The class’s methods and language were taken straight from the pickup artists’ world. This was in a Manhattan conference room on Valentine’s Day, and JT was running a weekend-long bootcamp with a simple mission: to help Asian men get some skin in the dating game, and maybe even get laid.The order of the numbers doesn't matter, but how many the player picks does.A player can choose just one number or as many as 10.Are white women the ultimate, idealized dating goal? He helped his first student gain confidence to deter his bullies along with the skills to talk to girls.Aren’t pickup artists inherently scammy and sleazy? But I’m the wife to another Filipino, and the sister of five brothers, one of whom is comically inept with women, and so I came with an open mind. “I never really thought of making this into a career,” said JT. A doctor, a scientist, and everything in between, they made up various ethnicities from Filipino to Chinese. They were of varying levels of attractiveness and fitness, some handsome, some overweight.And the ease with which people speak racistly of Asian men — like the way Lorde and her Asian boyfriend were recently torn into on Twitter.Laboring in a dating world that seems stacked against his kind, JT, whose name is Jerry and who bills himself as a transformational figure in the Asian community, is a man on a mission to transform the Western image of Asian men from asexual nerds into shagworthy dating material — all through the science and/or art of picking up women.
The culture clash between an Asian upbringing and a Western world that has different expectations for success.In fact, the odds of at least one number matching on a 10-spot game are so good, there's a payout if the player gets no matches at all.