Daily mail dating rules
The book was translated into 27 languages and helped a generation of women find their Mr Right. Now texting, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and online matchmaking sites have revolutionised the dating landscape.It's more complicated than ever to manage your romantic life. Our new book tackles exactly that question - and here, in an exclusive extract, we show you how to handle texts, emails, Facebook and online dating...
That a young man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife is really no more than a home truth of the sort bandied about between women like Mrs Bennet.
There is a particular kind of creature who looks like a man on first encounter but who is, in fact, a very different species.
Jane Austen would have called this creature a 'puppy' or a 'coxcomb'; we would likely refer to him as a guy.
The premise of The Rules is that, as unfeminist as it sounds, a woman should do absolutely nothing to start a relationship.
The worst that can happen is that he will say yes and date you, leading you to believe that you are in a relationship before eventually ditching you for the woman he really likes - probably one who has followed the Rules. For example, a 30-year-old should wait 12 hours and a 40-plus-year-old should wait a day to reply.