What to say to a girl who has, unbeknownst or not, co-opted a favorite PUA line for her own amusement? A reader explains:
To CH & readers,
quick tactics question —
what if a girl pulls the Heartistian “don’t flatter yourself” riposte on you? How do you reply?
That happened to me, and not being swift of tongue I said nothing but walked away.
Before you can know the right words, you have to be in the right frame of mind. That frame is: “My dance card is always bursting with poon flavor, so whatever any one girl says to me hardly jogs me from my glowing self-conception.”
Once this inner game is established, the “right” reply to a sassy girl will come more naturally and punctually.
VESSEL OF MALE MATE VALUE DETERMINATION: “Don’t flatter yourself.”
FILLER OF VESSELS OF MALE MATE VALUE DETERMINATION: “It’s hard not to.”
The words WILL come easier if you believe, really believe, you are Beelzebub’s gift to bush. I’ve no issue with those who advocate learning outer game before tackling inner game in order to get a taste of the in-field possibilities, but ultimately the coolest outer game must originate from the source pool of unshakeable inner game. Game neophytes often complain about being tongue-tied in the moment of truth, but that is less a reflection of their paucity of wit that it is of their weakness of mind. A strong mental self-appraisal will open the floodgates to a river of sexy ripostes.