Today, I have an interview with Eric Rogell, author of The Art of War for Dating: Master Sun Tzu’s Tactics to Win Over Women. About as close as you can get and not need to have a 4-star general on speed dial to give you launch codes when you get her into bed. Poets, songwriters, artists, and writers, all have been equating the two for centuries. even subconsciously we’ve always known war and dating are just about the same thing. Many of the Nine Situations involve things going sideways …
Eric’s going to discuss how the Sun Tzu’s tactics for winning war can help you get more dates, more sex, and more respect from women. Think everything from “All’s fair in love and war,” to “The battle of the sexes,” to “Love is a Battlefield.” Both involve capturing something the other is protecting. obstacles and problems you’ll encounter while you’re with a target.
Sima Qian's 1st century BC work Records of the Grand Historian (Shiji), the first of China's 24 dynastic histories, records an early Chinese tradition stating that a text on military matters was written by a "Sun Wu" from the State of Qi, and that this text had been read and studied by King Helü of Wu (r. This text was traditionally identified with the received Master Sun's Art of War.
The conventional view, which is still widely held in China, was that Sun Wu was a military theorist from the end of the Spring and Autumn period (776–471 BC) who fled his home state of Qi to the southeastern kingdom of Wu, where he is said to have impressed the king with his ability to train even dainty palace ladies in warfare and to have made Wu's armies powerful enough to challenge their western rivals in the state of Chu.
When it is the perfect time to strike, do not hesitate. Be rested, full, and content when you make them come to you.
Act as if they were already acting the way you want them to act.
The first annotated English translation was completed and published by Lionel Giles in 1910.
Create vulnerability in them, stay flexible and ready, strike hard at the exact right moment.
Keep in mind that there is some humor in here, but the advice is all real. Lie shamelessly one moment, the next moment be completely, selectively, honest. In seduction it is better to receive than to give, in making love it is better to give than to receive.
One moment pretend to want them, the next pretend to not want them. Feed off your conquests for food, money, and most importantly, for access to more women.
In the early 20th century, the Chinese writer and reformer Liang Qichao, theorized that the text was actually written in the 4th century BC by Sunzi's purported descendant Sun Bin, as a number of historical sources mention a military treatise he wrote.
Around the 12th century, some scholars began to doubt the historical existence of Sunzi, primarily on the grounds that he is not mentioned in the historical classic The Commentary of Zuo (Zuo zhuan 左傳), which mentions most of the notable figures from the Spring and Autumn period.