About this site, about me

Rake: In a historical context, a rake was a man who was habituated to immoral conduct, particularly womanizing. Often, a rake was also prodigal, wasting his fortune on gambling, wine, women and song, and incurring lavish debts in the process.

I’m definitely one to push the boundaries of things, but let’s not go quite that far, no need for all that negative behavior around wasting fortunes along with negative financial impact within all the other positive areas…

Beige Philip Principle #23 – The game is going down.
The game is happening whether you’re playing or not, you can either learn to play good or you can learn to lose. Choosing not to play the game doesn’t mean you’re not in the game it just means you’re gonna lose quicker. You have to learn the rules of engagement in order to play the game.

It’s been an interesting journey, this life. And I’m just getting started.

I’m a 60 year old single guy (as of 2019) hoping to bring something to the table that is a bit different than other blogs or pickup or game sites that are more geared to the 20 and 30 somethings.

In my experience over the years, I’ve found that for me all the same rules of attraction and seduction still apply. But there are no 10’s, there are no 9’s.

People who are single at this age are damaged in some fashion, women especially so given their need for provisioning and protection yet not having been able to lock a guy down to get it, and then they turn “feral” – but it’s to be expected.

Look at the lack of quality in men as the cause, it’s a mess out there. So for the guy just getting back in the game, some adjustments in your approach and expectations are required that didn’t exist when you last dated perhaps in your 20’s.

I’ve asked around to see if this “gentleman rake” space has been taken by someone, turns out that there are a few guys – xsplat, socialparkour (blog is now dead) were 2 that were pointed out to me. Both are just a bit younger than I, but still well in the game and they have solid game blogs you should follow. I’m sure there are others, I’ll try to add them to the sidebar as they come into view for me. The more resources we have available to us the better we can be.

So after coming out of a several year long Dom/sub LTR, the first of its kind in my life, that came apart in December of 2018 – I’ve decided to change up my relationship goals and get back into daygame as a challenge to myself. And then let the chips fall where they may.

I liked what Caleb over at BlackDragonBlog writes about a frame for escalating the women in your life into deeper access with you. I’ve dabbled a bit with daygame in the past, but my mindset now is just to enjoy single life and a multitude of fun women until their turn with me is over, and daygame seems to fit that bill well. Night game is a young mans game, I leave it to them.

For me, today, I have no issues with talking to random strangers, I open old, young, male,or female well. I open with an observational opener, but I do have a bit of lingering AA (approach anxiety) when I see a woman that I find attractive that will be an initial challenge for me to overcome.

I live in a small town with little if any industry, mostly tourism, and low income community dynamics to deal with – plus country roads, so logistics when pulling can be really difficult, but not impossible.

Along the way I’d like to document my failures, of which there have been many, but this where I think the majority of learning happens. Plus successes, strategies, notes and reminders, and how I’m working to continue to improve my life in areas that go beyond daygame and women to move beyond being simple rake and instead into a gentleman rake.

And, I’m hoping to affect the lives of other older men in a positive fashion, as well as those who find themselves back in the game at a later age and are wondering how to get their feet back under them.

There are a lot of great blogs and great info already out there, and I’m not interested in recreating the wheel, so I’ll link you to topics and info that I hope will help you in all these areas.

Life is awesome at this age, and daygame and game in general can be like shooting fish in a barrel at times for the man who works to get his life, his body, and his mindset in order. Build your value, know your value, become a top 5% guy. I can’t wait to see where this is going, and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.

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