ROTFLMAO :tongue: This is probably the funniest thing I have read on the internet in at least two months. :biggrin1: If a man proposed marriage within 30 days of meeting me I would probably think he had lost his marbles. I wouldn't think he was a romantic, I would most likely worry that he had some undiagnosed mental health issues. :redface: 7 Ways to Tell if Hes Going to Marry Youin 30 Days or Less! The List offers simple, no fuss signs for deciphering if he's that into you. Tango Media Love Relationship Advice for Women For a book that promises to change the face of man-hunting forever, The List: 7 Ways to Tell if Hes Going to Marry Youin 30 Days or Less! (Adams Media/$12.95) is deceptively simple. Im not ruining anything by disclosing the seven ways here (theyre on the back cover of the book itself):* Hell make the first move. * Hell call her within 24 to 48 hours to set up a first date. * Hell make the first date easy and fun. * Hell call her within 24 hours to set up subsequent dates. * Hell want to talk to her every day and want to spend all of his free time with her. * Hell demonstrate unconditional loyalty. * Hell talk about marrying her in concrete terms and hell proposeor will let her know his intentions.It sounds like a dream come true. And I guess thats why I like this book by Mary Corbett and Sheila Corbett Kihne. As did Hes Just Not That Into You, it challenges women to simplify a seemingly complicated situation: dating. The premise is basically that if he thinks youre the one, hell know it, youll know it, the world will know it because (heres the fast-ball) he acts like it! Moreover, like another best-selling manual, The Rules, it gives women willing to play by these (admittedly stringent) rules a measure of self-esteem along with a bunch of practical advice. If he calls outside the first 48 hours, youre instructed to give him a polite brush-off. If he wavers in his commitment to you and doesnt seem undyingly loyal, its so long Charlie. If the first date is a He-Date (loosely defined as all-about-him), give him the boot. Because you deserve a List Man, a man who knows that he wants you and will do most anything to convince you that you want him, too. Many women will recognize a List Man as the type theyve trampled as they ran after a real man. You know, the real man who will invite you for drinks along with all his work buddies and then leave you languishing at the bar while he plays another round of pool. Ah, the allure of the unattainable. The up-side of the List was obvious to me, but I can hear the protestations: * Doesnt it leave him holding all the cards? (Not if youre the one enforcing the rules.) * Doesnt it strengthen the societal pressure to marry? (My advice: dont read it if youre not interested in finding a husband; the pressures been there and its not going anywhere. Either youve dealt with it or you havent.) * Isnt it simplistic? (Yes, and isnt that glorious?) My problem with the List is more mundane. Lets just say for the sake of argument that Ive signed on to the List philosophy. How exactly do I meet Mr. Wonderful? If Im an online dater, I have to wait for him to make the first move (how retro!). The authors seem to imply that by simply reassessing my goals and figuring out what it is I must have in a man, Ill unleash a torrent of List-worthy prospects. Im not so sure. I can see their point: he may not look or act the way I expect Prince Charming to look or act, so I need to keep my eyes and ears open, but still, it seems like quite a leap of faith. That said, since having read the book, I find myself much less tolerant of sluggish dating behavior. If a guy doesnt perk right up and show interest in me, Im more likely to give him the shake. No more settling for half-hearted, weak-kneed attempts to woo me. Clearing the decks, so to speak, inspires confidence. And, in my experience, confident women rarely have trouble finding men. So if thats the only way reading The List affects you, its well worth the $12.95 cover price.