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The Rules for Online Dating: Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right in Cyberspace [Paperback]

Ellen Fein , Sherrie Schneider
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Book Description

3 Feb 2003
Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider have written a book to help the millions of women trying to connect with men on the internet. There are serious mistakes women are making and these can ruin their chances of ever getting Mr. Right to the altar. These mistakes can now be easily corrected with Ellen and Sherrie's RULES FOR ONLINE DATING. With the same commonsense approach that made their first book sell 2 million copies, Ellen and Sherrie answer the questions that plague every woman who is trying to use the computer to help her lovelife: - How do I write an ad? - Should I post a picture? - How should I respond to his emails? - How should I negotiate meeting him in person? - Should I be the first to initiate a correspondence? Online dating is like a chess game: Who moves first and how long you take to make the next move can determine the course of a courtship and whether it progresses to the next level. This book provides proven strategies that will help women feel smart and secure.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster International (3 Feb 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743451473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743451475
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.1 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider met 15 years ago, and have been formulating and formatting their rules for dating since then. The first book, THE RULES, was highly successful and spawned several spin-offs, adaptations, and parodies, written by other authors.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Gilly
It turned out that my problem was to be too enthusiastic, honest and excitable! In came an email from a chap and I thought it rude not to ping back an immediate and breathless answer because I'm that sort of happy little bunny! Well - this book brought me down to earth and helped me to understand why at least two perfectly good dates didn't go any further. Within minutes I was busy texting saying thank you so much for a lovely evening, blah, blah, blah! During the date I felt a compunction to explain why my ex was to blame for the divorce(!) and to divulge my current difficulties - only fair to explain everything so they knew what they were marrying - oops - dating. My profile was certainly not what these ladies suggest: imagine there's a taxi waiting for you downstairs and you have to write a brief, upbeat and zingy profile before you rush off out! Us girls spend ages creating a masterpiece that will bring in some great and dependable prospect whilst actually scaring off most perfectly nice guys with our intense longing for our 'soulmate'! This was refreshing advice and absolutely spot on. My profile was immediately 'lightened' up and in came some 'old bloke' who lived nearby offering to meet for a coffee. I was 'busy' for a few days and so he had to wait! We met, we got on well and as I left I felt he was keen but, as instructed, I didn't touch my phone! He texted a lot and I made him wait a couple of hours for each reply. Make him wait to see you and make him wait for sex too! If he's just after that then, as these ladies say, 'NEXT'!! He worked really hard to sweep me off my feet, taking me to concerts, restaurants and the cinema! He was actually very young at heart and great fun - thank goodness I didn't judge him by his age or qualifications! Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading 8 Mar 2012
Up to date advice, well worth the read for any woman planning to join an internet dating agency. Would say that it was best read in conjunction with the original book (which I read some years ago). The original book may be a little out of date re cyber-world, but enlarges on some of the key principles of good relationship skills.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a flick through...... 1 Feb 2014
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Borrow a friend's copy before purchasing...... There are a few valid tips in here regarding how long to wait before responding to men..... HOWEVER, being over 50, it is not in one's best interest to play games and the men can sense it, because I have tried a lot of the suggestions.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Such good advice 3 Dec 2012
By ValP
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I read this book once and followed a lot of the advice and it worked, but didnt keep it up. I intend to re-read it and put all the tips into action, new years resolution - maybe I can then find the man of my dreams and not waste my time on men that arent right for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy book to read 26 Oct 2011
This book is a good easy read and one you can just dip in to with out having to read from cover to cover.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A few extra tips from the Rules 15 Mar 2010
The book is a good follow on from the original Rules book, bringing into practice the Rules to the online datings. As it is already a few years old and that technology has not stopped in the meantime it probably already need a quick update to include the Rules on texting, other than that even my male friends agree with most of it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.. 7 Dec 2013
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Wish I had it when I was younger! I learnt a lot from it.. especially to put me first!
Highly recommended..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 14 Nov 2013
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I like this. Plenty of advice etc. Particulars regarding on line dating are good.It uis worth a read but some are very sceptical about this whole approach of not being proactive.
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