We live in a modern world, but when it comes to love and relationships, some of the old-fashioned dating rules are still as relevant as ever.
Take these three traditional relationship rules for instance -- here's why they're important for capturing the heart of Mr. Right.
Let the guy do the chasing
In other words, let him call you, pursue you, ask you out. A man who is really interested in you will basically do most of the work in the beginning of the relationship because he must have you, explains Ellen Fein, co-author of The Rules.
Let him pay for the first date
It's just chivalrous for men to pick up the tab -- especially on the first date. "Equality and Dutch treat are fine in the workplace, but not in the romantic playing field," says Fein.
Don't rush into sex
Or you'll risk having him think you're easy. "If he really cares about you, he will respect your boundaries," says Fein. "If he's a gentleman, he'll let the physical part of the relationship develop at your pace and never force anything on you."