left feeling nervous, dependant on the next good outcome, and helplessly flaccid.

The Ego makes pussies of us all.

To overcome such a disturbing future of listlessness and dependency, I propose a more useful approach: independence of social validation and approval through self development and acceptance. You can overcome your dependence upon the demands of your ego and the demands of social expectations by educating yourself on the symptoms of RPS, by learning what drives you to fear social rejection, and understanding your genetic predisposition for social acceptance. With some basic awareness you can begin to develop more useful behaviors, positive and effective attitudes towards dating and women, and redevelop your internal foundations of self and acceptance.


Example of Analysis Paralysis:

Dude thinking to himself: Oh God, look at that woman s legs. Amazing! Okay, I ll go talk with her. Shit what should I say? Hmm.. Well I know girls like opinion openers; maybe I should ask her the one about the white belt and the shoes? No, she s looking really upset about something. Well maybe she s just tired from a long day. Oh man, wait. She s got a funny purse. Yes, I should ask her about her purse. Wait no that s lame. What did David DeAngelo say I m supposed to do? Shit, I can t remember. Let s see maybe she s the type who s really into tall guys let s see if she looks over here

This scenario ends with the girl walking away before the dude get s out of his head long enough to engage her. Or perhaps he spends his nights reading Pickup books instead of out in social situations training his skills, building his strengths, and learning from his mistakes.

Often highly intelligent men lake strong social skills because their early life s focus was on their education and schooling, instead of sneaking out late socializing in groups. This leaves them to feel awkward in social situations that everyone else seems comfortable in. I know many guys like this, who are simply too smart for their own good, and who simply believe they can think their way into her pants. Except that “thinking” is slow and often ruins the spontaneity of a sincere interaction with a woman. Sometimes thinking can’t compete with the speed of intuition and experience.

“The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness.. an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking.”
~ Richard Carlson

If your brain is preventing you from meeting women then do this: study and prepare while at home and be willing to trust yourself once you leave the house. Don t let your fear keep you in your head when you should be walking over to meet new people. If you simply can’t rely upon your brain to loosen up when you’re in the storm of an interaction, then take the time BEFORE HAND to memorize some very basic banter lines which you can use when you’ve been abandoned by your brain.

Another approach is complete honesty and sincerity. You’d be amazed at how well a woman will react to a guy who’s really nervous, but who’s also really sincere, sweet, and funny.


Example of Preemptive Rejection:

Dude: Holy God that woman is beautiful! Look at her skin, her face, her perfection. Wow. Oh man, I bet she is married. Wow, I m nervous just thinking about walking over there to talk to her Oh wait. Look at how she s flirting with that cashier. Oh man, I could never date a girl that looks that beautiful because then I d have to deal with every other guy trying to get in her pants. Why would I want that kind of frustration in my life? No, she s not really my type.

Instead of taking the chance of meeting an amazing new person, we ll sometimes find faults with a girl before we give her a chance so that we never have to take the risk of her rejecting us. This is where some of society s worst prejudices come to mind: She s a slut, she s easy, she s a prude, she s too uptight, she dresses like a hooker, she’s a bitch. It’s easier to judge her in advance of her judging us.

No woman is the mask she wears when she s in public.

No woman is the mask you place on her before you get to know her.

Learning to control your fear of rejection will greatly reduce this self-sabotaging attitude of pre-judgement. Pay attention next time you find yourself judging a woman you haven’t yet met.


Example of Expected Rejection Protection:

Dude 1: Um.. hi! Hahaha um, so what brings you girls out this evening? Hahaha Um.

Chick 1: Oh, ya, we re out just having some drinks, talking girl stuff actually.

Dude: Well I just wanted to, um, come over and tell you how beautiful you are. I guess you likely have boyfriends eh? Hahaha

Chick 2: Um, thanks. Um, well ya, we re both taken. But thanks for the compliment.

Dude: Hahaha, ya.. well I figured you would. Um, well in any case it was really nice to meet you gals! Have a good night!

