|Oh George, I couldn't possibly|
before the third date.
But did you know that there's a male equivalent? I didn't, until my brother told me about it.
It was when I was visiting Sydney a couple of months ago. I went to see the Harry Potter Exhibit ... yeah, I know, huge geek here ... and Adam flew up to meet me for the day and accompany me. He's such a good brother. After wandering around the Exhibit, where he'd maintained a manly expression of disdain for the benefit of everyone around us, we went back to the hotel I was staying at and set up camp in the bar for the afternoon. That was where I first heard of the Pandora's Box System.
|But Muriel, you'd do it|
if you loved me!
And I have to say, after having a read of it ... it's scarily accurate.
The Rules has always been about the woman appealing to some generalised male personality. Men are hunters, so don't try to pursue them but let them chase you. End conversations first. End dates first. Be a mystery. Make them work for it.
Is it any wonder women are sometimes seen as manipulative, heartless shrews?
The Pandora's Box System, though, seems to be based on personality types, kind of like Myers-Briggs. It just takes those personality types and then applies it to what someone in each category might want in a romantic partner. It's kind of genius, actually.
|I'm sorry, George, The Rules say|
to hold out. And I always follow
Oh, don't get me wrong, it's still completely manipulative and kind of sketchy, I'm just saying if a guy did the things that were listed against my personality type on the guide ... I'd probably fall harder than Wile E Coyote over a cliff.