How to Develop Your Archetypal Dangerous Male

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When people ask me, “Cyrus, what is your main sticking point with women?” I give them a mouthful: my archetypal dangerous male persona is lacking.” That’s a lot to deal with, so let’s try to unpack it.

My Experience Among True Beta Males Has Terrified Me

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Before I begin my little story, let me make it clear – I’ve always been skeptical of the red pill alpha / beta dichotomy. Not everybody can fit into these slots so easily. An “alpha” may have beta qualities in some situations, and a “beta” may be alpha in other areas. We have the ability […]

5 Ways to Stay Young and Keep Your Vitality

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Getting old is optional. It’s not so much about our bodies getting a little more wrinkly, as it is our mindsets change; sometimes for the worst. Guys having middle-age crises annoy me. It’s like they release they’ve lost their youth / vitality, and they rapidly try to make up for it in a panic, instead […]

Is the No Fap Movement Something to Try? An Objective Analysis

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By now, you’ve probably heard of the “No Fap” movement, which started on Reddit and has become a challenge for young men everywhere to abstain from masturbation. The movement has a big mix of pros and cons. There are some definite advantages to “No Fap” that I’ll outline. But, there’s also some problems with the […]

Is “Game” and Pickup Artistry Hurting Men Everywhere?

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If there was ever a topic I spent some time feeling conflicted about, it’s this one. On this very site, I allude to some level of the “game” paradigm; and unfortunately it’s incorporated (at least on a subtle level) in some of the Developed Man books written by myself or contributors to this site. This […]

Online Dating Heralds the Apocalypse for Western Men

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I’ll preface this by saying I have no affiliation with the site “Sluthate” which appears to be another misguided offshoot of “PUAHate” – which was shut down after one of their members, a guy we know named Elliot Rodger, went on a killing spree in southern California.

The Truth About What Women Want (It’s Wladimir Klitschko)

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Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian boxer who looks like a villain in a 90s Steven Segal action flick. There’s a lot of buzz about him lately because he recently spawned a baby with beautiful actress Hayden Panettiere. I found myself reading this headline and wondering how often we see highest status females, like Hayden, going […]

How to Be a Gentleman By Not Being a Gentleman

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Traditionally, men are taught by their elders how to be a gentleman. This brings to mind various nostalgic early 20th century ideas of opening doors, practicing some form of chivalry, and being a polite, well-rounded man. There are many ways that “being a gentleman” is an adage that bothers me. It implies automatically that men […]

Are You An Alpha Male or Just An Insecure Dude?

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Alpha male is a popular buzzword these days (I even wrote a book dissecting the topic). However, let’s be clear that alpha behavior has little in common with overly-macho, aggressive or insecure attitudes. The very concept of “alpha” is also shaky. In social situations, we can observe men with high-levels of social prowess and charisma. Comparably, […]

6 High Quality Behaviors That Men Must Try to Obtain

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Let’s face it, the world is kind of a shitty place sometimes. And, the reason is largely because of the people who inhabit it. Fortunately, there’s good news: a few personality changes and philosophical reconsiderations can create a new chapter for any man; immediately creating a brighter future for everybody. These behaviors could mean, for […]

Men and Women Are Equal, End of Story

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Few things can hurt an interaction more than gender superiority and gender inferiority complexes. This can occur among those who feel that the opposite gender is to blame for their problems in life , or among those who believe their own gender is either superior or inferior, placing the opposite sex on either a pedestal […]

Sexual Virtues: Apathy

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Think about the people you know who are very successful with women, and I’ll bet they all have at least one trait in common: they are indifferent and otherwise unaffected by the women they meet. In addition, they are not emotionally invested in situations or outcomes of most varieties. These are all traits of apathy, […]

Do Looks Matter? The Fourth Factor

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Do looks matter? Spoiler: Yes, looks do matter. A lot. On both sides of the gender spectrum. This is a popular topic of debate. Some people in the pickup artist / dating coach world have sold the idea that looks don’t really matter. The reason is because this a great way to sell the idea […]

How to be Honest and Authentic to Enhance Your Success

Maybe it’s because of a late-stage quarter-life crisis, but as I get older I find myself becoming more honest about the shit that’s wrong with my life. I’ve also discovered the therapeutic nature of coming clean about these faults, and how it seems to enhance my social confidence on a number of levels. A lack […]

A Look at Nice Guys Who Are Really Assholes

A lot has been written about “nice guys”—from the famous Robert Glover book “No More Mr. Nice Guy” to countless lectures by top relationship coaches like David Wygant, David DeAngelo and plenty of others. The consensus is that “nice guys” are not really so nice at all and that they tend to have manipulative tendencies. […]