All’s Fair in Love and Woo
By Belisa Vranich
Looking to win the affections of a fair lady? You’ll have to slay the competition first. Here, classic combat advice.
You’re at a party and you spot her: the girl of your dreams. But wait -- she’s apparently the girl of the dreams of at least five other guys there. (They’re the fellas surrounding her at the onion dip.) So how do you divide and conquer -- as in, slay them and get her alone so you can impress her big-time? Here’s classic advice on how to thin the herd and win the dame.
“Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.” -- Sun Tzu
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”-- Mark Twain
“No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” -- Bruce Lee
“We exist in a universe which co-exists with a multitude of others in the same physical space. For certain brief periods of time, an area of their space overlaps an area of ours.” -- Spock, “The Tholian Web,” stardate 5693.2
“Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.” -- Lord Chesterfield
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Belisa Vranich is a renowned clinical psychologist, author and public speaker who specializes in relationships and sex.
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