Parsing Future Pulitzer Prize Winner Not Your Mother's Rules

Some people get really eye-vessel-poppingly mad at The Rules (and its latest incarnation Not Your Mother's Rules) but that always seemed like a massive waste of energy to me. It's so dumb, how can you get mad? It's like that one aunt you have on Long Island who always gives you Lord & Taylor coupons so you can buy… »2/09/13 12:30pm2/09/13 12:30pm

Oh Great, 'The Rules' Is Back With a Whole New Bunch of Sexist Garbage

Remember back in the '90s when everyone went all kookaburra for The Rules? You know, it's basically the girl-version of The Game—teaching women how to entrap idiot men into "loving" them by acting like aloof, vacant pieces of shit? Well, feminist brain trust Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider are coming out with yet… »5/23/12 1:30pm5/23/12 1:30pm

How Terrible Dating Advice Can Actually Help Unemployed College Grads

First, the bad news: According to new analysis, 53% of recent college grads are probably going to be either unemployed or underemployed in jobs that have nothing to do with what they studied in college. But, next, the sort of okay news: There's a great resource out there for drifting twentysomethings trying to muddle… »4/24/12 3:45pm4/24/12 3:45pm

What The Modern Dating Scene Has In Common With Jane Austen

In a recent Guardian UK article, Hadley Freeman compared the modern New York City dating scene (with its rules, regulations, and awkward social customs) to "the ways of ye olde England" and predicts our nation's swift demise if we keep insisting on meeting potential suitors for a beer at a "bowling alley", just as… »3/19/11 12:33pm3/19/11 12:33pm

The Author Of The Rules Tricks Another Dude Into Marrying Her

We know, we know: Ellen Fein, 50, she of nauseating self-help book The Rules »8/11/08 4:30pm8/11/08 4:30pm, . Again. There's a big story in Sunday's . This is the woman who wrote all about snagging a guy — "Trust in the natural order of things," her book advises. "Namely, that man pursues woman." — and then had her husband leave her after 16 years…

Sex With Someone Else's Ex: Ever Eat Off Your Friend's Plate?

Women always say that there is one line they won't ever cross — sexing up a friend's ex-whatever. But, many of us here are honest enough (possibly because it's anonymous) to admit that it isn't always true. There are extenuating circumstances and grey areas galore (and sometimes you don't necessarily know who your… »11/08/07 1:30pm11/08/07 1:30pm