David DeAngelo (born December 5, 1971), who’s real name is Eben Pagan, is a dating advice coach, author of the popular dating ebook Double your Dating (2001) and a prominent member of the Pick Up Artist (PUA) or Seduction community. His Double Your Dating ebook launched a dating advice empire that reportedly makes over $20 million in sales each year from ebooks, video courses, seminars and other coaching for men. DeAngelo, working under his real name Eben Pagan, has also gained wide acclaim in the internet marketing space, offering business and personal development advice to marketers.
DeAngelo was originally a real estate and mortgage broker in San Diego, where, shortly after moving there, he was experiencing frustration in his attempts to date women. As a result of this he began seeking out some of the recognised naturals on the subject of dating, including Eric Von Sydow, Steve Piccus and Ross Jeffries. This was his first encounter with the seduction community and he quickly became a protege of Jeffries who taught various techniques like Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP).
DeAngelo is recognised for teaching attraction methods that run counter to what he says most men think women want. These methods include:
- “Cocky Comedy” – using anintelligentt mix of arrogance and comedy to flirt with women.
- “Exciting and Unpredictable” – DeAngelo advocates using confidence and gentle teasing and purposely not complimenting a woman’s appearance to ignite attraction. This is done so as to not appear boring, insecure and predictable, especially to attractive women who are approached a lot and are used to men “hitting” on them.
- “The Inner Wuss” – this is the idea that, in wanting to attract women and gain their approval, many men develop insecurity that causes the opposite effect, perpetuating the problem. DeAngelo says that in general woman are attracted to men who appear to have higher social status, giving credence to the benefit of improving self-confidence.
Double Your Dating
Double Your Dating was the first ebook released by DeAngelo, winning numerous awards including Seduction Book Of The Year 2008. It’s success led to a follow up ebook as well as CD’s, DVD’s, live seminars and coaching, propelling DeAngelo into the limelight. Some of his courses include Meeting Women Online, Deep Inner Game, Sexual Communication, Cocky Comedy and Body Language.
Perhaps unexpectedly at the time, his success was noticed in the internet marketing industry, leading to him receiving many email requests for help and advice launching other marketers information products. In response DeAngelo released many business training and self improvement training courses under his real name Eben Pagan, including Get Altitude, Wake Up Productive, Ignition, Guru Blueprint and Self Made Wealth, amongst others.
DeAngelo continues to be active in both the dating advice industry and internet marketing, reportedly employing up to 200 freelancers around the world to help run his information product empire. He asserts in various videos that he has made over $100 million in sales revenue from his business properties.