The other night while rummaging through some documents and old pieces of scrap paper thrown under my bed, I came across a list of PUA-canned routines and openers which I’d jotted down on scrap paper some years ago in order to memorize them [what a nostalgic felling].
Personally, I still use canned routines and canned lines, albeit my own stuff which I use as my stock openers.
This revelation seems to boggle the minds of a lot of guys who see canned material as cheesy, lame and antiquated.
I on the other hand, am real enough to say that we all use routines and we all have our special line that we like to use in order to open a set of girl(s).
Simply saying, “Hi what’s up”, could be classified as a stock-canned line, simply for the fact that it is a go-to-question and routinely used.
Hence, we all use canned material, canned routines and canned openers. Just that some of them are lame while others will immediately hook the girl.
As I read through the list of routines which I’d copied off of PUA websites such as Sarge Nation and Seduction Tuition, I caught myself laughing inwardly as I reflect on how easy it is today for me to use a canned line than it was back then as a newbie or intermediate.
Any PUA from the era where indirect-method was king (pre 2010), can attest to this, that 1 of the most difficult hurdle and task to ever traverse, will be the ability to use a canned routine/opener without fucking it up in some way or another.
It is heart-throbbing and nerve-wrecking to say the least.
Trying to recite a pick-up routine or some canned material while in set or before opening the girl, will feel like being called upon to climb Mt. Everest without climbing gear…while being completely exhausted and drained.
The lengthier the pickup routine, the greater the chances of fucking it up and being caught out there by the girl.
Concise and simple openers such as: “Who lie more, men or women”(?), wouldn’t require the greatest amount of tact in order to pull off. Nevertheless, it is still nerve-wrecking for newbies to execute as it was for me as a student of the game years ago.
The longer routines however, were more risky and made you way more nervous to execute.
In retrospect, I remember being at the bar as a newbie with a canned routine written on scrap paper stuffed into my pant’s rear pocket, while sneaking away to the restroom every 5 minutes or so to recite it in the mirror just to get in perfected as much as possible (which wasn’t possible). 😆
Nerves alone were enough to derail this plan of perfection. So I would enter sets (approach women) using a lengthy-canned routine and found myself stumbling, mumbling and fumbling it like a hot potato…
It was treacherous (but worth it…in hindsight)!
The nerves, tension and awkward energy were so high that I almost shitted myself a few times while in set after approaching the girl trying to deliver the canned material!
Despite learning and trying to memorize a routine over the course of 2 weeks, as a newbie, your nerves and anxiety will almost always screw things up while approaching the girl.
The beauty in that is that perfection isn’t a prerequisite.
Nowadays, whenever I come across PUA-routine stacks and openers, I can pretty much utilize them within a heartbeat without an ounce of anxiety but pure natural finesse.
This should be expected though.
As you gain experience through repetition in a particular field, it will have become easier with less effort.
Hence the case with pickup routines and canned openers.
As a newbie or a guy with less experience; you will fuck up the delivery when approaching girls.
Your calibration and timing will be off.
Your confidence will also be an issue.
Just to give an example of a lengthy routine, this’ a classic opener/routine stack popularized by Badboy, the PUA guru from Eastern Europe.
I recall using a version of this as a pickup newbie and totally screwing it up numerous times while chatting to a set of girls.
“Hey guys, you wont believe whats going on with a friend of mine and his girlfriend. They’ve been dating each other for six months now, and my friend really loves her. But they had this big fight a few weeks ago, and she went to visit her mother to cool down. And while she was gone, my friend was so depressed, that he ended up hooking up with some random girl he met in a club. Anyway, a few days later, his girlfriend comes back, and she finds this girls thong panties under the bed, and she KNOWS this thong isn’ t hers. So she confronts my friend on this, and he lies and says that the panties are his! And that he likes to dress up in women’s underwear. So I don’t know if his girlfriend knew he was lying and just wanted to punish him, or if she really is into this or not, but she said she thinks that’s really kinky and wants him to wear women’s underwear around the house. So he’s been doing this for a few weeks now and is absolutely MISERABLE”!
Possibly my all-time favorite routine which I still use to date.
All in all guys, whether you use canned material or go natural, if you’re still new to this, then struggling with anxiety and fumbling your thoughts will be the norm.
With time, practice, repetition and screw ups, it’ll all become easy breezy.