) a man who treats you with the respect and dignity you deserve. This simple set of dating dos and don'ts-combining The Rules and The Rules II-will teach you how to find (and keep!Any man who shows an interest in you starts off as a Quarter Man; he takes up a quarter of one of your four spaces on your grid.You do not need to like him, or to see potential in him (you’re aiming for a full plan of four men, not a future husband).
But he has to know after the second date that he is competing with other men (because it brings out the best in them: their innate chivalry, their hibernating romantic).Now that you are clear about what qualities you have deemed unacceptable in the past, embrace the fact that the man you will love will have at least one of these qualities. You must consider the possibility that any man might turn out to be ‘the one’ (or, as you will learn later, your 3½ man).Accepting all invitations will let you sample from a larger pool of specimens, not just those you are attracted to.If he truly cares about you, then he should want to alleviate some of your burden. Wrong Most men are programmed to be protectors and providers.So it is very natural that when a man truly loves a woman he will become very protective of her.