Finishing this just as the New Year rang in, finding myself in my 30th year, I couldn’t help but feel like I wish I’d had read this much earlier. Yes, it’s a book about seduction and dating, and yes I thought I’d probably have this sorted by now as an adult. That said, I’m not afraid to admit I still face challenges in this area.
Models then, for me at least, is a highly illuminating book that talks about dating, relationships and sex from a male perspective in a wholeheartedly healthy way. Unlike the ‘Manosphere’ material that most modern day men are consuming, Models maintains a more level-headed, logical and emotionally balanced approach to discussing male-female relationship dynamics.
Perhaps what’s best about Manson’s 200-page plus book is that it is less about ‘pick-up’ and more about psychology, self-development and awareness. In it’s discussion of those topics it’s much more palatable than a lot of Reddit’s ‘Red Pill’ reads (and the blogs and books that make up the aforementioned ‘Manosphere’) that teeter dangerously on the precipice of outright misogyny and over-compensation. Manson gets his message across early, when he suggests that “confidence is to have both: respect for both oneself and for women.” Keeping that in mind, what unfolds in the rest of Models is highly valuable, I’d suggest, to most young men looking to learn more about issues of masculinity and better their selves in regards to attracting women. Read More