About Roosh V

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I am 35 years old and grew up in Maryland, USA. My birthday is on Flag Day, a national holiday.

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After I graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in microbiology, I began a career as an industrial microbiologist. A couple years later I started a local blog called DC Bachelor, and lived in constant paranoia that my employer would bust me for the sexist content. Eventually I changed the name to Roosh V because I no longer cared about getting fired.

Six years into my career, and a little over two years after I started DC Bachelor, I quit my job and finished my first book called Bang, a textbook for picking up girls and getting laid. Afterwards I spent six rough months in South America, which I detailed in my second book called A Dead Bat In Paraguay. I rested in the States for a year before returning to South America for thirteen months. I then finished my third book called Bang Colombia, about how to get laid in Colombia. Since then I’ve released over a dozen more titles while living in Europe, with the most popular being Day Bang, my day game manual. You can view all my books at BangGuides.com.

For a remastered collection of my best posts from 2006 to 2013, download a free PDF copy of The Best Of Roosh (Volume 1).

I’m also active on Twitter, FacebookYouTube, and my other blog, Return Of Kings.

In The News

Starting in 2011, I’ve been written about in the European media due to my Bang travel guides. The Icelandic gossip magazine DV wrote four stories about Bang Iceland (1, 2, 3, 4), with a writer from the Icelandic Review having a lot of “personal anger” towards its release. The book was talked about on Icelandic television and radio. Iceland’s largest feminist organization condemned it entirely.

Similar coverage occurred in Denmark after I released Don’t Bang Denmark. Danish gossip magazine Ekstra Bladet wrote five articles on the book (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) before it hit Danish television for a ten minute panel discussion on its merits and my hunt for “poosy paradise.” TV2 published point-counterpoint articles: Danish women are “angry and humorless” versus “feminine and sexy.” There was some sympathetic coverage towards the end, but hundreds of angry comments flooded my blog. Most said I was ugly and couldn’t handle strong Danish women.

Scandinavian rage followed me into other European countries. I was written about in Estonia before I arrived in the country, leading to an organized movement to get me deported and prevent the publication of an Estonian bang guide. After Bang Estonia was released, three more articles were published (1, 2, 3). Latvian media published two articles (1, 2).

The reaction was stronger in Lithuania, where my book received blanket coverage. Articles were written in Lithuania’s biggest news site, Cosmo magazine, and five others (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Many comments threatened me with death if I were to ever return. For fun I pranked the media with a bogus interview that made Lithuanians froth even more. I’ve received correspondence that the book was discussed in university settings.

In America, I was placed on a “misogyny” list by the Southern Poverty Law Center in their quarterly Intelligence Report, which usually reports on domestic terrorism and neo-Nazi groups. The move was condemned by Reason, Business Insider, and the National Review, prompting the SPLC to partially retract their list by stating those on it are not members of a “hate group.” The Huffington Post wrote an article about my inclusion, along with the Danish media.

I was profiled in a TakiMag article titled A Sex Tourist Swallows The Red Pill, interviewed in the Washington Times (part 2), bashed on Vice for my opinion on the city of Toronto. had my views misrepresented in Dissent Magazine, interviewed in Metro, and mentioned in another TakiMag piece about the manosphere. My likeness was also used in a mocking animation of my seduction tactics:

I achieved minor fame during my stay in Romania where I was called a “world Don Juan,” in spite of the fact I didn’t write anything about the country. I appeared on over five television channels, including Romania’s most-watched news program, among others:

My book on Ukraine received national exposure, including articles in Pravda and Kyiv Post. It culminated in being the main guest on a Jerry Springer-style Ukrainian talk show where I was met with anger and skepticism (click CC for English captions):

Polish magazine Natemat did an in-depth feature on my Polish book and the country’s changing sexual norms.

My book Bang Colombia randomly exploded in the Colombian media two years after it was originally released. It was criticized in El Pais, Publimetro, Terra, Vanguardia, La Region, Semana, and El Liberal. Not long after, I was mentioned in a critical Norwegian article about the rise of the manosphere. Another article in The Independent wondered if my game tactics encourage rape, while Australia’s Daily Life took offense that I made a list of feminists who I thought were ugly.

I’m currently in Europe, still searching for poosy paradise.

Community Beliefs

The ideas and beliefs here are based on neomasculinity. Here are a few of its principal tenets:

1. Men and women are genetically different, both physically and mentally. Sex roles evolved in all mammals. Humans are not exempt.

2. Men will opt out of monogamy and reproduction if there are no incentives to engage in them.

3. Past traditions and rituals that evolved alongside humanity served a net benefit to the family unit.

4. Testosterone is the biological cause for masculinity. Environmental changes that reduce the hormone’s concentration in men will cause them to be weaker and more feminine.

5. A woman’s value significantly depends on her fertility and beauty. A man’s value significantly depends on his resources, intellect, and character.

6. Elimination of traditional sex roles and the promotion of unlimited mating choice in women unleashes their promiscuity and other negative behaviors that block family formation.

7. Socialism, feminism, cultural Marxism, and social justice warriorism aim to destroy the family unit, decrease the fertility rate, and impoverish the state through large welfare entitlements.

Read “What Is Neomasculinity?” for more detail.

FAQ & Contact Information

Read this brief FAQ before emailing me, since I may already have the answer to your question. I know this is rather impersonal but it’s becoming very difficult to manage the amount of emails I receive. If you don’t see your question or comment below, feel free to send me an email, but please be extremely patient in receiving a reply.

“Can you give me advice on this one girl I like?”

As I explained in The 9 Immutable Laws Of Pickup, if you have to ask advice on one girl then you already lost her. That said, post your question on my forum and I’ll try my best to get to it there. In the meantime other guys will be able to help you. Also, I put out several Q&A editions in my newsletter so chances are your situation has already been discussed.

“Okay but I really need some girl advice.”

Post on the forum.

“But I bought your book. Can I get still some advice?”

Thanks for buying my book(s). I sincerely appreciate the support, but unfortunately I can’t provide email consultations. Post on the forum and I’ll try my best to get to it.

“I’m under 21 years old. Can you give me specific advice for my age group?”

I got into the game after college so I don’t have too much specific advice for you, but game techniques do work with younger girls. The forum has younger guys that are into game and could help with your specific questions.

“Can you send me more pick-up information? You know what, just send me everything you know!”

I’m not sitting on a pile of gold. Everything I’ve written about game is either in my books, in the game category of this blog, or in my newsletter.

“When are you going to teach workshops again?”

I currently have no plans to teach workshops again in the near future.

“Do you have more material on ________?”

If it’s not in my books, my newsletter, or my blog, then no. Try using the search box on the right sidebar for specific topics.

“I want to travel. Where should I go?”

Since I don’t personally know you, and haven’t been to many parts of the world, my advice will be incomplete, severely biased, and limited to just a few countries. Write out your needs (be as specific as possible) and post a message in the travel section of my forum to get recommendations.

“Is Rio/Medellin safe?”

No place in the world is safe 100% of the time, but if there is a country that has tourism infrastructure then common sense will most likely keep you safe. Post in the travel forum if you have any specific concerns.

“I’m a girl. I want to ask you a question.”

I probably won’t answer your email unless you include a link to your picture (both face and body must be visible).

“Can you promote my seduction product via its affiliate program?”

I don’t promote other products on this site.

“I found your blog after hooking up with you. I’m disgusted at what a pig you are.”


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