Whenever I see lists or articles proclaiming they have all the golden rules for a successful relationship, I am automatically skeptical. I remember reading “He’s Just Not That Into You,” (before it was a movie) in high school and hating every second of it. How can someone draft up a list of universal rules, they can’t possibly fit every relationship situation.
Recently an article on YourTango has listed 10 Dating Rules Women Should Never Break, and I’ll be honest…I hate all of them. I realize sometimes women need guidance and stability when it comes to men. After reading through the list, I realize in certain, isolated situations one or two of these rules could prove to be beneficial, but never, ever, ever would they work as universal or constant guidelines. With rules like “never see him with less than 7 days notice” or “only put 30% of the effort in”, women could be missing out on chances to really develop a great connection with someone.
Most of these rules are cut for the woman playing the hard-to-get card, and by all means play! Just don’t expect these rules to get you to transition to a serious relationship, you’ll have to change your approach once you have the guy hooked.
What do you guys think? How many rules do you follow when beginning a relationship?