How To Get A Flag In 5 Days Without Pipelining

Many of you are short-term travelers who need to get in and out of a country while capturing its flag—but without using internet dating sites. The strategy I’m about to share with you has a somewhat high failure rate, but I believe it’s better than anything else out there.

We will assume a flag mission of five nights where you arrive on Tuesday and leave on Sunday.

Before The Trip:

1. Pick one city and do extensive reconnaissance. Research the nightlife to identify the top three or four clubs in that city. Three resources you can use are the travel forum, WikiTravel, and Google. You’ll be looking for places that pop up repeatedly. Night game is a key element for the mission.

2. Find an apartment or hotel that is within walking distance of the best clubs you’ve researched. It will likely be in the nightlife district. You should be no farther than 0.6 miles from this area (a slow 15 minute walk). If your place is so far that you must take a taxi, the game is partially lost. You can’t skimp on lodging, so forget about hostels.

3. Don’t masturbate for five days before your trip. You want to go in with a loaded gun, aching for sex.

4. Leave your ego at home. You should not devote your energy to bitching out girls, calling out cockblockers, and getting into beefs with guys who step on your shoes in the club. Let things slide to remain focused, because even the most minor of distractions can take your eyes off the prize. Pretend you are being sent on a covert military mission to destroy a strategic bridge but encounter random enemy units along the way. It’s better to slip away unharmed than engage them in battle where you can be mortally wounded.

During The Trip:

1. Approach like a motherfucker. The whole purpose of your existence for those five days is to approach women. Do not take your work with you or bullshit around on Facebook. Do not take Anna Karenina and plan to read it in your spare time. If you’re usually a low energy, slow-roll kind of guy, take some caffeine. Set up music playlists and watch motivational videos on Youtube to keep you in the mood.

2. Use day game approaches to continue your reconnaissance. Day game is great for building prospects, but it’s weaker than night game when it comes to fast bangs, which is what we need in such a short mission. The worst thing you can do is set up dates with girls for prime time Friday or Saturday night slots and then get denied. Unless your antennae is sharp and knows when a girl wants to fuck, use day game to…

a) Continue mining for nightlife information. Keep searching for triangulation so that the venues you pick on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights are gold.

b) Warm up your game. Day chats give you a hint to what you need to run at night. It also keeps your brain locked in game mode so you’re always “on” and ready to approach.

c) Line up girls for bangs number two or three. If you get your flag before the weekend, chances are you’ll be too tired to keep approaching after that. Use your day meets to set up weekend dates for lazy lays.

The biggest problem with day game is that it’s less effective when your timeline is tight. Attractive girls tend to have shit going on and may not be able to drop everything for a date scheduled too soon after you meet. If you do manage to get a quick date, schedule her early in the night around 7pm. After three drinks, be bold and ask her if she wants to return to your room for some bullshit activity. By 10PM either you’re about to fuck or you’re out the door to another venue. In a five day trip you should screen for party girls who like alcohol.

3. Visit a lot of venues early in the week, and then drill down so that you know what the best venue is for Saturday night. In the beginning of your trip you should methodically scope out the venues you’ve researched. By Saturday night, generally the easiest night to get laid anywhere in the world, select the best venue you’ve encountered as the place you stay to grind out the bang. You don’t have time to hit all the clubs of the city so you must trust your research and stay in the one that is reasonable. Understand that in large cities it can take months to properly research the nightlife, so you’re going for acceptability, not perfection. It’s very likely that the Saturday night venue you select is only 50% as good as the city’s best venue, but still good enough to get a bang.

4. Do the approaches. You should be doing five day approaches every day and ten each on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (do five each on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, if possible). This should come out to a minimum of 50 approaches for your stay. Because it’s so labor intensive, you have to eat right, get a full eight hours of sleep every night, and go easy on the drink. One way to know if you’ll succeed or not if you can get laid in less than 50 approaches in your own country. If not, you should not be attempting this mission. Game newbies will need at least two weeks to successfully capture their flag.

