A while back, one of our readers discussed a personal situation where the principles of Dread Game did not work for him. If I remember correctly, his personal experience led him to surmise that Dread Game was a flawed system and does not work. Today, we’re going to look into this topic a bit deeper and determine what went wrong and the red flags you should be on the look out for. Continue reading “When Dread Game Doesn’t Work”
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
-Proverbs 30: 10-18
To many new members to the Red Pill or Manosphere, the idea of Dread Gaming your wife brings about mixed emotions. While the initial principles actually seem harmless and rather productive, the idea of “dreading” and “gaming” your wife comes across as manipulative, shady, and coercive. I have mentioned in previous installments of this series that the steps prescribed are intended to restore balance to a marriage, it is still often met with apprehension by many newcomers who aren’t fully acquainted with the intent of the process.
In this article, we’re going to discuss what caused the rise of systems such as Dread Game, the Red Pill, and the Manosphere as a whole.
Continue reading “Why Do Men Need Dread Game?”
“Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.”
Well gentlemen, today we reach a milestone in this series. I’m officially calling this the end of Part 1 on the 12 Levels of Dread Series. Why here and now? Simply because it feels like a good stopping point for Part 1. You’re going to have plenty to work on and all this is going to take time implementing so take your time and really nail down these first 5 levels. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 5 – Style”
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”
Following close on the footsteps of Level 3, Level 4 is about conditioning your wife to accept things on your terms. Think of it as a Level 3: Part 2, if you will. Between work, the gym, your various hobbies and adventures, and hustling on the side, you don’t have time for petty emotional games and it’s time to let your wife know that. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 4 – Availability”
“People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.”
If you haven’t read the previous installments on this series, I would highly recommend doing so here, here, and here. This level of the Dread Game is all about reclaiming your freedom and enjoying life to its fullest and how to deal with the inevitable pushback from your wife.
By this point, you should be no less than three months into the entire process, preferably longer. You should be making great strides in your fitness levels, getting your finances under control, sharpening your mind with mentally stimulating books and activities, and deflecting your wife’s shit tests like a Kung Fu master. Level 3 is all about developing hobbies away from the home. It might seem rather of a benign step in the grand scheme of Dread Gaming your spouse, but like all the others, this one is crucial…but why? Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 3 – New Life”
“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
In our last article of this series, we discussed how to identify and properly respond to the various shit tests women will sling your way, by adopting a carefree, sometimes flirty attitude. If you’ve been studying the material provided in the last article, focusing on the subtext that women provide when they talk to you, and keeping your wits about you, you should be starting to get a good grasp on things. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 2 – Action”
“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.”
If you have been studying the principles laid out in the last article of this series, you should be beginning to understand what type of basic tactics to employ and at what times. If this is all still a jumble of information, don’t worry. This is a lot of complicated concepts that take a lot of pondering and practice to get down pat. Just continue to follow the OODA loop: Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 1 – Tests”
“Something did happen to me somewhere that robbed me of confidence and courage and left me with a fear of discovery and change and a positive dread of everything unknown that may occur.”
Those who have been a part of the red pill community for a while are probably very familiar with the concept of Dread Game even if they aren’t employing it. For many others, the term Dread Game sounds ominous, like some sick form of mental abuse that one spouse plays on the other.
It is true that some individuals utilize a darker version of the practice, but in actuality Dread Game is in and of itself, fairly benign. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Introduction”