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The Rules for Online Dating: Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right in Cyberspace (The Rules)

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What the international phenomenon of The Rules did for conventional dating, The Rules for Online Dating does for the search for love on the Internet. You'll never hit the "reply" button the same way again.

Millions of women around the world are meeting men on the Internet, or they've met in person and are corresponding by e-mail. But though e-mail and Net-based dating servi
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Gallery Books
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Melissa
Jan 09, 2011 Melissa rated it liked it
If you've never read The Rules, and I wouldn't blame you for giving it a miss, you should know it attempts to dictate to women how to act with men so that they end up with what they want - presumably a husband and a Happily Ever After. In that sense, The Rules for Online Dating is much the same, just updated for the 21st century. Lessons in how to write your online personal ad and how to have the right attitude abound, mixed in with the tried-and-true advice. Which strongly resembles the advice ...more
Jill
Apr 07, 2015 Jill rated it it was ok
Shelves: self
I have a work friend who keeps giving me her "Rules" books to read, so I read to oblige. I am disgusted by the encouragement of deceit throughout. The entire book is about pretending not to be interested, whether or not you are. I recognize (and very much resent) that the concept of working the Rules is accurate - meaning it is human nature to want what you can't have, so a female tends to up her stock by appearing to be unavailable. It is disturbing how many women have to pretend to have a self ...more
Mary
Dec 27, 2009 Mary rated it it was ok
Shelves: love-and-dating
I'm giving this one 2 stars because there is no option for 1.5 stars. Here's the deal ladies: use your common sense. Does this book give a handful of practical tips specifically for online dating? Yes, it does. But ultimately, you have to do what feels right for you. I have violated almost all of the "rules" at one point or another in this book and guess what? It didn't always break it--sometimes it made it for me. All men are not created equal, even in the world of online dating. I think the bi ...more
Joy
Feb 26, 2012 Joy rated it did not like it
nothing "All the Rules" didn't already include. Too many niche situations. Waste of money (I meant to return it but missed the stupid deadline)
Suzanne
Dec 23, 2009 Suzanne rated it liked it
Recommended to Suzanne by: suzanneme1@msn.com
Interesting to read. Was able to pull some useful things out of it, but not as good of a book as Mars and Venus on a Date by John Gray.
David
May 17, 2010 David rated it it was amazing
Its better to be chased than to pursue. Love online is a fantasy. Dating is hard to do for busy singles.
Scubasubiker
Jan 30, 2013 Scubasubiker rated it it was amazing
Shelves: not-lendable
The most up to date and best book about the "rules" of dating these women wrote.
pianogal
Apr 16, 2012 pianogal rated it liked it
This is pretty good - although it seems strict. But what do I know? I'm still single.
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