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Marcin Siwicki

The Effectiveness of Routine Seduction on Women

Note: This proposal was written in partial fulfillment of a high school introductory
psychology course and not intended to be carried out.


Previous studies on attraction between males and females have not investigated the
effect of practiced and routine seduction techniques and their effectiveness. The
proposed study will investigate and examine the effectiveness of people who utilize
routines to attract and seduce women versus men who are normally attractive with low
BMI and good hygiene, and high annual income. The control group will be a group of
males with average physical characteristics and income. This study will make use of 90
men in each group. The proposed study hypothesizes that the group with experience in
practiced and routine seduction will attract women more easily and in greater numbers
than either of the other two groups.


Seduction is a very loosely applied term, but is prevalent everywhere in modern society.
In terms of sociology, the process of enticing someone into a certain action is seduction.
In the modern vernacular, seduction has a sexual connotation. In the 1970’s, two
University of California professors, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, developed a new
school of hypnopsychology. Hypnopsychology is a fringe science that focuses on
combining concepts of hypnosis with psychological theories and findings for various
purposes. Bandler and Grinder’s main purpose proved to be self-improvement. They
referred to this new school as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and suggested that
manipulation of gesture and speech could impact the target subconsciously. (Bandler, &
Grinder, 1975). NLP’s true use was based on the concept that emotions and feelings
could be induced only by words, and physical gestures. (Bandler, & Grinder, 1975). A
study conducted later which tried to test the effect of NLP on large groups found that it
was not effective. NLP is only effective when it is used in an one-on-one scenario in
which the target is isolated. (Dixon, Parr, Yarbrough, & Rathael, 1986). Since seduction
in terms of sexual attraction and desire is also a one-on-one scenario, logistically NLP
would be effective as a form of seduction. As a form of seduction, NLP is favored by
those who are not the most attractive or best looking (Strauss, 2005). Strauss also
defined many seduction terms that will be used throughout this study, such as a close
which represents the retrieval of either a kiss, or a number from the target female.

Attraction is a very important part of sexual desire and is one of the first things that a
woman notices about a man (Maisey, Vale, Cornelissen, & Tovée, 1999). The Maisey
study concluded that women are most attracted at first sight to men with a certain BMI
percentage for reproductive and health reasons. There has been no previous study to
test the effectiveness of seduction versus that of natural attraction. Studies have been
conducted to determine for what reason seduction is used and by what types of people,
but never to determine its effectiveness. One study evaluated what types of women
were more likely to use persuasive sexual strategies and found that it correlated most
closely with sexual behavior and age (Anderson, Kontos, Tanigoshi, & Struckman-
Johnson, 2005). The proposed study will investigate and examine the effectiveness of
people who utilize routines to attract and seduce women versus men who are normally
attractive with low BMI and good hygiene, and high annual income.


This study will make use of 270 males between the ages of 25 and 35. The ethnic
diversity of the group will be split up in accordance with general United States trends
and demographic statistics. The participants will then be split into three separate groups
of 90 men each. The first group will represent the variable being tested and will be
known as the seducers. This group will consist of 90 men recruited from seduction
forums, workshops and conferences. The second group of 90 men will be designated
the alpha males and will consist of men who are financially successful, and healthy. The
criteria to be placed in this group includes an annual income greater than $100,000, a
clean bill of health and medical forms submitted by the participant’s physician. The
person must have a relatively low BMI and exercise often. Style will be put together by
expert stylists and designers as to produce a strong, attractive, affluent pool of men.
The third group of 90 men, is the control, made up of men who are simply average.

The subjects in this study are three groups of 120 females each, between the ages of
20-30. The ethnic diversity of the groups will be split up in accordance with general
United States trends and demographic statistics. To test their eligibility, the females
must fill out a questionnaire when applying for the study that assesses their night life,
sexual activity, interests, and personality. There will be no noticeable differences
between the groups.

Each group of participants will be placed at a party together with a group of subjects.
They will be invited to an exclusive party at a nightclub during which they will mingle.
The participants will be told to try and achieve as many closes as possible during the
night. Each group’s total number of closes will be used to quantitatively determine if
seduction has a larger benefit than natural attraction.


It is expected that there will be a marginally higher yield for the group of seducers rather
than the group of alpha males, and an even higher yield for the control group. The
seducer group has a larger amount of experience and knowledge on the subject of
attracting and picking up members of the opposite sex and therefore it would correlate
accordingly if this was the group that yielded the highest number of numbers and
closes. The alpha male group will have a yield higher than the control but lower than the
seducers, due to their natural attractive qualities.


Anderson, P.B., Kontos, A.P., Tanigoshi, H., & Struckman-Johnson, C., (2005). An
examination of sexual strategies used by urban Southern and rural Midwestern and
university women. Journal of Sex Research, 42(4), 335-341.

Bandler, R., & Grinder, J., (1975). The structure of magic: A book about language and
therapy. Palto Alto, CA: Science and Behavior.
Dixon, P.N., Parr, G. D., Yarbrough, D., & Rathael M., (1986). Neurolinguistic
programming as a persuasive communication technique. The Journal of Social
Psychology, 126(4), 545-550.

Maisey, D.S., Vale, E.L.E., Cornelissen, P.L., & Tovée, M.L., (1999). Characteristics of
male attractiveness for women. The Lancet, 353, 1500.

Strauss, N., (2005). The game: Penetrating the secret society of pickup artists. New
York, NY: HarperCollins.