@Boosted_Arrow Being assertive is one part of many factors. Cocky and funny, playful negs, push and pull, kino, agree and amplify and a lot of PUA stuff should be incorporated in game. Don't think of it as much as pickup but rather a guide on being flirty and playful teasing and building charm. Read up on it more, there is no one thing that works, you have to combine a lot of them and test them out and see what works.
Question about SMV. I read the Rational Male and it really opened my eyes to a lot of things. However I do have a question regarding the SMV aspect of it. The graph shows that mens SMV peak is around 33-37 range provided he stays in decent shape and acquires resources and status. Why then, don't we see a crop of 36 year old men dating a bunch of 18-23 year old hot college girls and also if the graph is indeed true, is the 34-37 age range for men the peak SMV because women looking for men at that range are mid or post wall and are looking for the beta providers?. If that's the case then is potential maxxing for a man at 34 only lead to mid or post wall women and not the 18-25 range girls that are actually hot?