October 26, 2021

Is It ‘Game Over’ For The Pickup Community?

In the last week, five of the largest pickup channels on YouTube have been deleted.

Below is what’s left of Street Attraction, a channel that had over 100,000 subscribers.

Street Attraction didn’t have any nudity on it. Nor did it have any content designed to be watched for sexual gratification. YouTube decided to change its definition of what constitutes inappropriate sexual content.

Why did this happen?

A BBC hit piece was written about Street Attraction. You can check it out here, if you’re so inclined: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/tmZeuc7TX0/the-seduction-game

Frankly, if BBC’s accusations are true, Street Attraction was doing some distasteful things.

However, nothing they did was anywhere near illegal, and to be banned from a ‘free speech platform’ for being distasteful is a pretty big deal.

Street Attraction wasn’t the only channel to get the ax. In the last week, Squattin’ Casanova (60,000+ subs), Bradicus (37,000+ subs), and Daniel Blake (30,000+ subs) have also been deleted by YouTube.

And that’s not all.

Several men’s dating coaches claim to have been “Shadow-banned,” which means that although their videos weren’t deleted, they were de-ranked by YouTube.

For instance, Ministry of Attraction-a channel with over 60,000 subs-is only getting about 300-1000 views per video. 

Justin of, “Let’s Get Girls” deleted his channel because although he had over 60,000 subscribers, his videos were also getting very few views.

To put that into context, my channel has about 1,500 subscribers, yet my videos are getting more views on average than the two above channels. 

Sami of Ministry of Attraction claims that until recently, his videos were getting thousands of views each, but recently that dropped by over 90%.

Additionally, Real Social Dynamics has systematically deleted nearly all their pickup content on YouTube. Yesterday, RSD Tyler deleted all but his most mainstream-friendly videos.

Until recently, this channel had hundreds of videos.

Previously, Max, Julien, and Luke did the same by deleting every video that has anything to do with attracting women. 

Now, there are all still popular men’s dating coaches on YouTube. Coach Corey Wayne, Dan Bacon, Tripp Advice, etc. all have hundreds of thousands of subscribers.

But these coaches are radically different in that none of them have infield footage, and their advice is very ‘mainstream-friendly.’ Corey Wayne et al. don’t advocate cold approach pickup strategies. Instead, they give generalized advice about how to be confident or how to get your ex-back, stuff like that.

On the one hand, the coaches who are currently thriving under the culture of political correctness give fewer suggestions that could be considered misogynistic. (This is undoubtedly a good thing, I do think the pickup industry has at times been sexist, especially in the past).

On the other hand, these mainstream dating coaches give advice that is, in my opinion, so neutered that it’s barely helpful. They’re giving the advice that people want to hear, not what they need to hear. 

It’s mostly feel-good videos that make give you the feeling you gained an insight (without giving you any practical strategies for getting real-life results). 

For example, Dan Bacon has videos like, “What To Say If A Girl Asks Your Age,” Far From Average has videos like, “4 Signs You’re a DARK Alpha,” Tripp Advice has videos like, “Easy Pickup Lines That Get Girls Talking.”

 

Videos like these pander to our desire for easy answers: they allow us to avoid the discomfort of challenging our beliefs and actions.

But, in my experience, actual change can only come from doing just that. 

Simply put, any pickup channel that gives raw advice–the kind of stuff we truly need to be exposed to–is being de-platformed, or at least, is at risk of being de-platformed soon. 

And the only men’s dating advice that still has a place on YouTube is fluffy, feel-good content that avoids the harsh truths we need to hear.

So, the pickup community is dead?

Well, YouTube is no longer a safe platform for pickup content. 

To be safe, I’m going to be putting any shocking content (I.E. videos with infield pulls, make-outs, etc.) on a separate website.

I’ve had to unlist some of my videos.

Many other coaches are doing the same. Honest Signalz, Austen Summers, and others have deleted their entire YouTube catalogs to avoid getting their channels banned from the platform. ‘

Where’s this politically incorrect content going?

Personally, I’m going to be launching two online courses soon: the first is called The Five Pillars of Success WIth Women. It will show you how to master the core fundamentals of attracting women. 

The fundamentals of any skills are the key concepts that will lead to 80% of your results.

The main reason guys fail to achieve their goals is that they don’t focus on the fundamentals, they try to do a million different things, and as a result, they end up spinning their wheels.

This course is the answer to that problem. It will give you a roadmap for getting real results as efficiently and consistently as possible.

The second course will be a subscription model course that will cover EVERYTHING you could want to. And that course is going to have exclusive infield footage (the kind of stuff that’s now banned from YouTube). Every week, I’ll upload new videos to that course, and it will be the place to go if you’re serious about getting elite-level results in game.

If you haven’t gotten results from game yet, the Five Pillars will be the best place to start. 

If you’re already getting some results, but you’re not able to consistently date the highest quality women, this upcoming subscription course is for you. 

The Five Pillars of Game is coming out later this month, the subscription model product is coming out next month.

What’s going to happen to the community?

Hopefully, an alternative platform for video sharing becomes popular soon-Jordan Peterson’s social media website, Thinkspot, looks promising in that it has a strict policy to only remove content when required to by the U.S. government.

I’d also recommend joining the email list of any men’s dating coaches whose content you resonate with. 

Here’s Bradicus’ email list: (his channel was deleted): http://bradicus.com/)

I also recommend following Gaybriel Grey of Surgical Pickup: https://surgicalpickup.com/12w/?fbclid=IwAR18PrEQn1_c5aFCZDKSd9M4Twxf1LvrP773o5EnXpGC027zthqN9WLtmCQ)

Even if a coach gets removed from YouTube, he’ll still be able to share content with his email following. 

Street Attraction also claims to be taking legal action against BBC for libel, so we can hope that they win the case, and YouTube reinstates some of the deleted channels. But that’s definitely not guaranteed to happen.

Although this purging of pickup videos does mean the men’s dating advice community is going to lose a lot of its popularity, it could be good for the community in the long-term.

See, as the pickup community has become more mainstream, it has also become diluted. 

When it started in the early 2000s, the seduction community was very results-oriented. It attracted some incredibly nerdy guys, but at least the overall attitude of the community was that the game is played in the field, and if you’re not going out, you’re not doing game.

The men in the pickup community today no longer look like they belong at a Magic: The Gathering tournament. However, the community has become noticeably casual. Most guys who are subscribed to Reddit seduction or Pickup YouTube channels don’t go out; they merely watch content from the comfort of their home.

The community has become too mainstream to maintain the tight-knit, results-oriented feel that it used to have. Although more people are learning about success with women today, a smaller percentage of those people are getting results than in the past.

So, this ‘purging’ of pickup YouTube channels may be an opportunity to reset the community and to bring back the positive elements that it’s lost (without also bringing back the negative aspects). 

At this point, the best content you’re going to find will mostly be in products. 

Only the most mainstream-friendly content will thrive with YouTube’s current policies (and their algorithm), meaning you probably won’t see much hard-hitting, results-oriented content that will genuinely help you get results.

Fortunately, products aren’t subject to that limitation. Content creators like myself will still be posting content on YouTube, but we have to be cautious on that platform to avoid getting any negative attention. 

It’s not game over for the pickup community, but this tumult is an opportunity to reshape it to be more effective and positive for the men who follow this type of content (and the women they meet).

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