by Giovanni Casanova The following list has been compiled as the result of insights on these forums as well as my own personal experiences.Now, in life there are sometimes exceptions to rules, but in general these rules should be followed. RULE 3: Do not become so invested in any one girl that you cannot simply walk away. Accept the fact that you're going to get rejected more times than not. RULE 23: Getting advice about women from a woman is like asking Osama bin Laden to tell you the locations of all his terrorist camps.Also, some of these aren't "rules" per se, but more like observations or insights. RULE 1: Women communicate in two modes: the way things are, and the way they WISH things were. RULE 2: Women desire attention the same way that guys desire sex. RULE 4: Confidence attracts women even more than good looks. RULE 24: Where women are concerned, pay more attention to what they do than what they say. Any girl that can be stolen from your best friend isn't worth stealing from your best friend. Chances are that you won't be able to get back with her. RULE 30: If you aren't sure about when to bend or break a rule, go with your instinct.
Men are attracted to confident women who get the concept of “interdependence.” Interdependence requires that you’re both independent and dependent; that means you create sacred space for your relationship as well as sacred space for your work, passions and friends.
Don’t lose the things that are most important to you, and keep doing what you were doing before you started dating him: your Sunday morning yoga class, a yearly vacation with your college roommates, etc.
While you might think it cute to have three glasses of wine at dinner, he does not. If you need to loosen up before a date, watch a comedy right before you leave or take a walk. One guy told us that he went on a first date and his date wouldn’t order any food because she wasn’t “hungry.” But then every time he cut a piece of steak on his plate, she reached over and ate it!
RULE 6: After getting a girl's phone number, wait at least two days to call her to avoid appearing desperate. Not to talk about weather, current events, how her day went, etc. RULE 8: If you call a girl and get an answering machine, don't leave a message. Girls, as a general rule, do not return phone calls. Doing so makes it appear as though you are attempting to purchase affection. RULE 15: If a woman disrespects you or your time, particularly early in the relationship, don't hesitate to get rid of her. RULE 16: No relationship is a committed one until both people agree that it is. The harder something is to obtain, the more valuable it is perceived to be. RULE 28: Don't reveal too much about yourself too soon.
RULE 11: Girls will test guys to see how much they can skate by with. Speak your opinions, stand by your convictions, and don't put up with excessive amounts of BS. Until then, anything is fair game for both parties involved.
RULE 12: A person can only take advantage of you as much as you let them. RULE 17: Never be the one that says, "I love you" first.
RULE 13: There is no such thing as a "soulmate" or "the one". There are millions of girls out there, though, and many of them have the traits you are looking for.
While our male counterparts can confuse the heck out of us Dignity Daters, sometimes they can be the best when it comes to dishing out dating advice.
Now that you have access to the Dating with Dignity’s Men’s Advice Column (Starting with these seven dating tips for women from men! Don’t let a man become the center of your universe.
If you make a man your whole life, he’s going to lose interest because he will most likely feel smothered!
Remember, he fell in love with the dynamic “you” who has her own interests and passions who wanted to make him a part of your life, not the whole darn thing.