This book is addictive. David DeAngelo is clearly aware of these teachings, but his thesis was refreshing because he focuses on getting your inner insecurities fixed as opposed to just covering them with tactics and seduction plays. Mutual respect and consent is of course at the heart of his message. I just got it. Attract Women Through Honesty is better. Even now that I'm in a relationship I still refer to the ideas in this book from time to time as a reminder of sorts. The author basically describes the actual state of male-female relations as opposed to how mainstream convention dictates, but this is done in a non-judgemental, "it is what it is" kind of way.