The Do's and Don'ts of Dating a Werewolf

Truth: I am firmly Team Jacob, and I'm psyched to see New Moon today (I've got my 4pm tickets!). That's why I needed someone else to help out with today's post. As everyone who hasn't lived in a dark cave for the past two years knows, Jacob Black has a little howling-at-the-moon thing going on. So I invited Ritch Duncan and Bob Powers, authors of the highly entertaining The Werewolf's Guide To Life: A Manual For The Newly Bitten (Broadway Books, $14), to share some Do's and Don'ts of Dating a Werewolf*, exclusively for I Heart Daily readers.

Do: Cook a Steak for him. Don't: Overcook it. Rare is better. Or don't cook it at all. Either way.

Do: Realize that if he has shared the truth of his condition with you, he either loves you, or needs you for some reason. Don't: Confuse the two.

Do: Understand when he feels the need to pee outdoors. He's marking his territory. Don't: Put up with his "misses" when he leaves the toilet seat down. That's not a werewolf thing, all guys do that.

Do: Expect him to adapt to some of your needs as well. Don't: Get a cat. Nothing personal, they just won't get along.

Do: Love him unconditionally. Don't: Pet him. It's patronizing.

* A message from Ritch and Bob: If you are interested in tips on dating female werewolves, or have any other questions about living with lycanthropy, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the book, check out our website and blog, or drop us a line.

Thanks, guys. Now, bring on Jake!