5. Consider every night to be do-or-die. Don’t go home early on Wednesday night with the excuse that you will hit it hard on Friday or Saturday night. Every night you must take advantage of every approach until all hope is lost. If the clubs close then you must walk up and down the streets and visit the late night fast food shacks for additional attempts. Either you get laid or you go home feeling like a pathetic loser. There is no middle ground.

If the clubs close on Saturday night and you still don’t have your flag, you can’t go home for at least another two hours. This means you must be the last man walking on the streets like in a zombie apocalypse before you can go home and accept failure. I repeat, you can’t go home until you’re a beaten man, until you feel like a sack of worthless shit for not completing your goal. This is what it takes to get a weekend flag in a place you’ve never been before. I want you to ask yourself right now if you have the will to do this. Go ahead, I’ll wait…

If there wasn’t a voice inside you that screamed “Fuck yeah” then close this browser right now and go play some video games. Understand: most guys can’t do this. Most guys are too scared to even attempt it. They can’t handle going to a country with the expectation to get laid in such a short amount of time. They say they only want to have “fun,” that they don’t want to take it seriously, and then all they have to show for it afterwards are pictures of gay ass churches and a new girl on their Facebook that they will never close. I take the game seriously and in return I get serious results. Ask yourself if you want the same.

As you can see, this method is a brute force hack. There is no elegance, finesse, or social engineering to it. The main determinants to success are iron will and hard work. Since you’re going into a country whose culture is new to you, you don’t have much opportunity to create a custom-made game for the locals. You also don’t have time to find a niche or run sniper game. Your job is to keep going until you meet a girl who digs your game and foreign vibe. It helps if she’s horny and not on her period.

While on the surface this may seem like spamming a city with approaches, it’s actually the hardest game challenge I know of. When so many guys shudder at the thought of doing a single cold approach, you’re expected to do at least 50 within a few days on alien women in an alien city without a wingman, support, or a single prospect in the pipeline. You’re expected to cut through a billion logistical hurdles to squeeze out a bang on a woman who makes your dick stand up when you put your hand on her ass. It will take absolutely everything you got and afterwards I promise that you’ll need several days to recover. It’s the Superbowl of game, where you’re down by five and driving from your own 20-yard line at the two-minute warning. There is no do-over and there is no extra time.

The only thrill I have left in life are flag missions without pipelining. I don’t judge the man who pipelines, but internet notches don’t give me the same thrill as hitting a brand new city with nothing and beating up a fresh pussy in less than 100 hours, of going through the up and down emotional roller coaster of experiencing frustration, disappointment, delirium, rage, and bliss within mere moments of each other. Even if you fail, the skills you learn increase the chance of success for the next mission, meaning that over time you will become extremely skilled at high pressure lays. I have yet to fail a mission, but I’m sure it will happen. I will be crushed but I will learn from it, and then I will be even better and stronger than before.

The feeling I get from a successful flag capture is nothing short of exhilarating. The quality of the sex is irrelevant, because this is the closest a modern man will get to what it was like for his ancestors to go hunting for a cavewomen. In today’s world, I can’t think of anything else that makes me feel more like a man.

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  • Mickey Mouse

    Why so much focus on getting a flag?, it sounds like something I would do back when I was 18.

    True travelling players don’t give a damn about the color of a girl’s passport, they just want quality

  • http://none Delicate Flower

    Dear Roosh,

    I find your advice to be quite contrary to the excellent information presented in your Compliment and Cuddle guide. It turns out I should have written that tome myself and pocketed the money before you beat me to it. The book was like you were secretly observing my life. Your creepily accurate descriptions of my former self were startling.

    I now repeat your mantra that “My game is tight and I’m the shit” in additon to my own of “What would Roosh do?” as I navigate my way through the battlefield. You’re insights have guided me like a dark angel through the carnage. I even considered getting a “cause” bracelet with WWRD printed on it. Obviously the band would be black and the letters would be black too, representing your dark arts. It would be a great conversation piece while gaming.

