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What Happens When You Try To Follow "The Rules™" In Real Life?

Melissa Broder actually tried the relationship advice from The Rules™: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right.

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Melissa Broder is a poet, essayist, and the very funny person behind the @SoSadToday Twitter account.

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Her collection of essays, So Sad Today, is out now.

On a recent episode of BuzzFeed's podcast The Tell Show, she told a story about following the relationship advice in the book The Rules™: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right.

The self-help book cautions women to "Let him take the lead" and "Be honest, but mysterious".

His name was DJ Passionate, and it did not go well.

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"It's sort of like 'How To Keep A Bro'," says Broder. "And it's the antithesis of any way that I ever approach a relationship.…I'm very, like, lets talk about our feelings for 48 hours before we've even met."

To hear the full story, subscribe to The Tell Show on iTunes or listen here.

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