The ability to get yourself into a talkative mood (called getting “in-state”) is an essential skill in pickup. When you’re in-state you’ll do your best pickup by far. You’ll have great energy, be able to better think on the fly, extend routines naturally, and you can even seem drunk to others when you’re totally sober simply because you’re so talkative. One of the best things that happens when guys are in-state is that they come up with new phrases organically. These unexpected moments of greatness can be some of the funniest and best lines in pickup. I spit out one such line last weekend while teaching a workshop, and I think it’s one of the best and easiest lines to use i’ve ever come up with. Interested? Keep reading…
A long-time student and I were talking with two women that he opened. We’re talking with both of the girls, and at one point in the conversation I happen to be talking when another guy enters our conversation from the side and starts chatting up the girl i’m talking to. I don’t really like the idea of this guy barging in and trying to steal this girl from me, and I know that if i’m going to amog him it’s best that I do it before he can establish some conversation, so acting on autopilot after he’s been talking for about 10 seconds I turn towards the girl and loud enough for both of them to hear I say:
“Did you get off your period yet, cause this guy’s kinda cute.”
WHAM! The dude was instantly stunned and couldn’t muster a word. The girl was stunned too. Before either figured out what had happened, the guy was so deflated he had to leave.
So let me break down what’s going on with this phrase, where it came from, and why it’s such a zinger. The first part “did you get off your period yet” communicates that I know the girl very well. I know her so well, in fact, that I know her menstrual cycles and I even know that she’s on her period right now. This is the type of information that a guy might know who is already sexually involved with a girl or has been in the past. I’ve had a lot of experience as an insider with girls, so this is where this part of the phrase came from. At the very least, a guy who knows this type of information about a girl knows her very well. Is it actually the truth that I know this girl that well? Of course not. The point is that i’m communicating to the guy that I know this girl well enough that i’m an insider with her, and he can’t help but be thoroughly confused as to whether or not what i’m saying is true because he doesn’t know my sense of humor at all yet. At the very least, he has to try and process what i’m saying and figure out it’s validity, and while he does that he’s gonna have a dumb look on his face that’ll make him appear totally flustered and feel really overwhelmed.
The second part of the sentance “cause this guy’s kinda cute” is also thoroughly confusing to both the guy and the girl. I’m essentially saying to the girl “you should have sex with this guy,” and usually when a girl feels pressured to have sex with someone her automatic response is to think that she doesn’t want to have sex with them, so this functions to plant into her head that she doesn’t want to have sex with the guy. I’m also communicating to both of them that it’s obvious to me that he’s hitting on her and wants to have sex with her. In addition to all of this, framing the guy as cute is something very non-masculine. It almost sounds like I could be gay or I could think he’s gay. Also very confusing.
The end result of saying this whole thing is that it’s laced with so much meaning, both communicated and sub-communicated, that neither of them can process it without simply being stunned for a few seconds. When I demonstrate mental and social dominance in this manner, both the guy and girl feel submissive and I win.
After the set was over, I immediately did what i recommend you do when you happen to say something you know is amazing: WRITE IT DOWN! After you write it down, try using it in your next five conversations! This will give you some immediate practice with it and also verify for you whether or not the material you came up with was repeatably good or not. I told Brad about the routine shortly after talking with the girls and he cracked up, then he told me that the best part about it was that it’s simplistic enough for any beginner level guy to try out.
So there you have it. Use routines, learn and internalize what they teach you about women, get yourself in a heightened social state, and watch in amazement as you vomit out greatness, clobbering chumpy dudes in the face with your magnificent confusion game. “Did you get off your period yet?… cause this guy’s kinda cute.”