This symptom is the most widely suffered amongst men. It manifests it s self so completely that we re almost completely blind to it. This symptom might not even stop you from meeting and approaching women, which is why it goes unnoticed, but it will ruin your chances of putting your best foot forward.

Here’s the problem – assuming lower value than her and therefore assuming her disinterest. It’s that simple, but it’s devastating to her attraction levels. As soon as a girl senses your lack of confidenece she’ll automatically start feeling less attraction towards you – she’ll see it in your eyes, she’ll hear it in your voice, and she’ll feel it in your energy.

If you walk into a situation where you’re meeting a woman, and you’re expecting her to reject you, then you’ll actually start acting nervous, detached, and creepy. This will almost always sub-communicate to her that you’re unstable in some way. This is not a good way to make a first impression.

Ever notice how different women respond to you when you already have a girlfriend? This is because your mind and body is relaxed while you are seeking rapport and comfort, instead of dreading rejection and embarrassment. Pay attention and trust in yourself because you’re actually a pretty decent guy.


Example of Self Sabotage:

Drunk Dude: Ha ha ha, oh man, you have huge boobs! Hey, I hope you brought enough for the rest of the class burp

This symptom is very much like expected rejection projection, except instead of assuming her rejection you actively seek it. This tricks you into feeling like you’re in control of her rejection.

If you watch Big Brother this season you’ll notice Chima displayed this exact behavior the second she became nominated for eviction. Through out the entire game, for weeks, she was seen as a “powerful female” in the house by many of the other contestants, yet the second she was in danger of being voted out (read: socially rejected) she became completely infantile by refusing to take orders from the producers. This forced the producers to simply eject her from the show. It looked pathetic and sad.

By acting like fools we might feel we’re taking control of a woman’s rejection but this isn’t true. But the reality is that acting childish, or self riotousness, damages our own feelings of integrity. It can be a sad display of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.

This does more than push women out of our lives before we even get to know them – it encourages and reinforces immature behaviors within our own minds.


Example of Actor 3000:

Dude: Well hello there well aren t you beautiful wow sooooo what s your name sexy?

Chick: Oh my God.

Dude: Is your dad a thief? Because it looks like he stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes.

Often, when we feel nervous about the possible rejection from a beautiful girl, we ll start acting slightly differently than we usually do. This causes us to look and feel incongruent. This might make you sound like the cheesy pickup-line guy, or possibly the arrogant business man who s always bragging about his work.

We guys will sometimes become this fake actor character for two reasons:

1) We unconsciously feel that we re not good enough to attract the woman we re interested in, so we try to act like the kind of guy she WOULD be attracted to.

2) We lessen the pain of rejection by explaining away her reaction to us: Oh she didn t reject me; she rejected the character I was playing.

Both of these approaches do very little to push a woman s natural attraction buttons and it does everything to protect your ego. Again the ego can disrupt a connection with a woman.

Don’t be a douchebag…


Example of Premature Ejection

Dude: Haha, you girls are funny. So how do you know eachother?

Chick: Oh I we know eachother from work. So what are you up to tonight? Just out having drinks with the buds?

Dude: Ha ha, pretty much. Um, so what do you do for a living?

Chick: We both work as nurse s at the Royal Alex Hospital.

Dude: Oh that s sweet. I love nurses. Oh man, I ve got this rash I need you to look at Ha, just kidding. I bet you hear that all the time eh?

Chick: Hahahaha, ya, why do people feel they need to show us their ailments all the time? It s gross.

Dude: Ya.

Chick: Ya.

Dude: Um.

Chick: .

Dude: Um. Well it was really nice to meet you girls! Have a good night.

This symptom makes me so angry.

This is when a you eject from a situation without any other reason except that you’re too nervous to escalate. In the above conversation the dude became too overwhelmed with some slight conversational silence, so instead of asking for the girl’s number he simply ejected early.

We guys tend to understand, at least on an emotional level, that there are certain stages of an interaction that flow from meeting a woman, to holding her hand, to kissing her, to sex. Our fear is that if we screw up an interaction with a woman in a later stage (like going in for a kiss on the third date) we’ll be sent back to stage one with her.

