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Models: Attract Women Through Honesty

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Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them. It's the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. A game-changer.
Paperback, 246 pages
Published July 28th 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published July 1st 2011)
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Koen van Andel In that case, you should read it even more. Much pua-stuff felt always very limiting. Do this, say that, act this way, feel this way, etc. This book…moreIn that case, you should read it even more. Much pua-stuff felt always very limiting. Do this, say that, act this way, feel this way, etc. This book on the other hand was very liberating to me and does a great job encouraging me to do the fuck I want, even if it is something white knightish. It goes against a lot of classic pua stuff, so if you are afraid you are going to be confused, you will be, but that's a good thing. Out of chaos comes order. I would suggest reading it and ditch it if you don't like it (as you should with every book), but give it a chance and I think you will learn a lot of new insights from it, as did I.(less)
Martin Labuschin > Why does everyone think that women dont need any advice how to approach men?

Who said that?

> men/women shouldnt be in the need of the opposite…more
> Why does everyone think that women don´t need any advice how to approach men?

Who said that?

> men/women shouldn´t be in the need of the opposite sex and just care about themselves

Where did you get that? That is really bad advice.

You should read the book before making such harsh prejudices.(less)

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Sviatoslav
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Whether you like it or not, we live in a world where men are seriously screwed up. From the early childhood we are being taught to please women. Most of us don’t have a healthy male role model to follow, our fathers are distraught and generally don’t care about their heritage. This is especially true for Post Soviet countries, where being sensitive for a man is almost a crime.

So, while our fathers pursue career, sport, women or whatever else they find to be exciting, a lot of teen boys are left
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Sean Goh
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A dating advice book that is applicable to life.

Social status is determined by how you behave around other people, how other people behave around you, and how you treat yourself.

Neediness is defined by being more highly invested in other people's perceptions of you than your perceptions of yourself.

Humans are attracted to each other's rough edges.

Intentions speak way louder than lines, it's about why you say it, not what you say.
It comes down to what's being sub-communicated. When in doubt, che
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Amber Lea
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was really solid until he got to the actual how-to advice at the end, and then it seemed kind of manipulative and gross, not to mention rapey.

It is NOT a good policy to push ahead with women you hardly know until they force you to stop. DO NOT DO THIS.

Always ask and anything less than an enthusiastic yes is a no.

The first 180 pages or so of this book is excellent advice. Much better than the advice in The Game or No More Mr. Nice Guy or any other book I've read, and I want to tell ever
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Chuddchutney Buana
Jul 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Not too long ago I encountered a great article on the internet about John Lennon vs Trent Reznor and how their different fundamental view on love resulted in a different outcome. It is a nice and enlightening article. Less than two weeks after, I encountered another great article on the internet, about how we should not be worried about being an average person. Those 2 blog post are in no way perfect, but it does opened my eyes into seeing things from a completely different angles.

The interestin
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Simon
Oct 12, 2014 rated it did not like it

Wow, just wow. This is so fucked up.



Trying to benevolently overlook all that's bad about this, the author actually makes some good points (though if they're new to you, seek help). What's in Models? 3 main points: Be interesting, be interested, and don't be such a fucking retard. Can't argue with those except the author seems to think they are only important to connect with women...



There is so much wrong with this book that I found it very hard to take seriously at all. Starting with the fact th

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Amir Tesla
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Highly recommended to every straight guy. Powerful insights on what constitutes an attractive character.
Michael Britt
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a thoroughly enjoyable listen. It deals a lot with accepting rejection, how to be more honest (obviously) and why being honest and vulnerable can be helpful. It also deals with the mistakes you're making, in your personal life and when trying to find a woman to meet. I really wish I would've read this book when I was 20. Ya live and learn
Sandeep
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read book for any man who has struggled to connect with or communicate with women. I was recommended to read this book from a friend and I'm grateful he told me about it. Mark Manson's concepts on True Confidence, False Confidence, and vulnerability are very clear to understand to help a man be more successful in his relationships about women. The difference between True Confidence and False Confidence is the extent to which a man is vulnerable to his emotions and is able to share ...more
Ilona
Jan 30, 2016 rated it liked it
From the first time I came across Manson's blog I though he might be my spirit animal since he gives a great advice on life and how not to be a needy crazy bitch-person. I am less of a needy crazy bitch-person because of his writings and I am definitely grateful for that.

