But before he gave up any hope of finding anyone, he turned to Steele, a 69-year-old dating guru from Whittier, Calif.
Dating expert taught that 'NICE GUY MUST DIE' In 2006, he told a Canadian newspaper that "women need men to take charge" and that women over 30 are "bitter." Steele, whose real name is John J.
White, did not respond to several e-mail requests for comment.
Calls to a phone number listed on his Web site went unanswered Friday.
The man who killed three women in a shooting rampage at a health club knew the book "How to Date Young Women: For Men Over 35" chapter and verse, and was a devoted follower of its author.
In fact, in an online video that surfaced this week, George Sodini can be seen sitting in rapt attention at one of R.
Don Steele's dating seminars as the white-haired pickup artist tells a group of men to get over their fears of approaching women and to stop being such nice guys all the time.
Then, Sodini is shown shaking hands with one of Steele's beautiful blond assistants as part of an exercise in how to meet women.
The advice and the self-help book — which promises to show "how to make your fantasies come true" — evidently didn't do anything to improve Sodini's love life.
Embittered by his decades-long inability to attract the opposite sex, the 48-year-old computer analyst opened fire on a women's aerobics class in the Pittsburgh suburbs Tuesday night, killing three women and wounding nine.
Four remained hospitalized Friday, one in serious condition.
In a chilling diary posted on the Internet, he complained that he hadn't had a girlfriend since 1984 and hadn't slept with a woman in 19 years.