But this isn’t true at all.

If you’ve made plenty of ground with a woman, and you go in for a kiss but she rejects it, you don’t start all over.

As you date more and more women you ll come to understand that it s the woman s job to slow our escalation, and it s our job to accelerate it. When she stops us from a certain stage of the relationship, kissing for the first time for example, this doesn t mean we re all the way back to step 1. It simply means she wants the relationship to stay where it is for the moment. Her “no” will often mean “not yet.”

It s better to attempt to escalate the relationship and have her stop you, then to eject out without even trying. Trust me, you won’t regret the kiss she rejected, you’ll regret the kiss you never tried to get.


Example of Emotional Walls and Barriers

Mandy: Dave, we ve been dating for a few months now but I still have no idea what you do, and how you feel about me, about life, about anything? Why won t you talk with me?

Dave: Oh, I don t really feel comfortable talking about feelings and such.

Mandy: Well how can we move this relationship forward if you re all closed off to me?

Dave: We don t need to talk about feelings to have sex! We just have to take our clothes off!

Mandy: You re weird.

Women need far more emotional comfort and rapport then men when it comes to sexual intimacy. When a woman opens herself up to a man sexually she s putting herself into a very real vulnerably position, physically and emotionally. If, as a man, you re unable to show your own vulnerabilities with her, then she ll always have reasons to mistrust you.

Being a man takes more then simply being physically brave and courageous; it takes personal patience, introspective thought, personal development, and a willingness to be vulnerable with your woman. If you have walls and barriers that keep you emotionally unattached to the women you date then you will inevitably always diminish any connection you ll make with them.

Don’t be Dr. House.

Remember – attraction is about feelings, tension and energy. Take time to develop your own awareness of the demands of your ego, and the danger it posses to your dating life. Simply being aware of possible bad behaviors can be enough to change them.

Always assume the best, of yourself and her, and you’ll find that over time you’ll get it more times then not.

~ Robby

Embarrassment breeds success.

Being horrified with your results can bring you success.

I was mortified with myself.

How could I have done it?

How could I have thought she d like that?

I hadn t been drinking, so that wasn t an ego-saving excuse.

I hadn t been tricked by my abusive older brothers in an attempt to embarrass me I don t even have brothers so they re not my scapegoat.

My cell phone wasn t being driven by any zombie-virus that would explain away the ridiculous text messages I had sent her after our first date.

So what compelled me to write something so creepy?

I can t recall the details of our text-message conversation, but I do recall that her messages were brief and generic while mine were long and specific. The last thing I wrote was something like, My cousin can make us dinner at his restaurant, and you ll completely fall in love with me.

Perhaps I thought I was being funny, or perhaps I thought I was being romantic. In either case I never heard from her again.

Even though this incident occurred over 6 years ago I can still feel the bite of embarrassment deep in my belly.

Sometimes thinking about past mistakes just makes me angry.

Sometimes it makes me want to hate those who inspired such wrong thinking.

I d like to blame Woody Allen for making feminized male protagonists who get the girl using overly dramatic drawn-out monologues.

I d like to blame Hollywood for spreading misandry (would The Proposal be as popular if it was a male boss forcing his attractive female secretary to marry him?)

I d like to blame the ultra-famous for making me believe they have standards we mere mortals will never measure up to.

Megan Fox

“I just think he’s a lame superhero. He’s not interesting. He’s not dark. He’s just kind of a douchebag.”

~ Megan Fox regarding Superman.

I d like to hate the way Hollywood allowed a fearless ex-CIA agent that kills criminals with his bare hands to become defenseless and emasculated when dealing with the demands of his ex-wife (Taken staring Liam Neeson).


I hate the stories of rejection I ve heard from my many male friends which play over and over again in my head before I find the courage to go over and introduce myself to the cute brunette at the local coffee shop.

I hate the girls-just-want-a-nice-guy-advice Mom ingrained into my head at a young age.

