Women are making the same kind of mistakes online they make on the phone, mistakes that allow an e-courtship to become too easy.But these mistakes can be easily corrected with a set of Rules do's and don'ts. In this book, you will find out, among other things: You may be wondering at this point: If the premise of The Rules is that a man must pursue a woman and she must be mysterious and challenging, how is that premise going to work on an Internet dating website where you have to post a photo and describe yourself in an ad for all the world to see?E-mail and The Rules for Online Dating E-mail has become a universal part of relationships these days, whether a relationship starts online or not.In the last two years, we've seen a rapid shift in our consulting business today about 50 to 75 percent of the calls and e-malls we get concern relationships being conducted on the Internet.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.Back then, there were only a handful of dating websites.And these women have been asking us for a book of Rules for dating online.As many of you know, our first book, The Rules, spawned a worldwide movement.
They have come a long way, having been featured on Dateline NBC and the Today show, chronicled in People, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY and even spoofed in a skit on Saturday Night Live.
The Rules for Online Dating takes women through the process -- step by step, Rule by Rule -- to the ultimate goal: a relationship based on mutual attraction, interest, and respect.
Ellen Fein is a graduate of New York University and lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband and two children.
Women need new strategies that will improve their chances of capturing Mr. Boasting the same time-tested formula and romantic spirit that made The Rules an international bestseller and launched thousands of women down the path to committed relationships, The Rules for Online Dating shows all women -- regardless of age, status, or computer savvy -- how to use electronic communication to relate to men in a way that maintains self-esteem and leads to a healthy relationship.
Here is a comprehensive list of dos and don'ts that will help every woman conduct an e-courtship safely and successfully; find and keep the interest of suitable mates; and save time, energy, and potential heartache by weeding out dead wood.