School of attraction is a prominent Sydney based dating company, which purports to teach men how to 'pickup' women whilst 'in-field' at prominent Sydney night clubs and day time hot spots like the Ivy, the Argyle and the surrounding CBD like Pitt St.
I attended a three day weekend bootcamp during the begining of this year, with high hopes that I'll be able to learn the personality traits and skill set required in order to attract women, or at least not come off as yet another male 'friend' everytime I make an advance towards a girl I like.
The initial part of the three day bootcamp consisted of a lecture and class session detailing basic pickup theory about what women are attracted to, and how to go about conveying such attributes through one's body language, mannerisms and conversational skills. The pickup theory was actually very good, and quite sound, which gave me a lot of self-assurance about going into the night club later that night. [continued below]....
..... That is where the good stuff ended, and the res tof the bootcamp after that was one big waste of time and money.
The first venue we went to was a night club called 'the ivy' which is a very prominent and famous club in Sydney. I was hoping to be able to see Damien at least talk to a couple of women, just to see how the theory was put into practice, instead, what Damien told us to do was approach women in the club, and afterwards he'll come and debrief us about what we did wrong, and what we could work on. I was very dissapapointed in this type of approach, I figured out though this must just be the way it is and didn't complain. The other two guys on the bootcamp were equally just as nervous as I was, and for most of the night, I was the only one who actually made any geuine attempt whatsoever in meeting women and trying to talk with them. Most of the time my nervousness and lack of confidence was glaringly obvious, and that prevented me from getting anywhere with most of the interactions.
The secound night we went to a night club called the Argyle that followed the same format, of Damien sitting on the outskirts of the club somewhere by himself, and getting us three to approach. It was a real hard night this time, none of the women I tried to speak to even stopped to give me the time of day. The advice and assistance Damien gave was abysmal to say the least. He'd debrief us with information like, 'Be more confident", "Relax your body language" etc. Damien for the large part of both nights, just sat somehwere out of sight whilst talking with the other students. We were at the club to meet women, or at least learn the skill set to do so, instead of encouraging the other two students to do something, they were worshipping him with a yoda like praise. Now that I think about it, Damien is a very friendly and amiable person, and I wish him the best of luck in whatever he does. When it comes to knowledge about pickup, he is bar none one of the most well-informed out there. It's just that putting this theory into action is absent, I didn't see him approach and talk to even one girl during the entirety of the bootcamp both nights. What's the point of all this theory if you can't execute what you preach?
The next day consisted of all three of us doing a day game session, which was better in terms of content and action taken by the instructor, but not by much.
All in all, the 1200 Australian dollars I paid wasn't worth it. If you are goign to open up a pickup or dating school for men, it's to be expected that the instructor or fouder at least be able to show the students how to go about talking with women and potentially get some phone numbers. Damien just espoused theory during the entirety of the bootcamp, he is a great public speaker, who can't put into practice what he preaches. I suggest anyone thinking of attending a School of Attraction bootcamp, go to the ivy on Friday, and the Argyle on Saturday nights, and observe the way he teaches and if he actually makes the effort to show his students how to talk to women, and come to your own conclusions.
I suggest though you save your money for a holiday, try online dating or a match making service instead.