The Complete Book of Rules: Time Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr.RightPaperback
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- Publisher: THORSONS
- Format: Paperback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 20mm | 222g
- Publication date: 2 October 2000
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0722539746
- ISBN 13: 9780722539743
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Illustrations note: 20 cm
- Sales rank: 22,494
Everything you need to know to capture Prince Charming's heart. The very best advice from The Rules and The Rules 2 is brought together to provide the ultimate guide to successful dating. The notorious dating handbook which, comprises many tips such as 'Never call a man first' etc (designied to make Mr Right hungry for more) whcih although old-fashioned have been found effective by millions of women worldwide. Other essential advice offered: * Always end the first date - it will leave him desperate for more * Don't call him - it will make him desire you more * Never accept a Saturday night date after Wednesday - it will encourage him to phone sooner * Always end the telephone conversation first -it will leave him wanting more * Don't rush into sex - let his passion build * On the first date, don't stare romantically into his eyes - he'll know you are planning the honeymoon
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Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider are bestselling authors and have established themselves as experts on love and relationships. They lecture widely and have helped millions of women worldwide!
By Tim Patmore 26 Jan 2011
Although this book seems like it should be read by women, it's actually a very good book for straight guys as well. I've read many books or magazine articles about what women want, and few of them convey it as well as this book.
Essentially the book suggests women follow a given set of rules which make the man do all the work and that they play hard to get. Not only does this hit the nail on the head in terms of winning over someone willing to commit, it also helps guys understand more of what women are after (a witty hunter as opposed to a wussy onlooker).
In addition, the general jist of the rules can be used by Men to be successful with Women. By being not needy, as well as a bit mysterious and elusive, you become naturally more attractive and hence more successful.
Of course, the book does have some downsides, in the form of the naive this-book-will-change-your-life-and-make-you-a-paragon-deity tone. It also gets a little silly towards the end when they start half-heartedly inventing rules for every single aspect of life, although the idea clearly doesn't stretch.
However, I seriously rate this book, as I think it is a good model for the ideal woman (in-demand yet not promiscuous). And for Men, it gives great insight on what you are looking for and how to attain it.