Ross Jeffries

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Ross Jeffries
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Paul Ross[1]
Occupation(s)Writer, author, life coach, seduction guru

Paul Jeffrey Ross, known by the pseudonym Ross Jeffries,[2][3] is an American author and pick-up artist.

Neil Strauss, in his 2005 book The Game, describes Jeffries as the "godfather" of the modern pick-up artist community.[3]


In 1988, Jeffries started to study seduction.[4][5] He taught workshops and promoted a collection of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques called "speed seduction".[4]

In 1992, he was on a segment of NBC's Faith Daniels Show, appearing with men's rights activist Mel Feit and feminist and ethicist Bruce Weinstein.[6] Jeffries has also been featured on The Dr. Phil Show, The Montel Williams Show, The Jane Whitney Show and The Daily Show, and is a self-described "speed seduction expert".[7][5][8] In 2000, Jeffries was featured on Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends.[9][10][11]

In 2000, Jeffries sued John White (also known as Don Steele) alleging invasion of privacy, business interference, slander and libel.[7]

In his book The Game, published in 2005, author Neil Strauss describes his experience shadowing Jeffries during Strauss' investigation of the seduction community.[3] He writes that Jeffries acted as the mentor to Mystery and himself.[4] According to the book, Jeffries is Jewish.[3]

Tom Cruise's character in the film Magnolia was inspired by Jeffries according to the film's writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson.[12][13]


  • Jeffries, Ross (September 1992). How to Get the Women You Desire into Bed. Smart Corporation. ISBN 9780963037909.
  • Jeffries, Ross (May 11, 2010). Secrets of Speed Seduction Mastery. ISBN 9780557388493.
  • Jeffries, Ross (February 22, 2018). Subtle Words That Sell: How to Get Your Prospects to Convince Themselves to Buy Without Pushing, Pressuring Or Pitching. Amazon Digital Services LLC - Kdp Print Us. ISBN 978-0-692-07689-7.


  1. ^ "Dating game turns ugly". the Guardian. January 16, 2000. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  2. ^ Abcarian, Robin (July 19, 1991). "Return of the Brute: Relationships: Forget sensitive. Forget nice. What women really want is a big, strong barbarian, according to a new crop of self-help books". The Los Angeles Times. p. OCE1.
  3. ^ a b c d Strauss, Neil (2005). The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. New York: ReganBooks. p. 240. ISBN 9780060554736.
  4. ^ a b c Strauss, Neil (January 25, 2004). "HE AIMS! HE SHOOTS! YES!!". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  5. ^ a b Barnes, Cecily (August 13, 1998). "The Rap Trap". Metroactive.
  6. ^ Hermansson, Patrik; Lawrence, David; Mulhall, Joe; Murdoch, Simon (January 31, 2020). The International Alt-Right: Fascism for the 21st Century?. Routledge. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-429-62709-5. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Dating game turns ugly". the Guardian. January 16, 2000. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  8. ^ Almond, Steve (October 23, 2005). "Confessions of a playboy". Los Angeles Times.
  9. ^ Sutcliffe, Thomas (September 21, 2000). "So who are you calling weird?". The Independent.
  10. ^ "Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends – Self Fulfillment". March 26, 2012.
  11. ^ "Talk Softly, Keep Eye Contact, Save Country". Stanstead Journal. February 25, 1998. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  12. ^ Konow, David (January–February 2000). "PTA Meeting: An Interview with Paul Thomas Anderson |Tom Cruise in an interview with Neil Strauss denies that his character in Magnolia is based on Ross Jeffries". Creative Screenwriting: 46–53.
  13. ^ Thompson, Luke Y. "The Not-So-Magnificent Anderson". Miami New Times. Retrieved October 11, 2022.

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