Since when are pick-up artists predatory? I thought the whole point was to give women exactly what they wanted. I’ve seen a few episodes of Mystery’s tv show. He was basically teaching nerds how to be more self confident and strike up conversations. Is that so wrong?? I have a close friend who used to be a self-proclaimed pick-up artist. Now he’s happily married and attributes it to all the pick-up artist stuff he read and practiced. I’m dead serious. I don’t know what PUA stuff you’re thinking of.