The dating dos and don39ts for the digital generation

The New Rules might not explain the great mystery, but they offer certain coping strategies in the meantime.Their dictates are famous: never approach a man, let him come to you never suggest a date; don't be the one to initiate or perpetuate conversation or contact; and never, ever agree to a date that is less than 24 hours away Sunshine Coast Daily The Rules returns with updated dating advice for ladies of the digital age Cosmopolitan There's no denying that in some respects they hit the nail on head. makes a good case for retaining an air of mystery despite the trend to do the opposite Pride Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider are two of the best-known names in the dating world.The premise is that men are hunters; if you pursue one, he will lose interest.A woman should not speak to a man unless she’s spoken to, she should rarely return his calls and never offer to split the bill.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 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.

A recurring theme from the original Rules, women should never open their mouths uninvited, even then probably best to say nothing at all.

When The Rules was first published in 1995 it became a New York Times bestseller.

Over the course of their careers, they have helped countless women find and marry Mr Right.

2014 might be the year you have decided to find a partner. So to save you some time I have recently been immersing myself in the world of self-help and dating manuals, (let's say it was for "research") to decipher their key points, their plan of action.

If you were considering buying one to help you in your search for Mr or Mrs Right let me help you out by examining some of the most popular.

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