Neil Strauss, while more mysterious than others in the seduction scene, is not much different from the famous names in seduction theory.
His methods are similar, even his high profile “retirement” (which is really just another avenue to sell you his books) lines right up with similar actions made by his teachers a few years ago.
In other words, Strauss has demonstrated that seduction and excitement are both walks he can walk.
If you know him as Style or Chris Prowles, then you may be familiar with his seduction and business style – the guy keeps to himself, releasing his thoughts on seduction to ultra small numbers of men, usually other members of the seduction community.
Moving away from this philosophy only slightly, Strauss has opened what he calls “The first online school for self-improvement and attraction”, though it is easy to imagine this “school” as just the next step for pickup artists and their students – why not gather all of your “method” teachings into easy-to-disseminate lectures and packages so that men don’t mind paying “tuition” to learn from you.
And packaging this material as a ‘school’ is an equally sneaky way to convince men that this information is valuable and necessary.
Rumors abound – Neil Strauss interviews The Strokes for over a week, hanging out with them at all times, engaging in all sorts of illicit behaviors.
The most shocking news about Neil Strauss is his latest announcement – he is retiring.
According to his website, Neil Strauss.com, he is prepared to release most of his method for free to members of his VIP mailing list, and “once this knowledge is revealed, Neil Strauss — arguably the most successful pick-up artist in modern times — will disappear from the seduction scene… ” Let’s take a closer look at Strauss’ method – what we can learn of it, that is.
In fact, Neil Strauss’ first method, known as Annihilation Method, was taught to five men in Strauss home over a long weekend in 2005.
This approach flies right in the face of the methods of men like Ross Jeffries or Doc Love, men who make their material highly available, even leaking large portions of it for free to men who know how to run a search engine.
The “villains” of Strauss’ works are usually men from the seduction community known as “Tyler Durden” (the nemesis of Ross Jeffries and other pickup artist bigwigs) and “Papa”.