The twelve new rules of dating

"Never go to bed angry." Sometimes you need to sleep on it so you wake up and realize how silly you were both acting last night when you had a huge fight over who got all those crumbs in the couch crevices.5.

"Split chores evenly." If he does 90 percent of the laundry and that works for your lifestyle, !

The balance of who does more housework will ebb and flow over the course of the relationship, and as long as you're not stuck doing all of it, that's just fine.6.

"Set aside one night a week for date night." It's hard to keep to a set day each week.

"Don't keep secrets from each other." There are some things he doesn't need to know.

The premise of The Rules is that, as unfeminist as it sounds, a woman should do absolutely nothing to start a relationship.

The worst that can happen is that he will say yes and date you, leading you to believe that you are in a relationship before eventually ditching you for the woman he really likes - probably one who has followed the Rules. For example, a 30-year-old should wait 12 hours and a 40-plus-year-old should wait a day to reply.

Every few years there’s a new “Rule” or “Game” or “Plan” that guarantees success with dating.

This time it’s “Not Your Mother’s Rules: The New Secrets for Dating,” a new book by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider.

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