High on the bestseller lists this week is a book called The Rules, a guide to dating and courting for women which effectively advocates that women, in order to snag a man, follow a sexist and manipulative dating game based on the principles of 50 years ago.
(Except that back then, the guys knew the women were playing this game and accounted for it.) What follows, in the same vein is a satire, The Rules for Guys.
If you're a guy, here are 10 tips that can make the first date easier on all of us.
Women are strange, exotic, intuitive creatures, and we respond well to positive reinforcement. Sit up straight, lean in closer, and keep your hands where we can see them. This seems obvious, but it's surprising how many men don't do this.
While movie dates are popular, they’re not great for first dates as you’ll both be staring at a screen all night.
As you prep for Friday night’s date, here are some tips and reminders to help make that first date a success. Try to pick a location that’s comfortable and conducive to conversation.
She likely put some effort into her look for you, so offer her a compliment or two.
Timmy (2009-) How many ways to say I love you How many ways to say that I'm not scared When you're by my side There is no denying I can't wait for me and you.
Have an answer for when and where the date will be.
If the idea of staring at her from across a table all night intimidates you, choose an interactive date. Even if she offers, insist on paying for the date — especially if you initiated the date in the first place.
If you are sprawled out all over with your legs spread wide and your hands behind your head, we will think you are a slob or generally loose.
If your legs are crossed and your hand is over your mouth, we will unconsciously think you are hiding something. If you forget, we will feel angry and want to leave.