What is Social Proof?
Social proof is based on how our minds work. If we see a group of people we look for similarities. Our brains are always looking for short cuts. If you see a guy standing with 20 scientists in lab coats, you will assume he is a scientist.
We really hone this way of thinking in high school, where we really began to lump people into groups. Depending on when you went to high school you probably had jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, theater kids, goth kids – maybe now you have emo kids or punks. If you dress like you fit with a group, people outside that group will think you are a part of it. They judge you based on your associations.
How Can You Use Social Proof?
It’s all about perception. It’s not about reality. The first change you should make, especially if you are a beginner at learning to meet women, is that when you get rejected you should walk away with your head held high. Most guys walk away like a dog that’s just been hit with a newspaper. Tail between it’s legs. So the whole room can see how dejected they feel. This sends the wrong social message to everyone who’s looking.
Nobody actually knows what he said to her and what she said to him. They are just filling in the gaps based on body language. So if you walk away like the conversation went really well and you have a big smile on your face, you can absorb some of her social status in the minds of the masses. People will assume it went well based on your body language. Let them.
Another great way to build social proof is to just talk to everyone in the bar or club like you have known them for ages. Then when you start talking to the girls you are interested in, they will think you already know everyone. If you seem like the popular guy, she will treat you like the popular guy.
I like to show up at a club with several girls, so that I look like I already have some good action going on. Most girls only care if you are with girls, not how beautiful they are. You can actually climb a social proof ladder in a single night. If you are doing really well with a 3, it’s easy to turn and start talking to a 4. In just 7 conversations you can have serious attraction with a 10. She just saw you talking to a 9, which means you are in the same league.
I’m not as obsessed with social proofing my facebook page or my myspace as I used to be. I have tons of pics of me with hot girls all over the place and it certainly impresses other guys. But I just don’t like to use facebook as a segway into real dating. If I met a girl on the streets I get her phone number not her facebook. It is coming up more right now because I’m in Hawaii and half of the sets are girls on vacation.
I can tell you that it’s a great way to make guys respect you more. Let’s be honest. The picture at the top of this post looks badass and it makes me look badass. What’s cooler than having a smoking hot chick advertising how awesome you are?
Remember Social Proof is about perception – not reality. What was your first thought when you saw that picture? Did you think it’s my girlfriend? Is it just a girl I met on facebook? A girl I slept with once? My cousin? A model I paid to take the picture?
Think about your first reaction to that image. Unless you are a total dick, you had a positive reaction. You probably thought damn, that is badass, I’m gonna read this post. So if social proof can work on you, then it will work on the girls you like.
You can create a powerful online image by posting tons of pictures of you looking awesome and with girls you only talked to for 5 minutes in the club. There is nothing wrong with that. You can also email a ton of girls you don’t know and ask them to write sexy posts on your facebook wall to make you look cool. Tell them you are trying to make your ex jealous. A few girls will write you lame emails about girl power and a bunch will think it’s funny and write cool stuff on your wall.
I’m going to be teaching a lot of super advanced material on my new training course which I will be launching shortly, but I want to give you a taste of what is possible. You can create social proof even when there is no one around. It’s about acting like the person you want to be.
When I tell stories to a girl, I tell them from the perspective I want her to see. I was with a girl on Saturday, skinny dipping in the pool, and I wanted her to feel massive attraction towards me and to see me as a sexual being. I may write a field report and go into a ton of detail, I haven’t decided yet. But the key element is that I acted like a person with sex in their life. I don’t shy away from mentioning that I have women in my life. I just act like it’s reality. And she reacts to it.
I will expand a lot more on how to bend reality later, as it’s the future of game in my opinion and will skyrocket anyone to the next level.