Having in mind that I am not the target audience for Models, it might be unsurprising that the book didn't strike the chord as eye-opening. It was quite interesting to know a bit more about the possible mindsets - it seems that
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Sadra Aliabadi
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 96
کتاب خیلی خیلی خوبی بود، می ارزید براش یه پست بنویسم ولی فیلترچی ناراحت میشد.
حتا اگر پسر دختربازی محسوب میشید بازم این کتاب یه سری چیزها داره که بهتون ارائه بده.
در واقع مهمترین چیز مدل سازی هست که منسون میکنه و توی اون مدل میشه بیشتر اتفاقاتی که در هنگام نزدیک شدن به زنان اتفاق میفته رو توضیح بدی.
در کل توصیه میکنم. اگر تونستم از هایلایت هام هم اکسپورت پی دی اف بگیرم لینکش رو همینجا میذارم.
Joe
Nov 09, 2014 rated it liked it
As far as dating/seduction books go, this is one of the most realistic and down-to-earth. Less about having "game" and more about living as authentically as possible.
Ido
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Every guy.
When in doubt Check Your INTENTIONS

צפו בוידאו סיקור :-)

As a former performer (pick-up), this book saved my life just in time.

As a kid I knew that being more real and vulnerable is the right way
to have a healthy and fulfilling relationships, and I did have, as a kid.
With more and more poisonous pressure from the majority of my peers at
middle school, to make chatting with girls a challenge,
I was persuaded to think that I WASN'T RIGHT.
They were, of course, pushing around MANIPULATIVE RELATIONSH
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James Andersen
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is an incredible read for those who want to be successful and confident with women!

Earlier in the year I was in the middle of a promising friendship that was on the cusp of forming into a relationship, sadly as time went on the amazing connection I had faded away this prompted me to examine why and what made this happen. Before reading this book I thought the ending of this amazing connection was rooted in problems in the last 2 weeks, but after reading this book I realized the seeds
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Kaj Sotala
Conflicting feelings. Had a lot of good stuff, but at the end there was some advice that left me deeply uncomfortable:

"The general principle at work here is that you want to gently push things towards sex until she says stop. If she doesn’t say stop, keep going. [...] ...our general guideline here is that we continue until a woman makes us stop. This means she physically stops you – i.e., moves your hands off of her, moves away from you, puts her clothes back on, etc. – or clearly and verbally s
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Saeed
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing and so funny and well-written book about seduction. Highly recommended for everybody.
William Girdler
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have no intention of being a pickup artist or really ever talking to anyone or ever leaving the house....but there's some good stuff in this book.

It mostly boils down to don't be a piece of shit.

It primarily talks about how the most unattractive things a guy can be are needy or narcissistic. And then talks about how to identify those tendencies in oneself and how to deal with them. And like his other book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck, Manson does a fantastic job of being pragmatic and
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Semina
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
As obvious as it is that I'm not a guy who needs help with the ladies, I reasonably enjoyed this book and picking up women.

When I first read The subtle art of not giving a fuck I found Mr Manson quite funny and engaging. He had a lot of good points about life and I really liked his writing style, so I figured I would give Models a go as well.

In the first three-quarters of the book, he gives quite reasonable advice, even though some of them are a little strange, but they do make sense. For s
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Ryan
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
I realise now the objective of this book wasn't for me.
it's not particularly badly written, in fact if you want this sort of picking up woman self help book this should probably be towards the top of the list.

That being said, I personally found it far too preachy and ended up being the step by step guide it at first promised not to be.

I'm now an expert in exactly when to stop talking to woman immediately when they're not interested in a sexual relationship, what to wear to attract woman and how
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DeFlow
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good book disguised about a book of how to be attractive to women, that actually focuses on how to be honest and direct to yourself and others and live your life with passion. Main take-aways are that women are attracted to high-status men who invest more in themselves than they do in the first beautiful women they come across. So invest in yourself, in your passions and live your life for no-one but yourself. Be honest about your intentions and don't let your confidence hinge on whether she l ...more
Yan
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
When I 15 and had completely no experience with girls, my friend recommended The Game. At the time, I thought it was great book on getting girls, only as I mature did I realised that it was not actually good advise but instead a cautionary tale. After a break-up, I wondered if there's book out that helps you attract women without changing yourself into something you wouldn't like. Apparently there's one.

A few basic common sense is covered in this book such as: dress well, be confident, live an i
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VC Gan
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My favorite aphorism from the book - `The only way to build true confidence is to build yourself.' A true relationship is not about erasing ourselves or attempt to change someone. This boils down to the core principle of you are enough and be yourself. It's about being strong in the body (exercise of any kind), constantly progressing in the mind (reading, getting a range of experiences by experimenting different things, getting out of your comfort zone) and developed in the spirit (meditation an ...more
Saeed Ramazany
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
جدا ارزش وقت گذاشتنش رو داشت.
من تو خانوادهای نسبتا مذهبی به دنیا اومدم و مدل ذهنیم طوری بود که تو ۲ سال اخیر، صرفا به حدود ۶ زن نزدیک شده بودم و به ۲ تا پیشنهاد جدی داده بودم. که خب همهش شکست بوده.
ایدهام این بود که کلی سرمایهگذاری کنی رو یه زن و رابطه.

