The rules dating blog
That may be a bit long, but it makes you think twice about responding right away. Many times when you meet a potential new guy, texts fests ensue, and soon you find you’ve been texting for hours.
The authors have a more exact timetable for messaging that correlates with your age range (ugggh), which seems too formulaic. While that satisfies your need for instant gratification, I agree with the authors that it makes sense to save conversation for an in-person encounter.
Tell him you’re going to yoga, grabbing coffee with a friend, or hopping in the shower. The authors suggest that you refrain from texting and talking via social media on the weekends, to create the illusion that you are out having fun (possibly dating other guys) and are too cool to be at your computer or sending him a text.
The 2-hour-plus seminar consists of tips for texting and Facebook, dating after divorce, makeovers, success stories, Rules and non-Rules celebrity relationships, Q&A, and much more.
However, Fein and Schneider do come up with some worthwhile nuggets of advice, particularly when it comes to interacting with men online and through texting.
I’ve compiled a few of the messages I think are worth considering—as long as you keep your beautiful head of bouncy curls. Wait at least four hours before responding to the first message text message.
We came up with the idea for a self-help dating book called The Rules after many, many dinners with single girlfriends at the now-defunct Sung Chu Mein, a Chinese restaurant on the Upper East Side in New York City—it was sort of like Sex and the City, but before Sex and the City!
Like most women our age, we were career-minded with our own apartments, but we also wanted to get married.