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All the Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right
All the Rules Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr Right
Author: Ellen Fein, Sherrie Schneider
For the first time in one volume -- in a special oversized format -- comes "The Rules" and "The Rules II," the phenomenal bestsellers that captured the interest of millions of readers in search of Mr. Right.  — A simple set of dos and don'ts, The Rules will lead you where you want to be: in a healthy, committed relati...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446618793
ISBN-10: 0446618799
Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Pages: 400
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  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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2.9 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Some very poignant suggestions and granules of wisdom. For the woman who's tried everything else and is still twiddling her thumbs on a Saturday night.
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Blunt, effective, and written with humor and compassion, THE RULES is the ultimate guide to marrying the man of your dreams. It reveals a simple code of behavior that, when followed, makes women irrestible to desirable men. Its rules are tough, but truthful. They go against many of today's dating conventions.
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this book is very helpful in dealing with men. like many of the other women who have read it, i am now happily married to a guy i had a big crush on.
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This book gives great info that used to be taught to women years ago. Not to manipulate, but to save the woman's reputation and feelings if the man is just a player. The Rules works for finding someone with the right intentions. And helps to teach how to move on if the intentions aren't right.
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This book had me laughing out loud at times. I consider myself to be pretty conservative, but even I found myself wondering, "Are they for real??!"
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I'd heard about this book while rereading a fiction book, Jemima J (yes, the characters discuss this book) and had randomly heard it mentioned here and there in women's magazines. My interest was piqued. The reviews on Amazon were so divisive. People were either is a rabid, foaming at the mouth rage, or they were in love with it. I figured either it would have some nugget of wisdom or would be completely hilarious. Win-win. Add a third "win" because I got it off of Paperbackswap.com so it was free!

So what about these "Rules?" Generally, they're pretty sound advice. There's also a lot of game-playing, that would be stressful to remember. I get the concept behind "no weekend dates scheduled after Wednesday" but they don't allow wiggle room for last-minute scores or surprises.

I'm not big on non-face to face communication, but I feel that the rule about not spending more than 30 minutes on the phone is a little silly, especially because women aren't allowed to initiate any phone calls or any other form of communication, ever, period, the end. If you get into a car accident, I'd surmise that a "rules girl" couldn't call the person she's dating to say she's going to the hospital unless she get a phone call from him first. Okay, I kid but still, some of the rules are just silly. I'm concerned that if these rules were followed to a T, the woman would come across as vapid and evasive.

I'm not an advocate for "hiding" your smarts or wearing white hosiery. I'm also not a fan of needy guys, which is what I feel would be attracted to a "rules girl." Sending flowers because you smiled or spent 5 minutes chatting after dinner rather than demanding to be taken home immediately or some other inane reason seems over the top to me, yet it's seen as a positive here. I also don't think it's necessarily a good thing that a guy that would be attracted to a "rules girl" would propose after a few short months, "so he could finally spend more than 2 hours with her" (some testimonial that was on the site I believe.) In general, many of the "rules" are sound but take the entire book with a grain of salt. But what do I know, I'm not a man and I don't know what pushes their buttons?
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Okay...not sure I believe any of this bullshit...but I do know someone who follows this religiously and believes in it and it seems to be working for her. I just can't be myself or act a different way to " catch a husband". Not for me and this book seems outdated for the times. This is 2011 by the way so this book is way behind the times. I had to shake my head at most of the advice in this book. My advice is not to waste your time on this one.
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I really enjoyed this book. I plan on using most of the rules is talks about when I hit the "Single" status again. In the past I didn't use the rules and "flew by the seat of my pants" and that worked for a little while. I think it's time to move on though. There are no rules listed in here that are asking too much. Basically it all ensures that the man you are seeking is really interested in you. If you constantly pester someone, then they are likely going to "act" interested in you but only for a certain amount of time. Soon, they will tire of the whole charade. This books forces you to sit back and relax while your man persues you like he is supposed to. It's not about playing games and being a jealous psycho like some women tend to become. I think it's a must read for women everywhere.


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