How do you get to a woman’s heart? Forget diamonds and furs. Don’t even worry about personal grooming, height, or a slim physique. If you want to win a woman’s punani you have to learn how to neg. A neg is “a false disqualifier that lowers the target’s [i.e. woman’s] comparative value to the seducer. Specifically, they are not insults; instead, they resemble the comments of a person who does not view the target as being sexually interesting.” That is to say, if you act like a self-absorbed ass you’ll get the attention of girls who are professionally self-absorbed. Though there is some contention over who is the original theorist of “the Venusian arts”, one thing is sure: they are derived from close observation of the most subtle and refined mating rituals of the d-bag.
The number one principle in a d-bag’s life is “I deserve it.” If a d-bag were running for President (it could happen) they might say, “ask not what I can do for you; ask instead why you haven’t done more for me.” This is fine when a d-bag is dominating a social circle populated by enabling non-d-bags, but it can cause problems when d-bags interact. D-bags generally avoid overt aggression around each other, not because there is honor among thieves, but because a d-bag never provokes a fight they are not 99% sure they can win. The neg is an elegant solution. As noted above, neg theorists developed the technique primarily for use on female d-bags. In a romantic social situation the neg casts doubt on a female’s unquestioned understanding of herself as attractive to men: what was a no-brainer for her is now a source of anxiety, and a shift in the social dynamic results. But the neg works equally well in non-romantic social situations. Open aggression might provoke the anger of someone physically more capable of determining social status through force; and even though d-bags love to think they could kick any man’s ass in the room, if a d-bag, for whatever reason, miscalculated the strength of his opponent, he stands to permanently lose status and risks ostracization. So the discerning d-bag uses negs (what some call “drawing the foul”) to belittle his opponent for top d-bag with backhanded compliments in hopes of 1) diminishing him in the eyes of all on-lookers, and 2) provoking the other d-bag to start a fight, which gives the provocateur the opportunity to stand on his honor and call in his posse of d-bag buddies with full legal sanction. A typical example of this d-bag stratagem is “if my opponent does not fully disarm by tomorrow morning, we will be forced to go to war.”
Don’t be deceived: negs are a difficult art to master. The universal code of d-baggery unequivocally denounces indirection in word or deed (irony, faking, puns, whatever) as the highest crime against the d-bag code. D-bags get stuff done; they don’t have the time or inclination to mess around with bullshit; they don’t dither over subtleties, they cut straight to the bone, hack off the meat, and take the lion’s share for themselves. To be caught negging is to be caught using the very indirections against which a d-bag forms his sense of self. It would like a d-bag pretending to be someone else in order to slander his betters in a blog!