My job with Love Systems takes me around the world on a pretty regular basis, in the past 7 years I’ve taught or gamed in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Munich, Prague, London, Mexico City, Monaco, Frankfurt, Paris, Dublin and all over the UK, Australia and Canada. And one question that comes up pretty regularly from guys I meet is “What are the best countries for game?”.
Personally, I’ve found that the stuff we teach at Love Systems works pretty consistently all across the world. There are obviously local cultural differences that need to be taken into consideration, but in the end, women around the world all find themselves attracted to men who are assertive (by their cultural standards), who move things forward, who carry themselves with confidence, and who understand the social dynamics of the interaction – all things Love Systems teach in our bootcamps.
That said, there’s a pretty broad consensus amongst the Love Systems instructors that some places are easier and more fun to game in than others. Stockholm is a favorite, as are Montreal and Austin. I just got back from Chicago and I might be adding that city to my list of favorites.
But what’s interesting is that I came across this map in the Washington Post, and it almost perfectly represents the consensus amongst the guys I’ve talked to about their experiences picking up and meeting women around the world.
Basically, it’s a map of the best countries for game.
The map is from a World Economic Forum Tourism Report, measuring the openness of different countries to foreign visitors, and there are some interesting observations that fit perfectly with my, and other Love Systems instructor’s experiences.
- Canada is slightly better than the United States.
- Brazil is better than Argentina
- Sweden beats out Norway
- South Korea is really tough, but Japan is much easier.
- I’ve never been to Denmark, but Roosh says it’s terrible.
- Ireland is friendlier than the UK
- Estonia is great, Latvia and Lithuania are bad.
- Hungary is rough.
It also makes obvious sense that a country that was more open to foreigners would be a better place for a foreigner like myself to game than a place that was less open. Also, openness to foreigners probably indicates a higher level of openness to strangers and new experiences in general, which would make cold-approach pickup more effective.
What would be even more interesting to know is how this data breaks down on a city level. Especially in big countries like the United States, there are significant cultural and attitude differences from city to city and from state to state. My guess is that if you were to do a survey like this on the US, you would find a pretty wide divergence from city to city, with places like Austin, New York and LA scoring much higher than cities like Seattle, San Francisco or DC (which are considered tougher cities by most of the guys at Love Systems).
One last note though: one thing I’ve found is that guys who are carrying around negative emotions around women and their dating life almost always are convinced that the city they live in is the worst place in the world for picking up. As with all limiting beliefs, this belief is a little bit true, and mostly bullshit. Some cities are harder, other cities are easier. Either deal with it, or move. Whatever you do, the worst thing you can do for your mental state and your game is to carry around a negative attitude towards the city you live in. Or put another way,
If you can’t have the city you love, love the one you’ve got.