though there is no body of evidence to support this.Another criticism is that because The Rules advise rarely returning phone calls and other such hard-to-get dating methods, some men may have trouble telling the difference between a woman who is genuinely not interested (or not interested anymore) and one who is genuinely interested, thus leading to misunderstandings and stalkers; not only for women using The Rules, but any man who believes all women are playing similar games even when they are not. Speaking of texting, if you don't do it, you might want to learn ... Especially if you are returning to the dating scene after a long haitus. Or at least be very aware of what you share online - especially in the social media arena. no more waiting "three days" after a date to contact your new love interest. If you had an amazing first date, text them the next day and let them know...
On the other hand, how would you feel if you were ever stood up or walked out on halfway through the date?
By being late or careless on a date, you’re making it rather obvious that the date isn’t of much importance to you.
Always be on time, and on the grave circumstance that you’re forced to be late, let your date know ahead in time that you’ll be late.
Proponents of the methods offered in the book point to The Rules as having positive results for both men and women.
They represent the point of view that men enjoy being the aggressor and are inspired to treat women better who choose behaviors which set up boundaries and slow down the courtship process.