BoingBoing today mentioned Neil Strauss’ book ‘The Game‘. It’s the story of the author’s attempts to attract women by learning from so-called seduction societies and following a strict set of rules and techniques. I was intrigued by the story, and added the book to my wish list. Now Amazon is recommending I buy ‘The System: How to get Laid TODAY’ and ‘The LayGuide: Rules of the game’. This isn’t really surprising when you read The Game’s reviews, which contains many testimonies from people who apparently bought the book to find out the techniques. I really was just interested in the story. Now I’m worried that anybody glancing at my wishlist will get the wrong impression 🙂
Of course, my current method pretty much involves hoping I’ll heroically rescue somebody from the path of a speeding train and lifelong romance will ensue, so it’s not like there’s no room for improvement. But the idea of seduction techniques, even if they work, just seems wrong.