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Pickup Artist

Heartiste (FKA Roissy in DC) is a pickup artist in Washington DC, who writes a popular blog for men on dating. He's known for his controversial and flamboyant writing style.

Heartiste's Opinions

You hear it all the time from people who are getting shafted by reality. “It’s so UNFAIR that guys get to do X with impunity while girls doing X suffer social stigma.” [Others,] when called out on their inconsistencies, deploy a swarm of sophistry intended to obfuscate and deny the existence of double standards because they are beneficiaries of them. ... The truth of the matter is ... double standards are fixed features of life as a sexually reproducing social organism.
13 Apr 2007    Source

The same goes for sluts. A man who sleeps with many women gets high fives from his buddies and sexual interest from girls who can’t help their burning loins. But girls who sleep around are socially ostracized, used by men and shunned by women. It has always been and it will always be as long as a woman has 400 eggs to a man’s nearly infinite number of sperm.
13 Apr 2007    Source

Most women, and some men, believe that the bitterness and misogyny of beta males accounts for their failure with women. That betas are their own worst enemy. It is a common human compulsion to want to believe that the tortures of the sexually damned are self-inflicted — unlike poverty or gender discrimination, the first instinct of the moralizers in matters of unequal distribution of sex and love is to blame the victim.
30 Jul 2007    Source

I will now present to you a vision of hell as dreamed up in the minds of the man-hating women who litter internet toilets like Feministing... This is what the world would look like if feminists had their way. Man Tax, Thought Crimes, Ban on Porn, Ban on Sexbot Research, Ban on Foreign Brides, Mandatory Castration for Crimes Against Women, Rape = Death Penalty, Better Pay, Legalized Polygamy, Ban on DNA Paternity Testing, Sexual Harassment Laws Expanded.
28 Oct 2008    Source

CR Maxim #57: Never trust a woman’s advice on how to please women. Her advice is designed for alpha men she already finds attractive and from whom she seeks signals of attainability and commitment. Corollary to Maxim #57: A woman’s sex and relationship advice isn’t meant to help men; it’s meant to distract men from what really works to turn women on.
24 May 2010    Source

With game, [a man] can afford to slack off a certain amount on the traditional attractiveness measures. In a sense, game is like an extra 5 inches in height or $100K in salary — it gives a man a big leg up in the mating wars.
29 May 2007    Source

Mostly Disagree
In seduction, honesty is not the best policy. A man learns from experience to conceal some of what he is thinking because no matter how much a woman says she wants to know his true feelings, she would rather not. ... Now I don’t advocate lying. There is a middle ground between complete candor and bald-faced lies. Massaging the truth is the best way to describe it. ... The fact is, there would be very little hooking up at all if men decided en masse to be totally honest with women.
07 Sep 2007    Source

Roissy Maxim #33: NO girl wants to be thought she isn’t a special little snowflake. Use this thermal exhaust port of female psychology to your advantage. But be careful how you deploy the generalization bomb — its mindfuck megatonnage can blow up chicks’ heads like scanners. There are two ways to laser-guide a generalization straight into the beaver bunker. [Exasperation and Reverse psychology] ... Watch as she spins her wheels trying to prove her uniqueness.
07 Oct 2008    Source

Mostly Agree
...one tear and one tear only is allowed. Anymore, and the line is crossed into blubbering. ... When that tear falls he should be looking solemnly into the far distance, as if his one tear were pregnant with so much philosophical profundity the world isn’t worthy of his expression of sadness.
15 Jun 2007    Source

...could women handle being told by men that dinner was on them only because they think this will buy them a titty fuck? Or that all they can think about when she is blathering on about crystal therapy or her non-profit job is what she looks like naked and what it would be like to make love to her all night long? Let’s be honest. Honesty falls in the category of those values we all say we want from others, but really don’t.
07 Sep 2007    Source

Mostly Agree
Technically, I should feel some guilt. If we define the prime marrying years of a woman to be between 21 and 26 ... then I have squeezed the juice out of the ripest years of quite a few girls. ... The next beta in line will be stuck marrying the rind. ... I take a philosophical view of my biological thievery. ... [Consider] what guy with bloated testes hasn’t heard this from a girl he really liked: [let's just be friends]. Therefore, my actions are helping to bring balance to the force.
08 Oct 2007    Source

Hypocrisy costs mental energy, and when incentivized enough and fully internalized can lead to bad decisions. The few who can look the chaos in the eye and not flinch will best those whose ego-assuaging lies act to divert them from the path of personal happiness. A downwardly spiraling feedback loop can result when hypocrisy is allowed to run rampant, as one bad decision after another coaxes ever more contorted pretty lies...
26 Apr 2010    Source

