"Pickup lines cause you to lose before you even begin" since they "don't usually elicit positive and rewardful responses; instead they breed negative reactions." Pagan states in one of his advanced dating technique seminars that people can use his techniques to achieve a variety of goals, whether that goal is to have casual sex or to form more lasting relationships.
David De Angelo, as a member of the Seduction Community as a whole, often comes under fire by men and women who advocate "just being yourself", but is just as strongly defended by his proponents who argue that these opinions are based on ignorance of his actual material.
As a result, men are forced to accept whomever selects them.
He is the person behind a number of coaching programs dealing with several subjects, including "Double Your Dating" and "Get Altitude", among others, which are mostly marketed through the internet.
During this period, De Angelo went by the on-line nickname "Sisonpyh" spelled backwards, invoking the Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) emphasis of Jeffries' teachings), and the offline handle "Brother Eben".
The foundation for the Double Your Dating series is an ebook which claims to help men "demystify" much of what goes into attraction.
Following the e Book, De Angelo created further materials in the series, including a second ebook, as well as several ebooklets, seminars on DVDs and CDs covering various topics notably the Advanced and Mastery series, Meeting Women Online, Deep Inner Game with Paul Dobransky, M.