Little book dating rules
They have come a long way, having been featured on Dateline NBC and the Today show, chronicled in People, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY and even spoofed in a skit on Saturday Night Live.
Since the success of the first book, there have been several spin-offs, adaptations, and parodies of The Rules, written by other authors, but none have garnered the attention of the original.
If you claw too hard at a dude, he’s going to turn tail and run. I’d spent months sitting back and waiting for something to happen, and nothing and pursued!
Like much of this seemed like stereotypical, sexist advice. But here’s the thing, too: I was still a willing student — a shiny sponge, if you will.
In fact, that’s how many of the authors’ detractors have summed up their work: antifeminist. After reading the book cover to cover, I began to implement much of what Fein and Schneider suggested, and not all of it was degrading or ridiculous. For example, say the authors, be sure your profile picture features you looking good (of course) and .
Spencer often jokes that he can write me a two-sentence email and I’ll send him back a novel.
But in each case, I was happy to have gone and put myself out there — especially when I met Spencer, the fourth of the online dates, and now? I was encouraged to join by a good friend and fellow blogger — I’ll protect her identity in case she doesn’t want me “outing” her, but her initials are JL! I was tempted to go out with him just for the good stories would inevitably produce.) After exhausting my friends, family and blog readers (hi, you guys! Enter was snatched up before I hunkered down with it for the night.
— and never regretted joining, though it could definitely be stressful. Some were heavy, some thin; some young, some older. ) for tips and encouragement, I turned to the only other place I could think of for help: a book. I read the whole book in a matter of hours, each of the chapters swimming through my head.
I’d been out of my most recent relationship for almost a year and, having not met many eligible bachelors, I was eager to find a way to connect with someone.
Ellen Fein is a graduate of New York University and lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband and two children.