if you’re me, you used to find pick-up artist stuff weirdly amusing and sad — the idea that women are deterministic sex machinery who can be unlocked with the correct series of selected words — and “patterns” are exactly that concept, cooked down and reduced to a dark jus. 

PUAs believe that using words that sound like other words can lull a person into thinking about the latter words, while hearing the former. for example:

“i used to think those thoughts came from above, but now i know they come from below me, [girl’s name].”

see? “below” sounds like “blow,” so you’ve actually nested an assembly-level command, far beneath the woman’s application layer.

this is a thing people pay money to learn how to become “experts” at