I was always amused by people – especially women who seem to have a universal knee-jerk distaste for the idea that beauty can be measured & ranked – who believed that culture, or the media, or Hollywood, or parents, or peers, or the magic nose goblin, were somehow responsible for what gives men boners. The religion of cultural conditioning is as cultic as any organized religion. It has many adherents because, like traditional religions, it appeals to false hopes and placates with soothing lies.
27 Nov 2007    Source

That’s one of the things that pisses me off about all these people coming out about “natural game”. 95% of “naturals” are just good looking dudes that girls want to f***. They have always been good looking and women have been approaching them for sex and dating. ... These men [unlike me] can’t teach you anything. Because they never learned anything. It was handed to them. You see, like girls, very good looking men rarely have had to develop an actual personality (the key to pickup).
15 Oct 2009    Source

Live by a fluid code of ethics. There will be those times when acting unethically will be personally advantageous and relatively consequence-free. In these cases the guilt won’t last more than five minutes. ... Stop living your life as if karma will reward you for your goodness and smite your enemies for their badness. A mystical moral payback system does not exist.
02 Jan 2008    Source

Why I Love Abortion: 1) Abortion is a handy dandy escape hatch for men. 2) Abortion is eugenic 3) Abortion is the cure for what ails ya ... (I have nothing but seething hatred for those parents who willingly allow the births of babies with torturous afflictions). 4) Abortion will spur anti-aging research. 5) Abortion keeps a woman’s body looking hot.
04 Jun 2008    Source

Don’t let anyone tell you revenge is the instinct of the weak. They’ve just never experienced its sweet deliverance.
12 Aug 2008    Source

Mostly Disagree
When there is no second life or higher power to appease; when our lives are machines — complex misunderstood machines cunningly designed to conceal the gears and pulleys behind a facade of self-delusional sublimation, but machines nonetheless — grinding and belching the choking gritty smoke of status-whoring displays in service to our microscopic puppetmasters [...then one must rationally embrace hedonism]. Are you prepared to embrace the meaning of your ultimately inconsequential existence?
04 Dec 2008    Source

Jettison politics from your personal life. Jawing about political ideology is worse than useless — it’s a time suck and a trick played by your status-seeking reptilian hindbrain on your frontal lobes that does nothing to bring you more happiness OR status. Your vote really won’t matter. Don’t believe me? When was the last time a significant election was decided by one vote?
02 Jan 2008    Source

The worst thing to happen to America was women’s suffrage. Naturally, changes on this scale don’t happen overnight. There was a store of good will and optimistic future time orientation bequeathed us by our beta male forebears — the men of the 19th and 20th centuries who built America into the hyperpower that made France shit its knickers — that will take generations to dissolve into the watery gruel of transnationalist solipsistic hedonism. ... We are going the way of Rome.
01 Jun 2009    Source

Mostly Agree
Besides the slippery slope argument (which I believe is a legitimate one in this case, opening the door to polygamous arrangements), gay marriage undermines the procreative justification for marriage. Western companionate marriage is as much about kids as it is about love. Scrap the one reason and it’s harder to justify getting married for the other reason. ... Now personally I couldn’t care less if gays get married... this post is a primer for society, not for my own hedonistic pursuit.
10 Jun 2008    Source

Anyone who believes scientists can’t be tainted by bias or corruption has a weak grasp of the constancy of human nature. Science is humanity’s Savior. I don’t want false prophets like Hansen as representatives of our last, best hope. I predict that in ten or twenty years when the dust has settled and the truth of AGW gets a more reasonable hearing than it has to date, we will look back on this sorry episode as one of the greatest attempted swindles ever foisted by the global elite on the masses.
22 Nov 2008    Source

Game was birthed in the twin crucibles of the feminist-inspired sexual revolution and the teachings of evolutionary psychology. As women have become more hypergamous, betas, feeling the pinch, have become more dedicated to learning the crimson arts. Some alphas looking for even more edge ... [discovered] a bounty of no-strings-attached pussy the result. Women call this manipulation, but in fact it is just the same old reproductive arms race, this time with laser-guided cock bombs.
23 Jul 2008    Source

...manipulation and mate choice go hand in hand. I propose, as an extension to [Machiavellian Intelligence Hypothesis], that the absurdity of mid-20th to early 21st century feminism and all its adjuncts are better understood as progressively sophisticated emergent sexual selection strategies which act as social obstacles to filter out men who aren’t able to successfully navigate them.
06 Oct 2009    Source

