This is one of my favorite posts by Shark. He makes some good predictions here about how dating and relationships will be in the future. Now that it’s 2020 and almost 8 years since he wrote this, notice how correct he was about many things, especially how social media and texting have changed.
As always, my comments are at the bottom where I add my own input and predictions as well.
It should be clear by now that our society is rapidly evolving into an economics of knowledge; a world characterized by the free and efficient spread of information in ways previously inconceivable. The implications of this shift will spread through game, business, art, and every other facet of life.
Mark my predictions down and tell everyone a decade or two from now that you knew someone who prophesied all the changes to come. Better yet, read them thoroughly and take advantage of the rewards while they’re still chaste. Like any bandwagon, once enough people notice what the fuck is going on, it’ll be too late to take full advantage of the major transitions currently in progress.
The relationship Game will change because all men will be exposed to it in one way or another before hitting 18. Most people, especially in your generation, are not aware of how big this change is. Everyday, men are being unplugged and taught the ways of Poon by blogs and forums across the web.
Just a few years ago, a chump who got friendzoned would have to rely on the fortune of either having a “natural” ladies man as a friend or unplugging himself through spontaneous epiphany. Otherwise, he’d remain imprisoned by his misconceptions and the Matrix would only strengthen its grip over him as he became increasingly socialized by the women and media around him.
Today, he comes online, does a quick Google search, and by his second relationship, is far more equipped to deal with the hypergamous nature of his rival gender. If you think about, the spread of game is probably the single greatest blessing to mankind in the 21st generation, especially to those of the beta caste. Intergender dynamics is no longer an inexplicable phenomena, and as a result, pussy is no longer the food of the gods.
This will not change the fundamental makeup of women, nor the things that give them gina tingles, but it will affect how game plays out. Two things will become more important: the covert execution of game, and inner game. More men will take the seemingly easy route (I say seemingly because it’s not actually any easier) and rely on external game, driving up the value of men with substance.
You will see less men relying on reproductive proxies to indicate value, and more men relying on routines, artificial DHV stories, and prescripted conversations. Approach anxiety will slowly vanish, more men will utilize the power of cocky and funny, and there will be an explosion of routines. If you run canned material, expect to eventually run into a girl who asks you “wait… isn’t that from Sinn?”
Because game concepts are easily misinterpreted or poorly executed, 95% of men will run it too overtly. They’ll neg a girl too forward with something like, “hey… I think you have a booger in your eyes” and bam, the whole opening will turn into a crap cake.
Those capable of running game smoothly and under the radar of aware women will have a leg up. The advent of texting, Facebook, google +, and other disengaged methods of communication will result in less men using direct game. If you can gather up the balls to approach women head first, cold and fearless, you will be an insect among bacteria.
The liberalization of female secksuality (decrease in slut shaming), increased social networking, and a reliance on short-term game, will see to an increase in short term relationships. Men will be able to run bursts of game to pick up girls and initiate relationships, but due to a lack of internalization and congruence, will not be able to sustain them.
Facebook and texting will also allow Alphas to maintain more and more plates simultaneously, adding more instability to beta relationships. This will have the counter effect of making relationships with Alphas MORE stable, because women will intuitively realize that naturals, and “real” men, are a rare thing to pass by.
Game techniques, because they will be executed with more impunity, will make more men look tryhard. It will become more important to be congruent than to be outgoing and charismatic. You will see more obnoxious shit testing and the importance of maintaining a nitrogen cold frame will go up.
Because men will be more cognizant of initial shit testing, women will begin to lure them down a path where they think they have already passed the attraction threshold, and THEN drop a more daring shit test. You will see women go on 1 or 2 dates before throwing a huge hurdle at their prospect, because they will know that their dates are expecting a shit test in the beginning, and will thus, have their amused mastery charade up.
Mid game/late game will become more important and last minute resistance will be more common as a longer period of time will be required to assess a man’s value. This will somewhat counteract the increase of flings that result from the reasons isolated above, leading to a steeper slope where Alphas are able to close more often and betas able to warm up women more often. Ever walked into a club full of herbs? Your presence stands out because of how strongly it contrasts with the losers circulating the floor.
Business and art will change because “original” ideas will no longer exist in the conventional sense of the term. Creativity will be governed more by your ability to connect the dots between other people’s work (Zuckerberg, Jobs) than to create your own dot. The next “original” idea will be an unoriginal idea that combines the originality of a ton of other ideas.
If you’re producing a song or writing a book, you will never be credited with being absolutely original. People will always draw parallels between your style and those of your predecessors. But don’t see the sour end of this, learn to adapt to it.
Imagine you want to write a book on philosophy. Rather than confining yourself to the few ideas you may have thought of yourself, you will have the liberty of reading the works of generations past and combining them into a new idea. You have an opportunity that no past generation has ever had, the ability to synthesize past ideas into ones that are IMPOSSIBLE to think of independently.
In finance and similar fields, rather than people perfecting 1 or 2 techniques and practicing them for repeat success, you’ll see hundreds of different techniques mechanized into gigantic systems capable of executing independently of human biases. Outsourcing, globalization, the free transfer of information, and the pace at which technological innovation can allow capital to replace labor will render job security obsolete.