همچنین طوری رفتار میکردم که انگار نیاز دارم به تایید این زنان.
فهمیدم که همهی رفتارهام، یا حداقل «تقریبا» همهی رفتارهام طوری بوده که اتفاقا باعث شده زنان از من دورتر بشند.
واقعا کتاب خوبی برای من بود. بسیار مفید.
من کتاب The Game رو تا حدود ۷۰ ۸۰٪ش خو
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Jay Yeo
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Read this after seeing it highly recommended on reddit.

It did make me want to become more proactive in life and become more confident, but the premise of the book is basically to become good at approaching women through repeated practice. I have no intention of randomly picking up just any girl andor sleeping around, especially in a small community.

It says nothing about developing and maintaining actual relationships beyond the initial contact part (well, technically I shoulda known that from th
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Víctor Galán
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
En este interesante libro sobre el mundo de las relaciones heterosexuales, Mark Manson se posiciona desde la perspectiva masculina, al ser la que suele llevar la voz cantante a la hora de iniciar relaciones con el sexo opuesto y aporta información útil sobre la manera más sana y adecuada de afrontar dicho rol.
A diferencia de otros libros sobre la materia, en este nos encontramos en un punto de vista que renuncia prácticamente a la perspectiva seductora y enfoca las relaciones hombre-mujer desde
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Jelle Derckx
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
‘Models’ is het eerste boek dat Mark Manson (één van mijn favoriete bloggers) schreef. Het gaat over alles wat hij leerde tijdens zijn tijdperk als ‘pick-up artist’. Een pick-up artist is iemand die mannen helpt bij het versieren van vrouwen. Mark leerde o.a. dat het niet gaat om de goede openingszinnen in de kroeg.

Dit is hét boek voor mannen over liefde en vrouwen. Bijna alle boeken over dit onderwerp behandelen alleen de trucjes en technieken voor de korte termijn. Mark Manson schrijft voor de
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Dimas Ahimsa
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time I buy the book on approaching women (before it, I bought the e-book by Ronald Frank. You know Ronald Frank, don’t you? Google it if you don’t), and I was satisfied. This is the most concise and the only book men need to get not only women, but also their life.

Things covered in this book ranged from the fundamentals of what really attracts women and the difference between men and women perceive sexuality to the choice of lifestyle that that must be adopted by men to be attr
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Ann
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I know I'm not the target audience, but I found it interesting nonetheless. This was the first of the real dating-advice kind of books I've read. I definitely appreciated the focus on being authentic and vulnerable, and the importance of polarizing. Manson suggests that we get comfortable sharing part of ourself and come up with 3 examples (that can each be talked through for about a minute) for each of the following topics:
- passions and favourite things to do
- dreams, ambitions, life goals
- b
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Eddie
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Did I pick this book up because of the title? Yes. Did I pick this book up because I genuinely want to meet more interesting women? Of course. Does this book make me feel confident enough to do so? A definite yes. But with that said, what this book also did was enable me to take an even deeper look into myself. A more honest, profound look into the ticking of what makes me me as a man, a human and an evolved individual. I loved this book and never highlighted so much from one book before. I love ...more
Diego Petrucci
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Non do cinque stelline perché manca un po' di applicazioni pratiche (tranne uno scarno capitoletto alla fine del libro), ma è comunque un'ottima lettura.

A differenza degli altri libri sul movimento dei pickup-artists, non dice «fai questo» o «dì quest'altro» e otterrai una donna o una migliore vita. Al contrario, parla chiaro e abbastanza schietto: se vuoi una vita (e donne) migliori devi farti il mazzo per averla — devi metter su un discreto fisico, guadagnare di più, imparare a comunicare megl
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Michael Shore
Jan 31, 2018 rated it liked it
This book offers contradictory - if valuable - insight and advice.

The first half of the book, which is mostly theoretical, is full of gems. Manson encourages radical authenticity, and criticizes the "typical dating advice books" for trying to teach guys how to "perform." Great so far.

Then, Manson literally goes on to do just that. The 2nd half of the book is full of practical advice including specific regiments for things like how to dress to impress, how to approach, how to be funny, how to mak
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this book is great - no contradiction btw statements in the book 2 32 Oct 21, 2014 03:07AM  
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Mark Manson (born 1984) is a professional blogger, entrepreneur, and former dating coach. Since 2007, he's been helping people with their emotional and relationship problems. He has worked with thousands of people from over 30 different countries.

He regularly writes and updates his blog at: www.markmanson.net
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“Challenge yourself to find the good and beautiful thing inside of everyone. It’s there. It’s your job to find it. Not their job to show you.” 51 likes
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