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"On campus, you hear about date rape all too often — stories of girls who drank too much and suffered the consequences." may have evolved since 1995, but the Rules Girl looks the same: She is aloof and demure.
She wears only high heels and push-up bras with "big (three-inch) hoop earrings" and a "chunky gold watch." She waxes, uses contacts ("try blue and green shades! She doesn't return calls, doesn't blab about her career success ("try to let shine!
We put two and two together, and wrote and wrote, and that’s how The Rules were born!
We had no idea The Rules would become a bestseller…
We came up with the idea for a self-help dating book called The Rules after many, many dinners with single girlfriends at the now-defunct Sung Chu Mein, a Chinese restaurant on the Upper East Side in New York City—it was sort of like Sex and the City, but before Sex and the City!
Like most women our age, we were career-minded with our own apartments, but we also wanted to get married.
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