DAfRN: House of Cards (Novel)

dating advice HOC3JI mentioned last week that I’m reading the trilogy that inspired House of Cards (also the name of the first book). I have since finished and thought I’d throw down some rules.

Dating Advice from Romance Novels: House of Cards

  1. Don’t get crushes on married men. You may* not die, but you’ll definitely get hurt.
  2. How many times do I have to say it? Go for the nice guy!
  3. There’s this thing called age-appropriateness. No rule is true in every case, but if someone was pushing four decades when you were born, it’s got to make you wonder what you have in common. For example, my husband and I both grew up in the 80s. So when we run out of things to talk about, we can always rehash old Dukes of Hazard and A-Team episodes.
  4. It’s okay to not want romance. Empowering even, maybe. But don’t lie to yourself. If you secretly want to hook-up with a married power-hungry politician, sort that shit out. #blog quote Share on X
  5. Don’t let your libido prevent you from seeing that he’s a sociopath.


*Spoiler Alert: You’ll totally die.

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Specifically, four years and four months older, which was the average “ideal” age gap as reported by a survey of 2,000 adults.


  1. I watched the first Season of House of Cards and have the books on my Nook. I definitely need to get the second season watched, but it’s gritty enough that I can’t binge watch without feeling like I need a shower. I totally agree with the dating advice!

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    You definitely have to be in the right mindset to watch because it’s intense. Try taking your Francis in smaller doses. ;-)

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