The Rake and His Qualities: The Art of Seduction

The Rake is a kind of seducer who lets her target feel that he can do anything for her. With his acts and words, he gets a place for himself in her heart. He easily distracts her and eventually occupies her mind. The reason Rake is so good at seduction is he presents himself to the female figure as an ideal lover who can move the mountains for her, such confidence melts her heart and let him stay in his heat. The Rake presents himself as her slave of beauty and charm and keeps worshipping her.

“A woman never quite feels desired and appreciated enough. She wants attention, but a man is too often distracted and unresponsive. The Rake is a great female fantasy figure—when he desires a woman, brief though that moment may be, he will go to the ends of the earth for her. He may be disloyal, dishonest, and amoral, but that only adds to his appeal. Unlike the normal, cautious male, the Rake is delightfully unrestrained, a slave to his love of women. There is the added lure of his reputation: so many women have succumbed to him, there has to be a reason. Words are a woman’s weakness, and the Rake is a master of seductive language. Stir a woman’s repressed longings by adapting the Rake’s mix of danger and pleasure.”

Key Points:

  • The Rake plans the seduction till the end, so carefully that his prey does not get suspicious.
  • In seduction, powerful desires distract the victim.
  • Flattery is women’s weakness, when it is done in moderation and at perfect timing, can easily move their hearts.

Planning and Calculation:

The Rake does not live everything to chance; he plans till the end and struggles to overcome barriers and obstacles that make him look like a strong and ardent follower, lowering her suspicion that he is doing all this to get to her. Such intense desires disturb her and accept him in her life despite being in a relationship. When the women feel, he can do everything for them, they succumb to his energy and spirit. It is the joy and risk she enjoys, when he secretly meets her despite fear of being caught, such novelty is rare, and she has felt it after a long time. Due to being stuck in a relationship that has lost its mystery and charm, she is attracted to the new thrill.

“When he pursues a woman, he really is aglow with desire; the victim senses this and is inflamed, even despite herself. How can she imagine that he is a heartless seducer who will abandon her when he so ardently braves all dangers and obstacles to get to her? And even if she is aware of his rakish past, of his incorrigible amorality, it doesn’t matter, because she also sees his weakness. He cannot control himself; he actually is a slave to all women. As such he inspires no fear”

Intense desire:

The Rake distracts her with undivided attention and love which she has never experienced before. She does not care whether he is real or fake, she loves being worshipped and admired. She enjoys the thrill and drama; she allows him to take a step forward when she feels he can do anything for her as she has observed his bold acts, and his intense desires have blinded her to see into the future. The essence of intense desire is it clouds women’s judgments and thoughts, she loves the experience and lets him worship this way, not caring about his unrestrained nature and amorality. All she cares about is his intense love and desire which grow from time to time. The Rake distracts her with his intense emotions and feelings, and when she is blind to his love, he gets what he wants.

“A woman is often defensive and can sense insincerity or calculation. But if she feels consumed by your attentions, and is confident you will do anything for her, she will notice nothing else about you, or will find a way to forgive your indiscretions. This is the perfect cover for a seducer. The key is to show no hesitation, to abandon all restraint, to let yourself go, to show that you cannot control yourself and are fundamentally weak.”

The Art of Flattery:

The Rake is the master of flattery and charms women with his words and voice. Women have weaknesses in words, and they keep thinking about the words which are admirable and describe their beauty and qualities. The Rake has studied the weakness of the women, what they need, and how exactly he can please them. Such an art he has mastered by playing the game of seduction, after many encounters with women, he has learned about the weak areas of women that cannot be covered with money, but with flattery and sweet words. The Rake uses poetic language for women and calls them different names that resemble something of a great mystical figure. He talks about their hair, face, voice, dress, walking— and all those things that women wish to be described and noticed about them. He knows too much flattery can be destructive and arouse suspicion. Therefore, he always refrains himself and gives an indication.

“For women, the weakness is language and words: as was written by one of D’Annunzio’s victims, the French actress Simone, “How can one explain his conquests except by his extraordinary verbal power, and the musical timbre of his voice, put to the service of exceptional eloquence? For my sex is susceptible to words, bewitched by them, longing to be dominated by them.”


The Rake liberates women from their indentured servitude, living a dull life with no romance and thrill. He rekindles their dead desires, ablaze them with intense emotions and feelings, and promises them a world richer and more beautiful than the one they are in living now. When they feel pleased with him, they love the feeling of being chased and worshipped; they go back to their old days of youth and ecstasy. Women like men long for forbidden things and wish to experience them with someone, and the Rake is the one who fulfills their wishes and desires. Pleasure once they have, they want to have it again in abundance. With each encounter, the thrill multiplies, and they get more attracted to him.

“He would come in the night, give you an unforgettable moment, and then vanish. He might have conquered a thousand women before you, but that only made him more interesting; better to be abandoned than undesired by such a man.”


Rake has mastered the art of seduction and knows his victim’s weakness. His powerful skill is his art of flattery; he carefully plans his next step, letting her think it is her beauty and charm which have compelled him to take such risks. He is a pleasure provider and liberates women from their dull life, taking them on adventurous trips. Women in his presence feel reborn and in high spirits and full of life, re-experiencing their days of ecstasy and youth. Such as the power of Rake on women: they forget they are married.


  1. Robert, G. (2001). The art of seduction.

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