5 Things to Learn From Hank Moody
For those who may not know, Hank Moody is the main character of the show Californication, and if you really want I gave a short review about him and the show in this link. Now for those who do know something about Hank, is that he is the smoothest person you’ll ever see with the ladies on television these days. I noticed five characteristics about him that distinguishes him from many, many men in society who try to get women. And in all honesty, even when you read books about “the game” and being a pro at the pick-up game, I really tend to laugh at guys who take that too seriously, because the truth is, simplicity is key. In those other books or shows or websites on picking up women, they give advice on making you into a fucking tool who thinks every word through and does things that women expect them to do. And it may work for a night or so, but then it just gets extremely boring, and I noticed that it tends to work only on the most shallow and sluttiest girls out there without any broader concept on life except thinking about where to pencil in her next nail polishing appointment. And those girls are fun sometimes, but when you try to approach a more intelligent woman with those same antics, you end up failing miserably. What people like Hank Moody are able to do, nonetheless, is get women of all types. And his secret? Well, here’s what I picked up from his characteristics that I think can be easily applied and you don’t have to turn yourself into a robot, but instead feel more free than ever before during your approach to women.
1. Being a Child is Always More Fun
Being an adult sucks. You always take things seriously, you never have any fun, and your world tends to circle around money and other responsibilities. And just like men, women also get tired of this uptight styled life and need to unwind. And what do women look for when they need to unwind? They need a man who can bring her into a child’s world where nothing ever mattered and fun was the most important thought on their mind. Those same women end up marrying formal, uptight businessmen, but for fun they fall back on men that don’t take life seriously and don’t judge them based on what they say or how they act and just accept and encourage child-like behaviour. Hank is one of those people that gives the women in his life an ability to feel free and do what they always wanted as a child that they couldn’t do as an adult. Some adults try to suppress most vices, but Hank just pushes those limits. Drink some wine, sneak into your boss’s home office and sleep with your own TA on his desk. Live free, live happy.
2. Just Don’t Give a Fuck
Not giving a fuck takes a lot of balls, and that’s one thing that’s crucial in getting women. People are so terrified of making fools of themselves that they actually end up not doing things they really want. I believe that it should be more embarrassing to hold yourself back from doing something you want and to act “cool” (by that I mean lame) than to be free enough to do exactly what you want. Don’t wait around hoping the beautiful woman at the bar will come up to you, but go right ahead and say something to her. Don’t restrict yourself from urges–that doesn’t mean all urges, you should identify some limits, and a good indicator in most cases is the legal code. In an episode, Hank didn’t appreciate a guy talking on his cellphone while sitting in the movie theater, so after asking the man to get off the phone, the man didn’t listen, so he grabbed the cell out of his hand and threw it across the cinema. This is the idea of not giving a fuck yet having the balls to back it up that I’m talking about. And women just dig that shit.
3. No One Wants to Hear That Depressive Shit
When you’re with a woman, don’t bore her with your sensitive problems. Women don’t wanna get down and dirty and fuck a man who they pity. Not giving a fuck or being childish doesn’t mean you have to be a pussy, you really need to hide those emotional problems you may have for your shrink, because when you’re with a woman on a first date or even second, I advise against putting your cards out on the table and telling her your life story and how your mom didn’t breast feed you enough growing up. Hank hides all his self-loathing and depressive personality inside of himself and only shares it through his literature and sometimes to Karen, the woman he loves and shares a long history with. Women want to forget problems when they’re with men, not think about new ones, so at least give them that, because I for one as a man don’t wanna hear women’s problems. We’re all selfish by nature, so take that note as advice not to inflict your problems on others.
4. Funny People are Fun
Way too many men over-think when they’re talking to women. Don’t! Say the first things that come into your mind, they tend to be the funniest. And if you can make a woman laugh, it’s the biggest guarantee to get her into bed. Women love to fuck men that can make them laugh. But this really all depends on your sense of humour and if you have been blessed with a good one then you’re lucky. However, if you don’t have a good sense of humour then just try to focus on the other 4 things I mentioned in this post. Either way, men shouldn’t think about to what they think the best thing to say in a situation would be, because that just tends to put them into awkward situations. Hank says some of the most ridiculous shit you’d ever hear that the women can’t even process some of the times, and that just bumps up his chances.
5. Assholes Prosper
We all know that nice guys finish last, and it’s the goddamned truth anyway you turn it. Being an asshole takes skills though, because a straight up asshole who just takes nothing and no one into consideration due to his own self-loathing ends up a lonely old man. But if you are able to know how far you can go and what you can get away with when talking to women in the things you say or do then you will master getting any woman you want. Most the time women will sleep with an asshole, but will end up hating him in the long-run unless the man is skillful enough to flip things around and be able to be serious with her as soon as he sees that he’s gone too far. In one episode Hank really fucked up with one nice woman who he embarrassed in front of others and she ended up walking out on him. Then she was talked into seeing him again and he was able to flip things around so well by applying other principles mentioned above that they ended up in a long relationship until she broke up with him when a man she loved broke up with his wife. They stayed friends though.
6. Genuinely Love and Respect Women (BONUS advice from the comments – tip of the hat goes off to ‘Moods’)
There’s one thing that’s so obvious about Hank Moody that we seem to miss it completely: he loves women. He has his fun with them sure, but he also shows sincere interest in them and wants to learn everything about them. He listens. He hears them out. He embraces their perfections and their imperfections and he does not condemn them for having any. Though he may be an asshole at times, it’s all in good fun and he makes sure they know it. To get women to like you, you have to show women that you love and respect them. You don’t have to be IN love with them but you have to simply love them. He flirts with just about any woman without discriminating, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a little flirting – it’s a healthy way to increase confidence while making women feel good thanks to your attentiveness.
So those are the 5 things (plus 1) I picked up from Hank Moody that I think are real important in the way he acts that help him succeed so well with women in the show. If you think I’ve missed any, leave your ideas in the comment section.