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How to Attract Women: So Who Is Connection Guy Anyway? Mark Manson

How to Attract Women, Or Really How NOT to Attract Women Because It’s Unethical and Dishonest – How Mark Manson Seduced Erika Awakening

For those who are just joining us, Mark Manson aka Connection Guy is the subject of articles about:

Men Leading in Relationships with Women

How Erika Awakening Got Seduced by Mark Manson

Mark Manson Deep Comfort Game: Vulnerability and Intimacy

This is the original article with Mark Manson real name now revealed:

Mark Manson aka Connection Guy is one of only two guys to seduce me fully in the past five years. Which is saying a lot, because I have spent a lot of time with a lot of guys who are phenomenally successful with women (both within the seduction community and in my own social circles).

I’m going to give you all another hint and another example of how Mark Manson aka Connection Guy handled a situation.

The example:

Back when Mark Manson aka Connection Guy and I were first getting to know each other, I told him my facebook ID, and he sent me a friend request. I was getting a lot of random friend requests at that time from guys I didn’t know, so here’s how our conversation went:

Me: so what is your alias Mark? I’m not sure I’ve figured out who you are yet sweetie

Mark Manson aka Connection Guy: Do you really have THAT many PUA’s friended? Bit of a groupie, are we? :) I’m Entropy PUA.

(when I read this, I started laughing out loud, and then I sent some response saying how passionate I am about all this seduction stuff, etc.)

So right from the outset, Mark Manson aka Connection Guy is teasing me, and I’m qualifying myself, and he has already distinguished himself from the zillions of other guys hitting on me.

Btw, when I do finally tell you who it is, you all really need to read his book. It’s very concise as PUA books go, it explains flirting in a much more straightforward way than other books I’ve seen, and it gives guys a practical method for achieving calibration — which I’ve not seen in the other PUA books I’ve read.

Anyway, has anyone figured this out yet? ;-)


Wow, over the next few months as you’ll read on this blog, I was so smitten with Mark Manson aka Connection Guy. We grew so close and were texting each other multiple times a day every day for many months leading up to us becoming physically intimate with each other.

Unfortunately, as many of you already know, the story didn’t have a happy ending because it turned out that Mark Manson aka Connection Guy pretty much lied to get me into bed. You can read about it here:

Mark Manson Running Away from America


p.s. This is a participatory blog. You can participate by submitting comments (below). Your participation means a lot to me because (as I’m fond of saying) it’s much more fun having a conversation than a monologue!

Update August 2014: Unfortunately, this beautiful and blossoming relationship between Mark Manson and Erika Awakening did not turn out very well and a big factor in that was Mark Manson’s dishonesty about his relationship with his girlfriend, his dishonesty with her, his dishonesty about his intentions with me, and so forth. I am still hoping he will see the merit in making amends with me one of these days soon:

Mark Manson: How Not to Attract Women with Dishonesty


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About the Author:

Erika Awakening is a Harvard Law School graduate and former practicing attorney. She left the rat race to become a location-independent entrepreneur, holistic life coach, blogger, speaker, healer, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping) expert. Erika Awakening is one of the world's foremost experts on eradicating limiting beliefs and lifestyle design on your own terms. Learn more about Erika Awakening

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  1. Anonymous says:

    a joint field report would be gay because you knew he was a pua when you met him

  2. SC says:

    Entropy all the way

    And his ebook is one of the best “manuals” I ever read – it makes everything accessible and simple instead of esoteric and overcomplicated.

    Love the blog btw, and I just found it yesterday

  3. Erika says:

    Connection Guy and I talked about the possibility of doing a joint “field report” … wouldn’t that be fun? ;-)

  4. Dan says:

    That’s a good thing about text/internet, but at the same time I think it can be a poor substitute for real-time. It’s not always great to have time to consider a response.

    BTW I think that’s an excellent description of teasing done well.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Can’t be Zan… he got an honorable mention he’s not actually on the top 10 list.

  6. Erika says:

    @ Dan, actually, I occasionally notice it in the moment but usually not. It all happens unconsciously. That’s part of the reason I love text messages, later I have a second chance to see what happened and why it worked.

    Connection Guy wrote this about teasing in his book: “Teasing girls is very powerful. The point is not to laugh at her, but to get her to laugh at herself. You’re playfully criticizing her, making her feel vulnerable, but it’s simultaneously enjoyable for her. This creates a tension of emotions within her, usually half resentment (from the insult), half joy (from the laughter).”

    I’m not sure anyone has ever described sexual tension quite so accurately. And it inspires me to create a new blog post about integrating the shadow self cuz somehow that feels related to me.

    Then Connection Guy mixes in this beautiful tenderness. I told him yesterday about some overgaming that was going on, and he responded: “Haha, I don’t get it. You’re not hard to handle. Just have to open up and love you.”

    Melts my heart :-)

    That’s what I’m trying to teach on this blog. We just need to open up and love each other. It really is that simple, even if it’s not always simple to teach or explain it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    you were hyptomized by hypnotica…

  8. Erika says:

    Lol at Entropy’s comment, indeed … on so many levels :)

  9. Halffull says:

    Yeup, always thought it was zan..

  10. David says:

    I think its entropy himself…what do i win ?

  11. Zen says:

    Literally LOL at Entrophy’s comment. Funny on so many levels.

    My vote is for Zan, I don’t see how I didn’t recognize him before. Hindsight bias might be taking over now

  12. Entropy4 says:

    Obviously Mehow… duh!

  13. Elliott says:

    It’s Zan…

  14. Dan says:

    Do you realize you’re qualifying yourself as you do it or is it hindsight?

    Also it’s funny to see how verbalized this stuff can get and still work.


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