By Elle Swan

“He who hesitates is a damned fool!” – Mae West

Take the quizNow there’s a woman who understood the core of the male beast. Divas, back in the day, may not have had the corner office or the right to wear pants whenever they wanted, but they had a keen sense of that special something God added when he made Eve.

Countless wars have been waged throughout history between men who fought each other to win the woman they were drawn to. And we all know Cleopatra never put up a dating profile to capture the heart of Julius Caesar.

Sure we’ve advanced technologically, but many women have lost touch with the inner magic, the essence that would make a man grab a gun and his boys to go to war.

But I believe you still have it. I believe the only difference between today’s woman and the queens and grandmothers of our past is that they understood the difference between dating and baiting.

As an international speaker and lifestyle coach here’s how I explain the difference.

Dating: Doing a bunch of stuff to try and get some man to take you somewhere (that you really don’t want to go).

Baiting: Being who you are so fully and unapologetically that “he” will be a fool not to notice you.

But, did you notice how my definition for bait has nothing to do with what’s between your legs? Hate to break it to you ladies, but if that were true, there’d be brutal battles and epic wars in every hotel in Sin City. No, those men are mostly fighting over money and booze.

So now the question is, what’s your baiting style?

elle swanAlong with being an inspirational speaker, life coach, author and fi tness enthusiast, Ellie Swan is the owner of Swansense International. For more information, visit