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For those of you that are new to my blog, The Modern Savage, I thought it might be helpful to provide this post as a way of giving you some background information about me and the purpose of this blog.

Being a Seduction Artist

My name is Matt Savage and I am an aspiring seduction artist. When I say “seduction artist” please don’t jump to conclusions as my definition may be much different than what the general public thinks a seduction artist is. Here is what I aspire to be as a seduction artist:

  • A man who loves women, loves all the different qualities that women posses and loves the challenge of attracting beautiful women.
  • A man who knows what he wants in life, who is confident and who is not apologetic for his desires as a man.
  • A man with a sense of integrity, honesty and compassion.
  • A man who is romantic, articulate and empathetic
  • A man who gives value to a relationship and not a man who takes value from it.
  • A man who will always be in pursuit of improving himself for the better.

This is what I aspire to be and this is my journey.

In The Beginning

I am currently in my late twenties and have lead a good life. I’ve grown up in a loving family, have surrounded myself by many great friends and have been successful in both college and my career. There has only been one thing missing from my life, a girlfriend.

Meeting and talking to women have never been the problem. Throughout college I had come to befriend many women. The problem was that even though I had romantic feelings for many of these women, they always ended up as just friends.

For years I pursued women, in the hopes of eventually getting a girlfriend. I would go out to the bars all the time, thinking that it would be THE night to finally hook-up. All the nights ended up the same with me standing against the wall hoping a girl would talk to me. They never did. I’d end up walking home alone feeling sorry for myself, wondering what could possibly be wrong with me.

One night strikes me in particular. I was at a party with one of my buddies. This night I had actually become quite friendly with a girl that I had met. We were flirting the whole night and having a great time together. I thought, “finally, someone likes me”, but by the end of the night I found her making out with my buddy. She ended up going home with him that night and I…well, I went home and cried.

As you can imagine, this lead me on a downward spiral. At first there was depression but then it turned to anger. This anger was in the form of resentment towards women. How could they be so cruel? Why didn’t anyone want to be with a nice guy?

There is an old saying that goes something like this: you can’t really change until you’ve hit rock bottom. In regards to my dating life, this is what happened. I hit rock bottom. It was time to change.

A Revelation

The next day I began searching the Internet for advice on attracting women. I found a lot of information but most of it was absolute bullshit. There was a lot of advice with things like “buy her flowers and dinner” or “just be yourself.” I knew this stuff was crap advice because I had been doing these types of things for years with little success.

I did eventually stumble upon one website that really opened my eyes. The site was called Maniac High’s Pickup Guide. The information was so revolutionary to me that I voraciously read everything on the site. After that information was exhausted, I quickly moved on to other related sites, such as fastseduction.com. This lead me to buy the now famous book The Game by Neil Strauss in the spring of 2006. My eyes had been opened to the possibilities of seducing beautiful women.

The Journey

Despite having the knowledge to attract and seduce women, I still wasn’t getting anywhere. The reason was because I wasn’t really applying the information as much as I should have. I was still scared.

Finally, during August 2006, I made it my goal to start approaching more women and applying my new found knowledge even if that meant being rejected time and again. This was truly the beginning of my journey.

About The Modern Savage Blog

As part of my journey to become a seduction artist I decided to start a blog to chronicle the events as they happen. The purpose for this was 1) to motivate me to stick with my goals and 2) to be able to review my actions, get advice from others, and use this information to continue refining my skills.

The posts I write in this blog are real in every sense. I promise that I will be honest with you on this long journey. I feel that many bloggers only reveal certain parts of themselves that put them in a good light. I’m not going to that. In this blog, you get the real me, from every triumph to every failure.

How Do You Fit In?

Though my writings will certainly provide some form of entertainment to you, I think the real benefit of reading this blog will be inspiration. Inspiration for the millions of men like me who are struggling to understand women. Inspiration for women to know that there are men out there who are trying to become REAL men. Inspiration for everyone with the hope that they can change their life for the better.

If this blog inspires you or if you simply enjoy reading it, then I ask that you consider supporting the journey, whether it be by commenting, giving your advice, emailing posts to friends, or simply adding me to your blogroll. Every little bit helps. Hopefully, other men like me will be inspired to become a better man.

I try to post at least two or three times a week. You can stay in touch with my latest adventures by Subscribing to The Modern Savage through a RSS reader, or by email newsletter here:

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I hope that you enjoy reading my blog and I look forward to the long journey, whatever it may bring.


Matt Savage

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Virginia Belle August 13, 2007 at 7:29 pm

I have been looking for a blog like this for a LONG time. I will be leaving many comments, as long as you don’t mind getting the woman’s perspective. i wholly support the PUA/Mystery methods, as long as they are not used for “evil” purposes, ie, using women for sex and notches on the bedposts. You sound like a man who respects and likes women. I am looking forward to reading through your archives. And leaving many comments!

I’m very glad we ran into each other. I am hoping you can return the favor and explain to me what the hell my problem is! I wish there was some version of this method for women. :) If I were a guy, I would DEFINITELY need to read The Game, since I’m VERY shy most of the time. But for now, I think I’m heading over to Barnes & Noble to pick up a copy of it so I can learn more.

Matt Savage August 14, 2007 at 3:40 am


Glad you like the blog and yes please leave as many comments as you’d like. I LOVE getting the female perspective. It is important for me to learn from not only the top pick-up artists but ultimately from the people I desire….women;)


How to pick up women February 27, 2008 at 1:20 am

Hey Matt, I really like your page so far, I completely agree about not using pua methods for evil purposes, but to shape a guy that was previously a wimp.

