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The pickup scene from 5-10 years ago has been mostly replaced by Instagram and dating apps.
Obviously, I'd much prefer a society were men and women met through family and Church, but the silver lining is that the rise of dating apps means a lot of "pick-up coaches" (like the guy in the above video), either are, or will soon be out of work.
Taking large sums of money off naive men and teaching them to spam harrass women who are out of their league is a disgusting way to make a living.
That was painful to watch but it also made me chuckle. I remember discovering the manosphere and PUA after my divorce and behaving like this guy although I was younger than him. Eventually, I came to realize that regurgitating lines wasn't necessary since I was blessed with height and good looks (thanks mom and dad!) but my confidence had been destroyed by my wife's adultery and betrayal. Immersing myself in red pill content for a number of years allowed me to aquire a notch count significantly higher than the average.
There is an old Yiddish proverb: A drowning man will grasp even the blade of a sword.
These pick up coaches are offering hope to these lonely young (and sometimes not so young) men. Roosh is over forty now and I am closer to fifty. I think most of RVF, at least members from the old board, are older and we sometimes forget how it feels to "burn with desire" as St. Paul warned about.
Where and how are we supposed to find these women to marry? Given the direction the board has gone in the past few years the obvious answer is church but many of us don't find any single women at our parishes. What are those men supposed to do? Before anyone answers with devote yourself to prayer and go light candles and say novenas and ask the Holy Spirit to intervene, what are concrete steps that can be taken?
Edit: I am not implying that prayer is not important. I am not passively sitting back waiting for the Holy Spirit to Amazon Prime me a "more valuable than rubies, virtuous, helpmeet. But we are men, and we live in this world. God made us for action. For too long people have been anesthetized with the internet, and weed, and booze and Pron, myself included. Everyone looking for a hack or a cheat code.
Rereading this I see that I have gone off on a tangent am just stream of consciousness typing. I find myself in the same situation as the man in the video. I wanted a family, an in-tact, loving one, not the broken one that was forced upon me. Is it too late for me to find a girl/woman to have more children with? I love my girls but I would really love to have a son. And there practical considerations, end of life things I think about. As a child I went to a lot of wakes, funerals, nursing home visits. The idea that family is so important and visiting the sick was inculcated into us. I admit I sometimes think about dying alone. I hope that I won't but I would prefer to have a strong family, united, rather than a fractured one when that day comes.
My apologies for going off topic.
As you were.