Five Friendship Laws Every Girl Should Know

4. Don’t Bet the Farm
It is never good or plentiful to date your girlfriends’ boyfriends, ex-boyfriends, crushes, long-term attractions, or brothers, because the odds are against you that she will ever be your friend afterward, even if you marry one of them.

5. Never Betray the T-shirt Collection society
All women know that we secretly collect men’s garb, until we marry them, at which point it’s all ours anyway. This starts in high school with varsity jackets, progresses in college to all sporting attire (highest points going to sweatshirts,) and postcollege to man-tailored shirts, suit jackets, and eventually socks. Never admit that we compare, collect and grade our wins.

What does the Girl Code say about dating? Take a look at five of Diane's rules for the single girl looking for love.

Want to meet other women just like you? Talk about friendships -- old and new -- on the Friends For Life message board.

From "The Girl Code" Copyright (c) 2001, by Diane Farr, published by Little Brown. Reprinted by permission of Little Brown.

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