Yeah, I looked through the comments. I have not read the book, so I don’t know how it entails being direct to achieve your desired results, but directness is necessary because a closed mouth doesn’t get fed, but tactfulness reigns supreme because a player/mack has to be able to read the situation he’s in and act accordingly.
Alan Roger Currie was on the forum some years ago. You might do well to let him know you've given his backing/support on this forum. In the earlier days, he didn't get a lot of positive feedback from some of the other members including myself.
He hasn't tried to subvert things around here though. Having him explain some of his theories might help, and he can answer questions related to his book.
That 2012 book seems to be after or around the time he was on these forums. He may have been influenced by some of what has been written on here.
Yea Alan Roger was here on this forum some years ago...
He didn't contribute anything he was mostly trying to say that his book 'Mode One' works after some people here said it doesn't...
I never read 'Mode One' so I can't say if it's good or not.
Anyway that's what I remember about Alan, he was mostly trying to defend his book not really trying to contribute anything.
You can see his posts on this thread:
(I asked Alan if his very direct approach would work if you don't live in a big city...)
'Mode One' was written 10 years ago I don't know about his new book and what's in it. If anyone reads it feel free to review it....
Seems like this book was written while he was on this forum or shortly after he left
IMHO (not humble often at all
), Mode One has a place in your repertoire of skills/actions/conversation. It has been years since I've read the original
book. I have little to add about his current
book, which should have many changes and adaptions in light of the recent political climate. However, the overall philosophy of Mode One should not have changed.
In respect to the general philosophy, Mode One is a useful if redundant book. I'm not sure if redundant is accurate. For purposes of brevity, I'll quote what The Kidd!! and Jared have written in the past and give a few examples related to a scant part of my experiences.
You guys still don't see the whole picture.
It's not about playing hard to get...it's about STALKING EFFECTIVELY.
It's a Sniper's gut game...knowing when to wait and knowing when to take the shot. Sure you factor in variables like wind, target movement, obstacles, etc...but when the time comes, it's a gut feeling that makes you pull the trigger.
...and while one target has yet to become ready, other targets may already be in range. You can take those out while the others aren't ready yet. Bottom line is, you're always moving on something that's ready to be moved on.
Grapes, mangos, oranges....
Effective reading on basics
Often you get shitty as grapes, however grapes come a dime a dozen. They're pretty much like weeds and sprout up in a much shorter time span than mangoes or oranges. Grapes stay on the ground. The good mangoes are way at the top of the tree, and you have to wait until they fall for the mangoes to be exceptionally delicious and ripe. This is not the case with grapes and oranges. Oranges are typically ripe at a certain time and not located to a specific section.
grapes = ground vine - fast burner and plentiful.
oranges = middle tree - average in both cases.
mangoes = top tree - slow burner and less than average.
Again for brevity, you don't need to treat a grape the same way as you treat a mango or orange. In fact, you shouldn't treat them the same way. Women don't treat us the same way. If we look like daddy material then women will put and put and put before putting it in the hole until their score is high and we look ripe enough (mango). Some women are just fine with us in the moment (orange). Some women want us really bad like weeds grow and cling to us (grape).
In the same way, there are plenty of ugly or less than average women attracted to us with low leverage based on looks (grapes or lemons maybe). There are some decent average looking that are attracted to us (oranges) with medium leverage based on looks. There are some exceptionally attractive women that have high leverage based on looks (mangoes).
[note: the leverage does not apply to us since we by default are immune to their conception of the balance of power since we are indifferent to having them. This applies to other men. However, in a room (environment) full of symps/tricks her leverage with them will reflect her beauty and consequently it will change her shit-or-get-off-the-pottedness.]
Mode One comes into play when you're dealing with a lot of grapes and oranges. They are less exotic, view their self as having less power, and are more likely to accept one time deals, open relationships, or no strings attached. If the woman views herself as a mango then you're SOL at using Mode One.
The reason I said Mode One is useful if redundant is that if you have read a fair amount of experiences on the forums then you can extrapolate when or when not to be direct. The other factor that comes to my mind that makes the book redundant is that if you're being chosen by a woman and you don't think she meets your standards for a relationship then you should facilitate fast sex as soon as possible to just keep her off your schedule and out of your time slots. Your time is valuable. Alternatively, if you're young and just care about having sex then it makes sense to just speed up the process and get your squirrel on.
The last and most important reason I think Mode One is unnecessary but useful is that you only be using Mode One as reciprocation
. If a woman is choosing you--has complimented you, touched you in personal ways, done things for you, admitted defeat, any of the signs etc.--and asks you, "What are you looking for?" This is the perfect time for you respond with something like, "I'm looking for easy sex."
Her: "What do you mean by easy?"
Me: "Have you heard of Little Ceasar's pizza Hot-N-Ready's?"
Me: "Then you know what I my mean by easy sex. So, pick a time and day that works well for both of us and let's hangout."
Then you're pretty much done. Grapes won't give you any trouble about it. All you have to do is wait for them to hit you up. If they don't hit you up then it's not your problem. It's her problem. She asked you what you were looking for. If you get any flack for being honest about sex then check her, "You asked me what I was looking for. Unless you have a problem with the truth then you shouldn't have a problem with me being honest."
Oranges and mangoes will more than likely give you problems, and it is possibly the reason why other people knocked Mode One. You can pull the same thing of with oranges and mangoes so long as you have the balance of power. She needs to want you more than you want her etc. Nothing you haven't heard before. So when she eventually kicks that, "What are you doing tonight?" "What are you looking for?" "What do you like in women?" you can respond accordingly.
Most of the time, you shouldn't even treat a grape the same as the orange or mango. You should treat them like pickings they are, something that is in immediate supply. I've meet plenty of grapes, fewer oranges, and fewer mangoes. YMMV.
Something that has been left unsaid is that Mode One is best served with actions. Instead of telling them what's on your mind, you should be showing them what's on your mind. It requires less graphical description and shows more respect for playing the game. This doesn't apply to the contract. You need them to physically or verbally acknowledge the contract, or you need to condition them to the contract with examples of your actions, which isn't suitable to Mode One.
The other reason that you would use Mode One is if you have a grape/lemon that you absolutely don't want to have sex with. They should just be used for mouthpiece purposes seeing how you would construct symbolic imagery in a woman's mind without being too direct. This way, blowing the bitch doesn't have an impact on your perks (property, gifts, cash, clothes, etc. from women).
These are the reasons why Mode One is both useful and redundant. If you're doing everything correctly then you'll have loads of chances to use Mode One. You don't have to proactively use Mode One. You use it in reciprocation to catch a woman that feels like being loose whether she is a grape, orange, or mango. You'll most often get grapes, and you'll save yourself headaches with many grapes and oranges.
This is longer than I wanted, but it pretty much covers why you would use Mode One in the framework of our forum and what the philosophy is.