Members aim to improve their seductive capabilities through the development of various lifestyles.
The culture surrounding pickup has spawned an entire industry servicing those who want to improve their social and seduction skills with consultations and in-field training.
In The Game, Neil Strauss documents various practices that occur in the seduction community.
Members of the community believe in achieving success with women through (what they believe to be) scientific and empirical means, rather than by relying on good looks or intuitive instinct, or by following societal courtship conventions.
The seduction community, also known as the pick-up artist, PUA, or pickup community, is a movement of men whose goal is seduction and sexual success with/access to women.
Members of the community are often referred to as "pickup artists" (PUA).
Other exponents established themselves in roughly the same era, but lacked contacts with each other.
The Game reached the New York Times Bestseller List, and made known pickup and seduction techniques to a wider audience.
The community was further publicized with the television show The Pick Up Artist (2007–2008) on VH1.
Many members of the community believe that one's "game" is refined through regular practice, with the idea that the abilities needed to interact in this way with women can be improved.
The seduction community has a unique set of acronyms and jargon for describing male–female dynamics and social interaction.