Cocky and Funny, or C/F for short, is a style of pickup developed by David DeAngelo. For many years it was the core of his system, and it still plays a large role in what he teaches, although he’s broadened his approach in recent years.
Nevertheless, cocky/funny is an incredibly powerful tool used to generate large amounts of attraction with women. The idea is to keep a woman off-balance while simultaneously hitting all of her attraction switches related to confidence. You stay unpredictable, fun, and challenging.
The key to cocky/funny pickup is to be both cocky and funny, simultaneously. It is not about being cocky one minute and funny the next, it is about being both, all the time. Many guys who experiment with c/f material struggle because they alternate. If you’re just being funny, you’re being a clown – and women may like clowns, but they don’t sleep with them. If you’re just being cocky, you’re being a jerk.
Signs of effective cocky/funny material are a woman hitting you while laughing, or smiling while saying, “I can’t believe you just said that!”
Good examples of cocky-funny lines are: “I realize you’re probably shy because you get no attention from men whatsoever, so I decided to come over and pay attention to you.” Or, if she says something clever, say, “Congratulations, that’s 5 points right there – and you needed them since you were at -16 before.”
But more than a series of lines, cocky/funny is an attitude – it’s an attitude that says you don’t take anything she says or does too seriously. It means never giving her questions a straight answer, and never giving her a moment to catch up. If she asks you what you do, you come up with the most absurd thing that you can think of, and deliver it with a straight face. Be a lion tamer. Be an astronaut. Being cocky and funny means being willing to run with whatever pops into your head.
Often a woman will challenge you after you say something cocky and funny, to see if you’ll pull back, say you were just kidding, or make some other display of weakness. If she seems shocked, don’t apologize, rather, just look her evenly in the eyes and say, “Yeah, I said it.” And smile.
Other aspects of cocky/funny include:
The “I’m messing with you,” vibe. The whole concept of teasing is connected to cocky/funny. But think about how you relate to your friends, how you might just say absurd things as if they were completely true. How absurd a story can you get her to buy?
Speaking the unspoken. This is a very powerful tool. Call direct attention to the subtext. For example, if she’s hitting you, being fake-mad the way women tend to do when you’ve done cocky/funny material, just call her on it. “Oh, you like me. Look at you, hitting me like you’re a 3rd grader.” Any time she’s engaging in behavior which suggests she’s into you, point it out and tease her about it.
Add these tools to your toolbox, and you’ll find yourself generating more and more attraction.