Damn. Somehow missed this thread for a while (ok the title seemed uninteresting).
Surveyor is a complete noob when it comes to this sort of thing, and sometimes a little uncalibrated and idiotic, but he has a phenomenal general-purpose eye for detail. (kinda in the job description, yknow)
Bloody hell. Yeah, this is real.
Obviously, as Karea suggested I'm not stupid enough to even think about trying moves like that, but at least I can appreciate them. This guy is brilliant. Puts the "artist" in "PUA".
Now, obviously there's a major self-selection bias (screening) going on with the type of girls who answer the ads, but still...just eye-opening.
And of course, this guy doesn't have a 100% success rate. No one does. We're not seeing the girls who end up saying no for whatever reason.
Still. Just amazing what goes on inside the average woman's head. At least in his/my 21st-century California culture (and yes, it has at least as much to do with culture as biology).
And for that alone, it's worth watching. For me, living in urban California, it's quite concrete. That woman walking out of the coffee shop could have been in one of his videos.
Hope this Ultimate Zombie Mode rant was readable...
Edit: I wrote ^^ after watching FIVE MINUTES of this guy.
After a few more minutes of watching the magic show (an apt analogy...those who understand will understand) I gleaned some fundamental insights about what this thing we call "seduction" is, in essence, at its root. Ok I actually knew that intellectually already, as if that matters. But I really wasn't getting part of it until now.
I should probably go to bed and let my subconscious process this all now.