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'Minimal Game: The No-Nonsense Guide to Getting Girls' is a beginner's guide for men wishing to learn efficient ways to meet and begin sexual relationships with women. It assumes no prior knowledge of seduction. In fact, it assumes the reader has very little knowledge of many aspects of the social realm, such as basic fashion and common-sense views regarding women and relationships. This is a good thing in my opinion, as many men finding the seduction community do indeed have a limited knowledge of these areas, which more socially-savvy people may take for granted. This level of hand-holding is often required in the seduction community yet seldom provided. Minimal Game however addresses these issues very effectively.
Minimal Game is for two types of people:
1) Guys who feel confused and misled by the seduction community. If you have all the "pickup knowledge" in the world yet your results don't quite match up with that self-image, Minimal Game is definitely the book for you in order to make a fresh start. It will help clear out the garbage which has been put in your head by product salesmen and people who are delusional or just plain wrong.
One major message of the book, for example, is that you cannot get every girl to like you. This goes against the grain of a seduction industry which, for the last 15 years, has been selling men the idea that they can get any girl they want if they simply follow the method of that particular author. Sleazy instead explains that, actually, some girls will already be interested in you, some will be ambivalent, and some simply won't be interested in you at all. He calls these groups the "green zone", "grey zone" and "red zone", respectively, and explains that there's nothing much you can do to turn the "red zone" girls around, and that your time is therefore better spent on the "green zone" girls who already like you. He tells you in the book how to determine quickly which group she is in, and to simply move on if she is not interested. The book conveys a very time-efficient method for seduction in this way.
Another major message of this book is that your looks do matter. Sleazy explains that "game" is not the great leveller we have been led to believe, and therefore that improving your looks should be made a top priority. Thankfully he goes into great detail on how to do this step-by-step, providing basic steps for fashion and grooming, and solutions to fix common problems with your looks.
2) Guys who are starting out brand new in the area of improving success with women. The wisdom in this book is so simple, yet so accurate, that it is the sort of thing fathers should be telling to their sons when they come of age.
Sleazy explains the basic attitude one should have toward women and sex. He explains that women are sexual beings and that they enjoy sex as much if not more than men, and that a woman's interest in you as a man is primarily sexual. He also hammers home the point that plenty of women are out there looking for sex right now and all you have to do is go out, identify which ones are interested, and meet them. Sex is a numbers game, and if one woman is not interested, there are plenty of others who are. Sleazy also highlights some common socially-conditioned beliefs men have about women which may hinder their progress.
Sleazy then covers all the foundations of becoming attractive to women, including fashion, grooming and looks, and how to have basic interests in life to talk about which will make you stand out from Average Joe. Sleazy then instructs you in the basics of approaching women and beginning an interaction with them, including the aforementioned methods for ascertaining her level of interest. He talks about how to lead an interaction in a sexual direction from the very start via touching and how to go about asking her to leave the venue with you. He also provides a backup plan for taking her contact details and arranging a meet-up if leaving with her is not possible right away. Finally, Sleazy ends the book with a short guide on how to establish longer-term relationships with women, and talks about the relationship options available to you, including non-traditional arrangements such as "friends with benefits". Even if you have been in the seduction community for some time and are generally doing well with women, you could still probably learn a thing or two from this book.
I advise reading this book carefully, especially if you are new to seduction. With other personal development books, you may have become accustomed to picking and choosing which bits are of interest to you and pursuing those, whilst ignoring or glossing over the bits you believe you already have handled. I highly recommend that you do not take this approach when reading Minimal Game. The book really is minimal at only 92 pages, with the result that nothing is optional. Chapters such as "Foundations" for example read as a literal checklist for a man on the basics of becoming attractive. Even if it takes you 3 months to work through them all (which could happen if, say, you are heavily overweight), you have to do it or you are leaving yourself at an unrecoverable disadvantage, and no amount of "game" is going to help you. Honesty, pragmatism, and a grounding in reality is a prominent theme throughout the book.
Minimal Game is written entirely from the perspective of one man who has had a lot of experience with women. This does give rise to an inevitable problem, which is that the book fails to address issues which Sleazy himself has not personally had to face. For example, approach anxiety is not dealt with in much depth; neither is how to cultivate very basic social skills and awareness. Both of these areas may pose significant challenges to seduction newcomers and, even if Sleazy has himself has had no problem with these areas, an acknowledgment of them followed by directions to further reading would have been welcomed.
These criticisms aside, Minimal Game is still the best start-up guide to seduction I have ever read. If I ever have a son, he will one day become the proud recipient of my by-then dusty and tattered copy of Minimal Game.