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The Rules (TM): Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right
     

The Rules (TM): Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right

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by Sherrie Shamoon, Ellen Fein
 

You are a creature unlike any other (Rule #1)—that's why you need . . . The Rules. A simple set of dos and don'ts, The Rules will lead you to where you want to be: in a healthy, committed relationship. Unlike today's haphazard dating customs, The Rules recognizes certain facts of life. That men know what they want. That a man is either attracted to

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You are a creature unlike any other (Rule #1)—that's why you need . . . The Rules. A simple set of dos and don'ts, The Rules will lead you to where you want to be: in a healthy, committed relationship. Unlike today's haphazard dating customs, The Rules recognizes certain facts of life. That men know what they want. That a man is either attracted to you—or not! That men want a challenge, not an instant or easy victory. When you follow these commonsense guidelines, you treat yourself with respect and dignity—and demand that men do likewise. Although they sound old-fashioned ("Don't see him more than once or twice a week"), they encourage you to lead a full, satisfying, busy life—outside of romance. Although they seem tough ("Don't talk to a man first"), they will teach you how to accept occasional defeat and move on. And although they require discipline ("No more than casual kissing on the first date"), they will bring out the best in you and in the men you date. The goal? Marriage, in the shortest time possible, to a man you love, who loves you even more than you love him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446518130
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/14/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
582,190
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Rules (TM): Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Rules Girl is a woman who has her own life, doesn't nag or whine for three hours on the phone. Nor does she dump all of her problems on her poor date, five minutes after meeting him. She dresses like a lady and is emotionally healthy, happy and fun. She doesn't sleep around, isn't a clingy leech and if you don't want to marry her, she moves on instead of standing outside of your house in the rain begging you to take her back. And the problem with this is...? Heaven forbid a book that teaches women and young girls NOT to sleep with men on a first date! Ladies, please read this book and try to see the real message behind the Rules. Good luck! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just bought and read 'The Rules'. Whoever says that they're manipulative, either don't understand how much women can obsess over men, or the fact that for some odd reason, distance does make mens' hearts grow fonder. I have had two extremely serious relationships that have started out by me using 'The Rules' and not even knowing it! When you start to become obsessive about them, they cease to think about you. It's a fact. 'The Rules' are NOT about becoming something you're not, it's about putting your best foot forward and not settling! What woman does not want to do that?
Makstar More than 1 year ago
I was complaining about attracting the incorrect type of men, or the ones who would not stay and would disrespect me. I decided to get educated. Searched the internet and found the rules. I began implementing right away. One reviewer did say that you MUST implement with care and skill and class or else it still wont work. Also, need to STICK to it like the book says. I have a wonderful relationship with a great man now. The type of situation I've been looking for. The authors GUARANTEE it if followed to a T. I love the real life examples.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
You don't invest time in unfulfilling relationships or give people who aren't really interested in you the time of day. This is by far the best book ever and should be applied to all relatinships...especially men...they will remember the girl who didn't chase and call them before they remember the girl who called and stared and reassured them to0 much....BELIEVE IN THE RULES..ITS TO0 TRUE TO BE IGNORED! Girls you are a creature unlike any other..believe that you are enough and the rules are easy to follow! The less you care the more HE will! Indifference is the key! Why do you think all the guys you don't care for keep coming back?!Theres a message in there somewhere...THE RULES WORK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a professional life coach who helps women meet and keep the man of their dreams, this is one book that continually sits on the top of my 'must read' list for my clients. I have researched man-woman relationship issues for over 27 years, since I was a professional match-maker. Women need to understand the differences that make us special. This is not only a feel good book, it is full of important advice for women. Ellen and Sherrie have done their homework and you can trust what they tell you. As a side note, you will find that the rules presented in this book are best used as a general guidline. I recommend they be taylored to the relationship which is what I help women with, when they contact me at www.thebestlovecoach.com. This does not mean deliberately breaking the rules, just using moderation in some cases. I got the book after it first came out and I attribute my successful second marriage to many of the things I learned therein. I suggest you buy this book so you can use it as a continual reference. Even married women can benefit from it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the key to a succesful relationship. If you do it right, you won't regret reading it. I am happily married to the man of my dreams, and this book helped.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have both read the book and been subjected to these silly manipulative techniques. Unfortunately, if you're not sincere and kind and implement them with respect and care, they will not work for you. Men these days know about them and can recognize them when they are applied like a robot is doing them. And, men have come up with countermeasures, their own rules to screw up the rules and cause them to fall apart fast. My favorite, is don't call them, hardly return their calls. What do I do? I leave a message to say... aww, sorry I couldn't reach you, I have tickets to this really great show 'fill in your favorite of favorites'. I get the reservations and without fail, they return that phone call right away and all other ones from there out. Why? Because now I am manipulating them. But why bother playing games with someone's heart and emotions. Sure, they CAN work if you know how to artfully apply them, mix them up, don't follow them like a robot. Be sincere about it. Basically they are advising you to look like you have a busy life. But if we find out you didn't have a good reason to do the stuff you did, you're history. Men don't like to be artificially manipulated. If we find out, it's over. Both authors failed in their marraiges, that should be proof they don't work perfectly. In the end, it is the connection that matters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, the Rules 'worked' for me, I got married 8 months after reading them...to a controlling, possessive, domineering husband who loved 'quiet' and 'ladylike' women like me who let him do anything he wants without complaining. I am now in the middle of a divorce, he's fighting it tooth and nail. The Rules have destroyed my life!!! Stay away from these books!!!