Race May 19, 2008 at 12:43 pm


Just found your blog today. I must say I am very impressed with your writing style, sincerity, willingness to share and desire to inspire other guys out there to achieve the lifestyle they have been desperately hoping for. Kudos my friend. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to support you.



Rivelino March 27, 2010 at 12:09 am

Nice intro. Just found your site through the Roissy site, a commenter linked to your page on the books mentioned in The Game.

I am starting my own blog too, to help motivate and inspire me. I am just starting out, and have a lot of beta qualities.

Lucky Lopez July 17, 2010 at 12:24 am

Hi Matt! Sounds like we have both been unlucky in love. I browsed through your pages today and have to thank you for your honest insight. I find it absolutely refreshing and endearing. Wishing you success in your journey – Lucky Lopez.

Doctor April 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I just started reading but I want to be a part of this and liked what I have read so far! I hope you are still updating the site because I have a long way to go. I am really at this point trying to figure out what direction I want to go. Thanks

Heather July 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

Oh, this will be great fun. Looking forward to catching up on past blogs and to reading future posts.

JasonVochal October 21, 2011 at 10:27 pm

What’s up? I just came across this blog by mistake and have to say, I’ve been in and out of the game for a few years and am recently coming back after an open heart surgery. Looking forward to reading what you’ll be doing.

James January 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm

So how goes the journey, Matt? Just bumped into your site while looking for info on Cory Skyy, and find your story interesting. Other than your personal story and list of the top 25 pua’s I haven’t checked out your other content, but will soon.

By the way, I’m a huge believer in eye contact, both as a screening tool and a way to create or gauge attraction. It comes natural for men and women but for some reason a lot of men have either repressed it or lost the art. I’m glad men like Cory Skyy are showcasing the power of eye contact, because it is definitely powerful! Anyway, great blog..

Yan April 5, 2012 at 2:06 am

Nice blog mate. Stumbled on it just now and read a few. Interesting insights and happy to add a few topics for discussion if you would like.

Tiffany September 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm

You right well and it is nice that you stress that you are honest in your adventures. I will add you to my blog roll for my site.

Tiffany September 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

You write well and it is nice that you stress that you are honest in your adventures. I will add you to my blog roll for my site.

Sorry for the earlier typo!

Mitch June 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

At age 42, I thought I understood women. Apparently I don’t. My wife and I are getting divorced after twelve years of marriage….:-( Oh well. At least I have two adorable kids. Whether or not I will ever find the women who will still be holding my hands and watching the sunset with me well into our 90s? Who knows!!!!

steve September 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I am glad that you are on a journey for improvement. Earlier this year I decided that I want to have a quality woman in my life at 38 yrs old and still a virgin, it is starting to hurt me emotionally.

This year alone I have had 4 chances to have sex with women but 3 I wasn’t attracted towards and the 4th was 18 yrs and I thought was too young. I am regretting passing on the 18 yrs because she was cute and attracted to me but was still in high school which scared me.

This year in February after a bad date where a young lady that liked me got drunk and tried to sleep with 4 guys I almost killed myself. I held a loaded gun to me head and thought about all the people that would be hurt and I couldn’t pull the trigger.

So I tried looking at various dating techniques with some amount of success. Marni Wing Girl taught me how to dress well and go out and try Social activities with women. Mark Manson was my biggest improvement in understanding the emotional and mental side of dating and leading an attractive lifestyle.

I still need to spend more time getting over my approach anxiety, being direct with my sexuality, and being confident. Being confident is hard when you have limited success. I have been on a string of coffee dates lasting only 1 or 2 dates which is better than no dates but I have a ways to go.

Look forward to hearing from your experience.

Life is too short when you have someone you love and too long when you are alone.

Luke July 15, 2014 at 8:57 am

Hey Matt,

Is there any way that I could contact you personally and do a sort of Q&A? Just beginning to get into the game and would really love to ask a few questions.

Luke Johnstone January 6, 2015 at 11:43 pm

Hey, Matt! I stumbled on your blog site while scanning through “single guy without girlfriend” blogs and I’m really enjoying your posts. They are very easy to read, to the point, and informative. I do, however, wholly disagree with many of your points, namely PUAs and game, etc. I’ve unfortunately had to swallow the Red Pill and I’m now part of MGTOW, so naturally I disagree with your stance of many men’s issues, but I do so very, very respectively. I’m 34, short, fat and bald, don’t have any money, and I’ve have only had a couple of long-term girlfriends and a handful of dates. Making matters even worse than all that, I live in an area and work in a town where the women are so notoriously scummy, trashy, and so unwilling to date good guys that we have just all given up, so that’s also a major part of being MGTOW. Giving up is on the rise, but I still enjoy reading your blogs!

BigDuke July 21, 2015 at 9:55 pm

Hello I’m Duke, I was one of the original guys on Stylelife.com.

Threesome Finder Guy January 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

I’m a savage in the bed my wife tells me.

When we have threesomes I pull my bow out and start shooting arrows every where, then I scalp the women.

Does that make me a savage.

Carol Becker March 29, 2016 at 5:52 am

Great blog Matt
Love reading your articles and I wish I could wright like you.
My husband could learn a lot from your blog, if only I could get him to read it, but he’s too lazy.

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