People sometimes ask me if there is anyone that I cannot seduce. The answer, of course, is yes. Those people fall mainly into the following three categories.
(I kind of wish I could put photos of people I know next to the descriptions. But I'm better than that.)
The Completely Content
No one can seduce the completely content. If someone is one hundred percent happy with his or her lot in life, then it is nearly impossible to seduce them. You can try to be present around them and be charming to them, but ultimately their attraction to you, if it happens, will be based mostly on luck or convenience. So much of seduction is about what you are bringing to the table, and you can't offer much to someone whose table is full. The discontentment of your victim is critical to nearly any seduction -- a seduction cannot happen without an inkling of a sort of divine dissatisfaction. Luckily, the completely content are very rare. In my lifetime I've only met one, and I'm not even entirely certain about him.
The Cripplingly Insecure
Every once in a while, I run into a target who is clearly uncomfortable comparing the hand he's playing in life with the one I'm playing in mine. The signs are easy to spot -- they balk at the size of my apartment, they denigrate their own good looks even in the face of my compliments on them, they cringe when admitting their age, they seem to apologize with their body language somehow whenever the subject of money or career status comes up. Often, a short while after things have faltered between us, I'll find out that they're in a relationship with someone else who seems to have achieved far less in their time. This is, of course, frustrating to no end -- because if I didn't see extraordinary value in my targets, I wouldn't be taking the time and effort to seduce them in the first place. But ultimately I refuse to undo my own accomplishments for any given person. I have gone out of my way to render myself as attractive, artistically successful, financially self-sufficient, emotionally stable, and fun to be around as I possibly can at this point in my life -- and I'm not bragging about any god-given talents but only about my work ethic, since I worked incredibly hard on each and every one of those traits, none of which were easy to achieve. And I'm not going to fuck up my book/tv deals, go into debt, move out of Manhattan, gain weight, or hermit myself in order to make someone I want feel more comfortable around me. Fuck that. They can man up or they can filter themselves out.
The Chronically Unhappy
Some people need drama to survive; a moment of happiness scares them because it reminds them of the possibility that they might not always be happy, so they beat circumstance to the punch and screw it up. This is called self-destructive behavior. Unfortunately I've known targets who seemed to be uncomfortable being happy for too long a period of time, targets who sought out partners who treated them poorly, didn't appreciate them, or otherwise caused them unhappiness. The truth is, if I really wanted to expend the effort, I could seduce these people by mimicking their partners' patterns of mistreating them and affecting the exact behavior that would create their attraction to and dependence upon me. But I wouldn't want to. Having to treat someone I love badly would be worse than not having them at all. If I can't be happy with someone, there's no point in being with them. And since my greatest pleasure is to make the people I love happy, I refuse to be in a relationship where I'm not allowed to do that. If someone can't deal with the fact that I'm going to go out of my way to figure out what floats their boats, flood them with their favorite things in life, and do as much as I can to make them feel awesome whenever possible, well, then they're probably just not the right person for me.
There you have it. Those are the kinds of people I cannot seduce.