    Anyway, I owe you a beer.

  • Turner

    Quite the blueprint. I agree that most guys lack the will power to approach strangers mercilessly (people in general included), but I think so much attachment to a single outcome runs the risk of putting off the creepy, “this guy needs something vibe” that most guys cant calibrate (and a risk of a plummeting standard to achieve the goal). Hard to discern between intention and being merciless without giving a fuck. Either way, hats off to the guys who at least enter the ring constantly.


    ps en route to Greece soon, how was the local scene in Croatia?

  • Naughty Nomad

    Good to have you back, dude. GREAT advice.

  • Greek kamaki

    It is like that.I always operate in time restrains not more than one week in a place and sometimes only two days or even one.You have to bring results in the same night otherwise you lose.

    On the other by reducing the duration of stay you achieve better concentration of resources,more focusing and you avoid possible disease,mugging,exhaustion effects since all these cannot have serious consequences in just few days.(even if you do not sleep for 2 nights in a row it does not matter since you will at home.Even if you catch cold in fist day it does not matter since when the symptoms start you will be at home.The same with gastrenteritis or loss of money by robbing.It does not matter since you will get back).

    Also by spending more money in fewer days it is more likely to make a King appearance and have a mass effect.The locals are taken by surprise and do not have time to calibrate and counterbalance you or the girls get any information about you from friends.

  • dontuan

    Nice post Roosh. But since we’re on the topic, what are the best countries/cities to get quick bangs on a short stay? Can you list and describe them based on your experience?

  • hamster

    “The only thrill I have left in life are flag missions without pipelining.” This doesn’t sound like a desirable life.

    Turning the quest for sex into total labor is not only perverse, but also contrary to the way a guy who is actually good at getting laid operates. To spend thousands of dollars and so much time on a vacation and make it all hinge on a few minutes of pleasure is bizarre advice to give to people.

  • Jordan

    I’m glad you’re back….but I prefer pipelining online before I land.

  • Richie

    I agree 7.hamster it seems ridiculous and whilst reading Rooshs post I felt that it was a very sad existence. But 5 days without masterbation will do that to a man. You become completely possessed by the penis and the goal to have sex. I have tried it and the results are amazing although sometimes I wonder if I should just knock one out and chill out a little bit. ALso I feel like I reek of desperation the closer it get to the weekend. All in all as Roosh discribes in can be a roller coaster of emotions depending on this one bang. SO if you dont get it for whatever reasons you are setting yourself up for serious dissapointment. Dispite that I am with Roosh. I just wish I had his Stamina.

  • JM

    ” Pretend you are being sent on a covert military mission to destroy a strategic bridge but encounter random enemy units along the way.”

    this is GREAT mindset to have. will def be using this.

  • Little Boy

    @hamster “Turning the quest for sex into total labor is not only perverse, but also contrary to the way a guy who is actually good at getting laid operates.”

    I totally agree. I enjoy traveling, and I certainly enjoy earning flags in the process. But I don’t let my flag quest dominate my entire trip.. otherwise what’s the point in traveling? Do you go to [city here] that is world-famous for [attraction here] but skip it because you’re only focused on flags? I don’t. There has to be a balance.

  • Stuki

    People, this is Roosh’ job. While getting the bang may be the immediate goal, staying at the absolute top in his chosen profession (gaming chicks in foreign countries) is a professional necessity. There’s not a large enough market for too many game-travellers, after all.

    “Normal”, non pros, can benefit from what Roosh teaches even without being quite as simgleminded about it as he is.

  • Senior Beta

    Not that was one impressive welcome back post. Made me wish I was 25 again.

  • hypesession

    Great post.

  • The G Manifesto

    “Do you go to [city here] that is world-famous for [attraction here] but skip it because you’re only focused on flags?”

    Do both.

