Every game in life has rules. In soccer you cannot use your hands. You cannot peak at your opponent’s hand in poker. You cannot look in the dictionary when you play Scrabble. Each and every one of these rules is considered to be set in stone, yet each rule has a condition under which it may be broken.
The dating game is much the same. There are an established set of rules for capturing the attention of the person you’ve been dreaming of, and what to do with them once you have them. These rules are all iron clad, yet each has a condition under which they can be broken. Pity the man who is not familiar with the laws of attraction; a violation of these rules carries consequences of shame and loneliness. Not all of these rules are written in any resource available to the general public; some are general knowledge and some are only known by the individuals to whom they pertain. Anyone attempting to enter the scene from the outside needs to be educated on the rules of each game before they decide to throw their hat into the ring.
The laws of attraction are based primarily on a principal of supply and demand. If there is a large supply of mates the laws of attraction are firmly in effect; after all, each individual can afford to be a bit more choosy when selecting their particular companion. If there is a low supply of mates the demand will be high, and the laws of attraction will allow for a bit more leeway; after all, if a mate cannot be found than the species will eventually die off (the “last man on earth” philosophy; rest assured that if you were really the last man on earth she would be happy to date you).
The theory of supply and demand is visible throughout all walks of life. It is exclusive to none. This is seen throughout the animal kingdom, the insect kingdom, among the birds and the bees and the fish. Each species has a particular criteria by which they judge their mates, and each criteria has an exception. Throughout the animal kingdoms it is generally a matter of a lack of mates, as was illustrated in the principal of supply and demand. Fortunately, as humans populate a majority of the Earth’s surface the criteria for bending the laws of human attraction are not so strict as to require the elimination of the species.
Throughout the rest of this series of articles we will touch on the various laws of attraction-and how to get around them. Each article will stand alone for any who join us in the middle but together will serve as a guide to negotiate even the most complicated of situations to attract the perfect mate.