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Burn the Encyclopædia Betannica

July 16, 2017

Too many beta chumps fall into the trap of blurting out every fact about themselves on first dates with girls.

This feels tempting to the beta who's been told to Just Be Yourself by his female family and friends his whole life. It destroys any sexual tension that was once there. All the mystery has gone.

Girls don't want to hear you recite the Encyclopædia Betannica. It destroys all mystery and imagination. A girl's imagination is your most powerful friend, because it feeds their competition anxiety, which we often call Dread.

Nothing wets the female's loins like the mystery of the non-needy man who ignores her texts for days at a time, only to return with panty-wetting excitement and fun in spades.

The mere act of approaching her with boldness and clear (yet not overt) sexual intent will be enough to let her imagination run wild. By not giving her all of your attention, and by not overtly explaining your sexual situation at any one time, she will imagine the competition she has all by herself.

If a girl's imagination is your most powerful friend, then in turn her feelings of competition anxiety are your most powerful tool, and best of all, it's a passive process. By not divulging everything about your life story, combined with genuine non-needy behaviour, it'll happen by itself.

Take your time when describing your life. She needs to earn it. You should have a good enough lifestyle that any woman should feel lucky to be a part of it. If you don't, go Monk Mode for a few months until you do.

Casually drop in that you went on a date yesterday. If she asks how it went, just say 'yeah it was alright' and leave it there. She now realises that you're a man other women want to go on dates with, and hence fuck. See the power in that small disclosure?

Remember, when you approach her, you have already beaten 99% of the terrified beta chumps out there. She starts off with the assumption that you're an alpha. She's rooting for you, hoping you're the cool guy rather than the awkward one who fumbles over himself buying her a drink with nervous laughter.

Each self-deprecating story, each bit of nervous laughter, each factoid you give her about your past sexual history, chips away at your perceived alpha cred.

That last item is of prime importance. You can never benefit from telling her your sexual history. When I started out in earnest approaching girls, I had been with one girl my whole life. Every single new girl assumed I had had a bigger body of experience with girls than I actually had. This assumption is partly from their feminine solipsism, but it's mostly assumed because of your boldness and attractiveness.

Quoting a recent comment of mine:

The problem is that most dudes have the Monogamy-as-goal mindset, borne out of a desperate scarcity of female intimacy. Think we can all empathise with that.

For example when a girl finally replies to them on POF, they clutch onto her for dear life, acting nice so as to not offend her sensibilities, while at the same time she has 10 others. If they actually meet up, he'll splurge every fact about himself, destroying all the mystery. Women want to have 'figured you out' with their feminine intuition, not heard the Encyclopaedia Betannica. If the relationship does progress, it's in her frame, because she's the one who cares the least, and in turn has the most power.

'Spinning plates' or just having multiple female prospects, not giving all your attention to any one of them, puts the situation firmly in your frame, because your non-neediness will show through your choice of options. Also, your behaviour will indicate this choice of options, stoking her competition anxiety, which is your most powerful friend of all in dating women.

Once again do not conflate this with the concept of vulnerability. That's the principle of risking rejection through brutal honesty and qualifying statements, not crying about your spirit crystal.

Be vague, don't vomit every fact about yourself, and whatever you do, never fully tell her your sexual history. Nothing is more satisfying to a woman than the thought that she's "figured you out" with her feminine intuition. Burn the Encyclopædia Betannica.

TL;DR: Beware the trap of blurting out every fact about yourself. Your life is a precious commodity that women would be lucky to be a part of. Stoke her imagination and competition anxiety, they'll passively do more for you than any funny line will.

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Title Burn the Encyclopædia Betannica
Author newls
Upvotes 97
Comments 33
Date July 16, 2017 10:17 AM UTC (5 years ago)
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[–]NeoreactionSafe31 points32 points  (11 children) | Copy Link


  • Default Beta Male - Rigid, literal and honest.

  • Default Female - Fluid and manipulative.


The Masculine male adopts the best qualities of the fluid and the rigid.


  • Frame - Defines a rigid objective reality upon which you secure yourself.

  • Game - By bending reality in fluid ways you alter the reality around you.


You have Amused Mastery over a woman when your Frame is solid as a rock and you Game her so that her fluid nature must follow your lead.


[–]newls[S] 17 points18 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

I like to picture the female's identity as a boat floating aimlessly around the ocean, waiting to be directed by a strong man's wind.

In literal terms, her personality and hobbies will mould to the man's who she's fucking. I've seen it happen first hand.

[–]NeoreactionSafe7 points8 points  (1 child) | Copy Link


Yeah... I took these ideas and just made a top level post on them.


  • Frame, Game, Rigid, Fluid


[–]newls[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I enjoy your stuff NRS and will definitely give it a read.

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[–]NeoreactionSafe-2 points-1 points  (4 children) | Copy Link


A beta can't lie.

He can be taught to deceive himself by the Blue Pill mythology but he is unconscious of what he does to himself.

To truly lie one must have the manipulative feminine psychopaths mentality.


No, the beta is rigid, literal and honest... he might be programmed to be confused, but he's only following the programming.

This is why if he "Kills the Beta" and discards the Blue Pill mythology he can rise to the level of Red Pill and know Natural Law, be stoic and learn to be masculine.

