I read this article entitled, “Books With Worst Dating Advice Ever” last week on Huffington Post and initially it had very little cerebral effect on me because I agree with the article. But then it dawned on me a while later (because sometimes I’m a little slow) that the books cited were/are very popular and some are best sellers so apparently a LOT of people won’t agree with this article or me that these books are dispensers of the worst dating advice ever.
For example, while Steve Harvey may have some points about some men and their motives, he certainly doesn’t speak for us all. The following is a sample of the Huffington Post article.
- Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man (on the “male” approach)
[pullquote]”Men don’t come up to you to just talk. We come up to you with a plan,” he says. “We’re looking across the room at you, and we don’t care about your hopes and dreams. We don’t care about what your future holds. We saw something we wanted.” – Steve Harvey [/pullquote]
- The Rules (on marriage)
[pullquote]”Close the deal – Rules women do not date men for more than two years. If you’ve followed The Rules, your man probably loves you and wants to marry you. Your problem is not if he marries you, but when! If it’s been more than a year, see less of him and think about dating others. You’ve already spent more than a year waiting for him to propose; do you have another year to wait?” – Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider[/pullquote]
- The CODE: Time Tested Secrets for Getting What You Want from Women- Without Marrying Them!
[pullquote]”Never Trade Anything for Sex, Unless It’s Oral Sex” – Nate Penn and Lawrence LaRose [/pullquote]
- I Got the Fever: Love, What’s Race Gotta Do With It? (interesting section titles)
“Shiksa Fever” – J.C. Davies [/pullquote]
- The Rules According to JWoww (on what to wear on a date)
[pullquote]”I’m all about the cleavage! Everybody that knows me knows that about me, and if you don’t have it, I know Victoria’s Secret has got some bras that can help that situation out.” – Jenni JWoww Farley[/pullquote]
- Hooking Up With Tila Tequila
[pullquote]”F*** like a porn star.” – Tila Tequila[/pullquote]
- The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists (on talking to women)
[pullquote]”It’s not lying, it’s flirting.” – Neil Strauss[/pullquote]
My advice – never ever ever do or believe any of the aforementioned snippets. I told you these were pretty bad. Reminds me of this article from 1955 on how to be a good housewife. Your thoughts?