Minimal Game: The No-Nonsense Guide to Getting Girls Paperback – Nov 1 2011
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I also liked the section where Aaron spoke about having proper expectations for pickup. He tells it how it is, unlike pua's who claim to get nearly every girl they approach, or go 5 for 5. Those lies use to bother me because i compared my success to the lies of certain pua gurus. I felt like i must be doing somethings very wrong, when i actually wasn't doing to bad. I love how the book is so straight forward. Just about any guy who applied what they read in this book would have a lot more success with women!
Also, if anyone were to give this book a bad review I would question their level of success with women. I have been very active improving myself, and my success with women in the last 3 years. I have gone from having a lot less success than than most guys, to having more success than most guys. I have used a lot of other seduction methods, and have a lot of experience. Minimal Game tells you what you really need to do to have success with women, and cuts out the absolute nonsense that you see in other seduction methods.
Aaron doesn't sugar coat things or try to blow sunshine, which is refreshing. Can you read this book and have sex any girl you meet? Hell no! He tells you that flat out. Do looks matter? Hell yes they do! So you'd better maximize what you got. Not what most guys want to hear or what most gurus will tell you, but it's reality. Deal with it! How do you get out of the friends-zone? Don't bother, it's a waste of time. He's not selling you snake oil, he's telling you what's up.
Most pickup books are selling you warmed over dating advice that will get you nowhere. Others are regurgitating Mystery Method and things they've read on message boards. Aaron just tells it like it is, warts and all.
I appreciate that it's a quick read, there's no reason to over complicate things with women. Men and women have been getting together for eons, it shouldn't take 300 pages to explain how to get laid. Aaron is entertaining and to the point.
Let's face it, with self publishing, the bar for a good book on women has been set ridiculously low. There's SO MUCH crap out there there right now begging for you to waste your money and time. "Minimal Game" lives up to a much higher standard.
Is this the be all end all of pickup advice? Of course not, but there's plenty of good advice in there that will get you headed in the right direction.
My favourite thing about Minimal Game is how Sleazy emphasizes the importance of looks and passive value in a man's success with meeting multiple women. This has always been a controversial idea in the community, since many PUA products advocate game being the ultimate solution to getting girls. However, in this book, Sleazy advocates the opposite. I love the line he uses, "There is no democracy in seduction." In my own experience with seduction, I'm finding this to be the harsh truth. If you don't focus on your looks and passive value, you'll have a much harder time meeting new women. Sleazy tells reality how it is. Out of all the PUA products I've purchased, Minimal Game is the first product that really ever emphasizes looks and passive value to your success with women. From a marketing perspective, this would probably lose Sleazy a lot of potential money! Many PUA products project game as the "magic pill" to getting super hot women, no matter how you look. But IMO, Sleazy projects no magic pill solution. It's that simple. That's what sets this book apart from other products out there.
What I would have liked to see is more detail in every section. A lot of sections are only 1-2 pages long, if I remember correctly. It would have been nice if it was more along the 5-6 pages mark.
But the great thing about Minimal Game is that the book is very cheap. I purchased my copy for only $10! So you can't go wrong with this product.
I highly recommend Minimal Game for anyone who is interested in improving their love life, whether you're a beginner or advanced.
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.
...I don't want to give away the whole book.. there's a lot more. I'm a big believer in TAKING ACTION and not filling your head with endless amounts of theory which prevents you from getting laid/taking action. At the same time, I think Sleazy's book is very good because its short, to the point and written for the `average guy' , who wants to learn how to get laid somewhat regularly, and not necessarily for those who feel destined to become modern Casanovas." If you fall in that category or if you have a lot of LEGITIMATE real-time experience but not much results you should check this book out. Unlike 90% of the PU books out there-- this one definitely CANNOT HURT! haha, it's good. keep it simple!!