Let me just be succinct: I'm a 27 year old black male from NYC. I'm in my 3rd year of law school. Although I went out with women a few times, I never had a real girlfriend and I'm a virgin.
Some of the advice in the book is very useful. They tell you not to seek fulfillment from a woman and to be passionate about something in your life. I agree 100%. I used to look to women for validation and this only made me bitter since I was always lonely. Now, I play the viola, workout, and go on trips. They also tell you not to bend over backwards for a woman. There have been many instances in the past in which I've been taking advantage of by women and did not receive anything in return.
I like this book since they are honest and frank. They said that reading this book will not enable you to date Sofia Vergara or Megan Fox (they didn't use those specific examples, but you get the point). Some women are simply out of your league. However, most women are attainable. They also explained how women want nice guys to be friends, but not lovers. This was another mistake I made. I previously thought that if a woman is nice to you, she wants to date you. That's not necessarily true.
Although I like the book, it has quite a few flaws. The book is intended for guys who want to meet white women ostensibly born in America (I'm not trying to be racist, I'm just proving a point). Those are the women who are preoccupied with their hair and buying shoes. Based on my experience, foreign women (African, Filipino, Russian) are less shallow than American women. The book doesn't mention that.
The book also gives you general advice on first date ideas and ice breakers, but no specific pick-up lines. That would've been helpful.
The most egregious flaw is the places where they recommend meeting women. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES GO TO A YOGA CLASS FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF MEETING WOMEN. I go to yoga class. However, I'm genuinely interested in yoga since it helps me deal with back and knee pain. There are two types of classes. The main class has about 70 students in a crowded room. The basics class is for out of shape people or people new to yoga. In the main class, the women are so into yoga that they won't be in the mood to flirt. Those women often have their own cliques. Basics class is a lot smaller, but some of the women there are older and/or overweight. In any event, if you go to yoga class just to flirt with women, they will immediately see through you. And contrary to popular belief, yoga class is hard. It is easier for me to lift weights than to do those asanas (poses).
Meeting women at a coffee shop or bookstore is a catch-22. If you were assertive enough to pick up a random chick at a coffee shop or bookstore, you wouldn't need to read this book. The only place where I (kinda) agree with the authors is a dance class. And even then, the woman may either have a boyfriend or be an older and less attractive woman (I know there are a few cougars like Demi Moore, but I'm speaking generally).
If you want to meet women, check out meetup.com. However, stick to an activity that you are truly interested in. Do not try speed dating or online dating since it is a waste of time and money and the women there are beyond shallow.
Another thing I don't like about this book is that most of, if not all of the examples are made up. "Bruce" is a Don Juan ladies' man while "Bob" is a complete simpleton. The first time I read this book, I thought they were real people, but then I realized that no one can be as dense as Bob. They also use other characters to illustrate their point, but I'm pretty sure those characters are not real.
I will implement some of the strategies in the book, such as being friendly to all women, having a purpose in my life, not seeking validation from women, and the hygiene tips. I will take the rest of advice with a grain of salt.
If you have any tips (or know a single female...lol), my email is Billwillesuno@yahoo.com