But Hall and Canterberry also found differences in the use and appeal of the tactics when looking at levels of ambivalent sexism, which can be either hostile or benevolent.
Hostile sexism is related to the use and appeal of all three assertive pickup strategies for men and women alike.
Erik Von Markovik, also known as Mystery, is the originator of the majority of pick up artist knowledge.
Mystery has been and remains perhaps the most influential thinkers of the community.
Competing for a woman’s attention via aggressive pursuit not only implies a man’s interest, but also his willingness to fight for the woman, Hall pointed out.
They surveyed two groups of men and women to identify characteristics of men using pickup artist strategies and of women who respond positively to those strategies.
Their study was published in the online edition of the journal Sex Roles.
Hall said that they were not surprised to learn that men who use aggressive strategies, also known as speed seduction, for casual sexual encounters have a low regard for women.
Mystery encapsulates and refers to these as Mystery Method and the Venusian Arts.
These methods have been summarized in various books: The Venusian Arts Handbook (2003), The Mystery Method (2006), Revelation (2010).