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  Going to the gym when you have a fragile body
Posted by: Blue_Steel - Today, 02:29 AM - Forum: Lifestyle Forum - Replies (9)

I think I have a rather fragile body and although I can get motivated fairly easily it's always injuries that hold me back.

- My left shoulder / rotator cuff that gets hurt if I make the slightest mistake. Happens when I overload the bench press or do too many pullups
- My lower back that will feel weird / hurt after squats or deadlift the next day. Although my squat has good form (filmed myself many times and asked a buddy who went with me at the gym), I have given up on these exercices a long time ago. So I do leg press and for the deadlift instead I do other stuff like shrugs, cable rows, leg curl.

So I wanted to ask for testimony of other people with "fragile bodies". Is it worth it to go to the gym? I don't wanna stop doing it, but let's get serious, the gains are much harder with my type of body. I easily get injured and I can't do the most important exercices (deadlift and squat). The only exercice where I never injure myself is military press for some reason. I can do 50kgs 1RM.

I know a lot of guys went through the pain for 2-3 years in their early 20s even though they were fucking up their backs. But they were so motivated that they went through, although now they don't want to hear about squats and deadlift anymore. Some got a herniated disk. But now they look good and impose more respect. Was it worth it?

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  Dating website analysis -> older women are more jaded
Posted by: Blue_Steel - Yesterday, 05:05 PM - Forum: Game Forum - Replies (5)

I have made a few scripts to analyze a famous dating website that is popular for women around 30-50 years old in the west (match.com).

City : Big city in Europe

Spreadsheet results :

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If you look at the "24 hours" row :
- you can see that women in the 25-27 years old range represent only 21% of all the 25-27 years old women who were online over the past year (high turnover)
- you can see that women in the 49-51 years old range represent 46% of all the 49-51 years old women who were online over the past year (low turnover)

Conclusion -> Although there are more older women on dating websites like match.com, it's partly because they stay much longer on the website VS the younger women who tend to leave it more quickly. So we can deduce that older women who are on dating websites are more jaded, so you need to have your bullshit game very tight and tell them what they want to hear.

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  TEFL?
Posted by: bigj0hnny - 09-15-2021, 11:36 PM - Forum: Lifestyle Forum - Replies (4)

Long time listener, first time caller.

Just posting this thread to get some opinions from experienced Swoopers about non-scam, non photoshopped-degree-and-teach-in-Thailand TEFL as a young American guy.

I'm a recent college grad in liberal arts (bachelor's in political science and philosophy), and with a minor in Portuguese from a very reputable large public university. COVID seriously threw my plans as I was set to do a long abroad research program in Brazil and had a graduate school path lined-up which all went down the toilet after the remote fiasco, travel bans, etc. Long story short, I am now a full-time waiter living back at home at 22. Now the good news: I have no debt, about 5k in the bank, few expenses, basic conversational Portuguese ability (though I've lost most of it from lack of use over 2 years) and a high GPA from university. Bad news: I didn't prioritize networking or getting internships (rookie mistake, yes) and the graduate program I was given admission to requires 4 recommendation letters min. from professors - simply not going to happen. Applying for and getting rejected from 100+ "college degree" jobs in the middle of COVID did not help either. However, working in a manual labor job, with a lot of freedom and cash in my pocket every day, and finally exiting a high-stress academic environment has allowed me to realize I really do not want to go back into academia or pursue a typical "career" that something like political science would lead to anyway (State dept., intel., etc.)

