Of course, this is easily disprovable; a quick trip to your local Wal-Mart will find plenty of folks in happy relationships despite their distinct lack of Hermes, Bugatti or Swiss bank accounts.In my own life I’ve known many men of privilege – ranging from “comfortably well-to-do” to “richer than God” – who had the same troubles with women that I did.So in West Texas, the football player may be a god among men, but if you drop him in the middle of Manhattan… So if having value and status makes you more attractive, then clearly the best thing you can do is convince others you have it.One of the common complaints I’d heard during my time on the Austin dating scene was that every guy was telling women that either he was a photographer (the better to invite them back to his studio for – In Dallas, every guy claimed to be a DJ and in Houston, everyone was in oil.Negging, for example, is intended to convey to a beautiful woman (who is – by PUA definitions – a high-status target) that you have of giving a left-handed compliment like “nice nails… ” By conveying their higher status – and bringing her down a peg – the woman is then theoretically supposed to become more attracted and actively seek your approval.Similarly, many of the canned routines from PUA culture – especially classics like the C’s vs.
I’ve known plenty of lawyers, doctors, actors, musicians and DJs who have all had miserable dating lives.
The women at a nightclub are going to be far more interested in the club promoters or the DJ or the guys who can get them into the VIP section than Patrick Rothfuss, while Neil Gaiman’s female fans are less likely to squee over Kobe Bryant.
During my time on the comic-con circuit, I often found myself seated next to the porn stars in artist’s alley.
These fossils have been kept – whether by ash or amber or sand – in a state clear enough for us to study and learn from.
Fossilization is a complicated and time-consuming process.