December 9, 2006 in Dating

Modern Day Fairy Tales

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My outlook on dating is not exactly positive at the moment, but I couldn’t help but smile when I read via The Snippet, lessons for dating in the modern world. The advice with a fairytales twist offered by Wendy Paris, author of Happily Ever After is as follows:

Rule 1 from Cinderella: Don’t let past bad luck cloud your vision of a brighter future. Have the courage to believe in a better life.
Rule 2 from The Princess and the Pea: Whoever you are, you are somone’s ideal. Hold out for the person who sees you as theirs.
Rule 3 from The Little Mermaid: Don’t turn your back on your beliefs trying to “win” someone over. IT’s not a victory if you lose yourself.
Rule 4 from Fairies: Hold yourself to the highest standards no matter how lowly a particular activity may seem.
Rule 5 from Thumbelina: Wait for the person who feels right to you not your friends or family.
Rule 6 from Grace and Derek: Don’t let a bad experience with one person make you suspicious of the next.
Rule 7 from Beauty and the Beast: Focus on seeing the best in people, not the worst. You never know how a relationship will evolve.
Rule 8 from Bluebeard: Don’t make people prove their love. Commitment tests and truth traps create suspicion, never devotion.
Rule 9 from The Fisherman and His Wife: Don’t fish for external solutions to internal problems. NO amount of money makes up for a mediocre match.
Rule 10 from Sleeping Beauty: Don’t give up on love, even if it seems lik you’ve been single for 100 years. The length of time it takes is no reflection on your worth or appeal.

One Comment

  1. December 16, 2006 at 6:45 pm


    I agree, it’s a great book. I own it and everytime I feel a bit down or lonely I grab it and read a story.

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