Pick-up artists, or ‘PUAs’ if you’re more familiar with them, are self-proclaimed gurus who claim to help men achieve more success when approaching women.
As a woman who has read a great deal about PUAs over the years, and met a large number of them, I’ve developed my own opinions on how successful this art really is. I’m also lucky enough to get the inside track on what a lot of other women really think about the tactics PUAs teach.
From wearing stupid clothes to making strange personal remarks and hitting on our best friends, we’ve all seen PUAs in action, even if we didn’t realise it at the time. At their best, they’re the life and soul of the party, and at their worst they’re the creeps who ruin our evenings.
So let’s take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of pick-up artistry, from a woman’s perspective.