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Five More Mistakes Men Make On Tinder

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Following up on my last article about 5 mistakes men make on Tinder, I came up with another 5 common mistakes that men (PUAs included) tend to make when trying to figure out how to meet someone from Tinder. Taking it too seriously A very large percentage of women will tell you that they only […]

What should I say on Tinder? – 5 Common Mistakes

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Love it or hate it, Tinder has become a worldwide phenomenon. A lot of my students have asked me whether or not I’ve tried Tinder and what I thought about it, so I check it out myself. After a lot of experimentation and asking everyone I know as well as every match I actually talked […]

Rejection Part 2 – How A Venusian Artist Handles Rejection

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This is part two of a three-part series on dealing with rejection that was inspired by the #notJustHello debate on Twitter. If you haven’t read part one, be sure to check it out here. I’ve seen a lot of interesting and downright frustrating comments about the #NotJustHello debate from regular guys and from pick-up artists. […]

Handling Rejection Part 1 – The #NotJustHello Debate

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This is part one of a three part series on dealing with rejection that was inspired by the #notJustHello debate on Twitter a short while back. I’ve been following the discussions around #notJustHello for the last few weeks and I’m kind of horrified by some of the comments I’ve seen on there. I’m normally not […]

Do You Have The Spider Sense?

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Do you ever get the spider sense? That feeling where you just KNOW a nearby set wants to be opened? Don’t worry, you will. When I first got into the game I relied on my wings to point out sets behind me. This is the best way to work with a wingman, because it allows […]

How to Avoid Problems with Casual Sex

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A short while ago I posted a link to an article from Cosmo on the forum called 24 Problems Only Women Who Have Casual Sex Understand because it offers a great insight into some of the problems that sexually adventurous women encounter. As PUAs, it’s our job to circumvent these problems and avoid as many as possible, whenever possible, in order to make it easy for women to feel comfortable both before and after sleeping with us.

VA Phone Game App for iOS Update Now Available

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I’ve been having so much fun down here in Australia that totally forgot to post that the latest update to our VA Phone Game app is now available for iOS. This version features a whole slew of new text gambits for pumping buying temperature with a quick laugh, feeling out if she’s free to chat, […]

Don’t Spend Valentines Day Alone

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As it has the tendency to do every year, Valentines day is fast approaching. This can be a trying time for singles, both men and women. Seeing those people in relationships get all lovey-dovey and talk about the extravagant gifts and surprises they are planning for their partners can sometimes be a bitter reminder of […]

Maintaining A Healthy Social Circle

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A lot of PUAs get lost in the game. Many become so obsessed with sarging every weekend, or just with trying to open sets in general that they completely forget their old social circle. Others find that their friends give them a hard time when they try to explain pickup or get their buddies to […]

Being A Man

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Part of being an alpha male means dealing with shit yourself. It means having things handled. You can pump your own gas, you check your own oil, and you put air in your own tires. That’s not to say that you can’t pay someone to do those things for you, but if push came to […]

Toronto Lair Meet May 19th!

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Toronto! The next Pickup Artist Lair meeting hosted by Derail and myself is on SUNDAY MAY 19 at 5pm at The Elephant n Castle 212 King St W. in the back room. $10 per person (only because people have stiffed us on food and drinks at previous meetings). See you there!!! Prophet

Canned Material vs “Winging It”

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Here’s a little post I put on the forum a couple of years ago but totally forgot to put up as a full article. Enjoy! It still surprises me that I see so many people talking about whether or not to used canned material and routine stacks, so after an experiment last night I thought […]

Overcoming Fear Of Rejection

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Fear of public ridicule at the hands of beautiful women is surprisingly common. Many, MANY men – myself included back in the day – share this potentially crippling fear. Few people are brave enough to come right out and say it though, so if you’re reading this you’re at least moving in the right direction […]

Is Toronto REALLY The Worst City For Men?

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So an article called 15 Reasons Why Toronto Is the Worst City In North America For Men by RooshV showed up on my Facebook on Monday. I’ve never meet RooshV, although I’ve had heard a lot about him from various people who have read his books, but to me the whole article just reads like […]

St Patricks Day Tips for PUAs

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Happy St. Patty’s day everyone! St Patrick’s Day is one of THE BEST nights of the year for sarging. And when it falls on a weekend, you can bet the whole weekend will be filled with green-tinted madness. I personally cannot wait for the adventures to get started. If you don’t have any plans to […]

Phone Game – The Problem With Mass Texting Girls

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Mass-messaging people isn’t actually a very effective way of getting a lot of people out for the night, to a party, or any other social gathering. Although it may have seemed to be efficient to have people grouped into distribution lists for easy sending, or even just sending the exact same message to a dozen or so people, I found that it would drastically reduce the chances of even getting a reply – let alone getting a whole bunch of people to show up!

The Date – Time Bridges and Day-2s

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A question I hear a lot from students is “Where do I take all these girls for a Day-2 once I close them?” This is usually followed up with “I don’t have a lot of money” and “There isn’t really much to do in my city.” But believe it or not, there are probably HUNDREDS of fun and interesting things for you to take your girl to right in your city – many of which are free or extremely cheap! All you have to do is be a little creative and your entire town or city can become your dating playground.

VA iPhone 5 App 5 Support!

