I've been denying this for the past few years, but the reality hit me the other night.
I just got into LA and my friend wanted to go game in Santa Monica. I had met him at the Ultimate Pick Up Conference in 2013. This dude was part of the big crew that they had here that featured the likes of Arash, Manwhore, DJ Fuji, and some others. Anyways it was an amazing conference that featured Neil Strauss, the RSD guys, Mehow, and a bunch of other big names in the community.
Gaming with this guy the other night, he told me that the game had changed. And looking around this beautiful Santa Monica club, of course significantly more men than women, but then the realization came, "3 years ago there was none of this snapchat bullshit and girls wouldn't go to find their validation on instagram." We went into a long conversation on how it had changed. Tinder wasn't popular back then and there was no snapchat. If a girl wanted validation then she had to go out to a nightclub.
And thinking of this I knew that back then when I first started that girls largely will only go out to a night club to "just dance" which essentially is just a validation of social proof, putting herself on display for other people in demonstration of her attractive feminine qualities. But now she has instagram, snapchat, and facebook more than ever to take advantage of all this social validation that has never been more abundant than at this present time. And the girls who did go to clubs to just hook up now can just use tinder or bumble.
Just like anything though, game or otherwise related, it ebbs and it flows. It's not necessarily bad or good, but just how it is now, and it's different. What used to be a more prime spot for night game and that life might not be the case. With this new technology, my thoughts are that the real opportunity then comes in day game.
I write this post just to clarify my thoughts and open up a discussion. I had thought for the longest time that game isn't changing, but it's real. Some people say that it has changed because of RSD but I don't so much believe that. This is simply because how hard it really is to get those skills, I know that the large majority of people won't, even if they take a boot camp.
How do you think the game has changed? Other ways you have noticed it?