Yeah, Ellen and Sherrie don’t want you to have those. “We remind women to dress for men, not other women,” they say. “We think that any Rules girl’s best accessory is big (three-inch) hoop earrings.” Why? About the Book: The New Rules: The Dating Dos and Donts forthe Digital Generation The Rules taught a generation of women how to turn theirdatingmisery into marriage success.This is the new dating biblefor Rules Girls who want to have a good time dating withoutgettinghurt or played.In the new age of online dating, Facebook, Twitter and text, some would say the dating game has been made a whole lot easier, with a host of technology quite literally in the palm of your hand to help you connect with the man of your dreams.And it's an important subject to address, given the de-mystification of internet dating and the rise of outlandish digital phenomena such as "sexting".I'm regularly grateful to have been one of the last generations of teenagers who didn't have to worry about social media when it came to college crushes, but even I remember days spent staring at a mobile phone that refused to beep.Dating gurus Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider showed millions of women how playing hard to getcouldhelp them capture the heart of Mr Right.
But that was all before Twitter, Facebook,onlinedating, texting and BBM.Ohh, get Ellen and Sherrie – being all down with Facebook (actually, they had to ask their daughters for advice on this one).“He will know you were thinking about him,” they say. They also advise against too many status updates – especially anything ‘introspective’ like “Karma is a bitch.” Why?(Independent.ie)Their dictates are famous: never approach a man, let him come to you never suggest a date; don't be the one to initiate or perpetuate conversation or contact; and never, ever agree to a date that is less than 24 hours away (Sunshine Coast Daily)The Rules returns with updated dating advice for ladies of the digital age (Cosmopolitan)There's no denying that in some respects they hit the nail on head. Essentially, The New Rules deals with social media and our increased interconnectivity by ignoring it all and pretending humanity was at a comms high around the time Rapunzel was locked up in that tower Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider practice what they preach.