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.If you’re single and over the age of 22, the opportunities in which to meet singletons like yourself dry up faster than water in the Sahara. You hear lots of “success” stories but lots of horror stories, too.
E-mail courtship has made dating more hazardous than ever.
With e-mail, women are tempted to let their guard down, let it all hang out, Instant Message men all night, and have cybersex (not The Rules! But we believe you cannot e-mail with abandon, without thinking, without Rules.
But these mistakes can be easily corrected with a set of Rules do's and don'ts. In this book, you will find out, among other things: You may be wondering at this point: If the premise of The Rules is that a man must pursue a woman and she must be mysterious and challenging, how is that premise going to work on an Internet dating website where you have to post a photo and describe yourself in an ad for all the world to see?
You can definitely retain your mystery and keep yourself from being too available on dating websites and even in chat rooms.
Women are making serious mistakes in the way they meet and talk to men online, Women need to know: And we're not just talking about women who use online dating services and chat rooms (an online forum where people can converse with each other by posting messages in real time).
Today, virtually everyone uses e-mail; it's as common as a phone call.
You must watch what you say, how often you say it, no matter what or how often he e-mails you, otherwise the relationship becomes so casual that it can go poof! What many women don't realize is that an e-mail is just like a phone call-it does count!
Women are making the same kind of mistakes online they make on the phone, mistakes that allow an e-courtship to become too easy.
But when we wrote The Rules seven years ago, little was known about online dating-many even considered it dangerous -- so we did not even include it.