KnightCavalier wrote:I agree with Fabie. Some PUAs did close their business but this same market niche continues to prosper being exploited by other tricksters (and is being distributed more widely by means of a tool like youtube that have more range of scope than traditional forums, blogs and websites).
Especially this is still valid in geographical areas where the phenomenon had not yet arrived. There is always a sufficient fraction of ignorant/gullible unsuccessfull guys who can be duped by these scammers.
On the other hand, I also do not see clearly the point that night clubs are dying. It might be a local dynamic affecting some cities in USA or UK. Where I live, nightclubs and pubs are more alive than ever. On saturday nights clubs are overcrowded (although it is true that the proportion of men: women is 75%/25%, but 10 or 20 years ago, there was also the same unbalanced ratio).
In addition: In my zone, online dating has not taken root among females. In my personal estimates,( it is certainly difficult to quantify), I would say that less than 10% of young women in my town have ever been in dating apps. (while 60-70% of the city's males have ever registered).
Both yourself and Fabie have made some good points.
My view on the PUA industry is this, obviously the PUA industry is not completely dead, as there are some PUA scammers that are still doing OK,like RSD,Kezia "She's not so Noble", but it's on the decline, and is nowhere near what it was back in the mid to late 2000's, in terms of popularity.
Of course with the prevailing hook up culture, there will always a niche market for the gullible incels/autitsts/ethnics who will fall for this PUA/dating coach scam, but with the declining economies of many western nations, there's not too many men, who can afford to drop 2 to $3K of discretionary income on some bullshit bootcamp. Also, more and more men are becoming red pilled/black pilled, and realise that attracting women is NOT a skill that can be taught.
As for dating sites and hook up apps ie.Tinder, they are all sausage fests. With nightclubs, they will be popular with women who want to dance and socialise with their friends, but the days of men picking up women from bars and clubs are over, thanks to Tinder.