The rules and online dating
But when we wrote The Rules seven years ago, little was known about online dating-many even considered it dangerous -- so we did not even include it.
By 1997, when we wrote The Rules II, there was a little more interest in online dating and we wrote a short chapter telling women the pitfalls of this chat-intensive dating method, how to best apply The Rules, and how to play it safe.
E-mail courtship has made dating more hazardous than ever.
It was a crapshoot with lousy odds, considering the amount of time, energy, and effort expended compared with the number of people with whom you came into contact. There are now dating sites for Christians, Catholics, Jews, seniors, single parents, even the "casual" dater, and certainly more to come. Don’t let the anxious thoughts take over your mind. While it was difficult for me, I can say that for each person I meet, I find out something more about myself and what I want.I have tried to live a happy single life(which isn't always easy)and it is the only way I will succeed. These rules came from mistakes made and lessons learned. Now, I didn't just make up these rules: they came from mistakes made and lessons learned. No matter how great he sounds, insist on meeting in public for your initial meeting, and even your second or third meeting.You can always ask a friend to come with you and sit at another table, if you don't feel safe going alone.2. Again, if a problem arises, you can get yourself out of there safely in your own car.If you don't drive, create an alternate plan before you meet—bringing cab fare or arranging a ride.