ELI5 “TheRedPill” and its incomprehensible terminology

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A couple of recent posts in /r/bestof (one, two) drew my attention to /r/TheRedPill, which I’d not come across before. I looked at that subreddit… and I still don’t get it.

It’s… something like The Game, right? All that stuff about “easy, foolproof” ways to get laid? But the entire subreddit just talks about red pills and blue pills and other mysterious terms that make it sound more like The Matrix than anything that’ll help you pick up women.

Anybody explain?