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It's All The Woman's Fault (Or Maybe It's Feminism)

Taylor Marsh | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

Feminism made women self-reliant so that we no longer depended on a man for money or to pay our bills. We can date as equals. We can even ask the guy out, call him, pay for dinner. Finally things were even.

Should I Play Hard to Get?

Sophie Keller | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

When I was single I experimented a great deal to see what really worked in getting and keeping a guy.

The New Rules for Dating: Stop Looking for Love

Antonia Opiah | Posted 11.12.2013 | Books
Antonia Opiah

How do you get past the lack of authenticity that's innate in calculating your every step, like purposely waiting two hours to respond to a text message?

The Rules Girls Are Back -- and More Annoying Than Ever

Gina Barreca | Posted 09.25.2013 | Style
Gina Barreca

Let's cast our gaze outward rather than inward. Let's look at the what the world expects of us and let's see what expectations need to change to accommodate our lives and ambitions -- let's not waste more time figuring out how better to contort ourselves.

The Seven Rules for Happiness

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy
Jeanne Martinet

I am here to tell you that I have, at long last, discovered the secret -- the ultimate seven rules for leading a successful and happy life.

Rules of One's Own

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean-In hits bookstores this week, promising women the wisdom to command more authority and success in the workplace. I'm intrigued.

Why I’m Ditching The Dating Rules

Marni Battista | Posted 12.23.2012 | Divorce
Marni Battista

As is common when one reaches a significant milestone, I have been reflecting lately on the ten years since my divorce and my quest to learn how to date with dignity, love myself and find someone amazing to love.

Would You Take This Dating Advice?

Emma Gray | Posted 07.25.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

Women should "always end a phone call first," "let him take the lead," and never "tell him what to do." This is the sort of advice that the best-selling (straight) dating guide book "The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right" gives to single women looking to snag a man.

Revisiting the Rules

Bianca James | Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago
Bianca James

If The Rules built a better husband-catching mousetrap, then The Rules of the Game built a smarter, sleazier mouse. The end result is a lot of creepy, desperate people obsessing about playing mind games.

The New Rules: Dating Secrets For Texting, Facebook And Bootycalls | Posted by Kate Bittman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

This week, Publishers Lunch Weekly announced the upcoming publication of a fifth book by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, the authors of the dreaded ...

Books With Most Offensive Dating Advice Ever (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.27.2011 | Books

Dating is rough. Bad dating advice can make it even rougher. There have been a slew of books written on how to attract men/women, and you'd be sur...

Three Hunks: Do the Rules!

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

It's one thing to hear dating coaches tell you how to behave to land the man of your dreams -- it's even more compelling when such wisdom comes from the mouths of dreamy men themselves.

Married Carrie: Still Breaking Rules

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

As a Rules coach, watching Carrie's oblivious and seemingly compulsive rule-breaking definitely detracts from the overall experience and credibility of the plot.

So He Takes You For Granted? 5 Easy Fixes

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

When we feel taken advantage of we feel like a victim, but we won't fix the problem simply playing the blame game. Changing the dynamic requires more than words -- it requires actions, and here are five simple ways to shake things up.

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

If your husband cheats -- even once -- should you take him back? And if he cheats -- like Jesse James did to Sandra Bullock -- over and over, heedless of both decency and disease, could you?

You Like Him? Don't Text Him!

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Plenty of women would prefer a phone call over a text from guys they're dating, yet they don't realize a very simple method exists to getting less texts and more calls: Don't text him back.

Eight Tips for Your Romantic Weekend Getaway

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Bring new lingerie, with tags still on. You are this fabulous present that he gets to open and enjoy - so don't use recycled wrapping paper, if you know what I mean.

Megan Fox's TMI: Why Blabbermouth Beauties Need the Rules

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jag Carrao

On some level, Megan Fox knows she has a problem. Yet this awareness isn't enough to restrain her ongoing, seemingly compulsive need to divulge personal details and other psychological issues.

Natural Beauty Superfoods

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Science has now identified a few whole-food nutrients with targeted beauty benefits. Based on this research, here are a few beauty superfoods I recommend you include in your diet.

5 Lies Women Tell Themselves

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

The lies single women tell themselves may feel comfy, but by insulating us from sometimes unpleasant realities, they undermine our ability to make rational decisions based on complete information, thus sabotaging our long-term romantic goals.

The Rules Redux: Language Barrier Love And The Surprising Advantages of Dating Someone You Can't Understand

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Is communication the key to long-lasting relationships? Not according to Sean Connery. Though no paragon of husbandly virtues, Connery may be on to something.

The Rules Redux: 4 Mind Games Men Play

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Men are masters of game playing in relationships. Here are the four most frequent ones I see.

Holiday Dating Do's and Don'ts

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Other than staking out her territory under the mistletoe, what can the single woman do to leverage the holidays to her advantage?

Anti-Aging Perfume

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Since ancient times, women have used scent to enhance their seductive allure. Now though, modern science is drawing connections between olfactory stimuli and male perception and desire.

The Rules Redux: Five Dating Mistakes Women Make...And How You Can Avoid/Undo Them

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Most often, dating doozies result from failure to recognize -- or simply accept -- the different ways men and women approach relationships.