"Always waiting for the guy to initiate contact is annoying to most men," says Harold, 35.
"At some point you need to let him know you're interested by reaching out.
RULE 6: After getting a girl's phone number, wait at least two days to call her to avoid appearing desperate. Not to talk about weather, current events, how her day went, etc. RULE 8: If you call a girl and get an answering machine, don't leave a message. Girls, as a general rule, do not return phone calls. Doing so makes it appear as though you are attempting to purchase affection. RULE 15: If a woman disrespects you or your time, particularly early in the relationship, don't hesitate to get rid of her. RULE 16: No relationship is a committed one until both people agree that it is. The harder something is to obtain, the more valuable it is perceived to be. RULE 28: Don't reveal too much about yourself too soon.
RULE 11: Girls will test guys to see how much they can skate by with. Speak your opinions, stand by your convictions, and don't put up with excessive amounts of BS. Until then, anything is fair game for both parties involved.
Unless you work in a totally male milieu – for instance, a urologists’s office, NASCAR race track, or beef ‘n’ ale house -- your quest to meet a man will take you to the Internet.
The good news is that you’ll find thousands and thousands of guys online, all trolling for dates.
They're just becoming friends or friends with benefits." Technology may also be changing the way people interact with one another in person, allowing manners and graciousness to fall by the wayside.
(And believe us, we’re not Cameron.) They were grateful enough to stay through the crème brulée.RULE 12: A person can only take advantage of you as much as you let them. RULE 17: Never be the one that says, "I love you" first. RULE 13: There is no such thing as a "soulmate" or "the one". There are millions of girls out there, though, and many of them have the traits you are looking for. If following rules while playing the dating game seems stifling to you, instead consider the rules to be a protective measure."Dating can be very emotional," says Sherrie Schneider, co-author of The Rules series of dating advice books.On the other hand, be prepared to spend hours and hours learning how to sort the wheat from the chaff.