Pick-up Artists are some of the easiest people in the world to make fun of. Let's be honest - lots of people do incredibly stupid things in the interest of getting laid, but they generally don't build their entire personalities around it. But then you've got the PUA community - dudes willing to pay actual money to listen to some jerk in a furry hat tell them how to insult women juuust right so they can get them into bed. It would be sad if it weren't so completely goofy.

As with any stupid internet social movement, there was bound to be backlash - in this case, a lot of it was justified and hilarious. But PUA Hate isn't really what you expect it to be. It's not women, or reasonable people in general, complaining about the weird, date-rapey tactics of dudes like Mystery or that guy who wrote The Game. As far as I can tell, it's a bunch of dudes who are super-mad because they feel like these assholes ripped them off. I know, surprising to think that a dude with a VH1 show would rip anyone off, but here we are.

We don't usually select forums as Awful Links, because it takes so much sifting to find gold. Not here. Click any thread in any subforum and you're bound to find something of value. Whether it's hilarious pictures of super-nerds trying real hard to "peacock," people debating whether or not "superstar" PUAs are still with their girlfriends, a link to this board game, or any of the fascinating phrases that pop up in this list of the 30 most popular tags, it's all good.

– Daryl "Fucking" Hall

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