Neil Strauss is a well-known author and journalist who has written about his experiences in the seduction community and the inner workings of pick up game. Neil’s most famous work is his book “The Game”. He has been very successful with women, but what happened to Neil Strauss? Here’s a look at his dating life and views on the pick up artist community.
Who is Neil Strauss?
Neil Darrow Strauss (also known as Style) was born on March 9th, 1969, in New York City. Most people have heard of him because of his book “The Game” which he published in 2005. In an attempt to become a “pickup artist,” he details his experiences in the seduction subculture. These forums allow men who get together and discuss new strategies to court women. Strauss’ book also chronicles his pickup mentor, dubbed “Mystery”. You’ll be glad to hear Mystery and Strauss are still good friends today.
The book was a huge success, bringing pickup artists into the mainstream. It resulted in an explosion of companies such as Real Social Dynamics, aimed at helping men improve their social skills with women. Some of these firms charge thousands of dollars for a weekend “boot camp” where guys may train with pickup coaches and gain real-life experience chatting to women.
“The Game” has sold 2.5 million copies, making Strauss a celebrity among guys searching for pickup methods to enhance their dating life.
What Happened to Neil Strauss?
Neill Struss left the PUA industry in 2010 and married model Ingrid De La O in August 2013 after three years of dating. Before getting married, Neil had a funeral-themed bachelor’s party, laying to rest his ‘Style’ persona.
The couple also have a son together. When Strauss announced their baby news, he announced the release date of his book “The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships.” The book details how Strauss realized all the dates were not fulfilling for him and that marriage finally made him content.
In October 2018, Strauss and his wife, Ingrid De La O, sadly got divorced. In February 2020, he talked about it on a podcast with Gabrielle Reece.
Does he regret writing The Game?
Now aged 52, he is a completely different man. Strauss doesn’t regret writing “The Game” but does find it difficult to re-read his best selling book in an age of consent. “I see The Game as a late adolescence.. I am embarrassed by a lot of my thoughts in The Game, for sure.”
What is he doing now?
Currently, he lives in Malibu and started a True Crime podcast called “To Live and Die in LA” which covers the death of Adea Shabani. Shabani was an aspiring actress who vanished from her Hollywood apartment one day.