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50 years of pickup artists: why is the toxic skill still so in demand?

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Teaching men how to approach women they don’t know is a $100m industry. But does it help men find their dream mate - or just encourage street harassment? In an upmarket bar near Oxford Circus in London, I am watching two men hit on women with all the desperation of a doomed cavalry charge. But without the heroism. Mike and Raj (not their real names) circle the bar, scanning for women, drinks held at...

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