I hate that the local bookstores always under represent Men s Issues (5 books) amongst shelves of Gay and Lesbian Issues (1 full shelf), and Women s Issues (2 full shelves.)

I hate how I ve allowed the opinions of others (family, ex-girlfriends, beta-male friends, priests, teachers, Hollywood) to become my unquestioned beliefs.

I hate all of the mistakes I ve had with women due to my misguided mindsets.

Sitting at home, comfortable in a deeply satisfying relationship with myself, I sometimes ponder what might have been if I could go back in time to fix myself” before such embarrassments were created.

But I always conclude that it was those tragic missteps that have became my stepping-stones of experience, pride, and confidence.

Perhaps if I hadn t persevered I d still be hateful and jaded.

Perhaps if I hadn t taken a moment to question my own disempowering beliefs I d still be sitting at home alone, pondering what I did wrong.

Perhaps if I hadn t grown up a little and discovered I m responsible for my own thoughts and feelings I d still feel weak and insecure.

Perhaps if I hadn’t matured with time and experience I d still be chasing and blaming. Perhaps I d still be hating and dating.

im ma ture
not completely grown or developed
lacking the emotional maturity, sense of responsibility

I ve learned that if I m busy hating then I have no room for loving.

I ve learned that if I m busy blaming then I have no time for learning.

Growing up is about taking responsibility for your own actions.

Growing up is about learning and forgiving yourself of past mistakes.

I ve learned that women of maturity, power, beauty, and self-confidence are women who instantly respond to men of equal or greater development.

This means that if you re immature in some aspect of your personal development (emotional, intellectual, spiritual, etc.) then women who ARE mature will instinctually want to avoid you.

One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, and your sex life, is to add the pursuit of personal development to your Life Purpose.

Read your average online-dating website and you ll see what types of men women prefer: men who are self-motivated, who are driven to grow, experience, and explore. The regular couch-potato has photos taken in his bedroom with his laptop camera, while the man women most pursue will post photos of himself water skiing, tanning in Hawaii, trekking through Europe, or out with friends in social situations.

I can’t blame her for liking him more than me if I’m usually at home avoiding people. Neither should you.

I learned the following from my study of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming.)

In order to be successful with women and dating you need only to remember three things:

1) Know what you want.
2) Be aware of your results.
3) Be flexible enough to change.

Know what you want. It s pretty tough to get somewhere when you don’t know where you’re going.

How often do you hear yourself listing things you DON T want?

– I hate it when girls don t call me back, it s so rude.
– I hate it when girls won t return my eye contact.
– I hate it when girls expect me to pay for dinner and movie.
– I hate not being able to afford the things in life I really want.

You get what you pay attention to.

If your attention is on the things you DON T want then you re only going to get more of them.

Instead take the time to learn what you actually DO want, then focus on that.

– I love girls who are short and cute.
– I love girls who giggle at my jokes.
– I love being paid well when I put in a hard day s work.
– I love how my house looks when I take great care of it.
– I love it when a girl acts nervous just before I kiss her for the first time.

Make a list of all the things you want in a girlfriend, and be specific. Simply writing this list down will take you FAR down the road of success.

In 1979 there was a study conducted on students graduating from Harvard MBA program where they were asked, Have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?

3% had written goals and plans while 13 percent had just goals leaving 84 percent with no specific goals. Ten years later it was discovered that the 13 percent of the class who had goals were earning twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all. The 3% who had goals and plans were earning ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together!

If you need help with writing goals then you might enjoy Brian Tracy s book Goals!

Be aware of your results. How often do you spend your day completely unaware the results you re getting from your daily habits? We can t make positive changes in our dating lives if we re completely unaware of results of our bad behaviors.

This is a painful process because we like to fool ourselves into thinking the way we are living is perfectly okay. Do you complain about being too fat while ordering pizza Friday nights? Do you complain about women being bitches while you angrily judge them from behind your beer glass across the bar? Do you wonder why your teeth keep yellowing while you continue to smoke?

If you don t become aware of your results then you ll never be able open to more choices.

