He says of this period of his life, that he would sometimes go out 7 nights a week to practice and would often be 'itching' to go out. Mystery was heavily influenced by his role as a magician and entertainer in the way he approached pick up artistry.
He used 'routines' similar to the way entertainers such as magicians and comedians used them.
However, his money ran out before he found it and he had to return to Toronto.
He was now 29, and back in Toronto was unable to get the gigs he has usually got and as a consequence was broke. Now 2001, Mystery was already putting his skills with magic to another use in a new role, as a pick up artist.
The email created a lot of speculation but turned out to be an April Fool's joke.
Mystery spent many years developing his knowledge about pick up artistry by frequenting bars, clubs and strip joints in the Toronto area.
He grew up and lived there until his late 20s when he moved to L. to develop his career as a magician, and later a Pick Up Artist. In his early life Mystery was fascinated by Magic, and notes that David Copperfield was an idol.
His unique and different approach to the current dating gurus of the time (namely Ross Jeffries) often led him into spates with them.
But it also helped him to attract a fan base amongst his forum peers.
Over the next few years Mystery would do many more bootcamps, with Style assisting, travelling to Europe and Australia in the process.
Some of his students of the time include dating gurus today (e.g. In 2003 he worked with Lovedrop (chris odom) to write the first book describing his "Mystery Method" for picking up women. At the same time he would move in to "Project Hollywood" with Style, Papa and Herbal.
He learned to perform magic tricks, worked at kids party's and eventually had his own agent and worked as a magician entertainer full time. He openly admits that he had difficulty in picking women up early in his life and often spent his time playing Dungeons and Dragons while honing his skills as a magician.