What B.F. Skinner can teach us about canned material?

At the beginning of the seduction “community”, the “game” has been “played” only by using canned routines and stories.

The videos was starting to appear, showing people having success with this canned stuff and as a result everyone wanted to start learn fake routines and stories, stuff that someone had already used once and because he had results, people thought that anyone can achieve the same results as well.

I remember, in many discussions on related forums, me saying that these methods are not giving you results, as it’s not the fake story one is using to make a woman attracted to him, but it’s who tells that story and how he says it. And of course, if you go natural, you can have better results, like so many people having for decades (yes, pickup is not what humanity waited for to make relationships).

But many people couldn’t hear anything else, because they feel safe this way and they don’t want to leave their security bubble and try out new things.

But what’s the relationship with the Skinner in all these? Let’s see some psychology first in order to understand it better.

In 1948, psychologist B. F. Skinner (1904-1990), did an amazing experiment, known as “Project Pigeon“, in order to see the behavior of pigeons and develop missiles that will carried by the pigeons (see the video at the end).

So he put a few pigeons in some glass boxes and he put a system to feed the pigeons automatically every 15-20”. At the beginning, according to Skinner, the pigeon was trying to understand how the system works. However, the food was scheduled to fall at the beginning, immediately after a movement of the pigeon (e.g. hitting the flaps). In a while, the pigeon therefore considered that the move was what made the food to fall, even if sometimes dropping food to the movement are not correlated (aka Pigeon Superstition).

What this means in a nutshell to the game and flirting? That mistakenly we believe (they or made us to believe) that if you say a good pickup line, women will like you instantly. That if you say something someone else had already used before you (and had worked for him), will give you the same results.

Also, they make us to believe that appearance, expensive clothes and/or cars and money can play (or not) a role on attracting women, but I will analyze it in another article.

So if you approach a woman with the line “who lies more, men or women?”, you will see that it does not bring you any results, women doesn’t want always to answer questions like this, because they want to have fun. Of course you can keep 2-3 lines on how to start/continue a conversation, but you can not rely only on fake lines and stories.

Now if someone insists that these tactics are working and you have to read/learn more fake stories and routines/lines, he should probably take an IQ test against Skinner’s pigeons.

The last 2 Videos showing some of Skinner’s experiments. The original investigation, however, is in the introduction of the filmMr Nobody (2009) (1st Video).