Rules of the Game: Day 0
1. Here at nonpretentious, we like interactive books.
That’s why I decided to pick up Neil Strauss’s Rules of the Game: Master the Art of Attraction in 30 Days. It’s a sort of companion/workbook to his bestseller The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-Up Artists. I figured, at best, it would be a crash course in dating – doing the daily assignments – and in writing – blogging my experiences here. At worst, well… at worst, I could turn into a total womanizer in 30 days.
Yes, you read that correctly. I said womanizer. Like the Brittany Spears song. No, I’m not coming out of the closet. I’m merely reiterating Strauss’s point in his intro that this book “is a simple, easy-to-follow guide to approaching and attracting women of quality.” (Emphasis mine.) Because, he asserts, “[m]ale sexuality is catered to everywhere in society…[y]et there is little advice of substance available to help [men] learn to attract these women, to figure out who they are, to help them improve their lifestyle and social skills.” In contrast, Strauss points out, women have … wait for it! … Cosmo magazine and Sex and the City. I guess it could be worse, he could’ve also included The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing Mr. Right. Let’s add gender study to the benefits of this pursuit.
So, without further ado, I’m going to start the Rules of the Game: Day 1… tomorrow.