Your friends know that you are an upstanding citizen, but a first impression by a stranger could lead to some wrong assumptions.
Don't ask your friends to tell you everything they can because you can end up with a tainted view of what to expect.
though there is no body of evidence to support this.
Another criticism is that because The Rules advise rarely returning phone calls and other such hard-to-get dating methods, some men may have trouble telling the difference between a woman who is genuinely not interested (or not interested anymore) and one who is genuinely interested, thus leading to misunderstandings and stalkers; not only for women using The Rules, but any man who believes all women are playing similar games even when they are not.
Speaking of texting, if you don't do it, you might want to learn ... Especially if you are returning to the dating scene after a long haitus. Or at least be very aware of what you share online - especially in the social media arena.
no more waiting "three days" after a date to contact your new love interest. If you had an amazing first date, text them the next day and let them know...
Avoiding any "inebriated" tweeting is also highly recommended!