Friday, December 8, 2006

The Art of Seduction

In a IM conversation with a friend of mine yesterday about my relationship with B, he suggested I read The Art of Seduction. So, I went to a bookstore here in town, to see if they had a copy.

OMG! The back cover alone lists the following steps to take in the art of seduction.

  • Choose the right victim
  • Create a false sense of security-approach indirectly
  • Send mixed signals
  • Appear to be an object of desire
  • Create a need – stir anxiety and discontent
  • Master the art of insinuation
  • Enter their spirit
  • Create temptation
  • Keep them in suspense
  • Use the demonic power of words to sow confusion
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Poeticize your presence
  • Disarm through strategic weakness and vulnerability
  • Confuse desire and reality, create the perfect illusion
  • Isolate the victim
  • Prove yourself
  • Effect a regression
  • Stir up the transgressive and taboo
  • Use spiritual lures
  • Mix pleasure with pain
  • Give them space to fall – the pursuer is pursued
  • Use physical lures
  • Master the art of the Bold Move
  • Beware the after-effects

I don't want a victim, I don't want B back under false pretenses or lies, or games, or strategic weakness or illusions (perfect or not). I want B back, because we both realize we love each other and want to try again. This just sounds cruel, and deceitful, and wrong.

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