Readers of ‘The List’ Deserve Followers of ‘The Professional Bachelor’ and Vice-Versa

the rules - time tested secrets for capturing the heart of mr. right - by ellen fien and sherrie schneider            The Professional Bachelor by Brett Tate

The men and women who follow the advice in โ€˜The Professional Bachelorโ€™ and โ€˜The Rulesโ€™ deserve each other. Someone should put them in a ring and let them fight it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

A friend once recommended I check out โ€˜The Rulesโ€™. Presumably she thought it would help me better understand women. I didnโ€™t think any book reflecting the maleโ€™s perspective could be as objectionable as โ€˜The Rulesโ€™ until I recently discovered the โ€˜The Professional Bachelorโ€™.

The Rules

The full title is: โ€˜The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Rightโ€™ (click here to read excerpts). A more apt title would be: โ€˜The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Manipulating Brain-Dead, Money-Pot, Neanderthals  into Marriageโ€™.

Sex and the City I read it back in 2001, standing in a bookstore while waiting for a long delayed connecting flight. I was appalled. It depicted dating much the way dating is portrayed in โ€˜Sex & the Cityโ€™ โ€“ with a world full of shallow, self-cantered individuals, intentionally manipulating members of the opposite sex to gain twisted advantage. Do these people really exist en masse? I rarely meet them.

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