July 17, 2006

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This is precisely why dating drives me crazy.

Rule #1: Game-playing can be exciting, not evil For starters, my friends told me that I had to get over the idea that games are for insecure, manipulative liars out to destroy the self-esteem of singles everywhere. Without game-playing, they argued, dating can actually get pretty dull.


Rule #3: Guys—quit with the compliments Men have been taught that women love compliments—and in many cases this is true. But in the early stages of dating, compliments can backfire, warns pickup guru Neil Strauss, best-selling author of The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. Sure, telling her that you can’t take her eyes off her is flattering, but she’ll ultimately be more interested if she doesn’t know she’s absolutely riveting.

The male equivalent of spinsterhood is looking more appealing all the time.

Posted by Mediocre Fred at July 17, 2006 05:35 AM | TrackBack

The article is by the woman who wrote Chloe Does Yale. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: PG at July 18, 2006 06:55 PM

I assumed that "Chloe Does Yale" was not a real book until I looked it up on Amazon. I would be reassured by the fact that this woman is obviously a twit, were it not for the fact that people out there might (and, judging by the popularity of her column, will) take her seriously. Is this what male-female relations have come to in the 21st century?

Posted by: Mediocre Fred at July 19, 2006 11:15 AM