New super dating book
If you're older than 31, you should wait at least three hours!
My thought: There are a total of 31 rules in the book and they are each explained in detail with real-life anecdotes sprinkled in.
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 The book was immediately hard to take seriously because the writing and structure was a little elementary and repetitive (but I guess dating advice has to be drilled into the receiver's head).
The Rules also seem a bit conniving and a way of forcing a relationship as opposed to letting one just bloom.
But although The Rules seem unnatural, they're based on a somewhat natural principle: things that are scarce have more value -- the scarcity principle.
It was a little salesy -- the writers seemed to be selling their consulting services.
This particular version is about dating in the digital age, so it covers things like how to handle online dating, Facebooking, Tweeting and texting; they even included a handy little "Text-Back Times" table, which outlines how long you should wait before responding to a text, depending on how old you are.
For example, if you are in the 18-22 age range, you should wait 30 min to an hour to respond to a guy's text.