Evolution of dating strategy

Angry_runt

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Back in the early 2000s there were PUAs which evolved into red pillers. Same objectives but less talking and more weightlifting and scowling.

Their female counterparts were adherents to The Rules
They had their own forums and everything, and it was a pretty mainstream thing for a while. I suppose they've evolved into FDS but I can't tell if they were better or not.
The rules:
  1. Be a "Creature Unlike Any Other"
  2. Don't Talk to a Man First (and Don't Ask Him to Dance)
  3. Don't Stare at Men or Talk Too Much
  4. Don't Meet Him Halfway or Go Dutch on a Date
  5. Don't Call Him and Rarely Return His Calls
  6. Always End Phone Calls First
  7. Don't Accept a Saturday Night Date after Wednesday
  8. Fill Up Your Time before the Date
  9. How to Act on Dates 1, 2, and 3
  10. How to Act on Dates 4 through Commitment Time
  11. Always End the Date First
  12. Stop Dating Him if He Doesn't Buy You a Romantic Gift for Your Birthday or Valentine's Day
  13. Don't See Him More than Once or Twice a Week
  14. No More than Casual Kissing on the First Date
  15. Don't Rush into Sex and Other Rules for Intimacy
  16. Don't Tell Him What to Do
  17. Let Him Take the Lead
  18. Don't Expect a Man to Change or Try to Change Him
  19. Don't Open Up Too Fast
  20. Be Honest but Mysterious
  21. Accentuate the Positive and Other Rules for Personal Ads
  22. Don't Live with a Man (or Leave Your Things in His Apartment)
  23. Don't Date a Married Man
  24. Slowly Involve Him in Your Family and Other Rules for Women with Children
  25. Practice, Practice, Practice! (or, Getting Good at The Rules)
  26. Even if You're Engaged or Married, You Still Need The Rules
  27. Do The Rules, Even when Your Friends and Parents Think It's Nuts
  28. Be Smart and Other Rules for Dating in High School
  29. Take Care of Yourself and Other Rules for Dating in College
  30. Next! and Other Rules for Dealing with Rejection
  31. Don't Discuss The Rules with Your Therapist
  32. Don't Break The Rules
  33. Do The Rules and You'll Live Happily Ever After!
  34. Love Only Those Who Love You
  35. Be Easy to Live With

Anyway that was the history lesson for you youngcels. History may not repeat but it sure does rhyme.
 
trying to ascend

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History will repeat, and will be worse
 
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mfkirnik

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i should knew these things lika ten years ago