" he said, and raised his hands, still filthy from the sledgehammer.
I wish I could say doing the Rules on Brian taught me an immediate and tidy feminist lesson. My experience with Brian was only the first tiny inkling that what I really needed to do was stop dating losers.
In the intervening years between then and when I my met my (non-loser) husband, I unfortunately had to learn this lesson over and over again: You Are Better Than a Lot of the Men Who Ask You Out.
I'm from West Virginia: show me a sweaty man with a dangerously overloaded truck, and I'm immediately smitten.
This was right after the 1995 publication of The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. The Rules was a dating guide, a set of instructions on what to do and not do to catch a man. 2: "Don't Talk to a Man First") undemanding (Rule No.
"Oh, just, you know, beat," I said, and dialed a taxi service.