(Except that back then, the guys knew the women were playing this game and accounted for it.) What follows, in the same vein is a satire, The Rules for Guys.
First, if you're not familiar with the book The Rules here is a summary of "The Rules" in the book, which you need to know to understand the satire.
If you want to stay in control of the date and keep him interested then take it easy and don’t overindulge.
Never empty your glass – You might be shaking like a leaf and nothing would settle your nerves more than to knock back the glass of wine on your table, but trust me, it’s not worth it.
But a guy will most likely be a little scared if you knock back a few shots before dinner.
Think carefully about inviting us back after a first date – Yes, we might well ask you but that doesn’t necessarily mean we want you to say yes.
A week in advance, or possibly a month, is usually as far as we are willing to commit after a few weeks or even months of dating.
But just because we are scared of it doesn’t mean we don’t want it.