Dating Rules From My Future Self is a web series about young women whose love lives need a little help.
The first season is about Lucy, a woman who starts receiving mysterious texts giving her relationship advice. Queries discover that this person is Lucy herself, 10 years into the future. She's here to fix all the romantic mistakes her younger self made, and she is not taking "no" for an answer.
And to start with, that sleazy fiance has to go.
Season two is about an emotionally immature 26-year-old named Chloe, who is crashing with her sister and can't stay in a relationship for more than five days. Her future self is alone, lonely, and thoroughly disgusted: it's time to grow up and start believing in love.
This series provides examples of:
- Adorkable: Lucy is a software developer for an iOS app software company. She is also sporting the oversized glasses "nerd" look. Her friends point out how adorable being a geek girl makes her to men.
- Help Yourself In The Past: The central premise of the series.
- Misapplied Phlebotinum: Lampshaded by Lucy in the first episode, where she asks her future self why she's not using the time texting technology to cure cancer or some other great cause rather than giving herself dating advice. Future Lucy replies that it's because they are just that lonely.
- My Future Self and Me:
- Although they don't physically meet, the trope plays out the same way via texting, with future Lucy confirming her identity by telling past Lucy that she's "never been in love."
- In season two, future Chloe proves herself by video texting, instead.
- Product Placement:
- Lucy's iPhone is as much a character as Lucy herself, seeing as how it's how future Lucy communicates.
- Season two ups the ante with Chloe's prominent iPhone and an iPad.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Future Lucy's goal is to prevent an extremely unhappy marriage and implied divorce. Future Chloe wants her younger self to grow up and find love before it's too late.