The Professional Bachelor: How to Exploit her Inner Psycho Paperback – Jan 2007
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When you take away the chest pounding and witty shock value, this book is about creating opportunities with the right women, and avoiding the nightmares of dating the wrong ones. The author obviously has a background in psychology, and provides very introspective and effective Alpha male self-improvement advice. As far as imaginative interpersonal relationship tips for you players, this covers multiple areas to make you great with the ladies on your terms. It shows how to shape womens' attitudes, feelings, emotions and behavior towards you. It teaches how to create sexual chemistry and be likeable, how to get the upper hand and steer the encounter (like salsa dancing, women want the man who can lead), and how to upper hand in difficult situations and avoid being manipulated.
Women prefer a man who doesn't get tongue-tied and stumble all over himself at all the wrong moments. This book teaches men panache; how to enhance their ability to carry themselves with confidence and attitude, and how to charm and be smooth with the ladies, ala James Bond.Read more ›
There's a lot of helpful Alpha Male self-improvement advice here; Image, attitude, body language, profiling, approaches, persuasion, influence, and such. The pre-marriage Asset Protection guide rocks, and I will definitely be following through on that. Just reading through it and sorting it out will save 3 or 4 high dollar billable hours by being prepared before going into the office, instead of sitting there handing over cash and nodding like a fool about things I know nothing about. I checked Google and you can download most of the forms and fill them out in advance. For that alone this book saved me a grand, not to mention half my net worth when I get it all taken care of.
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The middle part lagged for me since it went into great detail about the different types of women and how to seduce them. The financial section, which had some very good points about Asset Protection, was also bogged down by excessive details best handled by attorneys or financial planners. (I doubt that most men reading this book are in the tax bracket that would make such measures necessary: men with money don't have trouble attracting women).
The last part was perhaps the most eye-opening. By the end, after learning how to approach, exploit, seduce and abandon women--as well as hang on to everything you own--you can learn about where to go to completely use women as total sex objects. In this book, it focuses on Rio in Brazil, Bangkok, Thailand and San Jose in Costa Rica. Yikes.
Some good info here. And some a little questionable. The humorous tone would come and go and the book is rife with typos and mistakes. I'm used to circling one or two in the most professional of books sometimes but often I was finding three or four per page. (Also, a "segue" is a smooth transiton from one topic to another while a "Segway" is a two-wheeled transportation device).
"Offend her, and she knows not to forive; Oblige her, and she'll hate you while you live" is attributed to two different people on two different pages: English poet Abraham Cowley (1618-1667) on page 145 and Alexander Pope on page 166.
Still, I would recommend it for the Nice Guy who's been dumped on enough times. This world and particularly the modern women in it are not very kind to the Nice Guys these days.
For those who've take self-improvement/business marketing, this will be a nice refresher course with some added insights. In summation, you'll learn how to create a more attractive you, how to crack barriers and build a warm rapport, how to observe and predict behavior, and subconsciously connect more in conversation.
I`d actually classify this book as far more than the typical nightclub pickup guide. It goes way beyond that, more into the post hookup and relationship level. It's an introspective psychology tool for identifying the right personality match, maintaining healthy interaction, as well as a guide for recognizing problem situations early and avoiding getting trapped. Whether single, engaged or married, anyone can benefit from the advice.
Tate clearly wrote this for the lifetime bachelor. If you are in the back of your mind considering marriage, section two covers setting up asset shelters. It covers all the different formulas available; concise, but somewhat complex asset protection tutorials. As a small business owner, I set mine up a few years back and am very familiar with the process and terminology. I had my attorney skim through the pages to see if I needed to add any additional provisions that Tate proposes, but came out fine. For real estate investors, of importance, pg. 232 references an important change - see the Albright 291 bankruptcy Rptr 538 ruling. LLC's need to be multi-member from now on.
Tate's main theme for this section is to highly encourage men to set up shelters even before engagement, as a self-defense shield against the potential of a girl marrying money with the intent to divorce in a few years. I must say the concept is brilliant. Divorce rate is 50%+, so the advice is invaluable. Best offense is a good defense.
The last 60 pages are a bachelor's guide to vacationing in Rio de Janeiro, Costa Rica, and Thailand. Heavy on details from logistics, tourism advice, sports options(extreme sports, golf, fishing, etc); the best beaches, hotels, as well as pointing you to all the night clubs and easy hookup chica hotspots that hotel concierge's are clueless about. I've been to Brazil and Costa Rica before, and can vouch the advice is spot on. If you haven't been to Rio, it's a must! A fascinating section to read, and definitely a point-and-click time savor for the best itinerary during limited vacation time. Turns out Costa Rica has all kinds of extreme rafting, rapelling, and zip lining that I missed out on; great sail fishing there by the way.
Overall, I'd say the Professional Bachelor is a highly recommended read. Only negative, at 300 pages the editor should have trimmed it down, and tightened up the text a bunch; 250 pages would have been just right.
This is written for guys who are already players, and written as an intellectual's satire. If your sense of humor is limited, if you're a newbie who hasn't dated dozens of women and witnessed their highly volatile nature, or if you haven't viewed advanced financial structuring, this book may go way over your head (as seen in some of the reviews). But as far as a bachelor's manual, it is a totally unique treatise and on it's own level...something you'll re-read often, and will stand the test of time.
For you PUA junkies, The Professional Bachelor is probably more useful in conjunction with a book on creating openings and initial contact with women...so consider picking up The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed .
Also, get Tate's hilarious new memoir about his insane lifestyle living overseas. The title says it all. He just nails it with this book. Sex-drenched adventures filled with erotic photography and biting observation humor, with a cast of animated, flamboyant characters who push each other to edge and beyond.
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Not that there's much to distract from - through all the talk about how to get women, there are only a few pieces of actual good advice. Most of the book is completely useless, filled up with jokes and fake stories and supposedly clever, snarky comments included in lists that purport to give real advice. And the author seems to love hookers and call girls and their legal equivalents in other countries. But he doesn't seem to realize that a guy will pick up this book precisely because he wants to have sex all on his own - if he wanted a hooker, he would have bought one already. Or maybe Tate does realize this, and that's why he doesn't include much real content.
The "asset protection" chapters can easily be explained by a real lawyer, whom you will need to execute the strategies anyway.
I would recommend several books over this one. The one that comes immediately to mind is How to Become an Alpha Male by John Alexander - another self-published book available on Amazon, but it actually explains how to improve yourself rather than trying to put down the women you are trying to impress. It's a much better place to start.
I got through the first couple chapters of the book and laughed myself silly and thought the following.
1) Man this guy really has alot of gender rants against the fairer gender.
2) And I cant seem to disagree with him on any front.
That is truly the scary part. Based on the fact that the whole point is to try to figure out how to go out and find what you want, obtain what you want, and protect your own psyche and resources while doing it. It seems that the book makes the case that its a losing cause.
There is one chapter where in order to recharge your psyche you actually have to get outside of the country to find women who provide a more positive experience. That is a really depressing conclusion to have to come to. Cant argue with it which is even more depressing.
The section on classifying women I found a must have. I had my own mental check list, which after reading the one in this book I found mine totally inadequate. This one definitely helps you to assess, and guage whether the target is even worth the effort, and end result. (I can definitely say that from what I have seen, many of the classifications are dead on)
Protecting your assets is the first time I have ever heard of this topic. Also worth the cost of the book.
So I would say that if you approach this book as an entertaining read to get by the depressing elements of what he communicates. You stand a better chance of gleaning what the deeper down value of this book actually is.