Book one in Susan Hatler's Totally Fit Series, The Boyfriend Bylaws, sees Melanie date a bevy of men while obeying her best friend's dating rules. The summary says: "Melanie Porter has been dumped - again. When others accuse her of "being in love with being in love," she agrees to let her best friend, Patti, step in and direct her dating life with The Boyfriend Bylaws. Rule #1: No giving out your phone number until approved to do so. Rule #2: Must obtain permission to accept any date invitation. Rule #3: No bringing up marriage, kids or the future. Rule #4: No going to first base without authorization. Amended Rule #4: No going to first base, or any other base, without authorization. Rule #5: No scribbling your first name with some guy's last name. Ever. Rule #6: New rules may be added as Patti Hartley deems necessary. Memorize it, live by it, and happy dating!" (CF)

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