Become Friends With Girls
Me and Mike did a whole podcast on this topic. Here the boys from Pickup arts go even more into the idea of having female friends. Some GREAT info here!
Become Friends with Girls by Jay Valens
How many friends of yours are girls? I mean real friends, not
girls you’re pining over and being friends with only because you
think one day you might hook up with her.
If your answer is “one” or “none” then you’re way behind in
utilizing one of the most effective ways to meet new women –
through other women. Women are a RESOURCE to other women.
I know guys who are really good at getting women into bed very
fast, and anytime they need a warm body in their bed they head off
to find one and pretty much have one by the next day if not that
night. Those guys really don’t need to befriend girls in order to
get laid, they do just fine with a tiny set of mostly guy friends
and barely have any interest to have a woman around unless they’re
attracted to her and want to sleep with her or are sleeping with
That is the MINORITY, even for guys who are good with women. The
more typical guy who is good with women will be successful not only
by having the skill to pick women up but to utilize resources and
create opportunities which puts him in front of a lot more women
who will mostly be his resource to other new women.
One of the best ways to increase the number of women you are
meeting regularly is through other women, in the form of making
friendships with females who know the kind of women you like – lots
of them. Meaning, a woman who has a network of female friends of
the type you are interested in.
Not only will the access be there, but through introduction, you
are also going to benefit from the equivalent of a “stamp of
I’ve had a number of decent jobs in my life and all but one of them
I got through referral and not by filling out an application or
submitting a resume. A company needed to hire someone, a referral
was made, I kicked ass at interviews, and got the job that probably
dozens of others had applied for. Perhaps some of them were even
more qualified, but it didn’t matter because I had what they did
not – the nod of approval from a trusted source.
Obviously your female friend has to like you (platonically) and
believe you to be a great guy, and the type of guy she would look
forward to introducing to her other friends. You can be a great
guy easily when you let go of trying to bed a girl you focus on
being friends with. Most guys like you DO have qualities women
would be interested and sometimes those qualities simply can’t be
projected on a first meet with a stranger. When you are introduced
to that stranger via her friend then you gain a very non-pressured
avenue for displaying that greatness, starting on the right foot
from the very beginning. You may not be her friend’s “ideal man”
but you’ve got what her ideal man out there doesn’t have – the nod
of approval from a trusted source.
Still, this is not an outright replacement for building up your
social skills. Building up your skills to be able to meet and
attract women on your own should still be a focal point of your
self-improvement. Think of it like diversifying your strategies
and options. Each strategy builds upon and supports the other.
Now that I’ve talked about how good of a strategy this is, let me
share suggestions with you on HOW to go about this…
– When you approach new women, don’t ONLY approach them with sexual
or romantic interests, allow yourself the option to befriend them.
– Rather than trying to set up 1:1 dates, invite them to parties
and treat them as friends.
– Focus on befriending women who share similar interests as you, as
they will have a better time hanging out with you and less pressure
on you to do any more than be cool and feel like yourself.
– When you are spending time with girls only as friends, it gives
you a chance to learn more about women in general, not just how to
bed them but how to really get along with them and understand them
better. This, in turn, helps encourage those female friends to
introduce you to other women and help you hook up.
– If you originally pursue a girl with an interest to sleep with
her, don’t try to change that to being friends, even if it’s her
idea, because it will probably be difficult and frustrate you.
Focus on befriending from the start and for the girls you pursue
sexually that you don’t get – just let them go and simply contact
them occasionally to see what’s up – maybe they’ll be available in
the future, you never know.
– Remember that even as friends, women will still act like women
and you can’t let them walk over you or try to take advantage of
you. Just picture them as a guy friend and ask yourself whether
you would tolerate that from a guy friend.
– Don’t be “girly” around girl friends, let them do their girl
stuff with their girlfriends. You’re their GUY friend so for sure
it is OK to be a guy around them. Just don’t be a gross piggish
guy, be a cool fun-loving positive guy. And don’t expect them to
be guy-like, any more than they’d expect you to be girl-like.
– Try not to go overboard and collect 1,000 girl friends. Focus on
being friends with a few quality girls as friends and add more only
as you are able to find the time. If you can easily manage more,
go ahead, but don’t go overboard initially.
There you go – yet another strategy from our lab geared for your
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