The dating dos and don39ts for the digital generation dating how long to wait for a call
I have never been a "Rules girl" (that's right, they're a tribe – Blake Lively and Beyoncé are both rumoured to have tried them, on Leonardo Di Caprio and Jay Z respectively).
Mainly because, in it, Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider basically told women to forget everything the previous thirty years of feminism had taught them. “They’re only doing it to be polite, for sex, or out of boredom,” say Ellen and Sherrie.
Yeah, Ellen and Sherrie don’t want you to have those. “We remind women to dress for men, not other women,” they say. “We think that any Rules girl’s best accessory is big (three-inch) hoop earrings.” Why?
About the Book: The New Rules: The Dating Dos and Donts forthe Digital Generation The Rules taught a generation of women how to turn theirdatingmisery into marriage success.
As the gurus who invented call screening, curtailing any contact that isn't face-to-face as quickly as possible, and good old-fashioned ignoring, this strikes me as particularly apt.
The New Rules: The dating dos and don'ts for the digital generation, (£9.99, Piatkus) published this month, offers their signature sagacious take on the grey area where sex and cyberspace intersect.
Ellen and Sherrie are regularly inundatedwithmessages from women wanting to know: how to maintain a goodprofileon Facebook, the rules for texting, emailing and tweeting,and howto spot cheaters and players.
Ohh, get Ellen and Sherrie – being all down with Facebook (actually, they had to ask their daughters for advice on this one).
“He will know you were thinking about him,” they say. They also advise against too many status updates – especially anything ‘introspective’ like “Karma is a bitch.” Why?
Right appeared in 1995 and advocated doing pretty much what your mother told you: play hard to get; keep a bit in reserve; remain mysterious.
All told, it encouraged women to be a bit more cynical about their happily-ever- afters. When I ring them for our interview, both Fein and Schneider's phones refuse to accept my call because my number comes up as blocked.As authors of the dating guide that became a phenomenon – referenced in Sex and the City, and updated this year to include advice on how to date in the digital age – they achieved global fame for being women that know what men want.