Originally Posted by Brutha
On the relationship topic:
Take someone like Sartre. After Sartre love is about power. We don't like when our partner sleeps with someone else because that reduces our power over our partner.
If love is about wanting the best for the other person, there is no reason for us to feel bad about our partner cheating.
In addition a intimate love relationship gives a lot of power to either make the partner feel bad or feel good.
In addition your average pickup artist, has also a darkworker perspective to relationships.
Hmm, love could be about power- I like that perspective. Thanks.
As for your 'average pickup artist'...most start out as such gushing little huggy bears that if they didn't focus on the balls-to-the walls side of things they'd find it very difficult to change their previously unsuccessful behaviour into something more effective.
Generally I will avoid anybody who calls himself a "PUA" though because invariably they are insecure weirdos and are annoyingly keen to go and hit on women... I should know, I was one. Once they stop identifying themselves as "PUAs" and start being "successful men" I'll hang with them.