    How long does it take to check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

    20 minutes?

    – MPM

  • JackBlack

    Roosh, I respect and admire you but I just don’t think I have the strength to do what you do…

  • WestCoast

    My god i literally laughed outloud 5 times reading this.


    My next trip has a similar mission, i’ve already decided its 100 approaches in 10 days or death!

  • Your Mom

    One of the funniest posts yet. Be the last man walking the streets like after a zombie apocalypse….Awesome! As for other people’s questions about good places to go for this sort of trip…I really don’t think you can beat Amsterdam. The women are hot, everyone speaks English, culture that is open to ONS, it has sort of a “Las Vegas of Europe” vibe so a lot of people from out of town are there to party, tons of clubs, tolerant police, it’s beautiful, compact, infinitely walkable, and if at the end of the night you’re walking around lonely like the last surviving man of a zombie apocalypse, you can always visit one of the pros who will prob be better looking and more freaky in the sack than any local you might have gotten lucky with anyway. Cons: expensive, overrun with British tourists, whores/weed might zap your persistence, rains a lot.

  • rokiroo

    This is very good advice for the travelling man. While I do agree with some earlier posters that it is a waste of money to simply game the whole time you are in a city, its not at all difficult to encompass it during your daily routine. How hard is it to visit the local church, and start talking to a pretty girl on the bus there, at the local place for lunch or as you walk down the river?

    Personally, besides the language barrier, I find it much easier to talk to girls in foreign countries. You have a lot to ask (directions, recommendations) and most women are happy to help (and perhaps a bit more). They usually want to try out their English!

  • Chico

    Reminds me of being in the Navy – you’re out at sea for 45 days, then you have about 5 days in port.

    There are lot of sailors who are natural gamers because of this. Lots of approaches.

  • Pierce

    Roosh! Welcome back friend. I just took my 1st trip back overseas from the States and I agree this is good advice for the travelling man.

    I also think that searching for pussy is something that blocks a higher energy, which can only be obtained through self improvement and a closer connection with God.

    The ultimate goal of any man should be to vibrate at such a high level that you attract TOO MUCH pussy and you must develop higher standards.

    This is achieved through great accomplishments in physical or financial feats.

    I remember watching a 50 cent video that said basically, “when you get to my level, you must turn down so many women and be ULTRA selective.”

    That is my long term goal and I would still be stuck chasing after lackluster women in the USA if I never stumbled across your blog back in ’09.

    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, Roosh.

  • Armor Welding

    ” Pretend you are being sent on a covert military mission to destroy a strategic bridge but encounter random enemy units along the way.”

    This is the best advice ever. I will be on this when I leave my house tomorrow morning!

  • Queequeg

    Pardon my greenness, but what is “pipelining?”

    [Roosh: Setting up prospects before you arrive via internet dating sites.]

  • Krauser

    Very good methodical post. Getting a new flag in a short time is a hell of a challenge I think, especially if you’re not blessed with high quality fuck-me looks that put you in the top 5% of men in the club.

    I also agree that most men simply are not up to the challenge. It’s gruelling.

  • Sam Vincente

    Five days seems like a lot. Especially if you’re doing regular approaches in a big city.

  • Savoy

    Life summed up in two sentences: “I take the game seriously and in return I get serious results. Ask yourself if you want the same.”

  • xsplat

    Interesting approach to life satisfaction; combining challenging yourself with sexual conquest and whatever intimacy you can get from that.

    It would seem a risky strategy to take; as you say, you have to constantly up the ante to get the same thrill. Plus isn’t there a risk that the intimacy you originally took for granted starts to become less intense until it eventually fades into a memory?

  • madmax

    man, we love you. Your logic, realism and lack of bullshit, motivates me. You are the only ‘guru’ that doesn’t give me that shit about getting a fucking miserly phone number, or ‘leaving her better than I find her’ (wtf, that’s so stupid). The goal is SEX. Who gives a fuck about all the rest. Viva il signor Roosh :)

  • madmax

    Sam Vicente, 5 days is fucking nothing. It’s but a slight longer heartbeat. Roosh is a realist, a rational, not an optimist ( or a pessimist).

