From The Mystery Method to The D.E.N.N.I.S. system, there is a scarily huge market out there for guides to help men sleep with women. The general ickiness that is pickup artistry has been a phenomenon for quite some time, but its dubious methods still contain the shock factor for those who are not used to being exposed to them.
Recently, they've captured the wider attention of the internet with some of the engagement bait they've been using of fellow wannabe Casanovas. Self-proclaimed dating expert @TheManMakerx went viral on Twitter after prompting his followers to explain how they would respond to passing an attractive female stranger on a bridge. The absurdity of the situation was pointed out by @KindaHagi, who compared the hypothetical interaction with a real human woman as similar to trying to catch the attention of a video game NPC.
With this connection made, people couldn't stop making fun of the creepy teaching moment. Needless to say, treating women like virtual characters is not usually a recipe for success.