It’s a guy dressed in jeans and an unironed shirt – teaching men what should be the most natural thing of all: how to talk to his colleagues have near-rock star status amongst the men who’ve traveled from across the U. – earnestly writing down every insight on how to make yourself more attractive to women, and how no woman is beyond you.
For a British bloke, the idea of walking up to a woman on the street, mid-afternoon, entirely sober and having to chat her up with the aim of getting her phone number is a living nightmare.
On his website pimpingmygame.com, the self-described “executive dating coach” promises to “make girls beg to sleep with you after short-circuiting their emotional and logical mind into a million reasons why they should.” Many have called his “pick up” tactics sexually abusive and sexist.
In one video, Blanc is seen using his “white male” privilege to harass Japanese women.
The Como Hotel in Melbourne was set to have 25-year-old Julien Blanc run a series of seminars on dating and approaching women.
Blanc and his associated group, RSD (Real Social Dynamics), are known for their controversial workshops and seminars that teach men how to manipulate women into having sex.
I’m then directed to a pair of women who are having coffee. What then follows is two minutes of dire conversation, where all I can think to ask about is where to buy socks around here, and bore myself into submission, like a football player signalling to the coach that he wants to come off the field.
After some initial confusion about where she came from – ‘Barcelona’ and ‘Macedonia’ can be easily confused – we manage a nice chat for a few minutes about former Yugoslavia and cocktails, before I plump up the courage to ask for a phone number.
While Arsenal attempt to come to terms with the way Milan exposed their limitations in the San Siro on Wednesday night, the rest of Europe have been reassessing their opinion of their victorious opponents.
The European Super Cup figured low in Milan's priorities this season, but the manner in which the European champions won it will have given the pretenders to their crown much to ponder.
Benfica, who meet Milan next month in the quarter-finals of this season's Champions' Cup, will be more concerned than most.