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Pickup Artist, Celebrity, Author

Mystery is the stage name and alter-ego of Canadian author and entertainer Erik von Markovik. An innovator in the seduction community, he is one of the main characters in the non-fiction book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by best friend Neil Strauss. He was featured in the 2007 VH1 reality television series The Pick-up Artist. Mystery has been labeled by others as the "world's greatest pick-up artist".

Mystery's Opinions


[My patent for the interpersonal pursuit method] comprises: instructing a male regarding an interpersonal pursuit method comprising instructing the male how to: build attraction on the part of a target female; establish comfort with the target female; and promptly after conclusion of the step of establishing comfort, seducing the target female and having sexual intercourse with her; wherein the steps of building attraction, establishing comfort, and seducing last between four and ten hours.
10 Aug 2006    Source

If you had to hide pickup secrets from a woman, I think those secrets would be unethical. During my boot camps, over the years, I've invited girlfriends to these events. [They're] great sounding boards. I get to find out what they feel is moral or immoral. ... Here is the word that I don't enjoy, "scheming" - I'm not a schemer. ... I'm a good person. This is really how I see it: If you don't learn these skills ... your chances of survival and replication in this life will be compromised.
06 Aug 2007    Source

The misogyny thing, of course I'm going to have to deal with the preconceived notions of the stereotype of a player. ... [In response to the question: If your method is as effective as you say it is, do you worry about it getting into the wrong hands and being abused?] Well, I can't worry about it. Are there bad people out there? Yeah. Aren't there people who want to use *any* tool for evil?
06 Aug 2007    Source

The purpose of life is to survive and replicate and we've got 28,000 days -- all of us -- approximately, give or take, to make that happen.
06 Aug 2007    Source

What a woman says and how they respond are two entirely different things.
11 Oct 2007    Source

Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Mystery and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Mystery's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Pickup Artist
80% agreement / 5 opinions

Evan Fales
Philosophy Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Keith Augustine
Atheism Activist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Neil Strauss
Pickup Artist, Author
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Jean-Paul Sartre
French Existentialist Philosopher
50% agreement / 1 opinions

Robin Hanson
Economics Professor
50% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Disagree
Francis Bacon
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Amanda Marcotte
Blogger, Author, Feminist
0% agreement / 3 opinions

Thinking Girl
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Jakob Bachman
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Anna North
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Elizabeth Nolan Brown
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Sam de Brito
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

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

Coverage Answer Question
Medium Agree Does life have a meaning?
Low Agree Are pickup artist strategies morally acceptable?

Projected Opinions

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

Coverage Answer Question
Medium Mostly Disagree Is there life after death?
Low Neutral Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
Low Disagree Should women have the right to vote?
Low Mostly Agree Is honesty the best policy in dating?
Low Neutral Can we handle the truth?
Low Agree Is the model of human nature used by pickup artists accurate?
Low Agree Should pickup artist strategies be considered good education?
Low Disagree Is hypocrisy acceptable?
Low Neutral Is marriage a good thing?