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The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed [Kindle Edition]

Mystery , Lovedrop , Chris Odom , Neil Strauss
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"One of the most admired men in the world of seduction" (The New York Times) teaches average guys how to approach, attract and begin intimate relationships with beautiful women

For every man who always wondered why some guys have all the luck, Mystery, considered by many to be the world's greatest pickup artist, finally reveals his secrets for finding and forming relationships with some of the world's most beautiful women. Mystery gained mainstream attention for his role in Neil Strauss's New York Times bestselling exposé, The Game. Now he has written the definitive handbook on the art of the pickup.

He developed his unique method over years of observing social dynamics and interacting with women in clubs to learn how to overcome the guard shield that many women use to deflect come-ons from "average frustrated chumps."

The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed shares tips such as:

*Give more attention to her less attractive friend at first, so your target will get jealous and try to win your attention.

*Always approach a target within 3 seconds of noticing her. If a woman senses your hesitation, her perception of your value will be lower.

*Don't be picky. Approach as many groups of people in a bar as you can and entertain them with fun conversation. As you move about the room, positive perception of you will grow. Now it's easy to meet anyone you want.

*Smile. Guys who don't get laid, don't smile.

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From Publishers Weekly

Never at risk of being called humble, Mystery (aka Erik von Markovik), heralded as one of the best pick-up artists in the country, has created a science of seduction. His meticulously researched system, the "Mystery Method," offers advice to men of every ilk, along with complex charts, social science jargon (e.g., Dynamic Social Homostasis and DHV—Demonstrations of Higher Value) and potty humor Mystery comes off as forceful, provocative and excessively arrogant, but one thing is clear: he's good at what he does. You'll laugh, you'll scoff, but in the end, you'll probably learn something. (Feb.)
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"Meticulously researched ... You'll laugh ... but in the end, you'll probably learn something."
--Publishers Weekly
"Von Markovik knows what he's talking about."
--Library Journal

Product Details

  • File Size: 1087 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312360118
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (February 6, 2007)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000Q9ENWQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,424 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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418 of 504 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Informative, but It won't make you happy... September 28, 2007
By Brent H
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I'll start off saying that this book is worth reading because it will teach you about people, both men and women. Any book that is ranked #27 at amazon that is about THIS topic is obviously special. There are many books that promise guys sex with beautiful women, but few make it in the top 10000, let alone the top 100. What makes this one different?

I think because it explains how mating in human beings works in a progression and from an evolutionary psychology standpoint, while at the same time applying it to the bar/club/party scene.

The idea is this: High quality women look for high quality men. They won't have sex with you until they see you as high quality. This means you either have to actually BE high quality, or you have to give the illusion of being high quality. This book teaches you to mostly do the 2nd, not the 1st.

Peacocking, memorizing canned material, learning palm reading and magic tricks, pretending to have lots of friends and women, telling fictional stories as the truth, these things don't make you higher quality. They only create the illusion. This makes sense, after all, the author is a professional illusionist.

If you want a higher-quality woman LONG TERM, make yourself higher quality. This book mostly teaches you how to fake it long enough to get them into bed.

This method, if followed diligently and practiced A LOT, may get you in bed with some 10s. But it won't last because eventually the real you and the real her will surface and there will be no more game, just an awkward incompatibility.
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148 of 185 people found the following review helpful
Like many of you, I read The Game by Neil Strauss and almost immediately I was sucked in to the world of PUAs. More than anything it opened my eyes...I was aware of The Matrix. Many months have passed since then, and I just recently picked up a copy of the Mystery Method to try to kick start my stagnant game to the next level. I was blown away by the first few chapters...a powerful introduction, timeless human tendencies that really help you understand social dynamics, and an informative and well written overview of the Mystery Method. I loved where this was going, so much good information already.

I should have stopped there. But I'm glad I didn't, because I learned a much more (unintended) important lesson from this book.