Now to the point of the thread: I have been seriously considering getting a CELTA certificate to do TEFL abroad - I enjoy teaching and tutoring, I have the academic ability to succeed in such a program, and the CELTA is in high demand globally for TEFL teachers who are native speakers and have a degree. Has anyone here taken CELTA or a similar reputable program like the Trinity certification? I'm not talking about online TEFL scams but legit intensive certifications. The face-to-face intensive program is only 4-5 weeks. However, the cost to be certified in the USA is prohibitively high (think 3.5k min, housing, food, etc. not included) and still fully remote. I am seriously considering working a few more months, choosing a reputable CELTA program in a European city at a provider like an International House or the British Council, and flying out there for a month to get certified - for example, you can take a face-to-face CELTA (at a legit, reputable testing center) in Sofia or Ïzmir or Bucharest for roughly 1k USD, with a nice student apt., airport transportation, and 1 meal a day for like 500 USD a month extra: most of these places will do the legwork for you. Has anyone here done something along these lines? ESL/teaching certificates stateside are usually 30-40 college credits (multiple semesters) for 1000s if not 10000+ USD, non-transferable between states, and I really do not want to get into debt at this point in my life (nor do I particularly want to teach in the USA). I am also considering applying for the Peace Corps even though it is cliche as they offer multiple TEFL certificate programs with an extensive career network globally, subsidized future tuition, health benefits, etc. However, I am not totally sure I want to live in a place like Togo or Malawi for 2 years and shit in an outhouse (maybe it would be a great experience, who knows). Part of me is sick of just living in the same city my whole life and doing nothing; taking no risks, never traveling and working my ass off in school for nothing. I want to change that fast but without being reckless, esp. as the situation in the USA re COVID and politically continues to go south.

Am I on a decent track here or am I batshit insane? Many thanks to the RVF and STW vets who have helped me over the years as I lurked - you guys definitely saved me from some seriously bad choices, and unfortunately I cannot really go to my parents or my friends (currently in "nice" office jobs and disliking their daily lives) for advice. Feel free to post other good TEFL related info/stories/tips etc. too.

TL;DR: CELTA outside the USA for TEFL as a 22 year old with a degree and no debt: yay or nay? 

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  Are some of you guys formerly from RVF and HA?
Posted by: Giraud - 09-11-2021, 02:23 AM - Forum: Everything Else - Replies (6)

Hey guys,
I wonder if some of you are formerly form RVF(Roosh V forums) or Happier Abroad. I read a few posts of The Contrarian on Happier abroad  and they were interesting it seems he posts here and no longer there.  It also appears other former members from RVF are here. I searched the website "expat forums" and most seem "anti-game' but a few mentioned this forum.

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  The Hakuna Matata, Kumbaya Thread
Posted by: longships - 09-08-2021, 02:45 AM - Forum: Everything Else - Replies (2)

As opposed to "The Beef Thread," this thread is a place of peace and harmony.

Think Hakuna Matata, a place for good vibes, backslaps and buttslaps but not in a #meToo way, get prior written consent of course, it's 2021.

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  Joining University Gym for girls?
Posted by: swooping101 - 09-07-2021, 02:11 AM - Forum: Game Forum - Replies (11)

I live near a university known for having very attractive women and I'm considering finessing my way into its fitness center. When I took a spanish class at EAFIT in Medellin I worked out at the university gym and met a lot of hot girls, so why not do something similar in the States?

Anyone run something like this before?

Pros and cons?

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  How do i become colder and less empathetic with woman?
Posted by: LOST - 08-28-2021, 04:06 PM - Forum: Game Forum - Replies (17)

Hello there


I need advice from someone older and wiser than me
I am 23 and i went from banging 0 woman to have a really abundant sex life with many different woman, but i have a problem, i am too empathetic, i care too much about the woman feelings.
I know how to say NO in many things to woman, but even when i say it o feel bad cause i know that that "NO" is making the woman feel bad...
And the most important thing is when i say i dont want anything more serious...i always say it straight when i am meeting a woman, but as time goes by and we have some good experiences and sex MOST WOMAN want me to go more serious and close the relationship... and i say NO, but i still feel bad as fuck for weeks...

I REALLY WANT to be way COLDER and have WAY LESS EMPATHY...
If you have some good advice or can tell me ur experience or even you can recoommend me some good books...i would really appreciate it



THANK YOU

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  Finding a wing in a new city - project
Posted by: lika91 - 08-23-2021, 10:23 PM - Forum: Game Forum - Replies (5)

Hi guys, whats up?

I have started a little project. Later more.

