David DeAngelo Is A Scam. Here’s Why.
Rip-Off Rating: 4 “snake oils” out of 5
What We Recommend Instead:
Why do we recommend Tao of Badass instead? It gives genuinely usually advice on how guys can become better with women, and it respects the fact that women are different. No one approach works for all women.
We liked the Badass system because it gives men a better way to understand women. Our test group determined that this works better – and requires less effort, since you still act like yourself – than David DeAngelo’s “be cocky and funny like me” attitude. It’s more about how to understand women and less “personal development” advice.
Our Unbiased “Double Your Dating” Review.
Is David DeAngelo A Scam?
Can a lonely, single guy really improve his “game” with women, simply by reading an ebook?
David DeAngelo, real name Eben Pagan, is the man behind “Double Your Dating” – a series of informational products on how to single men become masters of seduction.
We really wanted to like “Double Your Dating,” because we believe one of the big sociological problems of our age is that the sexes can’t understand each other. Men are frustrated. Women are frustrated.
Yes, we were prepared to like this one, and wanted to give it a 0 / 5 on our snake-oil scam scale. But read on …
1. Who Is Eben Pagan?
Eben Pagan is a well known internet marketer who calls himself “the guru entrepreneur.” He makes millions of dollars selling info-products like Double Your Dating. He is also behind Christian Carter’s Catch Him and Keep Him – basically a version of “David DeAngelo” for females.
Thinking scam already? Already a lot of “red flags” should be going off. This guy is admittedly one of the very best at sneaky marketing tricks so people pull out their wallets. He gives lectures on how to manipulate people to make millions, basically by making any product seem premium and worth buying even when it’s not.
Here is Eben Pagan – I mean, “David DeAngelo” - talking about how he uses human psychology to manipulate people for greater sales:
So “David DeAngelo” is really just a damn good direct marketer, preying on single guys’ desperation with a downright scam?
We hoped this wasn’t the case, and hoped Eben actually made a quality product.
Because it’s one thing to be able to manipulate people for money with a junk product, and quite another to manipulate people and actually sell them something worthwhile.
So we decided to test it.
2. We Tested The Product.
In order to test “Double Your Dating”, as well as a few other David DeAngelo products, we devised a panel of 5 single men, aged 20 to 46. It wasn’t hard finding them. Finding single men on the internet is like finding seaweed in the ocean. They’re everywhere.
(Most of these men were recruited from online forums.)
Here is our test panel. We’ve made their names anonymous to protect them from embarrassment:
A student, wants more dates.
A police officer, divorced, lonely.
Unemployed, wants his ex-girlfriend back or at least wants to make her jealous.
A self professed “ladies man”, thinks he knows it all when it comes to women.
A virgin, admittedly “clueless” with women.
We gave each of these men a copy of “Double Your Dating” and let them get access to their choice of 2 other products. We also let them view the training videos, read the free articles, and Google around.
60 days later, we asked them to tell us their thoughts. They were candid – and gave us a lot of information.
So is David DeAngelo’s “Double Your Dating” a scam or not? Read on to find out…
3. The Result Of Our Group Testing?
Yeah, “David DeAngelo” is a scam.
- A lot of what he promises just isn’t in the book… It’s a classic case of over-promising, under-delivering.
Take everything the sales letter says with a grain of salt. We were unimpressed by how much of the book was simply a regurgitation of the free material. And all the sneaky, amazing tips and tricks which are promised just aren’t there.
- The secret strategy, worth $20-$300 + $20 a month? Be “cocky and funny.” And “don’t be a wimpy nice guy.”
Um, ok? This is like telling someone who wants to become a master chef to “not burn the food.” The David DeAngelo products harp on this single point – don’t be a nice wimp – as well as the point that it’s a numbers game, meet a lot of women.
We agree that teasing is an essential part of flirting, it’s important have a backbone, and yes, meet a lot of women. Those are good tips. But after reading the book, we weren’t left with much more than that. And we got that info from David DeAngelo’s website for free!
Isn’t that common sense? What did we pay for, exactly?
- You pay for “David DeAngelo” to drive this one point home again and again - with various stories, anecdotes, and reproaches – while you keep thinking the real secret is just around the corner!
Reading “Double Your Dating” is like waiting for a train that never comes. You get hyped up for an idea that isn’t explained in detail and isn’t really helpful. Here are a few quotes from the test group.
From Mark -
“I was told to be cocky and funny, but how do you translate that into the real world? It’s like telling someone to be charismatic. It’s pointless.”
From Paul -
“At least it was a quick read. I don’t know. I don’t think this will be helpful for me at all.”
From Lenny -
“I got one good line from it, and that’s about it. Honestly, the whole book is basically telling you to hit on as many women as possible, be confident, be funny, and that’s about it. Does this help anyone?”
From Mike -
“I liked it – but not because it was helpful. I thought it was funny that you can make money with a book like this.”
4. The Approach Is Flat-Out Wrong.
Different women are attracted to different things. And different men have different styles and strengths.
We didn’t like how generalized and unspecific the strategies were. They seemed like a rehash of insights Eben Pagan once had with women – bundled, of course, in a neat, marketable package so as many people as possible would buy it.
This isn’t the only “seduction secrets for single men” product our team examined. More reviews are on the way.
“Double Your Dating,” while not quite the worst, was certainly not the best.
In our opinion, David DeAngelo’s “Double Your Dating” is a scam – both for overpromising and underdelivering, and for its lack of specific advice, which it promises so blatantly.