VH1's The Pick-Up Artist is an American reality show on VH1 and iTunes, focusing on a group of eight or nine male contestants (who have historically been unsuccessful in love and relationships) learning the art of the pick-up artist as taught by our very own pick-up artists Mystery (Erik von Markovik) and his wings, Matador and Tara.
In eight episodes on Vh1, Mystery teaches the contestants with guidance and training to meet potential mates in various locations, such as coffee shops and night clubs. The contestants of the show compete with each other through a series of challenges. Most of the challenges on the first season on Vh1 involved picking up women in different situations, such as on a bridge during the day or in a nightclub. Some of the challenges were more novel, such as the second to last challenge (in the first season) where the men had to pick up a stripper, described by Mystery as "the ultimate challenge".
Mystery is the alter-ego of entertainer Erik von Markovik, the star of VH1’s The Pick-up Artist, the author of The Mystery Method: How To Get Beautiful Women Into Bed, and the world’s foremost expert in the art and science of social dynamics. A founder of the Venusian Arts, Mystery exploded onto the underground pickup and seduction scene in the late 1990s with his groundbreaking contributions to the art, and he was the first pickup instructor to offer live, in-field training. Mystery has trained thousands of students all over the world, including a who’s who of the most respected pickup artists teaching today. Mystery gained international prominence when his exploits were documented in Neil Strauss’ 2005 bestseller The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, and he has also been covered by a wide variety of media including CNN, Conan O’Brien, and The New York Times.
Live Training with Mystery.
Mystery's MySpace page.
Mystery's biography page at Venusian Arts.