All rules dating book
, a revamped version of their classic, updated with advice for women dating in today’s texting, Facebooking, instant messaging culture.It’s easy, and frankly quite fun, to critique these books as blatantly anti-feminist.
, we Cosmo girls survived the past 17 years freely opening our mouths, hitting on guys, living with them, asking them to dance, and—gasp–having sex (earmuffs, Sherrie and Ellen: Sometimes on the first date! Lucky for us, , enlightening us on how (not) to date in light of texting, sexting, Facebook, Match, and JDate!
"A woman cannot email, or even wink at a guy's profile, without becoming the aggressor and possibly getting hurt down the line when the guy dumps her for the woman whose profile he really likes," the authors told JDate of their new rules. What if you're in the midst of the hottest sexting chain ever?
"The only way to be sure that a guy is interested is to let him make the first move."Young women are advised not to respond to texts for 30 minutes. Well, you wouldn't be, because sexting is against ?
But if, like me ten years ago, you are serious about marriage, and you don't understand why the same cycle keeps repeating in your relationships, you won't care who likes the book or doesn't. First, it is politically incorrect to say that there are anything but minor physical differences between men and women.
Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider don't really bother with arguing; they just point out that, like it or not, for whatever reason, this is what works with men.
(and its updated version) hovers insidiously between reasonable advice and manipulative nonsense.