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Eric Rogell Writes the Book on Sun Tzu, War and Dating.

Relationship writer Eric Rogell covers the great strategies in the quest for women with his book, “The Art of War for Dating.”
Eric Rogell doesn’t think women are the enemy, but he’s not sure they know that. With that in mind, the businessman, writer and dating coach wrote his book, “The Art of War for Dating.”

Once the head of product design and development for a $600 million mail order company and a Creative Director for national magazines, Rogell is now what the journalism game calls an “influencer.” To the uninitiated, that makes him a lifestyle journalist who writes on the young men’s pleasures of that much-prized 18-45 demographic.

Along the way, he’s observed the successes and failures of his own dating life and the metaphor-mixing slings and arrows suffered by his guy friends. While he doesn’t see dating as a conflict to be endured, he saw enough in the strategy of meeting and getting to know women to draw similarities between the pursuit of the fairer sex and Sun Tzu’s all-purpose text, “The Art of War.”A Crave Online writer can use occasional advise as much as the next guy, so we caught up to Rogell out on the road and fired some salvos at this dating wisdom.

CRAVE ONLINE: When did you get the idea to criss-cross dating with Art of War?
Eric Rogell: I’m not the first guy to look at dating as a war. Look at the phrases that have been used by poets and writers for centuries: Love is a battlefield…The battle of the sexes…All’s fair in love and war…
This battle has been raging between the sexes ever since Eve dropped her “Adam Bomb” back in the First Conflict of the Garden of Eden. And women have been winning the war ever since. They are much better prepared, have much better battlefield training, and have an almost innate sense of how to deflect incoming advances. Plus, they are the keepers of the “prize.”
So, who better to turn to for advice on how to deal with a superior opponent than the master of military strategy himself, Sun Tzu?


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Fil-Am wins in US reality TV dating game show ‘The Bachelor’.

A Filipino-American woman emerged as the winner of the 17th season of the US reality television dating game show “The Bachelor” when she won the heart of the man who was looking for a girlfriend.
An article on Asian Journal said 26-year-old half-Filipina Catherine Ligaya Mejia Giudici accepted the proposal of Sean Lowe, and bested 25 other girls for the way to his heart.Giudici is a graphic designer and blogger from Seattle, Washington.The article noted that she is the daughter of one of the trustees of the Filipino-American National Historical Society in Seattle, Cynthia Mejia-Giudici.

On the other hand, her father, Carey “Trip” Guidici, is a journalist of Scottish and Swiss-Italian descent who was also a former editor-in-chief of Northwest Asia Week.
An estimated 10 million viewers watched Giudici accept Lowe’s proposal before they climbed “atop an elephant under a Thailand sunset” during the “The Bachelor” two-hour season finale on Monday.

“I miss you every time we have to say goodbye. I don’t want to say goodbye anymore,” Texas insurance agent Lowe, 28, said during his proposal to Giudici.He also said he and Giudici plan to have a televised wedding though he said there is still no definite date for their wedding.
“A marriage follows a proposal. We don’t have a date yet but we have decided that it would be cool since our relationship started and cultivated on a TV show we’ll have our wedding on a TV show. ABC will cover the wedding,” Lowe said.
Entertainment site E! Online also came out with some trivia about Giudici in an article, noting that the “The Bachelor” winner is “not creative,” a writer aside from being a graphic designer; vegetarian, and athletic.
The story noted Giudici’s explanation on the claims that she is “not creative.

“Usually when someone claims to be creative, the term loses a bit of its value. I won’t say I am creative because that is for you to judge. But I will say that I like to create,” she said.Giudici also writes a weekly column for called “Meatless Mondays,” in which she gives recommendations about restaurants that serve good vegan food.

Her being a vegetarian was already noted in the show, but the reason she chose the lifestyle was because of a trip to Kenya in Africa, where she ate “copious amounts of exotic—and not so exotic—meat on a trip to Kenya” that afterwards left her “craving anything and everything without a face.”Lastly, running more than nine miles is apparently no sweat for Giudici, who earlier this month ran the Seattle Hot Chocolate 15K in 1 hour, 36 minutes, and 16 seconds.


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