Many members of the community believe that one's "game" is refined through regular practice, with the idea that the abilities needed to interact in this way with women can be improved.
The seduction community has a unique set of acronyms and jargon for describing male–female dynamics and social interaction.
The pickup artist Roosh V has self-published 14 books describing techniques for seducing women.
Members aim to improve their seductive capabilities through the development of various lifestyles.
In the late 1980s, Jeffries taught workshops, promoted a collection of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques called "speed seduction" (SS), and published a short book of his techniques, How to Get the Women You Desire into Bed.
Other exponents established themselves in roughly the same era, but lacked contacts with each other.
buying drinks, presents, jewelry), calling it supplication.
Many members of the seduction community work on their "game" (seduction skills) by improving their understanding of psychology, their confidence and self-esteem (termed "inner game"), and their social skills and physical appearance (physical fitness, fashion sense, grooming) ("outer game").
However, one self-described "picker-upper of women" preceding Weber was rational emotive psychotherapist Albert Ellis, who wrote The Art of Erotic Seduction, a how-to guide for men that encouraged them to meet women through the "pickup", with Roger Conway in 1967.A pickup artist (commonly abbreviated PUA) is a person who practices finding, attracting, and seducing sexual partners.Such a person purportedly abides by a certain system deemed effective by that community in their attempts to seduce partners.The Game reached the New York Times Bestseller List, and made known pickup and seduction techniques to a wider audience.The community was further publicized with the television show The Pick Up Artist (2007–2008) on VH1.