Paul Janka Under The Microscope:
A Review Of The Attraction Formula
Do looks matter? Do good-looking guys need as much game as average-looking guys (or less than average-looking guys)?
If you were to listen to Paul Janka or have read his book The Attraction Formula, you’d no doubt form an impression on your own.
If you’re like most men in the Seduction Community, you probably already have an answer for that. Some say yes, some say no. But there’s one test to see where you really stand.
Ask yourself this:
If a good-looking guy who’s a natural with women and has had very little Community involvement started telling you about his crazy success and claimed he could teach any guy to do what he does… how would you react?
Unless you’re a good-looking “natural” yourself, you’d probably tell him to take a hike.
That’s why a lot of guys might tell you that Paul Janka’s book The Attraction Formula is a complete waste of time and money. One look at this guy will tell you he’s no “average Joe.” As if his Harvard education wasn’t enough, he’s got the kind of looks that will turn female heads without even opening his mouth to ask, “Who lies more?”
In fact, Paul’s probably never even used that line because he’s what you call a community “outsider.” He developed his methods without so much as a glance at Mystery, Ross, local lairs or seduction forums.
And this guy says he’s going to teach you about how to pick up girls ?
Yeah, I was skeptical at first too. But I’ve heard of guys having frightening success with his stuff. I saw him on Dr. Phil coaching one of his students… a pretty average-looking guy. Hell, I’m better looking, and I figured if it worked for that guy, it would work for me too. So I picked up his book.
Things didn’t go at all like I expected.
I knew that Paul Janka’s methods involve lightning-fast escalation and ejection — I found that pretty intimidating to begin with, and I thought I’d be getting a lot of advice on wowing her with my appearance and dazzling her with routines. But what I found was how mega-powerful quick physical escalation can be… if you do it the way he says!
Instead, Paul Janka focuses largely on confidence boosting inner game tactics beforehand, which makes perfect sense to most guys. And, when you think about it, it’s all about developing the right mindset before you even start approaching… and bringing her into your reality once you’ve got her hooked, isn’t it?
Still, I had a hard time believing that this guy could actually teach me anything new about seduction. He might have very strong natural game, but how can a guy with such minimal Community involvement really have anything new to say?
Turns out, that’s his greatest strength.
Precisely because Paul Janka is coming from outside the community, he has a unique perspective and talks about stuff that you might not otherwise think of. For instance, you hear a lot of talk about relationship management, and particularly multiple long-term relationship management.
Paul Janka, who has recently entered into a long-term relationship himself, certainly has something to say about this.
But here’s something you don’t see every day — relationship prevention: Forget all about the emotional complexities of maintaining a harem: here’s how you can date multiple women without having to develop “relationships” with them or give them the impression that that’s where things are going.
But that of course is one advantage of being an outsider like Paul Janka: Attraction Formula explains that you aren’t thinking in the same groove that everyone else thinks in. The Attraction Formula is packed with information and advice that you’re just not going to get anywhere else…
That doesn’t mean that The Attraction Formula is for everybody, though.
One of the main weaknesses of Paul Janka/Attraction Formula method is it’s largely applicable to day game in big cities. Janka is from New York, and his whole approach presupposes encountering a lot of women just by being out and walking around. That’s not going to happen in a small town or a suburb. So, if you live in “the sticks”, most methods won’t help you anyway as you don’t meet many women.
Further, his ultra-fast five-minutes-then-eject tactics are best suited to city streets where people are hurrying from one place to another and you aren’t likely to run into each other again. Making the rounds in a club or bar and collecting as many numbers as you can, however, is likely to reflect badly on you.
And this is not the easiest method to master. Paul Janka/Attraction Formula game relies on a certain amount of skill in opening, escalation, and basic conversation — which he covers in his own special, easy-to-learn way — otherwise there’s just no way to pull digits as quickly as he does.
I’m not going to lie: there is a slight learning curve here and even advanced guys may struggle at first.
So basically, unless you are 100% dedicated to putting in the time and practicing an ultra-fast method for getting numbers and dates during the day, you should probably look elsewhere.
But if you aren’t afraid to try something a little different, you’ll be surprised at how fast and effective this “outsider’s” method really is!