A few weeks ago, the internet exploded when Kickstarter handed over the money of hundreds of crowdfunders to a man named Ken Hoinsky. Hoinsky is a prominent member of Reddit’s “seduction” community, where men gather to share advice on “pickup artistry,” inspired by books like The Game and countless PUA websites. Hoinsky was using Kickstarter to fund the publication of his new book, Above The Game: A Guide To Getting Awesome With Women, and when excerpts of his advice, which had been posted on Reddit but not on Kickstarter, went public, people were understandably concerned. His advice is, well, pretty rapey. Kickstarter acknowledged that the Reddit material was “abhorrent,” apologized for funding the project at all, and pledged not to fund anything like it in the future.
I am not a pickup artist. I am a woman. And I think Ken Hoinsky and his ilk are hucksters and hacks.
But I do have some advice for you on getting awesome with women.