Neil Strauss is an author and journalist famous for writing about his experience in the seduction community. Neil’s book “The Game” dives into the inner workings of the pick up scene, it is a New York Times best seller and has sold over 2.5 million copies. He has been successful with women, but what happened to Neil Strauss? Here’s a look at his dating life and what he’s doing now.
Who is Neil Strauss?
Neil Darrow Strauss was born on March 9, 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 to 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 bootcamp where guys train with pickup coaches and gain real-life experience chatting to women.
What Happened to Neil Strauss?
Neil Strauss 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 the baby news, he shared 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 his divorce on a podcast with Gabrielle Reece and thankfully he’s still on good terms with this ex-partner.
Does he Regret Writing The Game?
Now aged 54, 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 has 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. In December 2021, Neil became the first author to mint a book on Ethereum.