    If you get laid in 3 hours, great, but don’t try to expect everybody to feel bad if they take 5 days, or 10, we are all different.

  • HeManMasterofthePooniverse

    Great post. Where I haven’t traveled outside the states, I travel a ALOT within the states and use pretty much the same techniques.

    I understand what you mean about not wasting your times. It takes a while,but when you become an experienced hunter, you can develop what I call “Slut Radar”. This is the ability to spot a girl that will probably fuck before you even talk to her. Or in cases where its ambigious, the ability to figure it out within 2 minutes of approaching.

    One thing I like to add. Don’t be discouraged to try to bang chicks on weekdays, especially in big cities. Sure, there’s tons of women that are willing to bang on a Saturday night, but there’s also lots of competition and lots of distractions. Women are like puppies and will wander off easily when they see something shiny or distracting.

    I’ve had excellent successes on off-nights, Tues-Thurs. Girls that are out boozing on these nights usually don’t have shit to do in the morning, and are of looser morals. Typically teachers (in the summer), nurses, off-work waitresses and bartenders, and hairdressers.

    Again great post, couldnt have written it better myself. Hopefully those of lesser skills are willing to put teh effort in so they can beenfit from the value of the post.

  • Anonymous

    My God, what an amazing waste of time.

    If I’m going to spend 5 days in a new city, I’d rather spend my time sightseeing, visiting the city, eating the food, sampling the new beer, etc.

    If you go to a place like Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Edinburgh, Budapest, etc. and you spend ALL your time trying to get a “flag”, then you should go ahead and just shoot yourself.

    If the pussy is so damn important, then just hit up a local brothel or sex club. For 100-200 Euros you can have amazing sex with beautiful young girls.

    Just about every city outside the UK and Portugal has these. If not, get an escort.

    Time is money, and if you’re spending 15 hours a day for 5 days just trying to get some pussy, then you’re wasting your time, wasting your money, and wasting your travel opportunities.

    [Roosh: That’s cool… different strokes. But when you get your first flag, email me and I’ll congratulate you. In the meantime, let me know if you need any special software to organize the hundreds of amazing pictures of churches and landscapes that you take with your DSL camera.]

  • Anonymous

    [Roosh: That’s cool… different strokes. But when you get your first flag, email me and I’ll congratulate you. In the meantime, let me know if you need any special software to organize the hundreds of amazing pictures of churches and landscapes that you take with your DSL camera.]

    Using my method, I’ve banged multiple chicks from Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Austria, Morocco, Netherlands, and Greece. Probably a couple others I’ve forgotten about.

    All of them were young and beautiful and gave me some amazing sexual experiences. I didn’t even have to spend as much time, effort, or money as you.

    Using your method, I’ve banged a Polish girl, two English girls, and a Bulgarian girl (I’m a white American btw). They cost too much and I mostly spent too much time on them (except the Bulgarian who took a liking to me immediately).

    When I’m using my limited traveling time (4 weeks per year), I’d rather have a variety of experiences instead of hanging around in clubs for 6 hours a day.

    But different strokes, like you said.

    [Roosh: That’s great… break down your method for how you got those chicks. Guys need details… a recipe. Drop some data on the countries you mentioned on the forum. Where are the best spots to pick up in Romania, Bulgaria, etc? Best places to run day or night game? Internet sites you use? Best game to run on the girls? You got tips here… give back by helping others. Internet hating is easy. Flesh out your method.]

  • Anonymous

    [Roosh: That’s great… break down your method for how you got those chicks. Guys need details… a recipe. Drop some data on the countries you mentioned on the forum. Where are the best spots to pick up in Romania, Bulgaria, etc? Best places to run day or night game? Internet sites you use? Best game to run on the girls? You got tips here… give back by helping others. Internet hating is easy. Flesh out your method.]

