People have many different ideas as to what game is. One definition is a set of attitudes and behaviors that a man has that can be used to trick/convince a woman that he is of high value, and worth sleeping (and doing more) with.
The whole idea was launched in the early 2000’s by what are now known as pickup artists. Much of it was discovered by trial and error, and there are many variations on a theme. The theme primarily being social dominance; over others and over her.
There are many issues that are debated about game:
I. Is it moral? Is it right to trigger these women in these ways? In actuality, the real issue with respect to women often is more about allowing pretenders to elbow their way in on the domain of naturally dominant men. David Collard addresses this,
“I think women lie to men about what really turns women on, perhaps because they are doing what Steve Moxon has written about. They are “policing the hierarchy”. They don’t want ordinary men to know, because knowledge is power. They would prefer that only elite men know these things and preferably that they know them intuitively. If every clueless guy is told the truth, it means that a man has been helped, who in the eyes of many women does not deserve to know. Women just expect men to know without being told.”
Churches sometimes take a stand also. A few years back on Sunshine Mary’s blog, commenter Joseph of Jackson (JoJ) told his story. He was the leader of a singles man group at a church. The individual men of the group were getting nowhere with the girls either in or out of the church. JoJ decided to do something about it. He attended a week long PUA seminar, and came back a different man. He started teaching these PUA techniques to the fellas of his group, and suddenly they started being noticed by the young women of the church. Well, they can’t have this, so JoJ was hauled before the church leadership and in a show trial was ex-communicated. There were no real charges; and it could not be shown how he was doing anything against church doctrine. But he had to go.
I am sure there are many other arguments related to game’s morality. Perhaps commenters would like to add to this list
II. How effective is it? Women often say that it is not so effective; but facts on the ground say otherwise. Probably women who are versed in the PUA techniques are maybe less susceptible; however many women probably want to be susceptible. This is after all, part of the amusement park that many young women desire so ardently.
III. What is the future? Probably there will be a some limit as to the amount of fellas who learn about game. Those that learn about it will often be discouraged by others (feminists, churches) from using it; being told that it is ineffective and/or immoral. Some of those who learn of it, will take the effort to actually implement it. This is often difficult, because it requires a reversal of a lifetime of programming. What it has done already, and will continue to do in the future, is level the SMP playing field. As to whether this is a positive effect for society remains to be determined.