Girls rule book dating
When Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider read this review, they’ll exchange a pitying smile and quietly start waiting for my distress call.
For woe betide any woman who thinks she can live without the Rules: they are hard and fast and apparently foolproof: ‘You can truly do the Rules on any guy, in any situation, and get the fabulous payoff: a guy who is crazy about you!
The premise is that men are hunters; if you pursue one, he will lose interest.
There’s also an edict to wear a chunky gold watch (it reeks of self-confidence) and hoop earrings (they scream Vavavoom!
When you learn this the hard way, they’ll happily write you a profile for a dating website — they’d argue that 0 isn’t much compared with the value of a diamond ring.
This is a mercenary, heartless book that could be laughed off if it weren’t for the dismal truth that a lot of people take it seriously.
It has spawned a relationship consultancy and a clutch of spin-off books.
Fein and Scheider have now updated it to include guidance for Facebook, text-messaging, online-chat applications and internet dating.