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Venusian Arts Phone Game Companion version 1.3 is now available for download through iTunes! This update features cool new enhancements, including new fields on the Profile tab: Nickname, Date We Met, Where We Met, Stage of the Game (A1-S3), and Shared Interests. Now you can quickly and easily store and reference more details to help you keep track of everyone you meet!

Halloween Is Fast Approaching!

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Halloween is my favorite time of year. My roommates and I decorate the hell out of the place, watch classic horror movies almost all month, shamble around the city as undead corpses for the Toronto Zombie Walk and, check out the various indy horror movie events around the city. So here are some tips to help you make the most of the spookiest time of the year!

Texting and How to Avoid Phone Game Traps

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Ever since my last article on How to Get A Girl’s Number and the release of the VA Phone Game app, a lot of people have been asking me about texting girls – especially when you can’t get them on the phone. If you’ve read the rest of my articles on Phone Game, you’ll know that I, like many of the masters I’ve learned from, believe that a phone call is far more effective for building comfort and setting up the date than a text message conversation.

VA Phone Game iPhone App Update Now Available

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The latest version of the Venusian Arts Phone Game Companion is now available for download through iTunes! We’ve fixed a few bugs and optimized a few things behind the scenes, and due to numerous requests I’ve added some articles on when it’s appropriate and to your advantage to text a girl over calling her. We also added some KILLER new text pebbles in the form of in-app purchases. Each pack comes with at least 10 new but extensively tested text message gambits to send to girls to spike buying temperature, test to see if she’s free for a phone call, or just to keep her thinking of you.

How to Get A Girl’s Number

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So you’ve met a gorgeous, interesting woman. You’ve chatted for a while, you’ve shared some laughs, and you’ve gotten to know each other a bit. Now it’s time to get her phone number and ideally set up a date (otherwise known as a “Day-2” in the Pick-up community).

How to DHV Your Wing

FR: Wingmanship and Closed-off Body Language

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I thought I’d write this one up because it was practically by the numbers and shows the progression through the M3 model kinda nicely . We also see how important it is to calibrate and adjust on the fly as you find out more and more about the personality of everyone in the set.

Day-2s and Setting the Frame

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I love doing stuff all over the city. Whether it’s looking at really tall ships, participating in a massive pillow fight, exploring a wine tasting festival, or smoking a J at a hippie drum circle, I’m pretty much excited to do anything that involves a new experience.

Comfort – Building Commonalities and Connection

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You need to be able to build commonalities based on things that are important to your target. You need to share at least some interests, desires, fears, and passions. You don’t have to have EVERYTHING in common (in fact, it will be too much to believe if you do), but you need to discover several items that are important to both of you.

How to DHV Your Wing

How To DHV Your Wing

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Having someone to DHV you is an incredibly powerful tool that is OFTEN overlooked PUAs. In this article Prophet shows you how you can introduce your wingman and how he can DHV you to your set.

How To Write DHV Stories – With Examples!

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To follow up on Discovery’s recent article on creating a routine stack, I thought I’d cover one of the most commonly asked questions in the game “How do you write a DHV story?” And let’s face it, for most guys it’s hard enough getting up the courage to walk up to a girl and say […]

Merry Christmas – Finger Lock Gambit

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Here’s a fun little gambit I found a while ago that I’ve been using at Christmas parties. It spikes buying temperature like crazy, generates some buzz from the whole set (good for building value for other sets nearby), requires very little investment, and even lets you get some early kino in.

Tips For Bigger Guys

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Not too long ago I received an email from a gentleman asking for advice for bigger guys. As a guy who has struggled with his weight as an aspiring PUA, I was more than happy to provide some answers.

Being A Wingman

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A while ago we had a contest on our forum to see who could come up with the best voicemail greeting for our lead UK instructor, Discovery. The winner, Jadler, got to request the next topic I wrote an article about for the blog. Jadler’s question was about how to keep things fresh and positive with your wings, both in the field and when just chilling and discussing game.

Phone Game Part 7: Etiquette While Being A Busy Man

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Etiquette is important when you are on the phone. Proper phone etiquette conveys social intelligence and is a DHV. Yet sadly it is something which most people simply do not have. These days, people do a lot of annoying things when they are talking to a person on the phone. As a PUA you need to be a man who not only doesn’t do those things, but also a man who doesn’t stand for it when someone else does them to you. As with my previous articles, everything mentioned below is a guideline only. These rules are not set in stone! You have to adapt and calibrate your actions as you go.

Phone Game Part 4: Between Your First Call And Your Day 2

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Once you’ve built some comfort and had at least one conversation with her on the phone already, it’s time to set up your Day-2. Hopefully, you’ve already seeded a possible hangout when you #-closed her, or at least during your previous phone call(s) so all you have to do is invite her to something you are already doing.

Phone Game Part 3: If She Calls You

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If your game is tight, and you follow the guidelines I outlined in my previous articles on texting and calling the women you meet, you’ll find that a surprising number of them will call you faster than you may have previously thought

Is Pickup Easier For Girls?

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Here’s my take on the matter: it’s neither harder nor easier, it’s just different. I thought I would start with an interesting scenario that was posted in a similar thread on the forum. I was going to post this there, but I didn’t want to derail a thread intended for answers from someone else with […]