The rules on dating
In some ways, online dating and social media have leveled the playing field: Women can take charge of their dating and sex lives in ways they haven't before.
Finding a partner is a project and requires time and energy.With the emergence texting, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, BBM, i Phones and online dating, Fein and Schneider have added extra tips and chapters to guide 'Rules' women through this type of communication and how to stick to The Rules.'Rules Girls', say Fein and Schneider are 'savvy women who know how to return texts and emails to a man without seeming desperate, how to maintain a cool Facebook profile without giving away too much and how to spot cheaters and players, and avoid them like the plague'. When you’ve just started dating, your default answer to this may be ‘yes’ but there are times when it’s better to step away from the SMS.Check out the gallery for our top 10 “don’t do it” moments.Time to get serious; there's nothing smart about texting semi-naked pics to a potential partner.
Save the surprise for real life and hold off on being textually active until you’re in a committed relationship.
You're texting your bestie to reveal all but send it to him - #fail. Of course, it doesn’t just stop at texting, Phone provider Three asked us literally every question you would ever want to know about phone etiquette when dating – from Whats App stalking to selfies, and from phone calls to social media.
After the initial panic, it's much easier to explain yourself than to migrate to a different country. So, if you’re wondering what the best way to hang-up is, or when it’s ok to take that first couple selfie, check out our smartphone dating guide.
If what you want is a long-term relationship, approach it with your goals in mind.
The right mindset is key: Start out by knowing that you are in control of the process.2.
If you're looking online, do your profile with a friend -- this will help you lighten up. Be funny, short and concise, and don't sound too cutesy.