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Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I looked at the connection between the dating manual for women, The Rules, and the story of Cinderella. I contend that the close association of ideas – borrowed from Cinderella by the writers of The Rules – is what made the contemporary text a success. Cinderella’s satisfying resolution is [...]

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Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right, Part 1

Back in the mid-1990s, a very popular dating manual for women was published. It was called The Rules and was subtitled, Time-tested rules for capturing the heart of Mr. Right. I didn’t buy the book – honestly – but on a 1996 road trip to New York City, a friend read it in the car. [...]

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