The purpose of the study according to assistant professor in psychology Dr David Fredrick was to find out why some traditional practices were being clung to despite a push for equality between the sexes. They believe that women only want equality when it suits them.That we want to cherry pick the best of both worlds.
One of my recent female clients had only two pictures up, and both were professional shots. It suggests that this is the best she could possibly look, and, in fact, she might be much less attractive.
Also, it conveys that she doesn’t have friends, doesn’t do anything, and isn’t active.
She had a first date with a man and it had all gone really well.
He had taken her to a decent restaurant and they'd had a three-course meal and a bottle of champagne too.
While I may have rolled my eyes about this as a teenager (who didn’t?!
Others noted that Fein was an accountant and Schneider a freelance journalist without professional qualification in the subject matter.
Another criticism is that because The Rules advise rarely returning phone calls and other such hard-to-get dating methods, some men may have trouble telling the difference between a woman who is genuinely not interested (or not interested anymore) and one who is genuinely interested, thus leading to misunderstandings and stalkers; not only for women using The Rules, but any man who believes all women are playing similar games even when they are not.
Proponents of the methods offered in the book point to The Rules as having positive results for both men and women.
They represent the point of view that men enjoy being the aggressor and are inspired to treat women better who choose behaviors which set up boundaries and slow down the courtship process.
Advocates also elucidate that a woman making herself easily available to men may increase her chances of being unconsciously or unscrupulously taken advantage of or abused.
For people who are dabbling in the virtual dating world, I’ve compiled a list of tips to help out in as many ways as I can. What works for one may not work for another, so experiment and find out what works best for you.