Intro:

I'm travelling alone a lot and by times it can feel a bit lonely to just speak with girls that you don't plan to see again, which is why we all need some male energy in our lives as well. Honestly, I'm pretty tired of expats groups and hostels to find cool guys to hang out. Its like the needle in a haysack. But what do we do, if there is no STW member around?

The origin:

Randomly, our dear Tinder sluts helped and led me the way. I was browsing followers of a girl I banged and who pretended to be that "unguilty girl" that only fucked me because it was so special. The first entries were all guys, so I clicked on their profiles to see who they were. And what happened? I saw like 3-4 girls from my Insta in my current city following this dude. I clicked on a few other profiles and - same thing.

The idea:

This now served me 2 important information: 

1) I know exactly which girls are hypergaming and I don't need to feel guilty about not answering their messages anymore.
2) Why do I not bundle my resources with those guys? Obviously, if they have 3 or more girls in common that follow him, he is not only after the same thing as I am, fucking as many good looking girls as possible. He might also be on a similar level on the looks scale.

Hence, I could exchange valuable information about girls and what works in the country I am. Furthermore, perhaps those guys can connect with me, since we have the same interests.

Mechanics

I searched around 10 guys with at least 2 girls of the same city I am staying in as followers in common. 

I added them. If they had an open profile, I would sent them a simple "hi".

My follow up plan is once they responded or accepted my request, to send them an honest message, that I am new in town, seen that he is doing online game as well and if he would like to bundle resources and know how to profit from each other and perhaps have someone chill to hang out with.

I hope they are not typically Latino machistos and will get hurt or offended. I guess, if someone is open to my message, that is a good sign regarding being open minded and not having a too high ego.



Feedback and suggestions is very welcomed. Perhaps you have good ideas for message to send to those guys?

Cheers Cool

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  Vasectomy
Posted by: churros - 08-22-2021, 04:03 AM - Forum: Lifestyle Forum - Replies (14)

Anyone got the snip? Experiences? I'm done with regard to kids so won't be need my swimmers any more. Unless some young chick uses it as bartering chip down the line.

Let's not let this turn into a debate about whether vasectomies are cucked!

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  Handling Cold Approach
Posted by: DEFCON - 08-21-2021, 09:41 PM - Forum: Game Forum - Replies (23)

I will be short on the intro but I'm wanting to get back into cold approach daygame. Several reasons: one I am sober now so I don't drink, and I see little positive about going to bars at the moment; two, I am generally pretty busy and have little free time between my full time job and school that I am in part time; three, the place I'm living in is very conducive to cold approach because of population dynamics here and nature of the city.

I want to run through several issues I know I have with cold approach, and then would welcome feedback:

1) I'm rusty and have basically done little to none in past year b/c of stupid COVID and fact that people seem more closed off.
2) I have difficulty with IOIs and am not attuned to them very well anymore, if I ever was; could someone indicate how to know when to approach and just pretend I know nothing about it; in other words maybe my issue is specific to american women and best way to cold approach them.
3) I can certainly give an opener, but I'm sure they lack context or confidence behind the delivery.
    a. Beyond delivery of opener I have issue with middle part of convo, getting things less one sided or sustaining a convo, to ge to the point of the close.
    b. somewhat related fear of feminist SJWs and impact of cold approach on them.
4) I lack filter, what I mean is that I can talk about anything and often will, but when I try to clamp down on that, my convos get less fluid because I'm steering clear of things that I know I should avoid; politics, history, philosophy, my interests, talking about work (boring right?), etc. If that makes any sense. I've very articulate and a good speaker by my nature, and have had many tell me that, but there needs to be, I'm sure, more pathos, emotion, spice in my convos.... The issue I guess would be cold approaching girls, and not like any other convos I have, because of the different nature/ structure of a cold approach.

About me: 20's, over six feet, good shape but not a gym rat, more of an introvert but pretty extroverted for one, no social media-- I guess that's weird for someone my age but social media made me profoundly unhappy and hurt my professional productivity massively.

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