Ross Jeffries

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Ross Jeffries
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Paul Ross[1]

(1958-09-20) September 20, 1958 (age 63)
OccupationWriter, author, life coach, pickup artist

Paul Jeffrey Ross[2] (born 20 September 1958), known by the pseudonym Ross Jeffries,[3] is an American author and pick-up artist.

Ross Jeffries is considered the godfather of the modern-day seduction community.[4][3]


1988 he started to study seduction as way to self improve.[5]

In the late 1980s, Ross Jeffries taught workshops, promoted a collection of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques called "speed seduction".[5][6]

In 1992, he was on the WHAT DO MEN THINK OF WOMEN on NBCs Faith Daniels.[7] With an all female audiences.[8]

Jeffries has been featured on The Dr. Phil Show, The Montel Williams Show, The Jane Whitney Show and The Daily Show, and a self-described speed seduction expert.[1][9][10]

In 2000 Ross Jeffries sued John White (also known as Don Steele) alleging invasion of privacy, business interference, slander and libel.[1]

In 2005, he was one of the people that Neil Strauss wrote about in his book The game. As the mentor to Mystery and Neil Strauss. Neil Shadowed Ross, when he was writing The game.[3]

Jeffries was profiled on Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends.[11][12][13]

Tom Cruise's character in the film Magnolia was inspired by Jeffries according to the film's writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson.[14][15][16] Jeffries is Jewish.[3]


  • How to Get the Women You Desire into Bed, ISBN 0963037900, September 1992[13]
  • Secrets of Speed Seduction Mastery, ISBN 055738849X, May 11, 2010[17]
  • Subtle Words That Sell: How To Get Your Prospects To Convince Themselves To Buy Without Pushing, Pressuring Or Pitching, ISBN 0692076891, 22 feb 2018[18]


  1. ^ a b c Campbell, Duncan (January 15, 2000). "Dating game turns ugly". The Guardian.
  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. ^ "How Pickup Artists Work". HowStuffWorks. September 28, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  5. ^ a b CSC, Sarah Martin, MA (October 8, 2019). "A Brief History of Pickup Artists & the Seduction Community". Medium. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  6. ^ Strauss, Neil (January 25, 2004). "He Aims! He Shoots! Yes!!". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 12, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  7. ^ 1992 An MRA, PUA and Feminist Walk into NBC's talk show with a Female Audience, retrieved August 16, 2021
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Barnes, Cecily (August 13, 1998). "The Rap Trap". Metroactive.
  10. ^ Almond, Steve (October 23, 2005). "Confessions of a playboy". Los Angeles Times.
  11. ^ Sutcliffe, Thomas (September 21, 2000). "So who are you calling weird?". The Independent.
  12. ^ "Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends – Self Fulfillment". March 26, 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Talk Softly, Keep Eye Contact, Save Country". Stanstead Journal. February 25, 1998. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  14. ^ 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.journal=Creative Screenwriting": 46–53. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  15. ^ Thompson, Luke Y. (January 5, 2000). "Magnolia". The Riverfront Times.
  16. ^ Thompson, Luke Y. (December 30, 1999). "The Not-So-Magnificent Anderson". Miami New Times.
  17. ^ Jeffries, Ross (May 11, 2010). Secrets of Speed Seduction Mastery. ISBN 9780557388493.
  18. ^ 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.

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