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Professional Pickup Artist Dave Hart Interview, Part II

Fine Art: Interview With a Professional Pickup Artist, Part II

Yesterday we posted the first half of our interview with 24-year-old professional pickup artist, Dave Hart. Today he tells how he reads women's cues, monetizes his skills, and if he's going to date forever.

How do you know when you're "in" with a woman?
Two things: her eyes and your gut. Her eyes will tell you all that you need to know if you're looking.

How do you decide which women to approach? Is it just who you're attracted to, or do you pick up on cues they're sending?
I mostly just approach the ones I'm attracted to. Obviously there are cues that will show you if she has some level of interest before you even talk to her, such as eye contact, smiles, proximity, and so on.


What kinds of men come to you for coaching?
It's a very wide spectrum, actually. I've coached college students to divorced Fortune 500 executives. I've coached guys who want to become a Casanova and sleep with as many women as possible and guys who are looking to meet one wonderful woman to marry. I have also worked with women, though they seem to have a narrower field of desired results.

What about you? Do you prefer to date a lot of women, or are you looking for The One?
Both. I am very very selective. I'm a romantic at heart and I know someday I will meet my soul mate. However, I'm also realistic, and I understand that with six billion-odd people on this earth, I may have to do quite a bit of dating before I find her.

Do you like your work?
I love it. I help people find love and happiness. There's nothing better.

One last question: do you have a soul patch like Mystery?
(Laughs.) I actually used to wear a soul patch when I was in my late teens. These days I usually just keep a two-day stubble kind of look. My "peacocking," if you will, is that I have a part of my hair neon blue.

chequettex chequettex 7 years
PS - I actually think Dave is kinda cute, but I am turned off by the idea that he has probably slept with A LOT of women. That's not appealing to me at all.
chequettex chequettex 7 years
Oh PUAs! I love this stuff. My husband checked out the book about them ("The Game") from the library and we were both fighting over it for a couple of weeks. I thought the whole premise was very ... interesting. The basic idea is that ANY guy could seduce ANY woman he wants - with the right training and practice. Of course, we as women hate this idea, but there are a lot of tales in the book about women who fell for these sleazeballs (no offense, Dave). I keep waiting for some guy to try, just try, to "pick me up" with these tricks, but it's probably not gonna happen, I'm just not the "target" type.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i think a matchmaker would be somebody who wants to hook two people up who have similar interests, etc. not sure that's what pick-up artists do
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I don't think it's slimeball-ish to help others out with dating skills. Some people may be shy or introverted and when someone else understands social skills very well, they can be a huge help. I've never enlisted professional help, but I am shy and introverted (and crowds make me nervous), but my best friend is the flashing definition of extrovert. She helps me out all the time when it comes to appropriate ways to respond or socialize with guys. I mean, out of all his interview questions, I haven't heard him say anything even remotely trashy or slimeball. He's just skilled in helping that first little spark go off. I think the word "pick-up artist" just has trashy connotations, like SKG said. If he called himself a matchmaker, would anyone be making a fuss?
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
"Coaching"? He gets PAID to do this? People PAY him? Okay, its one thing to be a slimeball, its another thing to swindle people's money with the promises of more action, while still being a slimeball. This all falls in the category of snake oil. The only person he's helping is himself. Oh, and finding a group of...let's just say 'easily persuaded females' doesn't make you a pickup artist. It makes you lucky. And them suckers.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
it bothers me that people actually call themselves "pick-up artists". it's like people who give themselves nicknames. LAME.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i'm not picking on his looks! it's his "game". i hate "pick-up artists"
Pistil Pistil 7 years
While I think pick-up artists are a bit gimmicky, how can you judge the guy so harshly from a profile pic and 300 words? No wonder some guys need help, ha.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
we're mean because he's likely reading this! LOL
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
if he approached me at a bar, i'd probably throw a drink in is face. ok, not really, but i'd walk away!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
he might be a smooth talker but he's not my type and i would think he's only the "type" of a small percentage of women out there...cute but like jazzytummy said, not the cutest dresser and seems like he's trying a little hard
jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
If that's him in the picture, he looks like a douche. Gawd awful shirt.
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