This model for social dynamics was developed most notably by Erik Von Markovik (also known as Mystery). It serves as the foundation for most social dynamics theory—to learn more about it, I highly recommend reading The Mystery Method.

Everything has a beginning, a middle, and an end. That’s the way of the world. You are born, you live, you die; you turn the T.V. on, you watch it, you turn it off; Rome rose, Rome ruled, Rome fell. This principle may be applied to most things: even game. Game has a distinct beginning, middle, and end; the stages go by the names Attraction, Comfort, and Seduction, respectively. That is the order—don't try to do them in any other way.

Many guys think Comfort comes first, and you know what happens to them? They get sent directly to the Friend Zone. When a girl gets comfortable with you, you establish that you are of equal value, which ruins any chance of building attraction. (Remember, I'm talking about social value—obviously we're all equal as human beings.) Because most guys start off with comfort, it's often hard to make the transition; they feel that, if they do not build comfort first, then they are not being fully honest. I say that, if anything, they are being dishonest by building comfort first, since they really want to be romantically involved, not friendly uninvolved.

Other guys think that the Comfort stage does not exist; that it goes: Attract then Seduce. Sorry, but this mentality not only lands you the title of Player, but also causes any successful interaction you have (and there will be a few) to be one-time only. Guys like this rely heavily on Buying Temperature, so the girls they meet almost invariably develop Buyer’s Remorse.

You shall learn the correct way: Attraction, Comfort, Seduction. Now, each of these stages also has a beginning, a middle, and an end—phases called A1, A2, A3; C1, C2, C3; and S1, S2, S3. Only one of these phases has distinct beginning, middle, and end stages: A1, which is divided into Pre-Approach (PA), Open, and Stack (all of which we shall go over later).

A2—Female to male attraction
A3—Male to female attraction


S2—Last Minute Resistance

Attraction should take around 15 minutes in total, with a majority of the time in A3, which takes about 7 minutes; A1 takes around 2, and A2 takes about 6. Comfort Takes around 6 and a half hours: 15 minutes in C1, 15 minutes in C3, and 6 hours in C2. Seduction takes as long as you need or want it to.