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DHV (uncountable)

  1. (seduction community) Demonstrate higher value / demonstration of higher value.
    • 2007 February 6, Erik von Markovik, The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed[1], St. Martin's Press, →ISBN, →OL, page 88:
      As you demonstrate higher value (DHV) to the set and neg the target, attraction is created.
    • 2008, Faye Flam, The Score: How the Quest for Sex Has Shaped the Modern Man, Penguin Group, →ISBN, →OL, page 31:
      You have to telegraph the notion that everyone wants you. It’s all part of a tactic called DHV, or “demonstration of higher value” in pickup parlance.
    • 2010 January 26, Erik von Markovik, The Pickup Artist: The New and Improved Art of Seduction, New York: Villard, →ISBN, →OL, pages 177–178:
      “You see, Mother Natures users emotions to enforce certain biological imperatives, and those emotions are triggered by DHVs.”
      “Wait, hold on, I’m confused. What do you mean by a DHV?” asked Adam.
      “A DHV,” I replied, “is a demonstration of higher value that makes the woman notice that you are of higher value than the average next guy or the last guy.”
    • 2011, Benton Miller with Travis Wolfe, The Journal: Man's Quest for the Perfect Match, Moon Planet Publishing, page 27:
      Correct application of DHV lays the foundation for attraction since nearly every woman prefers a guy who is considered a winner.