“Kill yourself. Get the fuck out of here. My girlfriend has bigger boobs than you. A deadbeat white trash whore, that’s all you are.” -Julien Blanc

Former pickup artist (currently self-help cult leader) Julien Blanc, took the concept of cocky funny to it’s extreme. He berated women by calling them dogs, telling them things like, “How does it feel to know you’re a horrible kisser?” and of course, he eventually invented the “choke opener,” before becoming the most hated man in the world.

Being cocky funny is a powerful technique, but it’s not for everyone, and when executed poorly, it’s counterproductive

I’ve seen plenty of Julien fanboys try to be provocative only to come across as awkward and antagonistic. Below is a text example of what attempting to be cocky funny looks like when done wrong:

As you can see, trying to be cocky funny can backfire. You have to understand the nuances of the technique to get any value from it.

What exactly is cocky funny?

The Cocky funny technique popularized by David DeAngelo works because it’s provocative. It gets a girl’s attention and it gets her emotionally engaged. But to use it successfully, you have to balance the two components: cocky and funny.

Just being cocky can come across as offensive and even antagonistic. I remember when I learned about the concept of cocky funny I insulted girls in an attempt to attract them. I said things like, “Oh, you’re a model? Pretty pointless job isn’t it?”

Of course, this came across as combative, it hurt my interactions more than helping them.

This is a common mistake. Guys make it because they don’t understand the subtleties of cocky and funny. You’re not being cocky to show off how cool you are, you’re being cocky to show that you don’t take things too seriously.

Cocky funny isn’t about being arrogant, it’s actually the opposite. When you say something outrageously self-aggrandizing or something that makes fun of the girl you’re talking about, it’s not supposed to seem like a true statement, it should be tongue-in-cheek, slightly ironic, even mischievous.

I remember I heard a guy tell a girl, “Why do you like me so much?” and it worked great, so I decided I’d try the same line myself.

But when I used it, it came off as try-hard and weird. I wasn’t being cocky funny for the fun of it, I was doing it to get a reaction from the girl. I wanted the technique to make her like me more.

Women can sense when a guy is trying to get something from them, they can smell an agenda like a shark can smell blood. So, when you try to use cocky funny as a method of impressing a girl, it doesn’t work, its off-putting.

You can say the best cocky funny lines ever concocted, but if you say them for the wrong reasons, if it’s not coming from a place of offering value and lightheartedness, it will make women less attracted to you, not more.


Who Should Use Cocky Funny

Cocky funny is a useful tool if you’re sticking point is that you have boring conversations with women that go nowhere.

Using cocky funny will help you bring some emotion into your interactions. You’ll be able to engage women more intensely.

This can be useful to practice, but keep in mind one important truth about practicing any specific technique.

It will make you worse before it makes you better.

At first, being cocky funny will be outside of your comfort zone, and because of this, when you try to use it, it’ll be a bit stilted and incongruent.

Your first attempts at being cocky funny aren’t going to help you attract women at all.

However, if you stick through the initial pain period, eventually it will become comfortable for you (it will feel natural), and cocky funny will help you attract women.

I think part of the reason the seduction community has gotten more and more focused on natural game is because doing anything tactical (like cocky funny) is uncomfortable at first.

Guys try to use lines or techniques, they find that they don’t work (on their first attempts), and so they decide that lines and techniques are a bad idea in general.

But techniques are a great way to do things you would never try otherwise, if you’re naturally unengaging, practicing techniques like cocky funny can help you change that.

Think of standup comedians, they say basically the same material night after night, but they’re so comfortable with it after all their practice that it comes across as totally natural.

You could argue that what they’re doing is scripted, it’s canned, but it doesn’t feel scripted when it’s done well, because practice can make anything feel natural.


How to Be Cocky Funny

So, if cocky funny is something you want to try out, there’s one important question to answer, how do you actually do it?

Cocky funny is about being outrageously self-assured. Now, you don’t have to say, “A deadbeat white trash whore, that’s all you are.” But that’s a good example of what cocky funny looks like on the extreme end.

A simple way to practice cocky funny is to use the phrase, “You’re too _____” fill in the blank with anything you want.


-You’re too short.

-You’re too poor.

-You’re too nice.

-You’re too white.


It doesn’t even have to make sense. The point is that you’re judging her as ‘unworthy’ because of some trait she has. It’s cocky because it’s obnoxious, and it’s funny because it’s ridiculous.

Another great cocky funny line is to answer questions with absurdly positive made up answers. If a girl says, “What do you do for a living?” You could respond with one of the following:

“I’m a male model.”

“I’m a rocket scientist.”

“I’m an enlightened being.”


Get the idea? You’re exaggerating yourself so much that it’s silly.

The trick to make lines like the above work is that you have to sell it. You want her to think, “He’s not serious. . .  is he?” If part of her believes what you said, you’re on the money.

The above examples encapsulate the two basic types of cocky funny lines 1. Teasing the girl and 2. Complimenting yourself.

There’s an infinite number of cocky funny lines you could say. You can use the examples I gave you or you can create your own lines. Personally, I think it’s better to create your own cocky funny lines using the basic template above (because then it’s something you yourself made up).


Conclusion: Cocky Funny (What It Is and How to Attract Women with It)

If you decide to use cocky funny as part of your game repertoire, don’t expect great results at first. It’ll probably be uncalibrated until you get used to it.

It’s cool to experiment with techniques like cocky funny, though. You will see how the line affects the girl. You’ll see her either get offended or more interested depending on your delivery.

That’s really useful, because one of the biggest sticking points guys have in the community is that they don’t think they can attract women with their ‘game’. They believe that a girl’s either interested or not- and that it’s decided immediately when you meet her.

When you successfully change how a girl responds to you with a technique, it’s proof that ‘game’ works. It’s great to get references of your experimentations paying off.

If you say a cocky funny line but it offends the girl, just take a step back and apologize. “Sorry, that was too far, I’m a dork.” Then continue the conversation as before.

It should be fine unless you said something truly obnoxious- don’t try to be Julien Blanc.

Cocky funny is a powerful technique, and for the many guys who have trouble getting girls emotionally engaged, it would be a very good idea to practice it.

If that’s you, best of luck. Just remember, that it will take some time to get mileage out of the technique, your first attempts will be a bit awkward, and that’s okay, that just means that you’ve stepped outside of your comfort zone. Which is where all change happens.

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