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Ann Arbor may spread through the
rest x$ the rule-abiding, swingin'
And sadly, just as the final scene
of the movie predicts, the real-life
swinger ultimately finds himself
making baby faces across a room to a
woman that's not even looking, with
only an exorbitant supply of digits
and condoms to comfort him.
The "Rules"-abiding girl will get
her man. And Mr. Right will appreci-
ate his little wife for all of the things
that she took special care to empha-
size: Long hair, lack of sarcasm and
laughter that sounds tinkly like the
toasting of champagne glasses and
not raucous like the breaking of
The "Rules" girl will be happy for
a time. She has, after all, played by
the rules and won the biggest game
But won't a tiny voice inside of her
speak up once in a while, protesting
against the loss of her former "unde-
sirable" qualities and, well, personal-
ity? What if that voice starts scream-
In the real world, there are no rules
for dating. Each person, each situa-
tion is different, and you simply feel
each other out. If neither of the two
goes into it with a specific end in
mind, this is the fun part.
Mikey, the altruist in "Swingers,"
is exasperated by the intricate dating
do's and don'ts his player friends
have imposed on him. He breaks all
these rules because of his downfall:
Sensitivity. Yet he is the one that gets
Heather Graham in the end. And she,
judging by her afternoon call the
next day, has not read "The Rules."
- Gina Hamadey is the books edi-
tor for The Michigan Daily. She can
be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org, but please
do not view this as a casting call for
dates. If you are so inclined, seek
elsewhere. Even if you really are a
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