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.When he sends you that “Hey, was great meeting you last night” text, your first reaction may be to write a lengthy message.But waiting a few hours to respond won’t kill him and will build his anticipation.
If this kind of baseless advice isn’t enough to get you riled up, just wait til you read that men prefer ladies with straight, long hair (“curly do’s can look messy, while long stick-straight hair looks more like one of those luscious shampoo ads”), and that girls looking for love should invest in fake eyelashes and hair extensions.back in 1985, showing people grimly marching off a cliff to their death, whistling “Heigh-Ho,” it was 10 years too early and featured the incorrect gender.They should have waited until 1995 and timed this commercial with the release of the book “The Rules,” a guide to dating seemingly determined to turn women into heteronormative obedient robots obsessed with men, marriage and motherhood through brainwashing and psychological abuse.Once she learned I was single and rapidly appraised my physical appearance, she told me that I’m pretty enough, so I must be doing something wrong.I wasn’t following “The Rules.”I had heard of the controversial book in passing but had never read it. Often criticized for being outdated, “The Rules” is more than just that: It’s a disturbing and dangerous piece of propaganda intent on enforcing gender stereotypes and promoting traditional gender roles and the purity myth, and, above all, it is belittling and insulting to men.If nobody seems to notice, there's no reason to share. You and your new partner need to agree on some ground rules and come up with a plan for how you will keep it professional and stay within written or unwritten rules. "You may have the burden of overcompensating with professionalism and keeping an artificial distance, which can be an awkward strain," says Taylor.