So pay attention, even if it hurts. Don t waste time judging your choices, because that will hamper your willingness to explore your success and failures.

Pay attention to your choices and the results they being.

Be flexible enough to change. Once you grow an awareness of your negative results (women aren t calling back, aren t laughing at your jokes, or your coworkers avoid you) then you ll finally be able to do something about it.

If you always do what you ve always done, you ll always get what you ve always got.

If what you re doing isn t working then do something else.

With personal development comes growth and with growth comes choice.

Choice bring success.

~ Robby

Mail Bag: Ways to Ignore?

Here’s the question I received from Kev,

Hi Robby,

I’ve got someone that i’m trying to get at. Problem is…is that i’ve been out of the game for quite a while. I’m trying to think of ways to incorporate into my inner psychee of how to ignore this one female in particular to draw her to me. Over the last couple days, i’ve been distant toward her and she knows why. Some how i’ve allowed her to get into the mindset that I really want her.

I NEED TO FLIP THE SCRIPT…ASAP…without chasing her away. She already knows that friends shit is out.

Any suggestions?

By the way, when is your book coming out. I really want to check it out.


Hey Kev, thanks for the email.

Here are my thoughts on your sitch…

You need to get out of your own head. The easiest way to stop thinking about this one girl (which is likely making you behave strangely) is to meet another other women. Get out of your house, and out of your head, and go meet some new women.

The New Girl will automatically take your mind off the one you’re chasing away. This will ultimately make you more relaxed when around her, instead of wound up.

Also, don’t play hard-to-get. It’s best to simply fill your schedule so that you’re too busy to worry about calling her. Your job is to be unfazed by the confusion of your relationship while maintaining your fun demeanor.

And finally, when you ARE around her it’s your job to ALWAYS be escalating. Always be pushing the physical boundaries, just like you would with any girl you first start dating.

If you want her as a girlfriend then you must push her attraction buttons (by being an attractive dude who’s got his choice in women, yet who’s fun to hang with and fun to banter with) and you must always be escalating your physical interactions.

Remember – you can’t “logically” make this girl like you, so forfeit that idea right now. You’ll never “talk” her into it, so stop all of the deep conversations, or any talk of dating, relationships, etc.

Your job is to stop talking, and start doing.

If she say’s, “hey, let’s just be friends” then you say, “absolutely, I totally agree.”

Then give her a friendship hug. Then pinch her ass.

If she freaks out just smile and wink, then start talking about something completely unrelated.

If she asks where you guys are “at” say, “I don’t like labeling these things. Let’s just leave things as they are,” then change the subject. Then later that night hold her hand. Then cuddle. Then kiss.

Just keep escalating until the situation burns it’s self out, or you end up married.

Ignore your desire to call this girl all the time.

Ignore your desire to tell her all about your inner desires and secrets.

Ignore your desire to pamper her and to put her up on a pedestal.

Ignore your desire to “keep things safe” by being her nice friend.

Score dating situations with her by calling her up randomly and saying “Hey, I’m heading to this new breakfast place, I’m picking you up! Be sure to wear something comfy like pajama’s.”

Score her attraction by being too busy with other women, other passions, hobbies, and activities.

Score her interest by sometimes being vague, mysterious, and confusing.

Score her attention by being genuine, sweet, while sometimes teasing her but always being fun!

Score her touch by touching her first, often, and with sexual intent.

Once you’re dating, and once you’re sure she’s worth keeping around, THEN you can start developing the deeper conversations, and the other friend-like conversations. Until then you must keep your distance, keep your cool, and remain the fun, smart, interesting guy that you are.

Let me know how it goes!

~ Robby


I can appreciate this guy’s predicament.

Wanting a girl deep in your gut while trying to maintain your cool can be quite the balancing act. How do regular dudes, like you and I, keep a high quality girl interested in us, while not scaring her away with our over zealous interest?

Stop being your own cock-block.

