Last night I opened to a few random pages of the book "The Game," a guide for pick-up artists by Neil Strauss.According to many guys I know, this is a must read.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.And it's an important subject to address, given the de-mystification of internet dating and the rise of outlandish digital phenomena such as "sexting".But if the woman waits too long before beginning the conversation, you may begin it yourself, skillfully.
And in basketball, officials dumped the no-dunk rule after fans complained that it made play less exciting. Women not only spent less time looking at a man’s face (when compared with men looking at women); they also moved more quickly onto his other body parts. “So take in her breasts or legs, but don’t dwell on them.” And make the most of your assets, too.
Essentially, The New Rules deals with social media and our increased interconnectivity by ignoring it all and pretending humanity was at a comms high around the time Rapunzel was locked up in that tower Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider practice what they preach.
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.
Well, now it’s time to dump some obsolete dating rules, too..you want to win. “Wear well-fitting shirts, and don’t be shy about using your jeans to show off whatever nature gave you.” OLD: Online dating. ● Online dating made it easy to cast a wide dating net.
Play by these new rules and you’ll score again and again. Trouble is, you’d end up hooking a lot of fish you had no appetite for.