A candid and empowering guide to love and relationships.I\u2019m by no means professing to be a dating guru, but when it comes to the opposite sex and what it takes to make a union work, I can remind you of these \u2013well established \u2013 set of \u201crules\u201d:\n1.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 If a man really wants to be with you, nothing will be able to keep him away from you.\n2.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Slower is better.\n3.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Don\u2019t ever settle. If you have doubts in your mind and if you feel as though he\u2019s taking you for a ride, then chances are that he probably is.\n4.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Save yourself the drama and heartache and rather just trust your instincts.\n5.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Accept that you will never be able to change a man \u2013 the only person you have control over in a relationship is yourself and how you react to situations.\n6.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 If a relationship ends for whatever reason(s), then sometimes \u2013 especially if you still care about him \u2013 it\u2019s better to simply cut ties. Being \u2018just friends\u2019 sounds good in theory, but rarely ever works in practice.\n7.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Ensure that the man you are with can make you laugh. Nothing is sexier than a guy with a sense of humour.\n8.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Never let a man \u2013 or anyone else for that matter \u2013 define your worth.\n9.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 His job, his education and\/or his material gains does not make him superior to you and therefore does not give him the right to belittle you. And vice versa.\n10.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Communication truly is the key to making things work.\nAnd there you have it.\nNow, of course these are not the only things clever women know when it comes to dating and relationships.