Aries is the most romantic sign in the zodiac and Libra loves to be on the receiving end of gifts and gratuities. Libra will expect strict observance of all major holidays with special emphasis on Valentine’s Day and her birthday.

She will prefer a PUBLIC display of your affections in strict romantic code, even a little more lavish than you should, such as a dozen red roses sent , I mean, care.

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It makes me wonder if pre-industrial societies had it right when men and women didn’t expect their mates to be their best friends, and instead found companionship with same-sex friends 2) The way that women get blamed simply for being women and having some emotional needs to–guess what? According to Carter, men want to be with a “cool girl” and a “cool girl is basically someone who is unpredictable, fun, emotionally balanced, has no insecurities, easygoing, and independent.” Ummm, is this true? This marketing campaign is obviously aimed at a very mainstream, middle American audience.

Are there really that many men who prefer not to deal with emotions at all?

It’s just that reading this stereotypical garbage, combined with the shitty and mystifying ways that some men act, make me and other women feel confused and despairing. It’s a very profitable enterprise to continually charge people $19.97 a month for emails, especially when you don’t honor their requests to unsubscribe.

4) The preying on women’s insecurities then taking their credit card numbers for recurring charges. Why am I writing about this and even giving this bozo any attention? He seems more powerful than the authors of the Rules, because he’s a man, and supposedly offers an inside view.

3) At the same time, I hate sitting around with a group of women complaining that “All men are dogs,” etc.

I know men are more complicated than that and that there are men who are out there who really want to connect with other men as friends and women as partners (or men if they are gay).

Have you ever gotten sucked into something that you were also ashamed to read? I was listlessly checking my email when I noticed a text ad that I must have seen more than 10,000 times. The worst mistake a woman can make is not seeking help.

“How to catch and keep a man.” Those ads are as oddly ubiquitous as the text link ads for Acai Berry Wonder Diets, but I always assumed that ads with links like “Why Men Withdraw and What to Do About It” were for women who are more pathetic and malleable than me. Because men are so hard to understand, and Christian Carter has spent years reading every relationship book ever published, and he has thought deeply about the psychology of men and women when they are dating. So sign up and give him your credit card for his e-book at a price of .97 and his emails (interviews with relationship and dating experts) at a monthly charge of .97.

The other place you’ll find this combination is in a trophy situation, i.e., “Finally, I got what I deserve.” There is more than a little competitiveness evident as each thinks they have finally advanced to the semi finals of love and partnership. Even though you could run a football team, act like a lady.