Living a fantastic life means continually educating yourself. Since The Courageous Man is focused on developing confidence, courage, and masculinity, I will recommend my top 20 must-have books on dating and becoming successful with women. Whether you’re just looking to sleep with many women or looking for a stable woman you can settle down with, all of these books will help you get there. These books delve into the psychology and understanding of women, something you NEED to be good with.
Once you are extremely confident in yourself and have a deep understanding of how attraction works, playing the game will be like playing a game on Super Easy mode. The top 20 books on dating, here we go:
I think this book is the quintessential read for all men. It is a little old and some of the information is outdated but overall the concepts are solid. You should probably read this book about 10-15 times to really get the concepts down and to understand women on a deeper level.
This is a must-read for all men. Some people call this the bible of the “red pill”. There is so much good information about the nature of men and women that it definitely warrants multiple reads. Be careful with the knowledge you get from this book however, it can lead you down the wrong path if not used correctly.
This book choice is actually a three-part choice. Rollo also has two sequels: The Rational Male – Preventative Medicine, and The Rational Male – Positive Masculinity. You should be able to find them on amazon as recommended choices if you use the link above.
I really like this book. It is like a condensed version of all 3 Rational Male books. A lot of really good useful information and just another book to cement your understanding of women.
This book is very interesting in that it is almost like a spiritual guide on how to be a man. A big theme in this book is about masculine and feminine energy and how polarity is very important when it comes to
attraction between a man and a woman. Definitely worth reading a few times.
Another great book that details how to be yourself and attract women naturally by being yourself, honest, and confident.
If you don’t already know, you NEVER want to be the “Nice Guy”. This is a great book to get yourself out of that mentality.
Lots of really good and solid concepts in this book that will supplement and reinforce a lot of the things picked up by the aforementioned books.
I like this book because it’s very unique. This book is all about statistics and is very oriented toward the male mind. It is a very short read but worth it. A ton of insights about the reality of dating. Puts things in perspective.
This was one of my very first reads regarding pickup. I first rea this book in 2008 but it is a time
less classic. I would definitely suggest reading this book as it is a great story and provides insights on how successful you can be with women when you learn game.
I feel like Mystery is the Godfather of pickup. This is a very old book but it is great to have in your collection. It is basically written like an instruction manual with steps, and actions you can take to make you an approaching machine. If you really apply what this book teaches, you will be an absolute stud when it comes to attracting women.
I think this book is important about understanding yourself and your relationships. There are 4 attachment styles. Secure, anxious, avoidant, and anxious-avoidant. My mind was blown when I read this book as I could definitely relate. I used to be an avoidant but have developed myself into a secure attachment style. I highly highly suggest reading this book if you want to get into a relationship.
This book is extremely important for those in relationships. Knowing about your own and your partner’s love languages is INVALUABLE when it comes to keeping them around in your life.
Jordan Peterson is probably my favorite author of all time. He has 12 very practical and important rules to follow and live by in this book. It’s not necessarily directed related to “game” but these are 12 rules you will definitely want to know.
Just like the book above, he wrote this a few years after his first book and there are 12 more important rules of life that Jordan talks about. Trust me. Read these books. They have changed, and even saved thousands of lives.
This book is a classic. How to make friends and influencing people are invaluable skills to have. Even though this was written over 100 years ago, the psychology behind it is timeless.
A great book about being confident and not caring about what other people think of you. It’s a fun read and reinforces the concept of being comfortable in your own skin
This book is AMAZING for developing good habits and getting rid of bad habits. It goes into the science of how humans develop habits and has a lot of great actionable steps you can implement in your life. I would highly suggest developing really good habits when it comes to practicing game and building affirmations for confidence.
This is a truly inspirational read. The author literally died and came back to life. He outlines steps to develop an amazing morning routine. Basically, there are 6 steps which he refers to as Life SAVERS. SAVERS is an acronym that stands for SILENCE, AFFIRMATIONS, VISUALIZATIONS, EXERCISE, READING, and SCRIBING.
If you can do these 6 things in the morning you will notice a ridiculous improvement in your life. I highly suggest getting this book as it is a short but powerful read.
The ultimate book for learning to be present. With all the crap that goes on in your life, sometimes it’s hard to control that voice in the back of your head that’s always running its mouth. This book teaches you how to tame that voice and truly be at peace with the way things are in your life right now no matter what circumstances you’re in.
This book was written entirely for women but the reason I’m recommending it is that you should get a female perspective on dating and what their motives are. The more you understand about women, the better you will be at attracting them and keeping them attracted.
Well, that’s it! If you get the chance to make it through all these books, I guarantee your dating life will improve 10-fold. Not only that, I know you will be more confident, courageous, masculine, and comfortable in your own skin. Remember though, don’t read to just read. Be a champion and go out there and practice some of the things you’re learning.
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