Originally Posted by unjung
The best-case scenario from following The Game and the philosophy of the guy that inspired it is that you'll eventually start getting play anytime you want it. However, to do that, you really do have to fit a certain mold, that might not be you, you have to bullshit constantly, with no thought to how you'll extract yourself later (e.g. the "if I wasn't gay" thing; and what happens if you actually like the girl), and you're preying on a certain type of girl, who is relatively easy to hit regardless of whether you do the stock Keys to the VIP approach. It's shallow. And for most, if they stuck with it, would leave them lonely and confused at the end of the road.
Like I said, you take what you want from the book. You don't have to be exactly like them. I'm still gonna do what I do to get into conversations since there's nothing wrong with my approaches. What I do plan on getting from the book is closings and a better sense of direction. If people need a collection of openers, then they can get some ideas from the book. You aren't supposed to be another Mystery or Style. If you copy exactly what's happening in the book, then you're not being yourself, and you're not really taking anything from the book. If you don't want to be shallow, then you can take my approach or my friend's who uses stories. They're, for the most part, true stories. But he'll put a spin on them, exaggerate certain aspects.
Originally Posted by Nil
You needed a book to tell you to ask a girl for her number?
So what if I did? Now I see I got a lot of "IOI's" and I always took them to be meaningless. It's not to just get a girl's number, it's also to know when to back out. For example, my roommate was talking to a girl at a small party. He was having trouble, I came in and help get things moving along. In the end, I accidentally stole her. We were talking around him, she was leaning into me, touching me, all that, but completely ignored him. So he left. What I should've done after seeing a few IOI's was leave or somehow redirect her to him.