What is a Pickup Artist?
A pickup artist is a concept associated with a male that focuses exclusively on the mastery of the first phase of game, pickup game. He focuses on optionality rather than intimacy and lacks a long term perspective on male female relations.
The pickup artist emerged as a reaction to feminism and the alpha female culture of the West where the male was nolonger viewed as an essential part of a happy life for the female and the loss of the love drive for the Western female.
While pickup is an essential part of game, the first phase, the concept of the pickup artist is not the goal itself for the male but ultimately marks a phase for the male before he fully matures and seeks love with a beta female.