The premise is that men are hunters; if you pursue one, he will lose interest.A woman should not speak to a man unless she’s spoken to, she should rarely return his calls and never offer to split the bill.though there is no body of evidence to support this.Another criticism is that because The Rules advise rarely returning phone calls and other such hard-to-get dating methods, some men may have trouble telling the difference between a woman who is genuinely not interested (or not interested anymore) and one who is genuinely interested, thus leading to misunderstandings and stalkers; not only for women using The Rules, but any man who believes all women are playing similar games even when they are not.For a long time, I acknowledged them but met them with resistance.I'd hear the usual, "Don't kiss on the first date," "Wait at least two days to return his call," "Don't give it up too easily." When I was younger, I would adhere to some of these guidelines, but always netted out feeling, "It's all too much. I want to be honest about how I feel and let a relationship unfold naturally." So, years later, when I finally read , I was ready to roll my eyes before even cracking open its digital cover.And the book seemed to imply that most women were lowly, desperate creatures.
It was a little salesy -- the writers seemed to be selling their consulting services.
Others noted that Fein was an accountant and Schneider a freelance journalist without professional qualification in the subject matter.
Fein married and divorced, and has recently remarried. The authors admitted they were not professionals in an appearance on NBC's The Today Show.
If she’s wondering whether to answer a text-message, she should refer to the ‘Text-Back Times’ chart on page 53 (four hours is the minimum response time).
(and its updated version) hovers insidiously between reasonable advice and manipulative nonsense.