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Pickup artist describes a man who is skilled, or who tries to be skilled at meeting, attracting, and seducing women.

The use of pickup in this context, slang for making a casual acquaintance with a stranger in anticipation of sexual relations, dates from at least 1970 and the book How to Pick Up Girls by Eric Weber. The phrase was also popularized by Pick-Up Times, a short-lived 1970s magazine and the 1987 semi-autobiographical film, The Pick-up Artist, written and directed by James Toback.

Seduction community

The seduction community is a loose-knit subculture of men who strive for better sexual and romantic success with women through self-improvement and a greater understanding of social psychology.

Seduction literature

Seduction literature includes many books by individuals in the seduction community. They often provide anecdotes of successful conquests and are presented as self help books for men seeking to climb out of the average frustrated chump abyss.

The Mystery Method is a method of seduction first popularized by Erik Von Markovik a.k.a "Mystery" and a team of approximately 15 professional Mystery Method instructors. Mystery Method Corporation, now known as Love Systems, also published the book The Mystery Method: How To Get Beautiful Women Into Bed in 2006.

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