“More men named in college sex assault cases are taking their accusers to court.” As they should. The current college systems for such cases are a travesty of justice.
“How a Redpill Player Stole a Girl who Puts Guys in the Friend-Zone” is a good story (I removed the link to it because the blog has become a spam nest. Use a search engine to find it if you want to read). I’ve been the player and the chode in this story. But I have never and would never pay for a girl’s plane ticket before she’d at least slept with me.
But I have competed for women and lost. Every guy in the game has losses. Losses hurt. They suck (“show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser” can be taken to an extreme but there is truth to it). When I was very young I would rage about the losses. But pretty quickly I learned to appreciate them, because losing a girl taught me something useful about her and let me let her go so I could spend my precious time and energy on another girl.
You are always learning. Sometimes girls will bounce back from the guy they chose and come back to me for a lay. The funny thing happens when they come back for more than a lay and I laugh at them. They’ve already shown me the kind of person they are and I treat them appropriately.
“Interview with a Hot Girl I Picked up on the Subway:” Sometimes it’s not really about the game. It’s the right person at the right time.
You won’t find her unless you’re peeking beneath a fair number of stones.
“Clothes That Attract Women” is a very good article, and it’s so good that I don’t have much to add (though I disagree somewhat about the attraction-to-comfort ratio the author implies is best). These paragraphs are especially good:
Status is the most important aspect of attraction and that can be on a broader scale – relationship to overall status in the world or in a tribe – or on a smaller scale – relationship to the woman you’re trying to attract.
Status is relative to women – they always want someone who’s higher status than they are
Status is tricky because it can be overall status or status within a particular subculture. In fact, the more isolated a particular subculture is, the less overall status within society at large matters.
It’s hard to truly learn game because there is no single “status” button that all women will like. So seeking That One Answer for That One Girl will usually fail, because there isn’t one answer.
This guy has also done some reading in the manosphere:
Meeting some minimum standards of status for men is the same thing as meeting minimum standards of beauty for women – which is typically why the happiest couples are paired fairly closely, with the man being higher in status than the woman.
A lot of what new guys are doing is learning how perceived status works at all and how to optimize what they have. A lot of experienced guys are learning how to boost their status and learn new skills and abilities, etc.
Clothes are one part of status. Social skills are another. Looks are another. Job / lifestyle / etc. is another. General skills (like cooking) can be another. I would argue that tolerance to social rejection is actually a big part of modern status (i.e. if you are willing to tolerate rejection by a lot of women you are also more likely to uncover women who actually like you). It took me about ten years to mostly get over my own fear of rejection and if I’d done so sooner I would’ve been much better off. I also ignored style for too long and paid for that.
I won’t say the guy who writes Masculine Style is right for everybody but thinking consciously about what you want to project as a guy is a good idea.
Krauser’s post “Reveal vs. Restructure” is the most important post about beginner mental state that I’ve ever read.