After the first section, the book really takes a sharp turn in a different direction. An extremely scientific, not romantic, direction. Mystery breaks down every aspect of social interaction to the T. And when I say to the T, I mean deeper than some stuff you'd learn in a college sociology/psychology class. You learn how to bend and influence social situations to your benefit...these tactics dive deep into the subconscious building blocks of socialization within all of us, including me and you (maybe there's a good reason why these brain processes are left alone in the subconscious by 99% of the population?...more on this very soon). You're bombarded with technical information on all fronts, and sometimes feel like an 85 year old trying to learn how to use Microsoft Word by studying advanced computer programming.

You're basically learning the social code (like a computer code) of how to become a social programmer. You're also being programmed yourself to, in a sense, become a social robot who strictly follows the social scientific method.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Just for Guys January 9, 2010
Believe it or not, as a woman, I thought this book was excellent, both as a general read and as a touchstone. I've been able to see through most men's pick up attempts throughout my life (and yes, I've accepted propositions even though I knew what was going on). However, even though I'm now in my early 50s, I still occasionally wonder why men behave the way they do; what is really behind the smile? Much of what Mystery talks about is in keeping with my general observations. It's the specifics that made me nod and think, "Oh, THAT'S what the guy meant last night in the lounge!" Overall, I'd like WOMEN to read this book, not as a way of defense against the PUA, but rather to understand how PUAs look at us.
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222 of 292 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, if dry March 8, 2007
You should read "The Game" by Neil Strauss first - Neil's book is a very entertaining read. This book is a textbook, pure and simple. The information is outstanding, but it's not meant to be entertaining, just informative. The book is not hard to understand at all, if you've read "The Game" first.

For those who say "Act naturally and practice, you don't need advice books", everyone can benefit from coaching. Even Michael Jordan acknowledged how coaches helped his basketball game.

In response to the reviewer that compained about PUA's manipulating females, women have men beat in the manipulation game by a country mile. Women manipulate to obtain money and resources for men, and there are entire industries devoted to it (women's magazines, clothing, makeup, plastic surgery, etc.). The PUA community is only an attempt to level the playing field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nerdy Guide for Men, but it works if you ...
Nerdy Guide for Men, but it works if you do it right! This isn't a one man thing, you have to have a wingman.
Published 5 days ago by Kid
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, lots of information
Great book, lots of information. Not only to pick-up women, but also can use the information you learn to interact with people in the public and be confident about it.
Published 8 days ago by Jeremy
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
could have been better
Published 18 days ago by Leo T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product!
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Mildly interesting...
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5.0 out of 5 stars pick up-social psychology
I loved the book , it's a must read in social psychology, no matter if you wanna play the game or just socialize ,
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3.0 out of 5 stars The author say it right that this book shall be kept in mystery
The Author say it right because the process inside shall keep in mystery. Otherwise, if your enemy know this, then it won't work. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars understanding how women think
Great read, enjoyed this book because it doesn't teach you cheap pick up lines but how women think to give you an advantage for a better approach. Definitely recommend this book
Published 2 months ago by Jean Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend this book
The first page is worth more than what I paid!!!! Highly recommend this book :)
Published 2 months ago by Connor
3.0 out of 5 stars A good confidence builder, but noting like Neil Strauss' book
I highly recommend Neil Strauss' book who was Mystery's counterpart, if you will. But...this is a good, decent book which somewhat branches off of that.
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They called it a wingman fifteen years before the pivot.
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Six years ago I would have agreed with you but being only 5'6" and middle class I have personally changed my life and have used the techniques and methods to greatly improve my success with women. Does looks and income help? Of course, I doubt anyone would deny that. I think charisma and... Read More
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How about if you come up, introduce yourself and make humorous chatter?
It's not rocket science.
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Mystery got rich and famous by EXTORTING Neil Strauss with a suicide threat
As someone who suffers from clinical depression and knows people with bipolar disorder, I can safely say that you're being a judgmental fool.
Apr 29, 2007 by A. Tomsho |  See all 27 posts
A question for all women...
I actually had a guy in a mall run up to me just as I was leaving with a girlfriend one time. He apologized for the interruption (polite), promised he wasn't a creep, pervert, mugger, or con artist (reassuring), and said he just found me incredibly beautiful and felt compelled to approach me. ... Read More
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