Since women are incessantly driven by their genetic algorithm to seek a higher status mate than themselves, they will respond to culturally imposed shifts in mate quality by evaluating men based on whichever attractiveness traits signal the men’s higher status.
05 May 2010    Source


Marriage is a social mechanism designed to exchange sex for indentured servitude. So why are women now the eager instigators of divorce? What changed in the culture? Four things, primarily: the pill, easy divorce, women’s economic independence, and rigged laws that make divorce a good financial prospect for women. ... All the positive loving benefits you can get out of marriage can also be had within an unmarried relationship.
14 Jan 2010    Source

Feminists want to retain the privilege of cuckolding. It is a power too good to abdicate, because it offers complete freedom from compromise with men to pursue sex and resources in the way they want. Paternity testing will mean an end to fucking alphas on the side and tricking betas into footing the bill. It will mean women will have to be more responsible and forward-thinking, instead of blindly following their vaginas.
01 Nov 2010    Source

Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

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80% agreement / 5 opinions

Adolf Hitler
Leader of Nazi Party
87% agreement / 2 opinions

Eliezer Yudkowsky
Artificial Intelligence Researcher
87% agreement / 2 opinions

H. P. Lovecraft
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Aaron Sorkin
Hollywood Screenwriter
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
Robin Hanson
Economics Professor
62% agreement / 6 opinions

Neil Strauss
Pickup Artist, Author
75% agreement / 4 opinions

Judd Apatow
Director, Screenwriter
75% agreement / 1 opinions

The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
41% agreement / 6 opinions

Christian Encyclopedia
55% agreement / 5 opinions

John McCain
U.S. Senator, Republican
50% agreement / 3 opinions

Barack Obama
United States President
50% agreement / 3 opinions

Ann Coulter
Political Commentator
58% agreement / 3 opinions

Mostly Disagree
Jessica Valenti
Feminist Activist
25% agreement / 4 opinions

George W. Bush
United States President 2001-2009
37% agreement / 2 opinions

Thinking Girl
25% agreement / 2 opinions

Sam de Brito
25% agreement / 2 opinions

Amanda Marcotte
Blogger, Author, Feminist
3% agreement / 7 opinions

Jakob Bachman
0% agreement / 5 opinions

Elizabeth Nolan Brown
0% agreement / 3 opinions

Albert Mohler
President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Deepak Chopra
Inventor of Quantum Healing
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Naomi Wolf
Author, Feminist, Political Consultant
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Heartiste's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Heartiste typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Agree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
Medium Agree Is the case for anthropogenic global warming politically biased in its favor?
Medium Disagree Can we handle the truth?
Medium Agree Is politics a waste of time for ordinary citizens?
Low Agree Has feminism gone too far?

Nonconforming Opinions

Heartiste's nonconforming opinions are opinions that contradict the group of experts and influencers Heartiste typically agrees with.

Coverage Group Answer Expert Answer Question
Medium Neutral Mostly Disagree Does life have a meaning?
Low Agree Mostly Agree Should the federal government ban gay marriage?
Low Mostly Agree Agree Is abortion morally acceptable?

Projected Opinions

Heartiste's projected opinions are opinions Heartiste is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Neutral Does God exist?
High Neutral Are our enemies innately evil?
Medium Disagree Did the US Government play a part in the 9/11 attacks?
Medium Mostly Disagree Is God just?
Medium Agree Is self-deception a fault?
Medium Disagree Does astrology work (is personality correlated with the positions of celestial bodies at birth)?
Medium Mostly Agree Is living forever or having a greatly extended lifespan desirable?
Medium Disagree Is global warming caused primarily by humans?
Medium Mostly Disagree Is the theory of evolution falsified by fossil evidence?
Low Mostly Disagree Is information-theoretic death the most real interpretation of death?
Low Disagree Have aliens from outer space visited Earth?
Low Disagree Is democracy the best form of government?
Low Neutral Is a technological singularity likely?
Low Mostly Disagree Does religion encourage good behavior?
Low Mostly Agree Could a computer ever be conscious?
Low Agree Should abortion be legal?
Low Disagree Does homeopathy work?
Low Mostly Agree Do negative feedback loops mostly cushion the effect of atmospheric CO2 increases?
Low Neutral Does belief in God have a significant genetic component?
Low Mostly Agree Is cryonics worthwhile?
Low Mostly Disagree Is capitalism good?
Low Agree Is God on our side in war?
Low Neutral Is "good" art purely subjective?
Low Disagree Is truth relative?
Low Neutral Can science prove or disprove the existence of God?