Where 5 paralegals were once required to sift through libraries of information, a single one can now digitally search through an entire archive in a fraction of the time it used to take. The skills necessary to succeed in fields will become more abstract, you’ll need people of generally sharp acumen who are capable of picking things up quickly. The importance of generalized tests will increase, and people who major in fields like Mathematics and physics will be preferred over their colleagues.
Art will be open border. You don’t need a journalism degree to become a writer, only a blog and content that will attract readers. More people will be able to lead unconventional lifestyles and hold invented professions. This will have a double effect on the job market.
Micro-specialization in different industries will require that you stay in school longer and complete more preliminary work to begin a licensed profession. Because entrepreneurship will be a more viable alternative, capable people will opt to either stay in school for far longer or for far shorter.
Bachelor degrees will be worth nothing, people stacking on triple majors for no reason will effectively be branded as retards and enemies of the intellectual state.
Note em down, note em down. I want to get as much credit as Nostradamus when the shit hits the fan.
Well, it’s almost a decade and a lot of what Shark predicted has become true. However, I will say that it isn’t really too difficult to predict the outcome that we now have. What I will say is that this future he predicts is happening at a much accelerated pace than he anticipated.
And that’s an issue with technology. It’s evolving at such a quick pace that the biggest epidemic we face has nothing to do with relationships — it’s the forward head posture that is wrecking the neck of people in their teens and early 20’s. By the time most kids are in their 20’s, they will have a neck that is as bad as a boomer in their 70’s. It’s THAT bad.
But, I’m here to talk about relationships and dating. Not your texting posture (which you should be getting fixed ASAP). The world we live in now is a world where both men and women are aware of the “game” that people play to attract the opposite sex.
As a result, women have basically “tuned out” all these “pick up artists” and other losers. These days, thanks to social media, nearly 99% of the healthy relationships I see are initiated by the woman. They’re the ones who are sliding into a man’s inbox and messaging him.
The reason for this is that women are extremely over-pursued because of social media. Some of my friends who are attractive get dozens and dozens of messages every single day. It’s no surprise then that these women initiate all of their romantic relationships. They have to! They don’t have the time to weed through all the hundreds of messages they’re getting.
As Shark says, your “inner game” is a much more important factor that your external game. That’s why I have always focused on teaching the mindsets and your INNER foundational beliefs before anything that has to do with the external. I saw this change years ago and got on top of it before anybody else. That’s why I’m still here while all the other “gurus” have disappeared (yes, even Shark).
All these dumb techniques, tactics and routines that men use have zero effect on women who are actually worth dating. They only work on drunk, low-quality women who are desperate for attention and will deal with your dumb game so they can get laid.
These days, men are struggling with women more than ever before just as Shark predicted. This is because, as Shark says, the Alphas of the world have it much easier than ever before. They have multiple women hitting them up on social media and dating sites. They can sit back and do NOTHING while the betas of the world clamor for her attention.
Again, this is why I call my dating advice the “Do Nothing” method. When you understand how attraction and women work, you can literally do nothing and you will get dates and find yourself surrounded by women who want you. It takes zero effort on your part other than just working on the stuff that I teach.
Shark is also correct in that most relationships you see tend to be short-lived. Women are going on dates with other men while still having a boyfriend. This is because it’s just too easy for them to have backup plans. A woman can get in a fight with her boyfriend, install a dating app instantly, and have a date within 30 minutes.
So of course you’re going to find yourself dating women who aren’t actually single. This happens all the damn time.
As Shark says, it is more important to be congruent and than to be outgoing and charismatic. I can’t stress this enough. If you’re easily shaken by women, you will struggle with them until the day you die. And, women are increasing their amount of shit testing ten-fold every single year.
That’s why men seem to think women are crazy and “definitely BPD.” But, it’s just not true. The reason why women behave so strange these days is due to the changes that Shark and I have been talking about for years. If you have 50 thirsty men hitting you up every single day with creepy comments trying to get in your pants, you’d probably be a bit skeptical of men as well!
Thus why women shit test more than ever before and drive you up the wall. If you’re not congruent and you don’t have your inner self mastered, you will fail and lose the woman. Every single time.
As Shark says, women will lure you into their grasps and lead you down a path thinking that you have her easily. Then, she throws a nuclear test at you to see how you react (sounds like BPD, right?).
If you react in the wrong way, the relationship is over. You failed and she will move on to the next guy in her list of 5000. If you pass the nuclear test due to your congruence, you’ll move up on her list of serious men. She’ll start to take you much more serious than her current boyfriend or any other guy in her life.
There’s much more I can comment on about degrees and how worthless they’ll soon be, but Shark covers that pretty damn well. I dropped out of college because I knew that I wanted to be my own man. I’ve always known that.
As the world moves forward, all you’ll be doing with these desk jobs that require degrees is helping to make someone else a multi-billionaire while you eat the scraps and struggle to earn a livable wage.
And no, taxing the rich is never the answer. You underestimate how smart these people truly are.