Getting ripped off while dating
And the latter defined the 1990s dating scene with what was effectively game for women. It was a tough and confusing time to be a man in the 1990s, as men no longer knew whether to be a traditional macho male, or a Sensitive New Age Guy.
Towards the end of the decade, new things started to stir.
It was also a time of such bestselling books as “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” and “The Rules”.
While the former was written by a man, it seemed to cater more to women and required men to “get with the program”.
After finishing the articles, the attentive reader could go to the back and find books advertised with titles like “How to Pick Up Girls”.This was something new – men learning and sharing their dating experiences pseudonymously in real time.This new era of sharing allowed them to develop complex theories on everything from how to approach women to how to successful first dates to even, what women want in bed.” or telling an obviously glamorous and beautiful woman “ you’re cute – like my bratty little sister”.Designed to get the attention of sought-after women used to getting fawning compliments, it was easily abused by novices, who would make these kind of remarks to less attractive and more insecure women, or turn them into outright insults.