Attracting women is not about tricks, techniques, and pickup lines as much as Hollywood would like you to believe. As you’ve likely learned by now – Attraction Isn’t A Choice (Thanks to David DeAngelo for that!) This simply means that you can’t convince a girl to become attracted to you… either she IS or ISN’T.

There’s no LOGIC or Magic Trick to convince her either way.

It’s just like hunger; you can’t talk your stomach out of feeling hungry. It just is, or it isn’t. She’s either into you, or she’s not.

BUT, this doesn’t mean you can’t influence her emotional state. This is called seduction. This is called Pick-up. This is called Attraction.

Amazingly her attraction starts in your mind – LONG before she ever meets you.

I’m talking about Inner Game.

This term comes from Timothy Gallwey, a famous Tennis player. Tim explains that our minds will often interfere with our body’s natural ability to do it’s thing. Tim teaches players to focus their attention on the ball because it helps calm the mind while allowing the body to relax. He explains that our inner game dictates the ease and success of our outer game.

This applies to women and dating the exact same way. If you’re a dude who spends his time in his own head worrying about the opinions of the women you interact with, then your inner game is damaging your outer game.

What’s the number one thing women say they want in a guy?




Because a guy who’s inner dialogue is constructive, trusting, positive, and empowering will automatically have a natural and powerful outer game (his outer expression of his self assurance.)

This means that your first focus should not be on what you’re doing, but on what you’re thinking.

Being aware of your own thoughts, without judgment or attachment, is called mindfulness. It simply means that you’re mindful of your own thoughts and feelings, while NEVER judging them.

Not only will a daily practice of mindfulness bring about a deep inner peace, but it can also bring about great awareness of your own inner thoughts.

We spend our days thinking and thinking and thinking, with rarely a moment to reflect upon the thoughts we have. Being mindful simply means allowing a new awareness of the types of things that go through your head. This can open you up to seeing a HUGE array helpful and hurtful thought patterns you might not even be aware of.

I discovered years ago that I spent a lot of my inner dialogue talking down about myself. Either I was completely critical of my self (my appearance, my lack of skills, my lack of knowledge, etc) or I was ashamed of my “endless” disappointments. Until I started to practice mindfulness, I had no awareness that I was talking so harshly to myself.

Here’s a challenge – take your three worst self-criticisms and write them down. Then ask yourself, “Would I say this to my beautiful 7 year old niece?” If you would, then you’re likely not that hard on yourself (or you don’t like your niece very much.) In most cases I found that the things I was saying to myself was way too harsh.

So I stopped. You should to.
What you’re thinking manifests into what you’re doing.

It’s as simple as that. If your inner dialogue is harsh and critical, then your behaviors will reflect that.

Women are EMPATHIC. Learn this now. They might not KNOW what you’re thinking, but they can FEEL you very quickly. If you’re a nervous guy, but you’re kind, generous, sincere and harmless, they’ll ignore the anxiety you might be feeling when you’re trying to get her number.

BUT if you’re nervous because you’re trying to use memorized pickup lines, or you’re attempting to behave in a specific way that’s not natural for you, then she’ll FEEL that there’s something creepy about you. This is what happens when a guy is trying to act cool when he’s really freaking out inside.

I’ve taken a long time to say this but here’s my point – develop an awareness of what you’re thinking so that you can slowly change your damaging inner thoughts into powerful, comforting, inner mindsets built of confidence.

What should you be thinking about? Anything that strengthens you.

Anything that challenges you to become a better man. Anything that makes you feel good about who you are, and who you’re becoming. Ultimately we men are genetically built for finding our purpose, and perusing it. This kind of guy doesn’t waste time chasing women. If he likes a girl he might take some time to get to know her, but he’ll never step off the path to his purpose if she’s running away. This is why most women love finding a man they can’t sway from his own life’s ambitions.

Just look around you – men who are “on purpose” often have the best girlfriends. Athletes, professionals, or any man who works with deep pride and passion.

Learn to quiet your confusing, or negative, inner dialogue and you’ll be amazed how quickly women pick up on your new, more attractive, personality.

Keep the questions coming!

~ Robby

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