, the dating handbook produced by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider that claimed to instruct women on how to navigate new technologies (Should I leave him a voicemail?) in another time of great social change (the '90s).In one section, "Rules Girls" are all advised to wear their hair long, stick-straight, and preferably blonde to secure the best chance of conforming to what “most men” like. Previously, women were only forced to alter their personalities when directly interacting with a dating prospect.
It is impossible to know what a woman wants without first understanding her as a person, and her preferences are liable to extend far beyond the wine list—she could be pursuing a man for marriage, dating, friendship, sex, networking, or a new buddy for trading emojis with.
this weekend, reporter Alex Williams mourns “The End of Courtship.” Texting is to blame for dating’s demise.