    I told you in comment 31, Roosh. I go to brothels and sex clubs.

    I’m not hating. I’m a fan of yours and I’ve purchased two of your books.

    Many of those flags were in various FKK clubs in Germany. Artemis in Berlin is a really good one, so is Samya in Cologne. They have beautiful young girls from all over the place who will fuck your brains out for 50 or 60 Euros for a half hour. Plus 80 Euro entrance fee. (Price varies by different clubs, but are mostly the same).

    Then I spend the rest of the time sightseeing, eating, taking tours, etc. with multiple “flags” already in my back pocket.

    I do this because, like I said, I only get 4 weeks of vacation per year.

    At home, in the States, I rarely visit escorts and use normal pickup procedures. In England, I got laid with drunk English girls by hanging out in pubs the old-fashioned way and doing approaches. But they weren’t anything to brag about, looks wise. In Bulgaria, I went with a friend who is Bulgarian and so I had a built-in social circle when I arrived and got laid that way.

    Otherwise, it’s easier and more economical to just hit up the FKK, brothel, or sex club.

  • moop

    LOL hitting up whorehouses in different countries isn’t “getting flags.” Johns never realize how creepy they sound when they brag about fucking prostitutes.

  • Krauser

    There is zero validation in paying for sex. It’s just an expensive wank. Doesn’t belong in the same category as banging a girl who likes you. Might as well pay 40 guys to fall over for you in a ring and call yourself a boxer.

  • HeManMasterofthePooniverse

    Anonymous not quite getting the point of the whole Game thing.
    Do you cut heads off of roadkill and mount them on your walls too? Try hunting.

  • Danish Broski

    Lol at @33.

    I am actually going to Bangkok in August for some business but also pleasure. I am a big fan of mixing business and pleasure. I hope to have business interests all over the world within 5 years.

    Now, in Bangkok, depending on where you hang out, actually avoiding bar girls (prostitutes) and ladyboys (trannies) is in a twisted way equally as much game.

    Of course, you can easily avoid the two (well not quite the trannies) by going to the right clubs, but these close at 02.00 and are quite difficult to one night if you’re alone, since I believe the scene is similar to how Roosh described Colombia. That is, everyone is out in groups of friends seated at tables. So, many times, the best places to score is the late night clubs which attract a very mixed clientel. However, at 3 in the morning in a dark club, entoxicated, it can sometimes be difficult to spot if a girl is a pro or not or even a ladyboy. Words to the newbs if you go to Bangkok, a prostitute is unlikely to ask for money up front and it’s just understood that you’ll leave some money for her in the morning while you shower.

    It’s made even more difficult by the fact that some off-duty bargirls will also fuck you for free if they like you.

    What’s absolutely sure though, if you keep wandering the streets in Bangkok late at night, you’re asking for a bad experience with a hooker or ladyboy.

    I have 9 days in Bangkok, so plan on doing 3 things.

    1) Firing up dating site
    2) Meeting girls through business associates
    3) Hitting clubs and particularly nightclubs and looking to make some insta wingmen

    Will certainly be interesting. What’s important in another twist is not to not masturbate, but don’t succumb to sexing a hooker, since it can be very tempting late at night when some petite Thai girl wriggles her ass at your cock.

    Once you’ve fucked a prostitute you’ll feel tainted and it will limit your interaction with normal girl. Therefore, don’t do the hookers in Bangkok.

    Ps. If you scored for free on your first night in Bangkok ever, you probably scored with a ladyboy,

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  • CJ123

    “By Saturday night, generally the easiest night to get laid anywhere in the world”

    I laughed hard here, the fact that there may be one night easier than all. But seriously I’d really like to know if this is true.

    An interesting fact about the island that I am from is that everywhere closes down at midnight on a saturday night. If Saturday night is the easiest night I would probably do an experiment to see how that would compare in a place like there.

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