Women begin as manipulators... so they never really have the rigid side and aren't capable of knowing amd living in harmony with Natural Law.

This fact is why masculine men can rule over women.


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[–]NeoreactionSafe3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy Link


Because they were emotionally programmed to believe the investment in being a Nice Guy™ will pay of in the end.

That's the Blue Pill mythology.

It's only when the beta wakes up and realizes that logic is incorrect (does not follow Natural Law) that he will learn.


  • He doesn't think he's lying.


Women see him as lying because if she were manipulating she might do something similiar.

No, the Nice Guy™ actually believes in his honor of being not overtly sexual.

The beta takes pride in being non-sexual... he's not lying by doing something he believes is rather heroic.

The beta believes if he sacrifices his sexual desires as well as all his reseources to a woman she will one day see him as the Nice Guy™ he is and he finally will get that reward of respect and gratitude he always wanted.


  • It's like a scene out of Dumb and Dumber...


[–]Barvazon2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

A beta can't lie.

According to NMMNG, betas lie all the time.

[–]NeoreactionSafe4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy Link


Not consciously.

The beta sees himself as heroic.

He sees repressing his sexual desires as a "higher standard of honor".

What the beta doesn't know is that women hate honorable men because deep down women are manipulative psychopaths.

Women are attracted to male psychopaths because it gives them the ability to fully realize their own perverted insides.

The beta is a Charlie Brown... A Good Man.... A Nice Guy™


[–]victordmor0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

What is the name of that book which teaches all about frame?

[–]NeoreactionSafe0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link


Good question.

I don't know has anyone written a book yet?

Maybe we need someone to do that?

It's in the sidebar material ("desktop mode") in the Rational Male I'm pretty certain, but no one has dedicated an entire book to the concept to my knowledge.


[–]EddieJonesRFU4 points5 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

Good post. But you've got to be careful with being vague, mysterious. Sure, you don't want to seem needy or as though you're trying to gain their approval, but you need to show you're bold, confident as well. It's a fine balance.

[–]Endorsed ContributorAuvergnat1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Bold and confident does not mean talking in details about yourself.

[–]EddieJonesRFU1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Agreed. And nor does it mean talking non-stop about anything. Some users here seem to go too far in the opposite direction though, and become a bit too "reactive" to people and things around them. E.g. they lift weights, are calm under pressure etc, and see themselves as a sort of 'James Bond', taking life too seriously. Often you only have a chance to show your frame by engaging with someone first.

[–]newls[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

True, for any meaningful relationship to progress you need some kind of emotional intimacy.

[–]2IVIaskerade5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

As I'm sure /u/VasiliyZaitzev can attest, the common interview question "Tell Me About Yourself" is usually the one that most people get wrong.

Strange, then, that so few of these men see the parallels between a job interview and... well, a job interview.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

I used to share everything about myself when I was younger, that didn't workout because they lost interest. Before I didn't understand why but now I understand, and it's because I wouldn't stfu and I didn't make shit interesting lol.

[–]newls[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

The key is in how you share it. If you share your stories in a fun and nostalgic way, it's good, but if you share them in a needy, boastful, or negative way, it's bad.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

Yes I know now and have no problems when it comes to that, but I cringe on how I was before.

[–]newls[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Me too bro, but it's the best way to learn. No gain without pain.

[–]1yeahmaybe22 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

"You can never benefit from telling her your sexual history." I agree, when I met the woman who is now my wife, I had dated at least ten others(I'm six years older than her). When we were out together, driving around, if we passed a location(home) of a girl from my past I would say "I used to date a girl who lived there" She assumed what she wanted and the result was always an increase in what I would describe as "bonding activity", her trying to get closer to me, ingratiate herself into my life. I never went into any detail, just a casual mention when it naturally came up.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

good post full of the right ideas

see /u/fluviant for BE A CLOSED BOOK for more

[–]newls[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Cheers dude. Yep I read that post before, it's good.

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[–]HypergaMouse0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

I see your ideas (and even specific words and phrases) coming straight from texts such as The Rational Male and Models.

[–]newls[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Yep, I reference those two books a lot. They both express a lot of core concepts in a very distilled manner, no reason to unnecessarily reword them.

[–]Jyontaitaa0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Be yourself is the best advice women can give you; it makes it easier for them to figure out if your a going to be a good lay or a pay cheque.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy Link

I agree with you on everything you say here but the bit about telling them you were on a date with another girl either leads to auto-rejection or she will resent you. Women do not like hearing about other women, more so if she's attracted to you. You'd rather show them, like posting a picture of you two on social media than telling them.

[–]newls[S] 4 points5 points  (4 children) | Copy Link

On the first couple of dates saying that you've been on another date is fine, nay expected, because it's probably what she's doing too. Conversely, her demanding monogamy from a relative stranger would be a big red flag.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy Link

Depends, if she wants monogamy yet you have found out that she has been on a couple of dates before you, that's a definite red flag, meaning she's trying to pull you into her orbit. But if she's has not been on a date before you or even a long time, I'd say it's something she's probably serious about.

[–]Endorsed ContributorAuvergnat1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Where is this planet you live on where women just go on a date with you and nobody else?

[–]newls[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Wherever it is, remind me to book a visit.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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