Posts tagged "the rules"

Dating Donts: Let’s Talk About The Rules

I was sitting with a couple of smart women that I respect when the subject of dating came up, as it tends to do. “I read The Rules, and it changed my life,” one friend told me, in complete earnestness. “I swear by The Rules. They really work.” I was taken aback, and for good…

By: Megan Reynolds / June 17, 2014

“The Rules” Are Coming Back — And They’re Still Not Helpful

For a period in 1995, women stopped calling men on the phone and approaching them in bars. The reason? The Rules, a bestselling dating advice book by Ellen Fein and Sherri Schneider. The book, which became a cultural flashpoint, encouraged women to adopt more old-fashioned rules about dating and relationships, like using an egg timer to…

By: Lilit Marcus / May 16, 2012

Blake Lively Played By “The Rules” To Catch Leonardo Di Caprio

The love affair of Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively has taken many twists and turns, but the strangest of all are reports that the "Gossip Girl" star reeled in the ladies' man by following The Rules. Too young to remember The Rules? It's a dating advice book published by two women in 1995 that prescribed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2011

What Are Your “Rules” For Dating?

I recently got a call from my best friend’s 18-year-old brother: “Uh hey, Leo, uh, so I like have this date with a girl, and it’s kind of my first date. And, my sister says you know the rules.” Oh no. Did I know the rules? I wasn’t sure, but I did my best to…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 9, 2009

The Rules To Landing A Man

If I had a dime for how many times I’ve heard another woman whine about how she “needs to find a man,” I’d have enough change in my purse to buy a pair of slouchy new Frye boots and a ticket to Barcelona for the holidays. (Seriously, doesn’t that sound like a nice place to…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 10, 2008

Quickies!: Who Doesn’t Love Michael Phelps?

If it wasn't for that butter-face, we'd want to do Michael Phelps too. [College Candy]…

By: Annika Harris / August 12, 2008

Quickies!: Lynne Spears Has Parenting Advice For You

The author of The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right got married! Again! [NY Times] Lynne Spears shares her vast knowledge of bringing up respectable and responsible young women in Through the Storm. [Candy Kirby] Lingerie for pregnant women in the United Kingdom is unacceptable. [Tango] The first recorded use of…

By: Annika Harris / August 11, 2008