The rules dating manual

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He suggested that if a woman has enough self-confidence, she should feel comfortable initiating the contact.Not so, say the authors, who go a step further and command: “Rule #5: Don’t sit or stand next to a guy first or flirt with him first.” But not all guys are pick-up artists. The book reassures: “A shy guy will pretend he likes the pretzels that she is standing next to at a party.And in basketball, o„fficials dumped the no-dunk rule after fans complained that it made play less exciting. Women not only spent less time looking at a man’s face (when compared with men looking at women); they also moved more quickly onto his other body parts. “So take in her breasts or legs, but don’t dwell on them.” And make the most of your assets, too.

In sub-140-character-speak, The Rules say (actual quote): “Treat him a little bit like the guy you don’t care for! But for a girl, a text from a cute guy is really special, like winning the lottery.” You’ll love The Rules if you appreciate this subtle nuance of gender behavior: “Men love to buy and sell companies as well as extreme sports like mountain climbing and bungee jumping, while women love to talk about their dates and watch romantic comedies.” Related story: Dating 'Rules' get social media reboot with tips for texting, tweets Most guys I know feel the same as Alan Goldsher, who has written about relationships for MSN and Good Men Project: “I'm a pragmatic guy, and I've always thought most dating rules are absurd, so my general vibe about ‘The Rules’ is along the lines of, “Are you f***ing kidding me? Have some basic etiquette,” said Marty Beckerman, an editor of MTV’s Guy Code Blog and the author of manly-man book “The Heming Way.” “If I've gotta work in the morning, I don't want a damn smiley-face text to wake me up at 2 a.m.

He will figure out a way to meet her, even if he has to trip her to get her attention!

In sex, just like sports, it pays to play by the rules. In football, o„fficials moved the restraining line from the 30-yard line to the 35, with the intention of increasing touchbacks. Using eye-tracking technology, scientists from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction found that women are actually more likely to have wandering eyes than men.

And it achieves all of this by abusing women by way of insults, isolation and obedience.

I was looking for the copyright of “The Rules” when I saw, in tiny font, an Authors’ Note that states “we are not licensed to practice psychology, psychiatry or social work.” Rather than be buried in the front of the book, this should be printed in the largest font physically possible so readers without my own built-in skepticism can keep it in mind as they progress through “The Rules.”It’s ironic that the #1 rule is to be “a creature unlike any other,” because the book seems to want all women to behave the exact same way: as a creature waiting to be possessed.

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