For some this may be a controversial post, since it I’ll quickly enter the realm of the politically incorrect. Without further ado, let me state that women, for the very most part, all act in rather similar ways. Men do, too, in case you’re wondering. There may be some outliers, but you quickly recognise them as such. But because humans are so similar, as long as you stay within one culture, you can deduce behavioral rules.
Thus, any guy who has had sex with a few women, no matter whether he met them through club/bar game or through his social circle, is able to formulate some hypotheses regarding female behaviour. You’ll learn to recognise when they are interested. At this point you’ll also notice when a woman is playing games. There are those who have no sexual interest but want to feed off the attention they are getting, and then there are those who don’t fuck you yet because for some reason they think they have to let you wait.
In short, through experience you’ll learn which (female/male/human) behaviours are common, and which are not. You’ll also learn that getting laid isn’t such a big deal, and doesn’t require any kind of “flashiness”. Now, the reason I thought Mystery Method and all that “old school” game was bullshit was simply because you can obviously get girls without it, so at best “game” was superfluous.
Proponents of “game” make the outlandish claim that you can get laid with hot girls regardless of your looks, money, or popularity. Again, anybody who has interacted with women in real life knows better. There is the often touted “that one guy” we all supposedly know who gets girls because he’s so charismatic or whatnot. Well, that guy doesn’t exist outside PUA marketing materials. Further, the current crop of PUAs with their “natural game” or whatever they want to call it can’t be taken seriously for the same reason: they, again, claim that some “techniques” will get you laid. But they won’t. Guys obsess over red herrings like (fake) phone numbers, but those are all irrelevant.
Have you ever wondered why there are so very few guys in the “seduction community” who actually get laid? Well, now you know. If they have a modicum of experience, they know that typical PUA gurus are full of shit, since their teachings don’t correspond to reality. Clueless men, on the other hand, don’t have those reference experiences that allow them to see through that kind of nonsense. Those who get good, and are able to reflect on what they are doing, normally turn away from the community as well, since they have learnt that “game” isn’t really about techniques, but mostly about fundamentals: looks, money, environment, making a good first impression and capitalising on it.
However, there are also the semi-successful, and the scammers. The first may even have good intentions. However, for them success is so random that they really don't know what they are doing, and they tend to develop some kind of magical thinking, i.e. adherence to certain rituals. Once a Love Systems instructor (is this company still around?) told me about his 10 or so steps he would always do to make sure that he didn't get "last minute resistance". It apparently never occurred to him that countless guys fuck chicks without doing any of these precautions. This leaves the scammers, but about those I've said a few words elsewhere already. In short, they can only prosper when there are enough clueless guys who do not take any action.